Blog by Robert Mojsov

Let’s go climb a mountain in Macedonia! Yes! Let`s do that! It`ll be great! But, umm…where is Macedonia? That`s the main question everyone asks when encountering the name of The Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is a small country located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula. It`s neighboring countries are Bulgaria to th...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

Just before the beginning of the climbing season on Mount Everest, the Mountain Planet project put together the most interesting facts not only about this unique mountain, but also about people connected to it.   Mount Everest in numbers by Mountain Planet   8306 people climbed Mount Everest since the first...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Queens of modern climbing - what do we know about them? Women conquer highest peaks along with men, showing strength and astounding willpower. They ascend eight-thousanders and at the same time remain strikingly beautiful. Who are they? 1. Edurne Pasaban (44) She is a renowned Basque Spanish mountaineer. On May 17, 20...
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Blog by Sergey Kofanov

One study shows climbers have a higher chance of dying while driving to or from the climb than on the climb itself. Another study shows the data that pregnancies have a higher risk of death than climbing. Forget about it! All the statistics I have ever read do not support any of these statements. There is no documented data...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

Recent medical research suggests that climbers should avoid any workouts for the lactate threshold and endurance at least 3-4 weeks before high-altitude climbing, by replacing them with training for power and strength. Learn if it’s true, and also discover the secrets and advices from well-known athletes and mountain guides...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

In a break from his ongoing Pole2Pole project, in which Mike Horn is trying to circumnavigate the earth via the polar regions, the South African adventurer has set out to climb Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world. Horn arrived at Base Camp on June 6 and is planning to climb the Diamir face. Success on Nang...
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Blog by Dmitry Sidorov

-- What is the difference between God and a Mountain Guide (MG)?-- I am pretty sure you know the punchline: God does not think s/he is a MG. I heard (and told myself) this anecdote countlessly and still find it hilarious and laugh my butt off every time I hear it. Why? Because... it’s a good old funny gag; onl...
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Blog by Sergey Kofanov

Until we arrived at Jannu base camp, neither Valery nor I knew for sure where our future route would go. Of course, we had a couple of ideas based on friends photographs and stories, but we still had to establish the relevance of those impressions. Often, images dont reflect the real picture; or, even worse, they distort it...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

Beware of yaks and never hand money to Nepalese people with your left hand: Mountain Planet experts have prepared a list of things to avoid in Nepal. High season coming soon: once you read the article — share it with your friends!   1. Dont give Nepalese people money or gifts with your left hand It is better to use y...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

A Nepali woman climber has set a world record by scaling all three highest mountains in a climbing season. Nima Jangmu Sherpa, 28, made the historic ascent on Mt Kanchenjunga this morning becoming the only woman in the world to climb Nepal’s three highest peaks above 8,000 metres in a single season within 25 days, accordin...
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