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Watch the start of a new documentary about a Sacramentan’s Everest attempt. Accidental Climber tells the story of Jim Geiger, a retired forest-worker, and amateur mountaineer from Sacramento, CA who at 68 years old, attempts to become the oldest American and first great grandfather to summit Mt. Everest.  The ...
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In Patagonia close to Cerro San Lorenzo alpinists Martin Elias, François Poncet and Jérôme Sullivan have made the first ascent of a previously unclimbed tower. Called El Faro, it was climbed alpine style via their new route La Milagrosa (1200m, A3, M7, 6a).  Francois Poncet, Martin Elias and Jerome Sullivan on the summ...
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A former Gurkha soldier joined Armistice commemorations by planting a poppy tribute at the peak of a Himalayan mountain. Nims Purja, 35, reached the peak of Ama Dablam in the eastern region of Nepal shortly before 11am on Sunday.  Photo credit: instagram.com/nimsdai Mr Purja said he wanted to do something “very...
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Such are the achievements of Kilian Jornet, the world’s greatest mountain runner, that he’s started to invite description usually reserved for the supernatural. “I’ve heard he can run all day on a handful of berries.” “Apparently he doesn’t sweat.” “When he won Western States, he tamed a mountain lion on the way round and t...
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The short film of the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda, carried out by Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger. The highest mountain in Siberia is known as one of coldest places on earth.  Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro on the summit of Pik Pobeda, Siberia on 11 February 2018. Photo credit: Tamara Lunger On 11 February 201...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. After many headaches and uncertainties, the winter K2 expedition is ready to start climbing in January, according to organizer Artem Braun. Porters reached Base Camp last weekend, the preliminary permit fees have been paid and the final multi...
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An adventure-loving six-year-old has set what is believed to be a world record by becoming the youngest person to climb the highest mountain in North Africa. Joshua Davison scaled the 4,167m peak of Mount Toubkal in Morocco and, making it even more challenging, was the fact it was undertaken in thick snow on a winter asc...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. The thin air on Everest North Side will be a little cleaner next season. Eco-friendly, golf-like buggies driven by locals will be the only tourist transportation allowed into Base Camp.  “It will help reduce pollution in the area and raise th...
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The report by Italian mountaineer Anna Torretta who with Cecilia Buil from Spain and Ixchel Foord from Mexico made the first ascent of Couloir SW (600m, A1, 6a, M5), a new climb up the virgin Mugu Peaks (5467 meters) in the Karnali district of NW Nepal. The history of Mugu Valley goes back a long way, it’s relatively unk...
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By Jon Rogers (The Sun) The mummified bodies of three climbers who went missing 59 years ago on Mexico’s highest volcano have been recovered by an army unit. The three bodies were found on the Pico de Orizaba volcano, the highest peak in Mexico at 5,610 metres (18,405 feet) above sea level located in the states of Ver...
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The video of David Lama and his solo ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m mountain on the border between Nepal and Tibet, climbed on 25 October 2018 by the Austrian mountaineer.  Photo credit: www.mountainfilm.org On 25 October 2018 David Lama completed an extraordinary solo ascent of Lunag Ri in the Himalayas. This clim...
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That’s free climbing every pitch, rapping every pitch and jugging every pitch. Incredible stuff! For real this time: Keita Kurakami has become the fifth person to free the Nose on El Capitan—and incredibly did it without a partner, rope-soloing the entire thing! That’s a first. Last year, the Japanese climber made headli...
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This kid is off the charts! By far the youngest to free the route (out of only six total), and he also climbs 5.14c sport. While most kids his age were studying for a chemistry test, Spark-noting The Great Gatsby, or sneaking out to a kegger in the woods, 15-year-old Connor Herson, from Emerald Hills, California, was cas...
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Chris Wright (USA/UK) and Graham Zimmerman (USA/NZ) made the first ascent of a long, difficult mixed route on the North Face of Mount MacDonald at Roger’s Pass in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains. They named the new route ​The Indirect American ​(WI4+ M7, 1,000 meters). Tackling a conspicuous, iced corner system, the...
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Climbing alpine style for 3 days, mountaineers Vitus Auer, Sebastian Fuchs and Stefan Larcher have established a new route up Mt. Himjung (7092 m) in Nepal.   Vitus Auer, Sebastian Fuchs and Stefan Larcher have added a new route to Mount Himjung, the 7092m high mountain to the northeast of the Annapura massif in ...
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An incredibly eerie mountain ghost has been caught on film at the top of an Irish mountain. The rare phenomenon, known as a Brocken Bow, was captured at the summit of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo by climber Matt Loughrey. An extremely rare occurrence, the phantom is sometimes called the Mountain Spectre or Mountain Ghos...
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Ice temperatures inside the worlds highest glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest are warmer than expected and especially vulnerable to future climate change, warn glaciologists. In 2017 the EverDrill project research team led by Dr. Duncan Quincey from the University of Leeds became the first to successfully drill into ...
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Alpinist Yuichiro Miura, 86, vowed Monday to make every effort to conquer South America’s highest peak, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, in January. “I’ll hang on to the last, and it would be perfect if I reach the summit,” Miura told a news conference. He said he plans to ski down from near the top if he succeeds in cli...
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An exclusive look at Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison’s historic first descent of Lhotse. Photography by Nick Kalisz and Dutch Simpson.  Hilaree Nelson watches Jim Morrison buckle his ski boots on the summit of Lhotse as they prep for their first descent. Photo credit: Nick Kalisz Above Everest Base Camp, look...
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Katie Sarah has hit 50, but the only way youll find her settling in for a night of Netflix at home is to while away the hours of boredom on her cardio machine. She is currently in intensive training for her next penultimate challenge in an attempt to reach a milestone that has been 12 years in the making. The adrenali...
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The bodies of Kristinn Runarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson from Iceland were found at the bottom of a glacier by an American climber three decades after their doomed expedition. The Scottish mountaineer Steve Aisthorpe spent weeks looking for the pair after they went missing during an October 1988 expedition to climb Pum...
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Blog by Karna Rana

Manaslu Tsum Valley trip is recently open Tea house trek in the high Himalaya.  This is combination of teahouse and Home stay trip. Trekker who would like to hike in the Himalaya for more than three weeks and love nature, mountain scenery and wildlife excursion, this is perfect. Trekking Manaslu Trek could do just Camping o...
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Blog by Syafiq Shun

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE     MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ BIN SULAIMAN     I’m graduated from Masterskill University Collage of Health with holder of Diploma in Healthcare. Now I’m working with IA international Assistance Sdn Bhd as Supervisor Provider Relation, I’m also a founder of Gunung Hub Enterprise and Independent Pewai Hike...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

¿Cuanto dinero ganan los guias de montaña, cuantos niveles de guias existe, cómo distinguir uno de otro y en qué todos ellos son similares a un whisky? 1. Pseudo-guías de montaña Una de las categorias menos pagadas de asi llamados “guias” en alpinismo y actividades outdoor son los porteadores y conductors a los que co...
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За годы съемок фильмов команда RideThePlanet побывала во многих регионах Кавказа – от известных и многолюдных курортов до труднодоступных диких ущелий. Но оказаться в Абхазии, буквально в десятке километров по прямой от самого популярного курорта страны, Сочи, нам до сих пор не удавалось. Хотя, наверное, каждый, кто поднима...
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Blog by Yury Koshelenko

                                     Отложенное восхождение… Фанги 6538…Мой друг Анатолий Мошников говорил когда то: «Мысленно я уже пролез этот маршрут, стоит ли теперь это делать на физическом плане?». Я сейчас уже не скажу к какой горе это относилось, но фразу я запомнил, и маршрут на Фанги пролазил множество раз в св...
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Обладатель международных альпинистских наград, мастер спорта по альпинизму и горный гид Сергей Кофанов вернулся в Москву после трех лет жизни в Австралии для того, чтобы представить российской аудитории свой новый проект, который связан с горами также, как и вся его жизнь. MountainPlanet.com — это бесплатная энциклопедия...
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Freeride in Russia  — more than just freeride. Generally Russian ski resorts come short in the comparison with the other countries, but skitour and heliski possibilities there a good deal more; and in completely untouched playground. Because of the difference between Rouble/Euro/Dollar exchange, the cost of such trips is...
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