Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

The legendary Red Fox Elbrus Race is an annual festival of extreme sports taking place at Mt. Elbrus, Europe´s highest summit (5642 m / 18,510 ft) and therefore one of the famous 7 Summits. Mt. Elbrus is located in the Caucasus, one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world — and one of the most beautiful places in Ru...
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Alex Honnold, the greatest free-solo climber in history, scales a luxury apartment building in Jersey City known as the Urby. At twelve-forty-five, unable to sleep, the climber Alex Honnold got out of bed, picked up his backpack, and walked across the street from his hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey, to a sixty-nine-floo...
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Blog by Prakash Devkota

Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal “Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition” Mera Peak Climbing “Trip Highlights” Mera Peak (6,461m) is the most elevated trekking peak in Nepal that offers exciting climbing background. From Mera Peak Summit one can appreciate an astounding perspective of worlds transcending moun...
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Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition       Short Info about Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is established by very much experienced and gifted trekking and mountaineering experts. We are government approved tourism proficient particu...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. By: Laszlo Pinter There is no doubt that Russian Denis Urubko is one of the best climbers of our day. He has 21 ascents of 8,000m peaks, including two in winter, and has opened new routes on Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Broad Peak. He did ...
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In 2012, US Marine Corps sergeant Kirstie Ennis suffered life-changing injuries in Afghanistan. Now, against all the odds, shes a mountaineer with plans on a full Everest climb. “I went over to Nepal and made the trek up to Everest Base Camp. When the skies cleared on the third or fourth day, I saw her for the first time...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. High-altitude mountaineering has evolved since George Mallory gamely trudged up the Rongbuk glacier in 1924 towards his death, but despite satellite phones, bottled oxygen, plastic boots, acclimatization protocols and other lifesavers, one fa...
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Ben Tibbetts, adventure photographer and IFMGA mountain guide, has now become the second British climber to summit all 82 of the 4,000m Alpine peaks recognised by the UIAA. However, the accolades to the achievement were only secondary to his goal to finish off his long-term project, the beautiful photo guidebook Alpenglow. ...
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Alexander Gukov shares his experience of surviving alone for a week at 6200 m on Latok I (7145m) after his partner Sergey Glazunov fell to his death on the descent with most of their equipment. [This story first appeared in Alpinist 64, which is now available on newsstands and in our online store. The issue also features...
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Blog by Hameed Ullah

The source of publication you can find on www.mountainsofpakistan.com Trango Towers are situated in the north of Pakistan in Gilgit Baltistan. Trango towers are the combination of rocks snow gullies and vertical limits. This mountain famjam got some impressive and extremely difficult rocky towers on the planet Earth.They...
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Gazing up from base camp in 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker repeatedly contemplated if that bare, rocky protrusion near the top of Lunag Ri could possibly be the true summit. It looked too improbable, too perfect. But what if it was? They failed to find out in 2015, turning around at 300 meters shy of the 6,895-mete...
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The Basque climber Alex Txikon will be leading a 9-man team, while the Kazakhtani climber Vassily Pivtsov will be leading a 7-man team. K2 is about to be bustling: This winter there will be two different teams—comprised of at climbers from at least six different countries—on the mountain. Will this be the year that all 8...
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Winter mountaineering in the Brenta Dolomites: on the east face of Cima Brenta, Alessandro Beber and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of the important new ice and mixed climb CRAM (550m, AI5, M6, 90°). Beber and Faletti report. Alessandro Beber establishing pitch 9 of CRAM up Cima Brenta (Brenta Dolomites)Phot...
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This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here. by Damien Gildea On December 27, Colin O’Brady wrote triumphantly on Instagram: “The wooden post in the background of this picture marks the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, where Antarctica’s land mass ends and the sea ice begins. As I pull...
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Josh Hancock broke his back when he fell while ice climbing in Snoqualmie, Wash., on Dec. 4, 2014. That was no small bump in the 35-year-old’s ambitious, outdoorsy life. He became paraplegic, requiring him to use a wheelchair and rendering his three-story Seattle townhouse inaccessible. Hancock refused to let his injury sto...
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Ten days after strangling a mountain lion to death in self-defense, Travis Kauffman, 31, made his first public appearance in good spirits, wearing the same jacket from the day of the incident at a limited access press conference Thursday. Kauffman was attacked by a juvenile mountain lion while trail running in the Horset...
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Kim Hong-bin is the only foreign mountaineer who was given a permit for Annapurna this spring. “The man without fingers” (as he is called sometimes) is going to scale his twelfth eight-thousander. However, that does not mean that a 53-year-old Korean will be traveling alone. He probably has a big base camp support team and ...
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The seemingly superhuman climber and the Oscar-winning actor-musician have struck an unlikely friendship, and they invited The Hollywood Reporter to join a recent wall session: "Im getting my ass kicked, which is great." Alex Honnold, star of the Oscar-contending doc Free Solo, is perched precariously halfway up an 85-fo...
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Ok, we talked about movies about a week ago. Lets pass over to books about climbing and climbers, about how it is — to be brave and move ahead. Some of them still cause a lot of dispute. Please share your opinion, maybe itll be quite the opposite. Dont forget to tell us what other climbing books you know — were keen on read...
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To reach the top of a sea stack you must overcome ferocious seas and towering rock walls – it’s no wonder Iain Miller is one of the few people to do it. Iain Miller is a full-time professional sea stack climber who spends his days guiding visitors from all over the world up and down the giant rock towers that line the wa...
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Blog by Natasha Poletaeva

Just a couple of flight hours from Moscow youll find Mount Elbrus, the highest summit of Europe. Climbing it will not only add points to your alpine experience, but also inspire to reboot of consciousness. And here is why. 1. You can expand the view of life From the slopes of Elbrus you can observe the stunnin...
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A Chinese female climber along with three climbing Sherpas successfully scaled Mt Makalu (8,463m) becoming the season’s first team to summit the world’s fifth highest peak without supplemental oxygen this morning. Gao Xiao-Dan reached the summit point at around 9:00 am without oxygen support after her team found a clear wi...
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Blog by Pradip Tamang

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very world famous mountain trek, starts after 35 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We follow the Dudh Kosi River valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling market that is a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and Expeditions en route to the mighty Mt....
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Montannah Kenney, 7, has become the youngest girl to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The girl, who lost her father at the age of 3, wanted to climb Kilimanjaro as a way to get closer to him, her mother said. Weather conditions were among the worst in 10 years during the climb, adding to the challenge. For a chance t...
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Son of mountaineer Frank Smythe tells how his father spotted the remains – but decided he had to keep quiet. Tony Smythe knew he might find secrets when he came to write a book about his father, the 1930s Everest pioneer Frank Smythe. But he hadnt anticipated they might include Franks discovery of George Mallorys body in...
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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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MOUNT WASHINGTON — What in the heck was that climber doing up there alone in that kind of weather and in those kinds of conditions? And what kind of training did he or she have? Admit it. Those are thoughts that many of us have had at hearing news of the latest climber getting felled by extreme weather or overly challeng...
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Björn Lindwall is the founder and CEO of SolidEngineer, a Swedish software and consulting company, who decided to climb Mount Everest using 3D printed gear. In 2011, Björn Lindwall realized he wasn’t happy anymore and decided that the only way to overcome this was to leave his comfort zone. “I picked up stuff I grew u...
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