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A 71-year-old Polish climber has been evacuated from the high camp of Mt Makalu. According to Mingma Sherpa, Company Director at Seven Summit Treks, Lech Wieslaw Flaczynski from Poland was airlifted from 6,600 m on the world’s fifth highest mountain after the climber suffered from altitude sickness while descending from th...
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Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell crushed their own previous Nose speed record of 2:10:15, set on May 30, after sending El Capitan’s iconic route in 2 hours 1 minute 50 seconds. Yeah, that’s right. 3,000 vertical feet in 2:01:50. They broke their previous record by 9 minutes 25 seconds. How’s that for an ego destroyer? You sh...
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Four siblings from a remote valley in Dolakha district stood atop the world’s highest mountain together this season, according to a government official. Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said that three Sherpa brothers along with their sister scaled Mt Everest beco...
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Slovenian mountaineering legend Andrej Štremfelj has got the 2018 Piolet dOr (Golden Ice Axe) for lifetime achievements, becoming the first Slovenian to receive what is considered the top accolade in climbing. Štremfelj is "a living legend amongst Himalayan climbers, and also an immensely experienced, professional mountain...
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Well, you might think Mount Everest is top expensive climb, but the real top is on the bottom of the world... Ascending on the tallest mountains of the planet is considered to be the top achievement for a mountaineer. One needs a lot more than courage and physical endurance to conquer all highest peaks. Summiting world’s h...
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In todays world, the weather forecast issue can be considered actually solved. City residents are already used to receiving these forecasts directly on their phones in just one click at any time. But in remote mountainous areas this function is not available, and it means that the alpine community has to solve this problem ...
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Blog by Luba Pershina

Argentinian Patagonia - Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Photo: Ivan Lukasevich It has already begun! From early November until mid-March - this is the best time for trekking routes and climbing in the mountain regions of Mexico and South America. There are many routes, but among them there are five of the most interesting ...
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Blog by Mikhail Emtsev

Если вы только начинаете ходить в горные походы, то эта статья для вас. В ней я расскажу о том снаряжении и одежде, которые будут необходимы в горах. Поскольку эта статья больше рассчитана на новичков, я обойду тему специального снаряжения для преодоления сложных препятствий (напр. горных рек и сложных перевалов). Все ниже ...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

The Russian Mountaineering Federation invites you to enroll the mass ascension to the highest European point, Mount Elbrus (5 642 m) — Elbrusiada 2018. 08-17 June, 2018 Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria Every year up to 100 climbers from all other the world participate to this long-standing tradition. Participants must be ...
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This morning 8:30 AM Kami Rita Sherpa made 22 successful ascents of Mt. Everest as a part of Seven Summit Treks Everest Expedition! 8:30AM on 16th, May 2018 (Nepal time), Kami Rita summited the higest peak Everest (8,848m) for 22 times and broke the world record titled “Most ascents of Everest - Male.” “Kami Rita being th...
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An Italian astronaut has become the second man in the world to both fly in space and climb the world’s highest mountain. Maurizio Cheli, 59, who has logged over 377 hours in space, successfully climbed Mt Everest this morning, according to Thaneswar Guragai, an official at the Seven Summit Treks. “Cheli and Francois Cazzan...
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Lets go on with climbing movies. Weve got Part Two today. Please have a look at it. Some films you might have already seen, some of them youve mentioned in you comments here (thank you for that). Have fun! 1. The Eiger Sanction (1975) A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, i...
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A 37-year old Sherpa climber has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to successfully scale the world’s highest mountain for the 21st time. Ngima Nuru Sherpa from Teso village near Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, along with other climbers reached the summit point of Mt Everest from Tibet side, the expedition organiser s...
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Climbing alpine style from 11 - 13 May, French alpinists Leo Billon, Sebastien Moatti and Sebastien Ratel belonging to Group Militaire de haute montagne (CMHM) have repeated the impressive North Face of Changabang (6864 m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India. Three days only. This is the astounding speed with which French t...
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Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse recorded successful summits this morning as the world climbers have continued their final summit pushes on different mountains, according to the expedition organisers. Lakpa Rita Sherpa of Alpine Ascents International shared that at least 10 foreigners along with nine Sherpa climbers successfully c...
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A 27-year-old Sherpa climber scaled Mt Everest in honour of the world’s famous alpinist who lost his life in an accident near Camp II on Mt Everest last year. Tenjing (Tenji) Sherpa of Gudel, Solukhumbu made it to the roof of the world without using supplementary oxygen, according to Iswari Poudel, Managing Director at Him...
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Nepal honoured several Sherpa guides for their Everest successes on the anniversary of the first conquest of the worlds highest peak. Government minister Bina Magar, herself an Everest climber, honoured the guides at a ceremony held every year on the date in 1953 that New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his guide Tenzing Norg...
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Brian Dagg was about to hop into his first shower for 19 days when the Otago Daily Times tracked him down in Anchorage yesterday. He had just arrived in the Alaskan city two days after climbing Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) to complete the seven summits - the highest peaks of the seven continents. The Queenstown shepherd r...
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Never say that extreme sports are dangerous. Sad news came from USA: climber Charlotte Fox, survivor of Everest 1996 tragedy and one of the characters of “Into Thin Air” and “The Climb” books, died after the fall from a flight of steep stairs at home. She was only 61 years old. RIP Charlotte Fox returning from Everest ...
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Reading and climbing, climbing and reading. What dyou like more? You dont have to choose, at least today. Heres part two of most popular climbing books. Look, read, compare and share your opinion. 1. The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent by Reinhold Messner (1998) On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Mesner reach...
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Japanese climber Akira Oyabe and his expedition have arrived in Pakistan. The team has spent the last two years preparing to climb K2, the second highest peak in the world. Oyabe has faced the 8,611m peak twice before. In 2009, strong winds forced him to turn back at 7,900m. In 2013, heavy snowfall stopped his progress. “...
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The veteran French mountaineer Marc Batard, 66 years, has enlisted Muhammad Ali Sadpara, the famous Pakistani mountaineer along with Pasang Nuru Sherpa of Nepal to undertake a five-year mountaineering program, “Beyond Mount Everest”. Under the project, the trio plan to scale Nanga Parbat in 2019 and K-2 in 2021, while Moun...
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The Poles have learned a lot from their first attempt to climb the ‘Savage Mountain’ and will apply all their experience and knowledge to the next expedition. A heroic team of Polish climbers decided to launch a second attempt to climb K2 in winter, Michał Leksinski told the SCMP .  The second expedition would take place ...
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Emirati adventurer Saeed Al Maamari has announced plans to climb K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen in Pakistans Karakoram Mountain Range. He said he aims to raise the UAE flag and the Dubai Expo 2020 logo to mark the Year of Zayed, state news agency WAM reported. Al Maamari, director-general of Fujairah Centre for A...
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Mike Horn has abandoned on Nanga Parbat. The South African adventurer had been taking a break from his Pole2Pole project, a circumnavigation of the world via the polar regions, to climb Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. He arrived at Base Camp in early June, but for almost two weeks, southwest winds hammered the upper slopes, brin...
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Blog by Dmitry Sidorov

Today I continue a series of articles discussing 3 main and most relevant/timeless/important in my (very modest) opinion (aka MVMO :-) points for a selected subject/question/technique etc related to guiding/instructing and mountaineering in general.  MVMO started developing 40+ ago when my parents - both instructors of a...
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Are climbers and mountaineers fearless adrenaline-junkies? Is it true that they are not afraid of the altitude and just risk their lives for sport achievements, Guinness World Records and fame? For many people mountaineering is a mysterious and romantic hobby. Often, climbers and mountaineers use words such as "illness",...
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Mount Everests Hillary Step - a rocky outcrop just below the summit - is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock face named after Everests first summiteer Edmund Hillary has been the subject of intense speculation since climbers last year declared it had gone. Others dis...
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