Blog by Trekking News

Slovakia’s most visually striking national park, the High Tatras, turns 70 in 2019, and its high time you turned your head in the direction of this unique, upland adventure playground. The flurry of peaks and the ease with which you can be up among them – either spying many of the continent’s most phenomenal animals or gett...
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Earlier this spring, 58 people reportedly summited Kangchenjunga. (Some say the tally is actually 68.) While not a record, this is still a world away from the peak’s lonely history. Tagged as difficult, isolated and “only” the third tallest mountain on Earth, Kangchenjunga is not even a favorite among the 8000’ers.  Sn...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

Everest is the center of attention again: during the spring season, 2019, more than 10 people deceased while climbing the highest mountain of the world... Stop-stop — and is Chomolungma the MOST high mountain of the world? And how much should one be sure of its altitude? This is the opinion of Yury Molodtsov — read the h...
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Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat.  Honnold at VauxWall East climbing centre in London. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian N...
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Climber who captured viral image of Mount Everest traffic is on a quest to conquer the worlds 14 highest peaks in record-breaking time. The project is about showing whats possible within human endurance.  Nirmal Purja, better known as Nims, is on a mission to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters in 7 months. Imag...
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Hidden Peak is the latest 8000’er summited this season, but things are also moving fast on neighbouring Gasherbrum II and on K2. On Nanga Parbat, meanwhile, the job is done, and it’s time to head home.  Marco Confortola (left) with Maria Cardell and Denis Urubko in Gasherbrum Base Camp. Urubko and Cardell are acclimati...
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She clung to the sheer rock face barefoot with no safety ropes or climbing gear in sight. To her left, the enormous stone head of George Washington protruded from the side of the granite mountain. An equally impressive likeness of Thomas Jefferson boxed her in from the right. About 15 feet above her was the top of Mount Rus...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Turns out that it’s not over on K2. While most big teams have called off their expedition because of the extreme avalanche danger near the summit, Nirmal Purja is leading a rope-fixing crew on a last-ditch attempt, closely followed by ...
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This article first appeared on http://www.nytimes.com. The original can be read here. On Western Europe’s highest mountain, the number of inexperienced climbers is growing and climate change is taking a toll. Are new safety measures enough?  Every summer at least 20,000 people attempt the 15,776-foot summit of Mon...
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Selfies weren’t in then. Therefore there is no picture of the New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary on the summit of Mount Everest. It would have been too complicated to explain the camera to Tenzing Norgay up there at 8,850 meters, Hillary said later. And so the first ascender of Everest photographed his Nepalese companion at t...
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The man who took the most shocking Everest photo of the year is about to break one of mountaineerings stoutest records.   You probably saw the photo of a traffic jam high on Mount Everest. The picture, shot on May 22 from below the summit ridge, quickly went viral, landing on the homepage of The New York Times, t...
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Denis Urubko brought the Karakoram climbing season to an emphatic crescendo when he blazed a new Alpine-style route on Gasherbrum II (8,034 meters), solo and without oxygen.  Urubko, left, with Elisabeth Revol and Adam Bielecki after a successful rescue on Nanga Parbat in January 2018. The route is historic by its...
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Three innovative ascents have been honoured by being awarded the Piolets dOr 2019 including the ascent of the Latok I north ridge made by the British/Slovenian team of Tom Livingstone, Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar. The other two awards have been given posthumously to bold solo ascents: David Lamas ascent of Lunag Ri and Hans...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Kenro Nakajima and Kazuya Hiraide won the coveted Piolet d’Or last year for their difficult first ascent of the northeast face of Shispare. This past July, they continued their groundbreaking work with a new route up the south face of ...
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Blog by Thapa Dambar

1. The Highest Mountain: Mt Everest (8848 m)  Nepal is known as home of Mt Everest. We have eight highest mountains above 8000 m / 26400 ft from sea level, including the highest mountain in the world — Mt Everest. Eight out of 14 eight mountain lies in Nepal. Every year around 100 thousand people visit the country to see t...
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This article first appeared on http://www.theguardian.com. The original can be read here. By Megan Mayhew Bergman Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainer.  Lhakpa Sherpa in Talcott Mounta...
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This article first appeared on http://www.dreamwanderlust.com. The original can be read here. On the verge of Winter to befall in the Karakoram, Denis Urubko (46) is all geared up to venture on his much-awaited Winter expedition to Broad Peak & K2. Following his unbeaten accomplishment of opening new route to Gasherbrum ...
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Blog by RideThePlanet Project

RideThePlanet project is a series of colorful stories, that are shown through the eyes of top Russian action sport athletes. Documentaries about freeride and travelling represent impressive trips to remote lands and include emotional soundtracks. Destinations are not typical and could not be found in tourist agencies top...
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This article first appeared on http://www.outsideonline.com. The original can be read here. by Jeff Golden Loki is one of three dogs to ever accomplish this feat.   Photo: Ellie Briggs Most climbers who attempt Capitol Peak’s infamous Knife Edge either scoot across à cheval or use the serrated ridgeline as a...
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This article first appeared on http://www.thestar.com.my. The original can be read here. By S. INDRAMALAR When he turned 50 six years ago, Tillai Muthu Nagarajan decided to quit his high-flying corporate job and climb mountains. Rajan, as he is known, was the CEO of a consulting firm in Singapore, drawing a high salar...
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This article first appeared on http://www.si.com. The original can be read here. by CHRIS BALLARD Driven by loss, two of the world’s best mountaineers, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison, set out to make history and find answers in the shadow of Mount Everest.    Nick Kalisz They set off for the summit before d...
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This article first appeared on http://www.cdapress.com. The original can be read here. KAREN BOSSICK For the Times-News It started off as a simple question from an inquisitive 6-year-old boy. Two months later, 8-year-old Thijs Lloyd and 6-year-old Cody Lloyd became the youngest climbers to complete all of Idaho’s Twel...
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Blog by Stefan Nestler

I vow to stop writing about the Hillary Step after this blog post. Because where nothing is, nothing has to be reported. “It is 100 percent that Hillary step is gone,” Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, expedition leader of the Nepalese operator “Imagine”, writes to me. On 14 May, the 32-year-old had climbed to a point between the South...
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Blog by Churen Himal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

48 years old Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has ascend Mt. Everest for 22nd time. He now is only mountaineer to ascend Mt. Everest 22 times. On 16th May at 8:30 AM he succeed to reach the top of the world via s-col se ridge. Sherpa is the resident of Thame village of Solukhumbu Nepal. Earlier the record was with Apa Sh...
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Blog by Georgia jVaughn

Namaste! Starting off with a casual Namaste, a respectful gesture for Nepalese. I have few words to shoot for individuals who are intending to visit Nepal. GUIDED TOURS FOR MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK (FROM $884 TO $1660) YOU CAN FIND BY THE LINK Based on fitness and experience levels there are many trekking and hiking spots...
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This article first appeared on http://www.outsideonline.com. The original can be read here. by Graham Averill Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule.  The 44-year-old veteran pro has spent the last two decades dominating the mountain-bike endurance scene. (Photo:...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

From 9-12 June, 2018 the XVIII Red Fox Adventure Race will take place in Karelia. More than 500 professional athletes should conquer 395-km distance in non-stop regime. What is It? The largest annual Adventure Race in Russia will take place in the picturesque Leningrad Region, the Karelian Isthmus on the banks of Vuok...
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After creating a world record at the age of nine by becoming the youngest in the world to scale Mt Stok Kangri at 20,187 feet last year, Kaamya Karthikeyan scaled Mt Elbrus. This is Europe’s highest mountain at 18,510 feet (5642m) and the 10th most important peak in the world. While the young mountaineer had previously c...
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