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Arjun Vajpai became the youngest person in the world to scale six peaks over 8,000 metres when he summited the treacherous Kangchenjunga. But the real pinnacle, says the 24-year-old, would be when he achieves the "grand slam" of mountaineering - scaling all 14 mountains over 8,000 metres across the world. On May 20, the N...
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#MountainAlphabet is greeting you! We have letter D on our menu. What is it? A dessert? Not exactly :) Its Denali - one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America with a summit elevation of 6,190 m. It is a highly desired objective for more than a 1,000 aspirants eac...
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Roger Cook who was born and raised in Douglas has broken a British climbing record. Mr Cook, 68, is the oldest British man to complete a climb to a height of over 8,000m which he achieved during an expedition to the Himalayas which included a climb to the summit of Cho Oyu. Mr Cook, who is now retired and lives in Wiltshi...
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Pakistani mountaineer Uzma Yousaf will embark on her journey to scale one of the highest peaks of the world - the 8,047m Broad Peak starting from June 17. Addressing a press conference at F-9 Park, she said she did not have that much training when she climbed 7027m Spantik Peak last year but now she was fully prepared for t...
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An eight-year old boy from Caithness in the Highlands has become the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy sea stack off the coast of Orkney. Edward Mills, who lives in Dunnet, set himself the challenge to raise money for the charity Climbers Against Cancer. His mum, Bekki Christian, has terminal breast cancer. Edw...
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People can spend a lifetime hiking the highest mountain peaks in the United States. Some complete them all. For most, it’s just a hobby. For Colin O’Brady, it’s about speed. O’Brady wants to complete a climb of the 50 highest peaks in the United States, conquering each of the highest in every state — all in just 30 days. A...
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Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer has begun his solo climb of 7,181m Lupghar Sar West. At last word, he had headed up to 5,200m to acclimatize. He reported unstable weather, with fresh snow every day and winds ripping off the Lupghar Sar summits. Lupghar Sar West is not a common climber’s objective — there has been no rec...
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Akira Oyabe’s North Japan K2 Expedition opened the Karakoram season earlier this month when they started fixing ropes for their attempt on K2. ExWeb takes a broad look at all the teams currently in the Karakoram, and what to expect this year. The Savage Mountain Although the second highest peak in the world, K2 (8,611m)...
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Will our grandchildren manage to see the Himalayas in their entire splendor? Take a moment to read and find out how climate change affects world’s mountains by modifying the mountain terrain beyond the recognition… Climate change dramatically influences mountains environment. Mountains have warmed up considerably for the...
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It is believed that collectionism is the first sign of insanity. You will agree that whose spending their time and money to collect conquered peaks instead of buying stamps or cards may seem weird. Especially it may seem weird for the fact that the gathering of this kind of "collection" is often associated with serious life...
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Blog by Sergey Kofanov

I experienced mountain sickness for the first time when I was 18 years old, during my first training camp in Tien Shan, near Almaty (Kazakhstan). It was my first climb and the altitude was about 4000 meters. The summit has an unpronounceable name: Manshuk-Mametova. Sickness, nose bleeding, diarrhea accompanied me and it all...
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Ecuador is located in the equatorial part of South America and is limited on the north by Colombia, on east and south by Peru and its western part is limited by the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador in Spanish means "equator". The equator line runs 25 kilometres on north from Quito, the capital of the country, at an altitude of 3,000 ...
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Aconcagua is also translated with the name of the Guard Stone. And it is, indeed, the closest meaning matching the reality, because often there is very little snow on the mountain, everything is blown away by a hurricane wind and rock walls are inaccessibly suppressed. The western side of Aconcagua is a shear wall, formed b...
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While wondering where to go this summer, the largest community of opinion leaders Mountainplanet.com completed the task for you and combined the best routes into one list. Read, choose, and pack your luggage! Did you start to plan your summer? We suggest you to check this list, containing the advice of Mountainplanet.com...
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Blog by Mikhail Emtsev

If you are just beginning to hike, this article is for you. Here you will be able to learn more about the equipment and clothes required in the mountains or in the forest. Since this feature is more intended for beginners, I will avoid talking about special equipment for complex journeys (e. g. through mountain rivers or te...
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How much money do mountain guides make, how many types of mountain guides are there, how to tell one type from another, and why do they have so much in common with whiskey? 1. Pseudo Mountain Guides One of the lowest-paid categories of so-called mountain and outdoor adventure guides is porters and mountain companions,...
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Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018 After what Colin Haley himself describes as at least a decade of scheming and daydreaming, and three unsuccessful attempts (2010, 2011, 2012), on 5 June 2018 t...
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She is currently a week into her climb up K2. Lisa Thompson might be a world-renowned mountaineer today, but some of her first memories involve spending long days outside exploring the woods and cornfields in her home state of Illinois. It wasnt until she moved to Seattle in 2009 in her late 30s that she found an irrevocab...
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Blog by Anastasia Pivnyuk

In 1999, three children mummified bodies were found on the summit of the Llullaillaco volcano, in the West Cordillera of the Andes, between the border of Chile and Argentina: one 4 to 5 years old boy and two girls, each 5 and 13 years old. Copyright: Constanza Ceruti Inca priests sacrificed three children to the g...
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For Queensland climber Alyssa Azar, climbing the highest mountain in the world was apparently such a breeze, she did it twice. The 21-year-old became the youngest Australian to reach the summit of Everest in 2016 when she was 19, and is now returning home after becoming the youngest woman ever to climb both the north and s...
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Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer has just departed for 7,181m Lupghar Sar West in Pakistan’s Karakoram. Tempered by a number of hard solo climbs in Europe, Auer is now translating these abilities to the great ranges. He will continue his tradition of solo climbing. His only companions will be a cook and a few porters on the ...
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South-Korean mountaineer Kim Hong-bin has already climbed 12 of 14 highest mountains. He scaled Annapurna this spring. He lost all his fingers during a climb of the West Buttress of Mt Denali in 1991. This summer Kim Hong-bin is attempting to climb Gasherbrum-I along with three Sherpas. This incredible climber scaled Mt...
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Last week, three South Korean climbers, led by Eun Soo Koo, were swept downslope by an avalanche on the North Face of Latok I (7,145m) in the Karakoram. Two of them sustained serious back, rib and shoulder injuries. Bad weather forced the rescue helicopter to wait nearly 24 hours before it could extract the stricken men....
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Climbers Cristobal Señoret and Max Didier ascended the southwest face of Cerro Paine Grande to make the first ascent of a new route on the peak. Cerro Paine Grande, at 2,884 meters (9,462 feet), is the tallest peak in the Cordillera Paine massif of Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonia. The mountain group is ...
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A joint Swedish-Pakistani expedition has set out to tackle 7,027m Mt. Spantik, a peak in the Spantik-Sosbun subrange of the Karakoram. Mt. Spantik, also known as Golden Peak, was first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition led by Karl Kramer. Recently, the mountain has become popular with commercial expeditions due to a r...
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Expeditions can challenge anyone. However, no matter how challenging, a physically difficult goal is beneficial for people with cerebral palsy. Working on controlling, strengthening, and loosening muscles helps with learning patterns, which can increase coordination. Many people with disabilities participate in a variety of...
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Here we are with part three of movies about climbing, mountains, mountain adventures, extreme sports and natural extreme situations. Choose a movie you havent seen and enjoy it. Dont forget to share your opinion with us. 1. Seven Years in Tibet (1997) True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became ...
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The Supreme Court vacated the government’s decision to bar double amputee and visually impaired persons from climbing mountains, including Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak. Issuing a final verdict on a writ petition filed by Madhav Prasad Chamlagain, a constitutional bench of five justices led by Chief Justice Deepak R...
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