Tag Archives: Mountaineering

It’s our duty as Americans to protect our national parks for the next hundred years —Alex Honnold

Rock climber Alex Honnold argues we must do more to defend US national parks from a slew of imminent environmental threats Just over eight years ago, I completed a free solo ascent unroped of the one of the most beautiful and challenging climbs in the world: a 350 metre crack called Moonlight Buttress in southwestern … Read More

First Descent: Polish Mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel Skies Down From the Top of K2

On July 22 nd, 2018 Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel achieved a world firstly when he climbed and then pitched from the summit of the planet’s second-highest mountain on skis, K2. At 8,611 m, it’s precisely 200 m shorter than Mt Everest, and a lot more dangerous. Until Bargiel’s firstly drop-off, it was one of … Read More

Mount Everest death toll rises to three amid overcrowding fears

Indian national is third to expires while two people are missing as experts say constrictions may have contributed to deaths Three climbers have died and two are missing on Everest, underlining health risks involved as mountaineers return to the worlds highest crest after two seasons tagged by disasters. The Nepal Mountaineering Association said overcrowding and … Read More

Mount Everest: two climbers killed and 30 want medical help

Dozens need care for frostbite and altitude sickness on mountain after deaths of Australian woman and Dutch man Severe frostbite and altitude sickness have left more than 30 climbers on Mount Everest necessary medical assistance, after two climbers expired on the worlds highest mountain over the weekend. An Australian woman and a Dutch gentleman both … Read More

Mountaineer, 85, dies attempting to reclaim title of oldest to clamber Everest

Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan believed to have suffered heart attack at base clique on Saturday An 85 -year-old man has died while attempting to regain his designation as the oldest person to climb Everest. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the basi camp on Saturday evening, said Dinesh Bhattarai, Nepals tourism chief. Gyanendra Shrestha, a … Read More

French climber tells of agony on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

Elisabeth Revol abandoned her climbing collaborator, sustained hallucinations and frostbite and may require amputations Mountaineering French climber tells of agony on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’ Elisabeth Revol abandoned her climbing marriage, tolerated hallucinations and frostbite and may require amputations Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and agencies @achrisafis Thu 1 Feb 2018 12. 10 EST First published on … Read More

Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Everest for account 22 nd hour

Kami Rita, 48, from Nepal had held previous evidence of 21 successful ascendings with two fellow guides A veteran Sherpa guide has scaled Mount Everest for the 22 nd season, placing a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain. Kami Rita reached the summit on Wednesday morning with a squad of foreign … Read More

Mountains of the moon: climbing Uganda’s highest top

The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/ DRC frontier, volunteer treks through run and stunning sceneries and a satisfying but objection summit, with none of the crowds are available at Kilimanjaro Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and father-god of geography, “ve called the” Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he … Read More

Helicopter search suspended for missing US climbers in Pakistan

Official remarks an initial flight showed no signed of the Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson, but it did indicate an avalanche on the peak they were climbing An aerial search for two American mountaineers missing in Pakistan was dangled on Sunday, an official added, after an initial flight showed no mansion of the men but … Read More

Mount Everest’s Hillary Step has collapsed, mountaineer shows

Tim Mosedale adds demolition of rocky outcrop, maybe in 2015 earthquake, may manufacture clambering to summit more dangerous A British mountaineer has confirmed that a far-famed bumpy outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially representing the ascent more dangerous. The Hillary Step, identified after Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with the sherpa … Read More

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