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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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Fans often go out of their way to show their favourite footballers how much they mean to them - not many will be able to match climber Dan Zengluobu, though. The Lionel Messi super-fan posted a photo from the top of Mount Everest (8,848m) as he held an Argentina shirt with the stars name on the back. His extraordinary e...
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Mountain climber Nadav Ben Yehuda was rescued from Kangchenjunga mountain top after fellow climbers believed he had frozen to death; after spending entire night deprived of oxygen, food, water in sub-zero  temperatures, he was rescued and evacuated to the hospital by a helicopter. Despite the more than 20 long hours dur...
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Dhaulagiri (8167m) remains unclimbed this session. Climbers around the world including Carlos Soria, Christopher Manning, Nicholas Rice, Ryan Kushner, Debasish Biswas and Waldemar Kowalewski had attempted Dhaulagiri this spring. All the expeditions had to be abandoned due to unfavourable weather. Veteran climber Carlos Sori...
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On July 14, 2018 Selva di Val Gardena will host the fifth edition of the Karl Unterkircher Award in memory of the South Tyrolean alpinist who died ten years ago on Nanga Parbat. The alpinists nominated for the 2018 award are Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon for the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, Ines Papert an...
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Most ascents by a female, most ascents by a male, the first double-amputee to summit the south side, and more – 2018 will go down as one of the most successful years ever on Mt. Everest. Record Year: 2018 Everest Climbing Season Everest-chronicler Alan Arnette estimates the number of successful summits from both sides o...
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Alex Honnold confirmed with Alpinist earlier today that he and Tommy Caldwell set a new speed record on the Nose of El Capitan on May 30, climbing the approximately 3,000-foot route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 15 seconds. "Hiking down.... Psyched," he texted. The previous record of 2:19:44 was set last October by Brad Gobright...
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A 71-year-old Polish climber has been evacuated from the high camp of Mt Makalu. According to Mingma Sherpa, Company Director at Seven Summit Treks, Lech Wieslaw Flaczynski from Poland was airlifted from 6,600 m on the world’s fifth highest mountain after the climber suffered from altitude sickness while descending from th...
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Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell crushed their own previous Nose speed record of 2:10:15, set on May 30, after sending El Capitan’s iconic route in 2 hours 1 minute 50 seconds. Yeah, that’s right. 3,000 vertical feet in 2:01:50. They broke their previous record by 9 minutes 25 seconds. How’s that for an ego destroyer? You sh...
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Four siblings from a remote valley in Dolakha district stood atop the world’s highest mountain together this season, according to a government official. Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said that three Sherpa brothers along with their sister scaled Mt Everest beco...
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