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Ok, we talked about movies about a week ago. Lets pass over to books about climbing and climbers, about how it is — to be brave and move ahead. Some of them still cause a lot of dispute. Please share your opinion, maybe itll be quite the opposite. Dont forget to tell us what other climbing books you know — were keen on read...
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Son of mountaineer Frank Smythe tells how his father spotted the remains – but decided he had to keep quiet. Tony Smythe knew he might find secrets when he came to write a book about his father, the 1930s Everest pioneer Frank Smythe. But he hadnt anticipated they might include Franks discovery of George Mallorys body in...
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MOUNT WASHINGTON — What in the heck was that climber doing up there alone in that kind of weather and in those kinds of conditions? And what kind of training did he or she have? Admit it. Those are thoughts that many of us have had at hearing news of the latest climber getting felled by extreme weather or overly challeng...
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Kim Hong-bin is the only foreign mountaineer who was given a permit for Annapurna this spring. “The man without fingers” (as he is called sometimes) is going to scale his twelfth eight-thousander. However, that does not mean that a 53-year-old Korean will be traveling alone. He probably has a big base camp support team and ...
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A Chinese female climber along with three climbing Sherpas successfully scaled Mt Makalu (8,463m) becoming the season’s first team to summit the world’s fifth highest peak without supplemental oxygen this morning. Gao Xiao-Dan reached the summit point at around 9:00 am without oxygen support after her team found a clear wi...
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Björn Lindwall is the founder and CEO of SolidEngineer, a Swedish software and consulting company, who decided to climb Mount Everest using 3D printed gear. In 2011, Björn Lindwall realized he wasn’t happy anymore and decided that the only way to overcome this was to leave his comfort zone. “I picked up stuff I grew u...
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Jim Reynolds is a name you’ve likely never heard, but his free-soloing feats top those of Alex Honnold—if not in difficulty, then in length, commitment, and style. Chunks of ice hurtled down the headwall. The rime, which coated the top of Fitz Roy like a cap, was melting in the midday sun. A direct hit would be enough to...
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Montannah Kenney, 7, has become the youngest girl to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The girl, who lost her father at the age of 3, wanted to climb Kilimanjaro as a way to get closer to him, her mother said. Weather conditions were among the worst in 10 years during the climb, adding to the challenge. For a chance t...
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Blog by Victoria Poyda

Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Vladimir Visotskiy… Why are successful and famous people so attracted to the mountains? Headhunter Konstantin Borisov knows the answer — he went to the mountains in the difficult life moment and found more than he was looking for.   Midlife crisis strikes us differently — the realisation t...
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Every year in the spring, hundreds of aspiring Everest climbers from all over the world arrive in Nepal, hoping to conquer the mountain. In the spring of 2010, Pemba Gelje Sherpa crossed the dreaded Khumbu Icefall 14 times. The Icefall is the most treacherous part of the Khumbu glacier, fast-moving and ridden with crevas...
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On a cold, gray afternoon, a man reaches a mountaintop and dissolves in jubilation, as if a boy, not 55, those bright, blue eyes twinkling on a hard-lined face. He’s giggling and congratulating his canine companion: “That’s my girl! That’s my girl, Chaela!” The black lab’s tail wags, and her pink tongue hangs as “Cap” Da...
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Are you curious about what Olympic climbing will look like in 2020? We are, too. Heres what you should know before it all begins. In 2016, the International Olympic Committee voted to include climbing in the 2020 Olympics. But when it announced that it would combine the three main forms of competitive climbing—speed, bou...
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Ash Routen discusses with Reinhold Messner, arguably the greatest high altitude climber of all time, success versus failure, the difference between suffering and fun, and the powerful sense of history that has underpinned his mountaineering philosophy. As I dial the number, I draw a sharp intake of breath. Im hoping to m...
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What will it take to establish a new, highly technical and extremely difficult line on Everest’s northeast face? Between the two of them, Cory Richards and Esteban “Topo” Mena have stood below the northeast face of Mount Everest six separate times. On all of those prior trips, one couloir, a snowy scar splitting the dark...
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Some couples worry about how to manage a week apart on business trips. Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger - among the top rock climbers and mountaineers, respectively - worry about how to spend months several thousand miles apart while they both make potentially life-threatening attempts at groundbreaking physical feats ...
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Husband-and-wife mountaineering team Romano Benet and Nives Meroi were attempting a winter ascent of the worlds fifth-highest mountain, Makalu, when things went badly wrong. It was the first of two serious challenges that could have brought their climbing careers, and even their lives, to an end. The biggest problem on M...
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Blog by Pradip Tamang

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very world famous mountain trek, starts after 35 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We follow the Dudh Kosi River valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling market that is a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and Expeditions en route to the mighty Mt....
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Blog by Mountain Planet

The Mountain Planet project invites its followers to dive deep into the sea of mountains and get interesting information via cute images and graphs. Have a funny learning!!! 7 570 meters is Gangkar Punsum - the highest unclimbed mountain which is situated in Bhutan. Its also the 40th highest peak in the world; 38...
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Blog by Trekking News

A short drive from Marrakech lies a heavenly retreat, stunning views and . . . tough climbs  The heart of a walnut is a delicious, nutritious and surprisingly beauteous thing. Such are my musings on a trekking tour of the High Atlas Mountains where, in the midday heat, I value the shade of the walnut trees on the arid re...
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A last-ditch attempt to rescue one of Europes most accomplished mountaineers is underway in Tibet. Boyan Petrov, has been missing for over a week on the Tibetan peak of Shishapangma, the world’s 14th highest mountain at 8027 meters. Petrov was part of a group of ten climbers composed of 1 Hungarian, 5 Italians, and 4 Nepa...
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Blog by Shailesh Pokharel Nepal Trekking Routes Treks

Nepal is known to be the famous tourist spot in the world & none of the Nepal trips will get completed without participating in trekking activity. Nepal provides some of the world-class trekking facilities & opportunities for the people present all over the world. The langtang valley trek is highly famous for trekking activ...
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A rope-fixing team of climbing Sherpas reached the summit of Mt Everest this afternoon becoming the season’s first team to scale the world’s highest peak from Nepal side, according to the expedition organiser. According to Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal (HGN) Pvt Ltd, climbing Sherpas include Pa...
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Kim Hong-bin, a South Korean climber, who lost all of his fingers to frostbite while scaling Mt Denali of North America in 1991, today successfully stood atop the world’s tenth highest mountain in Nepal, according to the expedition organiser. Mingma Sherpa, Company Director at Seven Summit Treks, said that Kim Hong-bin, ...
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Late on my fourth day hiking the 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail in western Greenland, I encountered smoke rising from the ground. White tendrils, sometimes columns, rose in all directions from charred soil and wisped out from an 800-foot-tall hummocky, granitic hillside to my left. To my right was the 14-mile-long, string-bea...
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Isabella de la Houssaye raised her five children on adventure. Then came a brutal diagnosis, and a burning desire for a final journey with each one.  De la Houssaye in January, making her way to Camp 1 on Aconcagua ACONCAGUA PROVINCIAL PARK, Argentina — Isabella de la Houssaye and her daughter, Bella, struggled to...
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A few years ago, Kami Rita Sherpa, a veteran climber and guide, met with a gruesome sight at Mount Everest Base Camp. Human bones poked from the ground, smooth and ice-crusted.  About 300 climbers have died trying to summit Mount Everest in the last six decades, and more than 100 bodies may be lying on the mountain.Cre...
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This spring’s Himalayan season has put mountaineering back on mainstream media’s radar, but as usual, for all the wrong reasons. The NYT, Washington Post, CNN, the BBC and The Guardian have all decried the current state of Mount Everest, in the wake of 11 deaths and one viral photo.  Climbers approach the summit of Eve...
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MountainPlanet.com keeps growing next to the professional Alpine Community by improving the reliability of information about adventure guides in its database. Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guides Association became one of Mountain Planets’ partners. Starting from this year, it is a recognized member of the International Association o...
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