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Bonita Norris Discusses Her 2016 K2 Experience

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 Mountaineering 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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Top 6 Easy Treks In Patagonia

A land forgotten by time, Patagonia is a true wilderness and one of least touched landscapes on earth. Located along the southern tip of South America, Patagonia boasts a wide array of landscapes that

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Huge Avalanche Brings K2 Climbing Season To An End

K2, the second tallest mountain on earth, will almost certainly see no more summit attempts this season as a huge avalanche brings the climbing season to an abrupt end. The avalanche, which hit the camp

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New Climbing Regulations For Mount Everest

Last week, the Nepalese government announced that it would be setting new regulations for climbing Mount Everest. These new regulations, which are by no means the first regulations to hit Everest in recent

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Nepal Books And Trekking Guides

Welcome to our library of Nepal Books and Trekking Guides. Below we have tried to synthesis the best trekking guidebooks and general fiction books on Nepal mountaineering. We are constantly updating our

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Best Treks In Bhutan

The Land Of The Thundering Dragon is a unique nation of mountains and wild landscapes. Situated in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a country unlike any other, a country where time has seemingly stood

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Peak Climbing In Nepal – A Complete Guide To Nepal’s Trekking Peaks

Since the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) was formed in 1978, peak climbing in Nepal has become more popular than ever. In fact, there are now over 30 trekking peaks in Nepal with more being opened

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Aconcagua Climbing Permit – Important Information

People from most countries require no visa to enter Argentina (check if your country needs a visa), but to gain admittance to Aconcagua Provincial Park, various permits must be obtained, a condition introduced

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The Definitive List of Places to Visit In Nepal And Things to Do!

Whilst the famous mountainous country of Nepal is known for its soaring peaks, wild landscape and mountaineering expeditions, there’s actually far more to Nepal than many people realise. The mountains

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Khumbu Cough – The High Altitude Hacking Cough

The Khumbu cough, also referred to as the high altitude hack, is a cough caused by the low humidity and temperatures associated with high altitudes. The Khumbu cough is named after the valley that leads

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Best Hikes In Nepal – There’s Something For Everyone Here

With many of the worlds tallest mountains on earth, it’s easy to see why Nepal is such a hot-spot for hikers. The wild landscape, rugged terrain and beautiful vistas make the tiny mountain country

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Best Places To Visit In Bhutan

Bhutan lies deep within the Western Himalayas and provides a stunning mix of old-world charm and glorious landscapes. Bhutan is a nation forgotten to time, a nation that is often describes as the happiest

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Internet Access On An Everest Base Camp Trek

Although many people come to Everest to get away from the rat race and escape the hectic lifestyle that city living brings, receiving internet and mobile signal is still very important. In this article

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Aconcagua Climbing Season – Best Time To Climb Aconcagua

Aconcagua is a beautiful mountain sculpted by glaciers. It the second-highest of the Seven Summits at 22,841 feet – Everest is 29,029 feet. Aconcagua is more than 4,000 feet higher than any of the other

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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty (What To Expect)

With more than 30,000 tourists a year, the Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) is the single most popular trek in Nepal. The name alone conjures visions of soaring peaks and sky-high altitudes, but just how

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Aconcagua Weather And Forecast Information

Because Aconcagua is such a large geographic structure, it often creates its own weather. The climate surrounding Aconcagua is affected by a number of factors including marine currents, winds and orography.

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Annapurna Circuit Cost – How Much To Budget

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Its changing climatic zones and incredible scenery bring people back to the region time and time again. Like many fabulous treks,

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