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Veteran Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria among other climbers left for Mt Dhaulagiri to attempt to climb the world’s sixth highest mountain in the autumn season.  Carlos Soria in Khumbu region. Courtesy: Luis M L Soriano Carlos (80) is part of the 15-member expedition led by woman climber Sophie Marie Therese Jean...
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A Slovenian who was the first person to ski down Everest from the summit in 2000 has died felling a tree, a news agency reported on Tuesday.  Davo Karničar (photo: Tomo Jesenicnik)  Davo Karnicar, 56, died in the accident in his mountainous home region of Jezersko in northern Slovenia, news agency STA said. Bes...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Winter K2 has become the great unsolved problem of the Himalaya. As such, it has caught the attention of those wishing to “conquer” the ultimate prize. Whether this is positive or not will likely depend on how the challenge is tackled....
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On 23 June 1802, German geographer Alexander von Humboldt and his companions could climb no higher. Plagued by altitude sickness, their gloveless hands bloodied from jagged handholds, and their boots sodden, they faced a final obstacle in their quest to climb Chimborazo, a 6268-meter-high volcano in Ecuador then thought to ...
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Five Sherpas have fixed the rope upto Camp III (6800m) on Mt Manaslu. The team of Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks, under the management of EOA (Expedition Operator Association, Nepal) fixed the rope lines up to camp III.   “Ngima Dorchi Sherpa, Namja Bhote, Kaji Sherpa, Rinjee Sherpa and Tenji Chumbi Sherpa 5 She...
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The remains of a young climber who went missing in the French Alps more than 40 years ago appear to have been found, with his family never giving up hope that he would be discovered one day.   This week, emergency rescue teams in the Isère brought down human remains from the Massif des Ecrins area of the Alps, af...
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Around 29 young women trekked for four hours to play a high altitude game at Zarthgurben.      Image Credit - Al Shams Women FC The remote valley of Shimshal tucked away in Pakistan’s far north and surrounded by picturesque snow-capped mountains is home to some of the country’s most dedicated sportswomen who are d...
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Symon Welfringer reports about an expedition with fellow French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Pierrick Fine and Antoine Rolle to Yarkhun valley in Pakistan which resulted in the first ascent of Risht Peak (5960m) right at the end of the Risht glacier.  Aurélien Vaissière, Pierrick Fine, Symon Welfringer and Antoine ...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. After bagging a record number of six no-O2 8,000m summits in exactly one year and two days between summer 2018 and summer 2019, Sergi Mingote is now hoping to tick off the remaining 8,000m peaks. More precisely, he plans to complete al...
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