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He hopes his journey can inspire others to explore Britains unspoiled areas. An explorer completed an epic 1,250-mile backpacking trek from the tip of Cornwall to the top of Scotland - to celebrate his 70th birthday. John Sutcliffe hiked from Cape Cornwall to Cape Wrath, carrying 18kg of camping equipment and clothing...
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With her son leading the way, Dierdre Wolownick made it up the most famous big wall in the world in 13 hours. Sitting in the audience during the premiere of “Free Solo” in Yosemite earlier this year, with palms sweating as I watched Alex Honnold tick off his multi-year goal of climbing El Capitan with nothing but a pair ...
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In Norway, camping in the wild is a right JOTUNHEIMEN NATIONAL PARK, Norway — The Besseggen ridge juts from the earth as a curved spine of sharp, dark-gray stone and carves its way between two blue lakes in Jotunheimen, one of Norway’s many spectacular, wild national parks. “Jotunheimen” translates as “home of the giants...
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And why I’m now aiming for all 282 in Scotland... You don’t need time off, or even guts, for an outdoor expedition. Just do it, says record-breaking outdoor enthusiast James Forrest.  James Forrest approaching the Whiteside summit in the Lake District during his challenge There is nothing extraordinary about me...
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Most walkers opt for the direct route but it’s worth spending a few extra days on the Everest Three Passes trek “That’s bloody stunning, that is,” were the only words from the Aussie’s mouth as the five of us sat in silence on the summit of Chukkung Ri. The 4am start in bone-chilling wind had been worth it to now peer ov...
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Pakistani climber Muhammad Faheem Pasha is all set to scale Gasherbrum-II this summer. The 35-year-old climber will start his expedition on 16 June 2018 and is a part of a 13-member team of climbers attempting the eight-thousander. The team comprises of another Pakistani climber and 11 international climbers from Italy, Hun...
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Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel is again heading to the world’s second highest mountain, K2, to try to become the first person to complete a ski descent. Climbers and ski-mountaineers have tried to descend K2 on skis in the past, often with fatal consequences. Italian Hans Kammerlander had planned an attempt in 2001...
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Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase made made what is likely the first female ascent, and only the ninth ascent overall, of the Slovak Direct (5.9 X M6 WI6+, 9,000) on Denali (20,310). They summited June 5 after starting the climb June 2. Chase commented on an Instagram post that the route "took everything we had and ch...
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The highest unclimbed peak in the Gangotri Glacier Complex is now finally climbed. Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) a remote, unclimbed peak at the upper end of the Gangotri Glacier (Garhwal Himalaya), via a technical route on the South West buttress leading to the el...
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Two mountaineers are trying to summit all 82 4,000 meter (13,123 foot) peaks in the Alps in 100 days, in odrer to raise awareness about climate change. Climbers Peter Sandahl (Sweden) and Danny Uhlmann (United States), have summited 35 4,000 m (13,123 ft) peaks since May 5, when Climb for Climate began. The duo has been cl...
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Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer has completed a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakoram, Pakistan.  What is really important: he is back safe and sound in base camp. After having acclimatised by spending 3 nights up to 6000 m on the SW Ridge of La Rochele, and after having checked out ...
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Korean climber Kim Migon summited the 8,125m Nanga Parbat in Pakistan on Monday.  Now he is the 7th Korean and the 41st mountaineer in the world to scale 14 highest peaks.  His expedition, consisting of Korean and Taiwanese climbers, set out from Islamabad on June 4 and arrived at the base camp of Nanga Parbat on June 7. ...
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Mountaineers Michael Gardner and Sam Hennessey successfully made the second ascent of Light Traveler on Denali’s southwest face. Sam Hennessey and Michael Gardner made the second ascent of Light Traveler (VI M7 WI6) on the southwest face of Denali. The route was first sent in 2001 by Stephen Koch and Marko Prezelj, who too...
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This article first appeared on ExplorersWeb. The original can be read here. Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel has become the first person in history to ski down from the summit of the second highest mountain in the world. This follows a busy few days on K2, as 31 climbers summited on July 21. No word on whether Barg...
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Once again, basic use of an unmanned aerial vehicle saves someone’s life. Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen had been feared dead after falling and suffering from frostbite during a solo climb on Broad Peak in the Karakorum. It was only when Polish drone pilots Andrzej and Bartek Bargiel aerially spotted Allen and guided Sherp...
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Thirty-one mountaineers have ascended K2, the world’s second highest and most dangerous peak. The team includes mountaineers from China, Japan, Pakistan, Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland and Nepal among other countries. Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, Chhiji Norbu Sherpa, Dawa Gyaljen Sherpa, Lhakpa Temba Sherpa, Krishna Thapa Magar...
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This achievement adds to his collection of world records and he has another challenge in mind.  Because climbing the highest peaks on seven continents just wasnt enough for Colin OBrady, he had to go and climb to the highest points in all 50 states, didnt he?  Yes, he did, and OBrady finished at the top of Mount Hood ...
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It has been revealed that two mountaineers were taken to the world’s highest mountain for an expedition by producing a ‘fake climbing permit’ in the last spring season. According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), renowned Australian climber Ian James Hibbert, 67, and Chinese mountaineer Xu Zhong Zhou, 62, had never obt...
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Two Sherpa climbers successfully scaled Mt Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. According to Mingma David Sherpa, he along with Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, stood atop the 5,642-metre peak. “We reached the summit point at around 6:40 am and we are now on the way back to base camp,” Sherpa said. ...
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With nearly 200 foreign climbers along with their support staff preparing to scale the world’s eighth highest peak, at least six climbers including four rope-fixing Sherpas successfully stood atop Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) this afternoon becoming the first team to climb the mountain in the autumn season. Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, D...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Herbert Hellmuth of Germany and Sergey Baranov of Russia will try to become the first expedition to completely ski Dhaulagiri — at 8,167m, the seventh tallest mountain in the world. In 2009, Czech David Fojtik skied most but not all of Dha...
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YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS!!! On 26 September 1988 French mountaineer and paraglider pilot Jean-Marc Boivin made the first paraglider descent of Mount Everest. He had climbed the mountain via the south-east ridge. Here’s this historic video:    Boivin died from injuries incurred after BASE jumping off Angel Falls in...
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More than 60 climbers successfully climbed the world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal on Friday morning, according to expedition organisers. The world climbers, including Kami Rita Sherpa who set world record scaling Mt Everest 22 times, scaled Mt Manaslu, Mingma Sherpa Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks, said...
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Chinese mountaineer Luo Jing reached the top of the 8027m Shishapangma on Saturday, finishing the last of the 14 eight-thousanders and becoming Chinas first female climber for the accomplishment. "I am a single mother and I want to influence other females, mothers particularly. I want to make them believe that they can d...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Four veteran Austrian alpinists have made the first ascent of an unnamed peak in the Indian Himalaya. Hansjörg Auer, Max Berger, Much Mayr and Guido Unterwurzacher took three days to reach the 6,050-metre summit. Hansjörg Auer told ExWeb: ...
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Eleonora Delnevo - the Italian paraclimber paralysed from the waist down after a mountaineering accident in 2015 - has climbed the Zodiac route on El Capitan in Yosemite together with Mauro Gibellini, Diego Pezzoli and Antonio Pozzi.  Eleonora Delnevo climbing the Zodiac route on El Capitan. Photo credit: Diego Pezzoli...
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Romanian mountaineers Romeo Popa, Zsolt Torok and Teofil Vlad have established a new route up the Southeast Face of Pumori 7161m, Himalaya. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/teofil.vlad After having acclimatised by climbing Lobuche and spending two nights at 5900m, the trio established Advanced Base Camp at t...
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After coming up short two times with Conrad Anker (the second due to the former The North Face team captain suffering a heart attack en route!), the Austrian climber David Lama has made the first ascent of Lunag Ri, a 6,895-meter peak straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet. And he did solo.   Photo credit: MA...
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