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Lily Hillary is determined to conquer Mt Everest, just like her grandad did, in 2020. Its been 65 years since Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to summit the worlds highest mountain. He died in 2008 at the age of 88 from a heart attack.  Lily Hillary, granddaughter of Sir Edmund Hillary, on Mt Eden in Auckl...
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Hans Zlöbl and Ulrich Mühlburger have made the first ascent of The Power of Love, a new climb up the SE Face of Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria.  Between 28 and 30 September 2018, Austrian mountain guide Hans Zlöbl and Ulrich Mühlburger established a new climb up the SE Face of Großglockner, at 3798 meters ...
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On September 24, 2018, just before the anniversary of the tragic death of the world-famous athlete Valeriy Rozov, a memorial plaque was opened in Moscow in his honor. It is located in the center of the city, in the courtyard of the museum and a workshop of the equally famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov. The opening...
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Going light and fast during a short weather window, Japanese climbers Genki Narumi, Yusuke Sato and Hiroki Yamamoto squeaked in a new route on the northeast face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m) in India, between September 20-25. They named their route All Izz Well (VI WI5 M6, 1500m).  Sato jumaring before the upper headwall....
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Newly discovered pictures reveal the extraordinary bravery of George Mallorys expedition to Mount Everest in 1921. The newly restored, digitized images are part of a collection featuring First World War veteran Mallory and his hardy team of adventurers who made history in 1921 as part of the first British reconnaissance ...
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This video shows Dani Arnold climbing Power Shrimps, the ice climb he freed in February 2018 at Helmcken Falls in Canada.  In February 2018 34-year-old Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold made the established and freed Power Shrimps, a spectacular ice climb located at the raging Helmcken Falls in Canada. Protected by bolt...
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A climber who dug herself out to safety after being buried by an avalanche in New Zealand said Wednesday she was "absolutely broken" by the deaths of two German guides in the accident.  Jo Morgan was climbing Mt Hicks in New Zealands southern alps with mountaineering guides Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier, both German cit...
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A group of six women decided to climb Africa’s highest mountain in an effort to bring public attention to a physical condition they share. The women suffer from albinism, a genetic condition in which a person’s skin, hair and eyes lack pigmentation. One of the main signs of albinism is lighter-than-usual skin color. Othe...
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An 86-year-old Japanese adventurer is preparing to take on a new challenge. Yuichiro Miura is aiming to conquer the highest peak in the South American continent in January. He has climbed Mount Aconcagua once before, when he was in his 50s. The Argentinian peak is about 7,000 meters above sea level.  Miura g...
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A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of Europes highest mountain. Jack Garner faced winds of more than 50mph, -37C wind chill and a longer stay than usual on Mount Elbrus due to extreme weather conditions. In 2007, at the age of 11, Jack, from Scunthorpe, lost his sight ...
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Sherpa Climber Pemba Dorje has been stripped of his Guiness World Record title as the fastest Everest summiteer after the Supreme Court annulled his claim in lack of adequate and substantial evidences. A joint bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Dambar Bahadur Shahi had issued a verdict last November to quas...
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As with any relationship, Carol and Greg Onofrio have their share of sadness and struggle. A son who for years struggled with alcoholism. Another son with autism. Plus all the normal wear and tear of a 33-year marriage. But the Onofrios, who moved to Spokane from Colorado in 2016, have discovered an unusual and adventuro...
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Blind since he was 13, the mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents. Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is a triumph for any climber, but for Erik Weihenmayer, the accomplishment is even more impressive. That’s because he is blind. Born with a rare eye disease, Mr. Weihenm...
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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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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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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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