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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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Six climbers along with five Sherpa guides of Madison Mountaineering Nupla Khang Expedition Team 2018 have made first ascent of Mt Nupla Khang earlier yesterday. According to Managing Director of Himalayan Guides Nepal, Iswari Paudel, the expedition team led by Garrett Madison of the United States of America summitted th...
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40-year-old Swiss alpinist Roger Schaeli has completed a new route up the North Face of the Eiger. Schaeli established Airplane Mode ground-up in the summers 2017 and 2018, with Dimitri Vogt, Bernd Rathmayr and Mayan Smith-Gobat. Schaeli told planetmountain.com "the route climbs a line to the right of Deep Blue Sea along...
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A short film by Paolo Sartori documenting the repeat of Odyssee on the North Face of the Eiger by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in August 2018.  Photo credit:  Jacopo Larcher, Barbara Zangerl Last August after four days of climbing Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher managed to repeat Odyssee, the difficult ro...
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The expedition operators in Nepal might have been so shocked that they dropped their pencils. In the “New Regulations for Foreign Expeditions 2019” in Tibet (available to me) it says under point 6: “In order to ensure the healthy and orderly development of mountaineering and minimize the occurrence of mountaineering acci...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Winter K2 has been attempted four times by Polish and Russian climbers. None of them has reached beyond 7,600m of its 8,611m. A Russian/Kazakh/Kyrgyz combo is currently struggling to raise the money to have a go at this last great Himalayan p...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. Options decrease for winter teams with every day that passes and every fresh load of snow that deposits on the steep slopes. Manaslu climbers Simone Moro and Pemba Gelje should be back to Kathmandu by now. Only the two teams on K2 are going a...
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A pair of Brazilian climbers are currently missing on Fitz Roy in Patagonia and another, a Czech, perished while descending. Two Brazilian mountaineers attempting to summit Mount Fitz Roy on the Chilean-Argentinian border are currently missing.The Brazilians were slated to return from the 11,000-foot peak on January 20, ...
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This 90-year-old is still at his peak. Enzo Appiano first scaled the “frightening” Alps surrounding his native Turin, Italy, in 1948 — and he has no intention of stopping until the day he dies. “The mountain is the main purpose of my life,” the plaid-clad nonagenarian tells The Post. Perhaps that’s why he’s inspiri...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. The Russian/Kazakh/Kyrgyz team – aka the Eastern team — returned to K2 Base Camp after fixing ropes up to the Black Pyramid, at approximately 7,000m. This super-steep section of mixed terrain is among the most relevant difficulties on the Abr...
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National Geographic, the oldest and most prestigious travel magazine in the world, has honoured Andrzej Bargiel, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko with the 2019 Adventurers of the Year title. The Polish mountaineers, who shared the award with Americans Maureen Beck and Heather Anderson, made headlines for two very different...
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Chinas biggest action stars are teaming to conquer Mount Everest. Hong Kong legend Jackie Chan and Chinese box-office champion Wu Jing are set to co-star in an epic action film about the first Chinese mountaineers to summit the worlds tallest peak. Tentatively titled Climbers in English, the pic will be directed by Ho...
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This article first appeared on http://explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. “I was eating something from the rubbish, I was sleeping on the street. And it broke me a lot.” — Denis Urubko Denis Urubko, enigma of the mountaineering world, a hero to some, vilified by others. One thing you can’t question, howev...
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For generations climbing has been firmly the realm of men among the legendary Sherpas of Nepal, tradition dictating women care for the home while their husbands conquer the Himalayan peaks.  But that convention is being challenged by two Sherpa women attempting to summit Everest and force a rethink about the role of wido...
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When Barry Blanchard, Dave Cheesmond and Carl Tobin topped out the first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Fay on the third day of their climb in February 1984, they were worked: What they had expected to be a one day ascent had tripled in length due to a bad storm berating them with wind and snow. Eager to get off in one piec...
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Ever since my first son was born, in 2010, hiking has proven to be a rich and forgiving family activity. Though I prefer to trail run and mountain bike when I’m away from my nine- and seven-year-old, neither are (currently) conducive to quality family time. By contrast, everyone can hike. We started with small jaunts once t...
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This afternoon multiple climbers marked the first ascent of 8000 m in this spring 2019 by making the successful ascent of Mt. Annapurna I situated at an altitude of 8091 m / 26,545 ft. As per the last update by director of Seven Summit Treks Chhang Dawa Sherpa from the base camp at least 32 Climbers including climbing Sherp...
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According to Expedition Leader Tashi Sherpa, Legend mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa and his team left Base camp to Camp 1 via khumbu icefall along with 13 Indian climbers and 14 Sherpa guides. The team moved after the Puja at 4am from 5364m for the first rotation to acclimatization before attempting their summit . “After th...
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For Will Gadd, “fear and danger are constant – they remind me to pay attention.” The places Gadd works in “are really hazardous,” he said. “If you are not afraid of that environment, something is wrong with you.” Where most see a remote and unforgiving landscape, Gadd sees a playground. There’s no mountain high enough...
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While the climbing world’s attention shifts towards light, no-O2 climbs on 8000’ers such as Kangchenjunga, Annapurna or Dhaulagiri, Mount Everest continues to fascinate the general public. With a record 375 climbing permits issued this year, the south side Base Camp teems with expeditions beginning their first partial climb...
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A Sherpa climber who guided Wui Kin Chin, a Malaysian doctor, to the top of the world’s tenth highest mountain, today said the climber could survive above Camp IV on Mt Annapurna because he gave him his oxygen cylinder. Nima Tshering Sherpa, the only climbing guide of Kin Chin, told THT that the 49-year-old climber fell ...
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Vitaliy Lazo, founder and participant of Freeride in the Death Zone project (anoxic summits and freeride descents from the highest mountains in the world) finished the training program and passed the final exam for ski guide of Russian Mountain Guides Association. The results become known by the end of May, 2019. ...
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A group of climbing Sherpas today successfully opened a climbing route to the Camp IV on Mt Everest. According to Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides, climbing Sherpas reached the South Col (8,000 metres) this afternoon fixing ropes above Camp III. “The team reached the Lhotse Face at 7,400 metres yester...
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The new peace trail follows the heavily armed Demilitarized Zone  Across the DMZ between North and South Korea. Image by Nigel Killeen/Getty Images A series of hiking routes have opened along one of the world’s most dangerous borders. The South Korean “peace trail” follows the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the 2.5-...
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Love hiking? These cool gadgets could help to make your treks more satisfying and safer than ever before. 127 Hours told the remarkable story of mountaineer Aron Ralston, who went hiking in Utahs Canyonlands National Park in 2003 and came a cropper when his arm was crushed by a boulder. After an incredible six days with ...
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With summer just around the corner, you might want to think about taking a hike to get into the great outdoors. While there are trails you can hit around the world to immerse yourself in nature, hiking in the Alps is about to become an ultimate bucket list destination.  COURTESY OF SLOVENIAN TOURIST BOARD The c...
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Toronto-based Mario Rigby has an unusual background for an adventurer. He represented his native Turks and Caicos at 400m in track and field, then became a personal trainer. Then in 2015, he decided to trek 12,000km down the length of Africa. He flew to Cape Town, South Africa for a two-year journey along the east coast tow...
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