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HOW TO TRAIN FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE CLIMBS

Recent medical research suggests that climbers should avoid any workouts for the lactate threshold and endurance at least 3-4 weeks before high-altitude climbing, by replacing them with training for power and strength. Learn if it’s true, and also discover the secrets and advices from well-known athletes and mountain guides...
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Blog by Dmitry Sidorov

Three common mistakes Mountain Guides make and how to avoid them

-- What is the difference between God and a Mountain Guide (MG)?-- I am pretty sure you know the punchline: God does not think s/he is a MG. I heard (and told myself) this anecdote countlessly and still find it hilarious and laugh my butt off every time I hear it. Why? Because... it’s a good old funny gag; onl...
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Blog by Sergey Kofanov

OPEN by Sergey Kofanov (essay from Alpinist Magazine)

Until we arrived at Jannu base camp, neither Valery nor I knew for sure where our future route would go. Of course, we had a couple of ideas based on friends photographs and stories, but we still had to establish the relevance of those impressions. Often, images dont reflect the real picture; or, even worse, they distort it...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID DOING IN NEPAL

Beware of yaks and never hand money to Nepalese people with your left hand: Mountain Planet experts have prepared a list of things to avoid in Nepal. High season coming soon: once you read the article — share it with your friends!   1. Dont give Nepalese people money or gifts with your left hand It is better to use y...
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TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE SUMMIT TRIPS IN THE WORLD

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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Blog by Luba Pershina

LIST OF THE MOST POPULAR CLIMBING AND HIKING ROUTES OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

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 Natasha Poletaeva

Elbrusiada 2018: Group Ascent to Elbrus

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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Maurizio Cheli becomes second astronaut to climb Mt Everest

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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Top-5 Climbing and Mountain Movies (Part Two)

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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Ngima Nuru Sherpa becomes youngest climber to ascend Mt Everest for 21st time

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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Blog by Dmitry Sidorov

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE GUIDING AND INSTRUCTING

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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THREE WAYS TO GET THE BEST MOUNTAIN WEATHER FORECAST

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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RIGHT OR WRONG: VERIFYING FIVE MOST POPULAR STEREOTYPES ABOUT CLIMBERS AND MOUNTAINEERS

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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Blog by Mikhail Emtsev

Одежда и снаряжение для похода

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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