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One Year After The Worst Disaster On Everest

Saturday April 18 2015 saw the first anniversary of the deadliest accident in the history of Mount Everest. 16 Sherpas were killed on the Khumbu Icefall slightly above Base Camp when an avalanche struck

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Aconcagua Difficulty – Can You Do It?

When climbing Aconcagua (22,841 feet), more important than years of mountaineering experience are aerobic training, great logistical support and a positive attitude. On the Northeast and Normal Routes,

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Will More People Take The Northern Route Up Everest?

There exist two main routes to the summit of Mount Everest. The southern is considerably more popular. In 2013, 539 successful summits originated in the south while 177 came from the north. But what is

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Annapurna Circuit Road Construction and New Trails

Road construction around the Annapurna Circuit began in 2005 as part of a national plan to develop Nepal and now endangers this famous trek’s reputation. In this article we provide a brief overview

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Aconcagua Fastest Ascent Record Broken Within 2 Months

New record set for the fastest ascent and descent of Aconcagua, less than two months after the last one Spanish endurance athlete Kilian Jornet’s record for the fastest ascent and descent of Mount

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Nepal Brick Industry Is Booming!

Construction comprises 10 or 11 percent of the GDP of Nepal and consumes about 35 percent of the national budget. It employs around a million people in a country of 28 million, making it the second-largest

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Sad News As Australian Man Dies Whilst Trekking In Nepal

A 64-year-old Australian man hiking in the region of Mount Everest in Nepal has died of what is suspected to be altitude sickness. Travelling with his niece and a guide, the Australian was returning from

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You Don’t Need Legs To Climb Mount Aconcagua

The Warfighter Sports Team of Disabled Sports USA is attempting to scale Mount Aconcagua (22,837 feet) in Argentina, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world because of its

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Kilian Jornet Sets New Record For Climbing Mount Aconcagua

Having made his way up Denali in record time earlier in the year, Kilian Jornet ended 2014 with another record: for Aconcagua (22,841 feet) in Argentina on December 23 2014. He took 12 hours and 49 minutes

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Climbing Aconcagua On An Empty Stomach

Climbing the highest mountains on Earth requires stamina and dedication. The stamina bit is usually fuelled by food, but from December 11 to 19 2014, Konstantin Dikovsky and Alexander Vovni ascended the

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2014 Annapurna Circuit Snowstorm: Worst Nepal Trekking Disaster Ever

On October, 14th 2014 unusually severe snowstorms and avalanches in Central Nepal resulted in one of the worst trekking disasters the country has ever experienced. The storm arose from Cyclone Hudhud.

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