Blog by Sergey Kofanov

Mount Denali (6 195 m / 20 325 ft, Alaska Range) owes its popularity to the fact that it is the highest peak in North America. In addition, all the seven summits collectors go to Alaska to add this ascent to their collection. But besides belonging to the seven summits, Denali attracts people from all over the world because ...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

Mountain Planet is publishing a series of "Mountain Guides Profile", with the aim of helping outdoor enthusiasts find a professional to visit mountain regions all over the world. The Mountain Planet database contains more than 1000 specialists contacts from different countries, including those certified by mountain guides n...
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Blog by Maxim Foygel

“Nothing happens by chance, everything happens for a reason”, that’s what was on my mind as Roma and I got on the Freboudze glacier in the early summer 2016. We were looking at the east face of the Grandes Jorasses and we already imagined ourselves climbing there. I said to my friend: “It’s not by chance that we have come h...
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Blog by Robert Mojsov

Aaah, the great outdoors!.. Rivers, hills, mountains and a scattered group of people. What more can a person want? Just you, a backpack filled with goods, a bottle of water and the spirit to conquer it all. But mountains can offer you something more than just the regular hiking and bouldering experience…   Something s...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

О системе подготовки к высоким горам рассказывают эксперты Mountain Planet Максут Жумаев, Исрафил Ашурлы, Хосе Калисайя, Дмитрий Сидоров и Сергей Кофанов. Последние исследования в медицине говорят о том, что альпинистам следует отменить любые тренировки на выносливость как минимум за 3-4 недели до высотных восхождени...
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Blog by Alpine Ramble Treks

10 Days Everest base camp trek enthralls everyone as it is, in fact,  a trip of a lifetime. Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular and spectacular trekking destinations in the world, where you would want to be at least once in a lifetime.  It’s a trek to the base camp of world’s highest mountain which offers one ...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

Even if you are an experienced alpinist, you cannot learn all the tips for climbing Everest beforehand. Read the answers to the “Shame Questions” that glossy guidebooks just don’t address. And for sure we cannot leave the “Garbage on Everest” problem without our attention. The situation is not as simple as it is presented ...
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Blog by Viktoriia Vitova

Горный гид Mountainplanet.com Виктория Витова за 14 дней прошла в одиночку 155,4 км вокруг Аннапурны с рюкзаком тяжелее 20-ти кг. Есть девушки в горных селеньях! Читайте подробный рассказ о том, как это было: дождь, сыпуха, собака и "внутренняя лошадь". Старт В 5.20 был ливень и старт. У меня что-то дофига ...
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Blog by Mount Adventure Holidays

One of the least travelled trekking destinations in the Eastern Nepal,  Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers the best trekking experience to the solitude lovers who love remoteness and peace. The prime highlight of the trek is of course the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), world’s third tallest peak after Mt. Everest and...
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Blog by Mountain Planet

Trekker is not a snail: you don’t need to carry your “home” with you (certainly you can, but it’s called “caravanning” and means different kind of activity). Mountain Planet experts compiled a list of most needful things when preparing to walking holidays. Chalk it and have some good days in the outdoors! 1. Make...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

After choosing from a short list of 58 notable climbs around the world, the 2018 Piolets d’Or jury bestowed the award on Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček (Czech Republic) for their ascent of Gasherbrum I’s southwest face, Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima (Japan) for their ascent of the northeast face of Shispare, and Frédéric ...
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Blog by Viktoriia Vitova

Life is hard, but for guides its even worse. In this article we will tell the facts that isn’t that pleasant to talk about (otherwise tourists wont even dare to travel), but they are very common in average Nepal trekking. 1. Scary accommodation Scary, sometimes very dirty so-called "rooms" are offered as ac...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Mountains are so numerous that MountainPlanet.com decided they should have their own alphabet. Well name the project MountainAlphabet and recall mountains from A to Z. Let’s start today with letter A! A... hmm... let us think a bit... It should be Aconcagua which attracts climbers from all over the world! Aconcagua is th...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Alpinism has no age. When you are full of strength and ambition - you are young. Mountains have this magic that keeps the spirit. A 79-year-old woman from Tokyo Eiko Funahashi is planning to climb Everest this spring. This is her 4th attempt to scale the mountain. She’s got a chance to become the oldest woman on the world’...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Kami Rita Sherpa (48) from Thame village of Solukhumbu district will attempt to climb the world’s highest mountain from Nepal side this spring. In case of success it will be his 22nd time on the summit. Moreover, woman climber Lhakpa Sherpa is going to ascend Everest from Tibet side for the 9th time. “I do climb mountain...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Eight renowned mountaineers who have successfully climbed various mountains of the world including Mt Everest in 1978 are now in Nepal to mark the 40th anniversary of their summit. Amid a special ceremony organized here on Thursday, the heroes of mountain fraternity from various countries were honored by Minister for Cultu...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Veteran Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria (79) came to Nepal once again to climb Dhaulagiri for the eighth time. In 1998 he first attempted to summit the mountain but failed. Since then he has attempted six more times but was unable to make it to the top. In the spring of 2017 he reached the highest point (7800m probably), a...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

#MountainAlphabet is back and we’ve got the next letter – B! Mountains starting with B… There are some well-known, but we’ll take Mount Baker in the USA. Actually, it’s an active glaciated stratovolcano with the height of 3286 m.  So please meet Mr. or Ms. Baker! According to American mountaineers, Mount Baker is one of th...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

We dont want to hear about the time your dog did a fourteener. Mera, recently renamed Baru, made the first canine ascent of Nepals 23,389-foot Baruntse in November 2018. On November 9, 2018, a dog named Mera became the first of her kind to reach the summit of Baruntse, a 23,389-foot peak in Nepal’s Himalayas, located jus...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

At least six climbers successfully stood atop the world’s fourth highest peak making the season’s first ascent of the mountains above 8,000m. Climber Mingma Gyalje Sherpa along with three fellow Sherpa and two Chinese climbers made it to the top of Mt Lhotse (8,516m) yesterday morning. “We are on Mt Lhotse summit now,” She...
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What will it ultimately take for a team to bag the first winter summit of K2? With little fanfare, the Basque climber Alex Txikon and his team returned to K2 Base Camp on March 17, ending the only remaining attempt at the first winter K2 summit this winter. Not a surprise, big winds stopped the climb as it did for the Ka...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

NASA’s widely publicized twin study—which compared astronaut Scott Kelly’s bodily functions to those of his earthbound identical twin brother—is getting a follow-up in one of the most forbidding environments on Earth. Two experienced mountaineers are in the middle of a month-long expedition to Mount Everest, while their twi...
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Blog by Xeenych Xeenych

For several years I have been drawing a map of Central Tien-Shan. The map contains climbed and unclimbed peaks, mountain passes and access routes along with other topographical data. The map is freely available to everyone at: https://nakarte.tk/#m=11/41.97889/77.55661&l=O/Mt/Wp Also there is a database of mountain pea...
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Blog by Trekking News

Spring is here and if you haven’t dusted off your hiking shoes you better have a good excuse-like a broken leg or recent ACL surgery. The whole season is spread out before you for walking out into the showy extravagance of nature, and here are the best places in America to do that in one day.  Photo credit: Ianqui Do...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

Everyone here seems to know Jan Morris, even the waitress at the local fish restaurant. “Have you met Jan before?” she asks as Morris materializes from what, due to a trick of the light, looks to be the ocean itself, clouds of white hair wafting and fluffing around her face.    Tom Jamieson for The New York Times ...
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Vinicius Todero reports about a 40-day climbing trip to southern Greenland with fellow Brazilian climber Marcos Costa in August 2018, during which the two repeated the famous Moby Dick on Ulamertorsuaq and, on the west face of the same mountain, established a 1000m new climb called Quajanaq. This shares sections of Moby Dic...
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Blog by Daily Mountain

The recent deaths of three alpinists once again raises questions about this dangerous pursuit.  When someone dies, the mourning process is typically straightforward. But when young climbers die in the mountains doing something extremely risky, mourning is surprisingly controversial. This month, Jess Roskelley, Hansjör...
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