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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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Simone Moro, the winter maestro from Italy, has returned to the world’s eighth highest mountain to attempt to climb the 8,163-metre peak in the winter season. Simone, who made a failed winter attempt on Mt Manaslu in February 2015, will attempt to climb the mountain this season without using supplemental oxygen. “Simone ...
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  Directed by Stéven Le Hyaric / Alexandra Vives Starring : Stéven Le Hyaric, Ngawang Dawa Sherpa, Pehuen Grotti Images : Pehuen Grotti / Stéven Le Hyaric  Photo credit: Pehuen Grotti The Great Himalaya Trail and its 90,000 meters of positive altitude difference: "I wanted to cross Nepal by one of its highest a...
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The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday rescued a lost climber off Mount Hood. The climber, a 68-year-old man, left for a climb this morning and got caught in whiteout conditions and started to panic, a sheriff’s office spokesperson says.   Rescue crews load up into snowcat at Timberline Lodge - Clackamas C...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Heavy snow has led Lonnie Dupre to quit his fourth attempt to solo Mount Hunter in winter. Over 20 metres of snow have plastered the Alaska Range, with more to come.  Lonnie Dupre at Base Camp. Photo credit: Lonnie Dupre Flying onto...
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While harsh weather conditions at high altitudes are making it difficult for three foreign expedition teams, which are attempting to scale the world’s second highest peak K2, the mountaineers are determined to achieve their goals.  The two K2 expedition teams are now teaming up to increase the chance of their success.  ...
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As the mountaineering fraternity prepares for the most popular mountain climbing season, i.e. spring season, Sherpa climbers who guide their foreign clients to the top of the mountains including Mt Everest have urged the concerned stakeholders to ensure social security for them.  This undated image shows Mingma Tenjing...
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China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by a third this year as part of plans for a major clean-up on the worlds highest peak. The total number of climbers attempting to reach the summit of the worlds highest peak at 8,850 metres will be limited to less than 300, and the cli...
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Manaslu Italian alpinist Simone Moro together with Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, aiming to summit Manaslu this winter via normal route without supplemental oxygen in alpine style, are back to the Base Camp of Manaslu on 20th January, 2019 from 6400m. They encountered with difficulties of passing crevasses after having set up thei...
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The award-winning documentary chronicling Alex Honnold’s attempt to free solo El Capitan has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. Last week, I met a man in the Puerto Rican jungle who’d been living without Internet or television for years, and who spoke almost no English. Still, when I ...
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The video of the first ascent of Sagzahn-Verschneidung, a mixed climb established by David Lama and Peter Mühlburger in 2018 up Mt. Sagwand in Austria’s Valsertal.  In February 2018 the Austrian alpinists David Lama and Peter Mühlburger ventured into "one of the coldest holes in Tyrol", the small Valsertal valley...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Not a great time for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on Nanga Parbat: apart from the poor weather, they’ve lost their two Pakistani climbing partners, Karim Hayat and Ramat Ullah Baig, who decided to abandon the expedition. Nardi and Ballard ar...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Normal people, smart people, wouldn’t even go outside in weather like this — Cory Richards Simone Moro gave up on Manaslu recently, and other 8,000’er hopefuls continue to struggle with deep snow and high winds, but climbing in the winter ...
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On November 30, a high-court order overturned an informal ban on women climbing Agasthyakoodam, a sacred Indian peak. On January 15, Dhanya Sanal became the first woman to summit Agasthyakoodam, a 1,868-meter peak in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of the Western Ghats range and the second highest mountain in Kerala, India...
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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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