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The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to take stern action against a Kathmandu-based trekking agency and its representatives for their involvement in forging government seal and signature to prepare a fake climbing permit for Mt Everest expedition last spring season.  Climbers heading to the h...
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It seems there’s nothing this pair can’t do! A few weeks ago neither Barbara Zangerl nor Jacopo Larcher had climbed a single route on the North Face of the Eiger. Now they’ve climbed a full three, including Odyssee, the hardest free route on the Alps’ most famous face at 8a+ (5.13c). Their four-day, ground-up ascent of O...
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This article first appeared on ExplorersWeb. The original can be read here. Thirteen has proven an unlucky number for Carlos Soria. With 12 of the world’s 14 8,000m peaks already accomplished, only Dhaulagiri and Shishapangma remain to complete the set. Dhaulagiri, in particular, has stubbornly resisted the Spanish mount...
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Russian alpinists Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkin announce the start of “Death Zone Freeride” project. The goal is: to ascent 5 highest mountains of the world with no supplement oxygen, and to descent skiing. They are Manaslu, Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Everest, K2. This is a non-commercial project, aimed to promote...
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Melissa Arnot Reid is an American climber. She has scaled Mount Everest six times. Watch an interesting movie where curious kids meet her and ask questions.  Source: http://www.youtube.com/hihokids  
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A 52-year-old alpinist from Chile today said he planned to climb two mountains above 8,000 metres in a single season this autumn. Talking to mediapersons here, Hernan Leal, who became the first South American to successfully climb Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in a single season last spring, said he would attempt to climb Mt ...
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More than 200 foreign climbers, along with their high attitude workers, are set to attempt to climb Mt Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak, this autumn. According to the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the DoT has issued climbing permits to 108 foreign climbers of 12 ...
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Hundreds of foreign climbers and their support staffers have been stranded on the world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal after expedition handling agencies failed to supply necessary logistics, including foodstuff to the Mt Manaslu region. Expedition handling agencies said they failed to charter helicopters to ferr...
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A Chinese climber was injured after a fellow climber reportedly attacked him with crampons at Camp II on Mt Manaslu. According to eyewitnesses, the fight broke out between two Chinese climbers on Wednesday following a heated debate over their previous businesses in China. “A group of Chinese climbers were seen yelling at...
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Mont Blanc is to impose "permanent restrictions" on climbing Western Europes highest mountain via its busiest route in an attempt to reduce death and bottlenecks on the perilous final ascent. Starting next summer, the number of hikers allowed to tackle the Royal Route to the mountain’s 15,780ft peak, used by three quarte...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. American ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison are currently on the lower slopes of Everest preparing to ski the Lhotse Couloir: the so-called Dream Line.  Photo credit: Nick Kalisz (https://www.outsideonline.com) From th...
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In an unique adventure sports initiative, a group of blind and able-bodied climbers from India and Israel have scaled Africas tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, an organiser said here on Monday. The climb between September 8-14 was billed as Indias first Inclusive Climb. It included two blind climbers from India ...
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Two American climbers set a world record becoming the first people to make a successful ski descent from the summit of the world’s fourth highest mountain in the autumn climbing season. Renowned ski mountaineers — James White Morrison and Hilaree Nelson — made a ski descent from the top of Mt Lhotse after reaching the su...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. “It’s over – the mountain is impossible to deal with,” reported Carlos Soria from Dhaulagiri BC on Monday. “The Polish team is leaving today; Kari Kobler’s will follow tomorrow,” he added. “A Japanese climber and three Sherpas are retreati...
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"Three seconds earlier we would all certainly have been killed. I have never come so close to losing my son," Sir Richard said. Sir Richard Branson was "seconds away from certain death" after nearly being caught in a rockfall on Mont Blanc. The billionaire businessman, 68, was climbing with his son Sam when rocks "the...
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At least 120 foreign climbers along with more than 100 climbing Sherpas successfully scaled the world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal in the autumn climbing season, according to expedition organisers. Chang Dawa Sherpa, Expeditions director at Seven Summit Treks shared that at least 69 climbers including 38 foreig...
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Alpinists Vitaliy Lazo and Anton Pugovkin made a difficult decision to cancel freeride from Annapurna project due to complex avalanche situation. “There are a lot of snow droppings on the slope, — report alpinists. — Avalanches are constant, and the probability get under is very high with no chances to escape aft...
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A group of amputee-athletes successfully summited Cotopaxi, a 19,347-foot tall, heavily glaciated stratovolcano thats also Ecuadors second highest mountain.  Its one of the most famous — and challenging — peaks in the South American climbing circuit.   The expedition is part of the Range of Motion Project (ROM...
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Three international teams are preparing to scale the world’s second highest peak K2 and killer mountain Nanga Parbat in the upcoming winter season. A five-member Spanish team and 10-member Russian team will try to be the first mountaineers to summit the K2 in the winter season.  A team of Italian climbers headed by fa...
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What’s the best way to celebrate the landmark of your 91st birthday? For Dr. Bill Weber of Florida, the obvious answer was to break a record and become the oldest known person ever to have climbed to the summit of Devils Tower. “National Park Magazine had a little squib around February last year that an 87-year-old, the ...
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At least four Chinese mountaineers have joined the elite 8000er club after they achieved the rare feat of climbing all 14 peaks above 8000 metres this autumn season. With their recent success on Mt Shishpangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8,027 metres, Zhang Liang, Dong Hong Juan, Luo Jing and Liu Yongzong ...
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Blog by Hiking Gear Lab

A proper hiking backpack will enhance your safety as well as the safety of what you will be carrying. Backpacks literally carry everything you need for a day’s walk or so. This includes essentials such as food, water, additional clothes in the event of unprecedented weather changes as well as water to keep you hydrated.  ...
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A three-member rope fixing team successfully reached the summit of Mt Ama Dablam, becoming the first team of the season to stand atop the 6,812 metre-peak in Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, according to the expedition organiser. Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal Pvt Ltd, said that Pemba Sherpa fr...
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Putha Hiunchuli expedition (also known as Dhaulagiri 7) is the westernmost summit of the Dhaulagiri range, and is accessed from the Dolpo area, to the north and west. Rising at the elevation of 7,246m, Mt.Putha Hiunchuli is one of the most beautiful mountains of 7000m peak of Dhawalagiri region. First ascented in...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. After 10 years in a dead-end job, James Forrest left to pursue a career as a full-time explorer. He has since become the UK’s “Mountain Man”. Last year he climbed all 446 mountains in England and Wales in just six months. And he has just comp...
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www.trekkingineverest.com Helambu Trekkingis all about exploring the natural splendour and well preserved culture in an undisturbed and unadulterated environment of Langtang. Being the less travelled trail, Helambu has been able to maintain its cultural uniqueness intact. The jovial nature of people with their unique t...
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  Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is an excellent exploration of culture with the adoration of beautiful mountain views in the Langtang Region of Nepal. You would be subjected to exploring the idiosyncratic traditions and cultures of the Tamang people and will observe their day to day life at the isolated region o...
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Lily Hillary is determined to conquer Mt Everest, just like her grandad did, in 2020. Its been 65 years since Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to summit the worlds highest mountain. He died in 2008 at the age of 88 from a heart attack.  Lily Hillary, granddaughter of Sir Edmund Hillary, on Mt Eden in Auckl...
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