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Three foreign expedition teams, which are attempting to scale the world’s second highest peak K2 and the ‘killer mountain’ Nanga Parbat, resumed their journey as the weather started to clear on Saturday.  For the last five days, weather conditions at high altitudes had worsened with blowing winds and continuous snowfall ...
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They did it! Watch the video “Annapurna, Thank You for Being Alive” (with English subtitles), which reflects the realities of the expedition to climb and ski Himalayas during Autumn, 2018. They call it “Ciller Mountain”, “Much-Feared” — Annapurna has a lot of names. All thanks to the bad reputation earned over the past dec...
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In Patagonia the two Ragni di Lecco alpinists Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera have made the first ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoco. The new route is called Lappel du vide (6c M4 400m).   After their new route up the NE Face of Cerro Mariposa in Patagonia in 2017, Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera have left their mark in South Ame...
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Spanish brothers and mountaineers Iker and Eneko Pou put up their second first ascent in Patagonia on January 9. Haizea, 5.12c, is the new 550-meter splitter line in the Aguja de la S in the Fitz Roy range of Patagonia. The line was so pristine, that the brothers didn’t place any fixed gear, save for a single piton which th...
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Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu received the most votes globally to become the 2019 Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year winner on Monday. Xia came out from an initial list of 10 nominees before three finalists were revealed earlier this month en route to the winner announced at the ceremony here.  Xia ...
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Four Sherpa climbers who were stuck between Yangri Kharka and Mt Makaulu Base Camp in two-metre deep snow in Sankhuwasabha for over a week said that the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail witnessed unusual snowfall this winter. Four climbers — Pemba Jangbu Sherpa, Darinji Sherpa, Pemba Rinji Sherpa and Pasang Gelu Sh...
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Yuichiro Miura, an 86-year-old Japanese alpinist and professional skier, has given up on his attempt to conquer the 6,959-meter Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, on doctor’s orders, his office in Tokyo said. “I was confident that I could climb to the top, but decided to follow the doctor’s order,” Miura...
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It’s a well-known fact that Momoa is an ardent climber and skateboarder. As of late the great people at So iLL climbing met Momoa at his backyard climbing wall to talk about life and his philosophy. Momoa’s philosophy on climbing is based on identifying with fear, seeing how your own body works and moves, and the delight...
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On January 23, five indigenous Bolivian women, aged 42 to 50, completed a climb of Argentina’s Aconcagua (22,841 feet), the tallest peak on both the continent and in the world outside of Asia. The women, who worked as porters and cooks in mountain camps on Huayna Potosí (19,974 feet), one of Bolivia’s tallest peaks, for a n...
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Rising temperatures in the Himalayas, home to most of the world’s tallest mountains, will melt at least one-third of the region’s glaciers by the end of the century even if the world’s most ambitious climate change targets are met, according to a report released Monday. If those goals are not achieved, and global warming...
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The Union of Asian Alpine Association honoured mountaineer Mingma Gyabu Sherpa with one of the Piolets d’Or Asia Awards for his commitment to technical face climbing and positive environmental stewardship in the mountains. Amidst a function organised by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, UAAA President Inn Jeoung Lee ...
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Two years ago, on a flight to New Zealand, I watched the film Everest, in which adventurers get stuck on the mountain in a blizzard. I immediately knew I had to start climbing. It’s not the reaction most people have to that film, because almost everyone dies; maybe I just needed more adventure in my life. But six months lat...
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“Free Solo” climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold’s quest to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Husband-and-wife directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasar...
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Ordinary visitors will be able to go to areas around Rongpo monastery, but only those with climbing permits can go to the base camp and higher. The ‘indefinite’ move was confirmed after reports circulated online that the popular area had been permanently shut down. The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be closed t...
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On January 18, 2019, Sona Armenian became the oldest woman to summit Mount Aconcagua at 70 years and a few weeks of age. Aconcagua, formed volcanically and standing at 22,841 feet, is the highest mountain in South America. As such, it is one of the “seven sisters” – the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. ...
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After strapping on all the required safety gear like helmets and crampons for our boots, Margo Talbot gives one last piece of advice before she starts climbing a wall of ice. “If any ice starts coming down, move.” Talbot is an ice climbing veteran, but safety is still at the front of her mind. “I don’t call ice cli...
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A veteran climber has revived plans to tackle a Himalayan peak that had to be abandoned two years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer. Mick Fowler will again team up with Vic Saunders for the expedition to the unclimbed mountain this spring. The pair will set off at the end of March for a planned alpine-style ascent...
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This adventure seeker decided to abseil backwards into an active volcano - before doing a handstand on the edge. Daredevil Christopher Horsley descended into three lava-filled craters - one of which has never been explored before - during a two month expedition in the South Pacific last year.  The 26-year-old,...
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Rose Torphy, mother of three and great-grandmother of 10, became the Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest Junior Ranger during her January visit to Grand Canyon National Park.  Photo Courtesy of Cheryl L Torphy Stoneburner Torphy first visited the park in 1985 and fell for the beautiful vistas and unique natural fe...
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A former special forces soldier will be attempting to summit the 14 highest mountains on Earth in just seven months. Nirmal Purja, known as Nims, plans to defeat at least seven speed world records on mountains over 8,000m high. “I am doing this because I believe I can, I am the one in this world who can do it,” he tol...
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The incident happened in the Number 5 Gully area, following an earlier warning that the avalanche risk was high. Three climbers have died and two have been injured after an avalanche on the UKs tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Police were informed that the avalanche had occurred in...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Before the 1865 survey that led to rechristening the world’s tallest peak, the peoples of the Indian subcontinent spoke of it as a goddess, a giant that watched over the world. Known as Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of the World) in T...
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The video follows the journey of 34-year-old Matt, who moved from the city to Cederberg to pursue his passion for climbing. The mini-documentary was shot by Luke Bell and Hloni Coleman. Luke told SAPeople: “The video speaks for itself. It was shot 100% on an iPhone for the Moment 2019 Film Festival.”  The insp...
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Aquaman star Jason Momoa stands on the Dolby Theatre stage in LA, holding that famous red envelope. “And the Oscar goes to …” At stake is the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Among the nominees is Free Solo, a dizzyingly compelling film about Las Vegas climber Alex Honnold’s ropeless ascent of the 3,000-foot El C...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. After an emotional week leading the searching operations on Nanga Parbat, Alex Txikon is back to what he calls “home” — not the green hills and ragged cliffs of his home Basque Country, but the frozen rocks and glaciers of K2. He and h...
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Malavath Poorna, the youngest girl to summit Mount Everest when she was just 13 years old, has added another feather in her cap.  Now at 18, she has scaled another major peak the Cartensz Pyramid which stands at a height of  4884m in Indonesia. As part of her 7-Summits Challenge, which is about scaling the seven tallest ...
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Former U.S. Marine Kirstie Ennis won hearts when she was hugged by Prince Harry at the end of a 1,000-mile walk around Britain.  Now, inspired by the prince and with steely determination and self-motivation, Ennis is aiming to be the first woman with a leg amputated above the knee to climb Mount Everest. Follo...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Fifteen days after setting off up the Southeast Face of 7,710m Mount Jannu, Sergey Nilov and Dimitry Golovchenko remain on the mountain. The Russian duo have spent the last three days descending the Southwestern side of the mountain...
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