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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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A climber from Coedpoeth has returned from the Himalayas where he led a team to the summit of a previously unclimbed mountain. Brian Jackson, director of Expedition Wise Ltd, which is based in Brymbo, led a small team as they trekked 12 days to basecamp before attempting to summit a mountain that has never been climbed b...
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Poland’s Paweł Dunaj is preparing to take part in an expedition led by a Spanish climber to scale K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. The team, led by Spains Alex Txikon, is due to leave for Islamabad in Pakistan on January 2, with plans to set up base camp at Baltoro Glacier 10 days later.  The north side of K...
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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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The video of the ascent of the stunning ridge up Choktoi Ri 6166m in Pakistan’s Karakorum, first climbed in summer 2018 by Fabian Buhl and Alexander Huber. The 2200m route is called The Big Easy. In summer 2018 Fabian Buhl and Alexander Huber travelled to the Choktoi valley in the Karakorum to climb Choktoi Ri, the 6166m...
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At least 11 climbers successfully scaled Mt Aconcagua (6,962 m), the highest peak in South America. According to Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, Managing Director at Elite Himalayan Adventures, he along with co-founder Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja, climber Narbin Magar and actor Deeya Pun among others scaled the highest mountain in both the...
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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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This winter’s first expedition team comprising two Pakistani and two European mountaineers and accompanied by 75 local porters on Sunday started developing a new route to climb the killer Nanga Parbat peak. Meanwhile, two foreign expeditions will attempt to climb K2 this winter, both starting in early January, 2019. T...
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Kris Machnick is on her way to climb eight routes by her 80th birthday in a few months for fundraising. “I am a 79-year-old badass climber doing eight major ice and rock routes in different mountain ranges, raising $100,000 for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease research, by end of winter 2019 when I will be 80,” said M...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Patagonian spires have beckoned climbers like a nearly-mythical El Dorado since the 1980s. The highly technical climbs on pristine granite and ice mushrooms, the fang-like vistas and unpredictable weather have made of Patagonia a must-go for ...
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Russia’s Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev became the first ever UIAA Ice Climbing World Combined Champions on 16 December winning the inaugural edition of the competition which ranks athletes based on their performances in both the speed and lead disciplines.  The event – held from 14-16 December – attracted 27 athlete...
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Lonnie Dupre, an arctic explorer from Minnesota, is heading North. At the beginning of January he will embark on a 19-day expedition to try to complete the first-ever solo winter ascent of Begguya (Mt. Hunter), Alaska.  Dupre’s camp at 16,300 feet on the the West Buttress, Denali, Alaska, in  January 2015, when he made...
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The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday. Furdiki Sherpa’s husband died while fixing ropes for his foreign clients on the 8,850-metr...
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Colin O’Brady has earned himself another world record by becoming the first person to complete a solo, unaided trip across Antarctica. The 33-year-old American athlete and explorer began his journey almost two months ago and finally finished the 932-mile trek on Wednesday. He started to cross the final 77.54 miles early ...
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The film Zabardast directed by Jérôme Tanon that documents a trip into the heart of the Karakorum to explore the potential for freeride skiing in Pakistan. The highlight was the ski descent of 5880m high Biacherahi. With Thomas Delfino, Léo Taillefer, Zak Mills, Yannick Graziani and Hélias Millerioux. Photo credit: htt...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Tom Ballard has begun his ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Diamir Face.  The British alpinist has teamed with veteran Italian Daniele Nardi to tackle this ninth tallest mountain in the world (8,126 m). They arrived at Base Camp during the final days ...
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Think you’re too old to learn new tricks?! How about this amazing 99-year old grandma who just did her first indoor climb… For Tim Dobson, watching his grandma tie in and start her first ever climb was probably not the calmest moment of his life. Especially 3 days after Christmas, when the common feeling is often one of ...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Alex Txikon’s and Vassily Pivtsov’s teams have joined forces, thereby strengthening their chances of solving the so-called final problem of the winter 8000’ers: the first ascent of K2 at this time of year. They have agreed to share resources ...
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