Blog by Mikhail Emtsev

If you are just beginning to hike, this article is for you. Here you will be able to learn more about the equipment and clothes required in the mountains or in the forest. Since this feature is more intended for beginners, I will avoid talking about special equipment for complex journeys (e. g. through mountain rivers or te...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

How much money do mountain guides make, how many types of mountain guides are there, how to tell one type from another, and why do they have so much in common with whiskey? 1. Pseudo Mountain Guides One of the lowest-paid categories of so-called mountain and outdoor adventure guides is porters and mountain companions,...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018 After what Colin Haley himself describes as at least a decade of scheming and daydreaming, and three unsuccessful attempts (2010, 2011, 2012), on 5 June 2018 t...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

She is currently a week into her climb up K2. Lisa Thompson might be a world-renowned mountaineer today, but some of her first memories involve spending long days outside exploring the woods and cornfields in her home state of Illinois. It wasnt until she moved to Seattle in 2009 in her late 30s that she found an irrevocab...
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Blog by Anastasia Pivnyuk

In 1999, three children mummified bodies were found on the summit of the Llullaillaco volcano, in the West Cordillera of the Andes, between the border of Chile and Argentina: one 4 to 5 years old boy and two girls, each 5 and 13 years old. Copyright: Constanza Ceruti Inca priests sacrificed three children to the g...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

For Queensland climber Alyssa Azar, climbing the highest mountain in the world was apparently such a breeze, she did it twice. The 21-year-old became the youngest Australian to reach the summit of Everest in 2016 when she was 19, and is now returning home after becoming the youngest woman ever to climb both the north and s...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer has just departed for 7,181m Lupghar Sar West in Pakistan’s Karakoram. Tempered by a number of hard solo climbs in Europe, Auer is now translating these abilities to the great ranges. He will continue his tradition of solo climbing. His only companions will be a cook and a few porters on the ...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

South-Korean mountaineer Kim Hong-bin has already climbed 12 of 14 highest mountains. He scaled Annapurna this spring. He lost all his fingers during a climb of the West Buttress of Mt Denali in 1991. This summer Kim Hong-bin is attempting to climb Gasherbrum-I along with three Sherpas. This incredible climber scaled Mt...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Last week, three South Korean climbers, led by Eun Soo Koo, were swept downslope by an avalanche on the North Face of Latok I (7,145m) in the Karakoram. Two of them sustained serious back, rib and shoulder injuries. Bad weather forced the rescue helicopter to wait nearly 24 hours before it could extract the stricken men....
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Climbers Cristobal Señoret and Max Didier ascended the southwest face of Cerro Paine Grande to make the first ascent of a new route on the peak. Cerro Paine Grande, at 2,884 meters (9,462 feet), is the tallest peak in the Cordillera Paine massif of Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonia. The mountain group is ...
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