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K2 Winter Ascent – An Impossible Dream? (Updated)

When we think of the 8000ers, the world’s 14 highest mountains, we often think that all the major challenges have long been overcome, that these 14 giants are becoming increasingly commercialised,

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Climbing Mt Everest: 4 Key Considerations From An Everest Climber And Guide

So you’re thinking about climbing Mt Everest? That’s amazing! Everest is not only the highest mountain in the world, but she is surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery there is. Everest

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Fergus White Everest Interview: Ascent Into Hell

In 2009, Irish National, Fergus White, travelled to the Himalayas to train as a mountaineer. The following year he returned to climb Everest. In this interview Fergus shares his story from Pumori to the

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The Hardest Choice: Turning Round on Everest

Singaporean mountaineer Jeremy Tong talks about turning round at 8600m on Everest, and why he will be returning next year. This year, Jeremy attempted to become the youngest Singaporean to summit Everest,

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Alex Txikon Winter Everest Attempt

Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon has returned from Nepal after an unsuccessful attempt to become the first person to summit Everest in winter without supplemental oxygen. Everest has not been climbed at

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Bonita Norris discusses her 2016 K2 expereince

In June 2016, Bonita Norris attempted to become the first ever British woman to summit K2. No stranger to climbing, the 28 year old was the first British female to summit Mt. Lhotse and the youngest ever

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Japanese climber is back for his 6th solo attempt on Everest!

The Japanese climber, Nobukazu Kuriki, is once again attempting to climb Everest solo. This will be his sixth attempt. What’s more, he’s doing it with the use of only one finger!  Last year

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Everest Bans Indian Mountaneering Cheaters

An Indian police couple have been banned from attempting any mountaineering activities in Nepal for 10 years after it was discovered recently that they faked their Everest summit photos. The duo managed

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Kilian Jornet To Attempt Everest Record

Kilian Jornet, one of the world’s greatest alpine athletes, is about to attempt his most demanding challenge to date. Jornet has ascended Denali, Aconcagua, Mont Blanc and Cervino in record times,

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Body Found On K2 – Authorities Seeking Help To Identify

Just this week sad news has reached us that the remains of a climber has been found on K2. Researchers working on the mountain found the body last week but have so far been unsuccessful in identifying

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