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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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On September 24, 2018, just before the anniversary of the tragic death of the world-famous athlete Valeriy Rozov, a memorial plaque was opened in Moscow in his honor. It is located in the center of the city, in the courtyard of the museum and a workshop of the equally famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov. The opening...
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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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Hans Zlöbl and Ulrich Mühlburger have made the first ascent of The Power of Love, a new climb up the SE Face of Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria.  Between 28 and 30 September 2018, Austrian mountain guide Hans Zlöbl and Ulrich Mühlburger established a new climb up the SE Face of Großglockner, at 3798 meters ...
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Going light and fast during a short weather window, Japanese climbers Genki Narumi, Yusuke Sato and Hiroki Yamamoto squeaked in a new route on the northeast face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m) in India, between September 20-25. They named their route All Izz Well (VI WI5 M6, 1500m).  Sato jumaring before the upper headwall....
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Newly discovered pictures reveal the extraordinary bravery of George Mallorys expedition to Mount Everest in 1921. The newly restored, digitized images are part of a collection featuring First World War veteran Mallory and his hardy team of adventurers who made history in 1921 as part of the first British reconnaissance ...
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This video shows Dani Arnold climbing Power Shrimps, the ice climb he freed in February 2018 at Helmcken Falls in Canada.  In February 2018 34-year-old Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold made the established and freed Power Shrimps, a spectacular ice climb located at the raging Helmcken Falls in Canada. Protected by bolt...
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A group of six women decided to climb Africa’s highest mountain in an effort to bring public attention to a physical condition they share. The women suffer from albinism, a genetic condition in which a person’s skin, hair and eyes lack pigmentation. One of the main signs of albinism is lighter-than-usual skin color. Othe...
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A climber who dug herself out to safety after being buried by an avalanche in New Zealand said Wednesday she was "absolutely broken" by the deaths of two German guides in the accident.  Jo Morgan was climbing Mt Hicks in New Zealands southern alps with mountaineering guides Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier, both German cit...
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A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of Europes highest mountain. Jack Garner faced winds of more than 50mph, -37C wind chill and a longer stay than usual on Mount Elbrus due to extreme weather conditions. In 2007, at the age of 11, Jack, from Scunthorpe, lost his sight ...
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As with any relationship, Carol and Greg Onofrio have their share of sadness and struggle. A son who for years struggled with alcoholism. Another son with autism. Plus all the normal wear and tear of a 33-year marriage. But the Onofrios, who moved to Spokane from Colorado in 2016, have discovered an unusual and adventuro...
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Blind since he was 13, the mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents. Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is a triumph for any climber, but for Erik Weihenmayer, the accomplishment is even more impressive. That’s because he is blind. Born with a rare eye disease, Mr. Weihenm...
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An 86-year-old Japanese adventurer is preparing to take on a new challenge. Yuichiro Miura is aiming to conquer the highest peak in the South American continent in January. He has climbed Mount Aconcagua once before, when he was in his 50s. The Argentinian peak is about 7,000 meters above sea level.  Miura g...
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Sherpa Climber Pemba Dorje has been stripped of his Guiness World Record title as the fastest Everest summiteer after the Supreme Court annulled his claim in lack of adequate and substantial evidences. A joint bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Dambar Bahadur Shahi had issued a verdict last November to quas...
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