UPDATE: Viesturs has summited Annapurna and has become first American to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. Ed Viesturs is on hold at 23,000 feet in the Himalayas on his current attempt at Annapurna. The worldâ??s 10th-highest peak is the last on the list for Viesturs’ attempt to become the first American to […]
The Korea Times reports that South Korean Park Young-seok reached the North Pole which would make him the first person to climb 14 8,000 meter peaks, climb the seven summits, and reach the North and South Poles.
An Everest climber argues that Sherpas are undervalued for the work they perform and how they put their lives on the line. Though scaling Everest has become a lucrative adventure sport, Apa and other Sherpas, many of whom use their ethnic group as a last name, say they are not getting their fair share of […]
MountainZone.com reports that the Harvard Mountaineering Club is celebrating its 80th Anniversary by undertaking an expedition to the Borkoldoy Mountains in Kyrgyzstan.
Not sure how this site will turn out, but MSN Travel will be covering every aspect of Ed Viesturs‘ attempt on Annapurna without oxygen. Viesturs’ 20 year quest to be the first American to summit all 14 8,000 meter peaks without oxygen will be complete with success on Annapurna.
The Los Angeles Times has an article about two Rainier Mountaineering guides, Chris Bamer and Rob Montague, and their attempt on the Ptarmigan Ridge route. The article also has some great background info on climbing Mt. Rainier. For many American mountaineers, the road to the toughest climbs in the world goes through Mt. Rainier, considered […]
A Nepali guide and a Panamanian climber died after returning from Mount Pumori in Nepal. Both of them successfully climbed Mt. Pumori on March 25, but while returning, they climbed 100 meters down and unfortunately slipped and fell down in mountain trench of 500 meter depth which led them to the death. These two climbers […]
The bible of climbing and mountaineering instructional literature is Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills published by The Mountaineers. I’ve read and studied that book cover to cover numerous times and now the experts from The Mountaineers have put out some guidelines for wilderness survival. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a useful article on the ten […]
MountEverest.net has an article on phenomena of “sweet death”. After last year’s Everest season, climbers trickled in to ExWeb’s office bringing with them tales of summits but also some alarming news. All over the mountain, climbers had been falling asleep. All had been shook awake by Sherpas; most weren’t aware how close to death they’d […]
MountainZone.com reports that two climbers were hit by an avalanche at Quandary Peak in Colorado’s Tenmile Range. One of the climbers emerged with only minor injuries while the other died.