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You Can Now Pay For Your Everest Climb Using Bitcoin

High altitude mountaineers are usually a forward thinking bunch, often employing the latest technology and gear to help them achieve their goal of reaching the summit. Turns out they carry that same attitude into business as well. Case in point, an Australian company called Mt. Everest Adventures has begun accepting [...]

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16-Year Old Climber To Attempt Himalayan Triple Header

For most of us, climbing a single 8000 meter peak in a year is considered quite an accomplishment. Topping out on two, or more, is generally reserved for those elite climbers who have years of experience in the Himalaya. But this spring, 16-year old Matt Moniz has set an ambitious [...]

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Nepal To Install Ladder On Everest To Make Climb Safer

It is that time of the year again. The calendar has turned to spring, the weather is starting to warm up and soon the flowers and trees will be in full bloom.The arrival of spring also marks the start of a new climbing season on Mt. Everest, where hundreds of [...]

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Nepal Vows To Crack Down On Littering Climbers

The spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is now just a few weeks away, and all across the globe anxious mountaineers are in the final stages of planning and preparation. Ahead of their arrival in Kathmandu, the government of Nepal announced some new requirements this week that are designed to [...]

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Base Jumping Mountaineer To Leap From Summit Of Everest

With a month to go before the start of the spring climbing season in the Himalaya, mountaineers across the globe are busy wrapping up their training and putting the finishing touches on their travel plans. Many of them will be heading to Everest, where they’ll attempt to climb to the [...]

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The Cost of Climbing Everest – 2014 Edition

Climbing Mt. Everest is without a doubt one of the most demanding undertakings in all of mountaineering. It requires months – and sometimes years – of training. It takes weeks of preparation before even traveling to the Himalaya, and once there it requires upwards of another two months to actually [...]

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Avalanche On Everest Claims 4 Lives

by Kraig Becker Heavy snows in the Himalaya this fall have made climbing and trekking there difficult at times. Some of the more popular peaks have been hit hard with fresh powder, particularly after Cyclone Phailin made landfall two weeks backs. The poor weather brought in an end to numerous high [...]

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Ueli Steck Shares Details On Annapurna Summit

by Kraig Becker Last week we were astounded by the news that Swiss climber, and Wenger ambassador, Ueli Steck had completed a solo summit of Annapurna, one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains on the planet. At the time, not many details about the climb were revealed and we were [...]

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Ueli Steck Makes Solo Summit of Annapurna

  by Kraig Becker Wenger ambassador Ueli Steck continues to amaze the mountaineering world with his high altitude exploits. The Swiss climber has earned a reputation for going fast and light on the most iconic peaks in the Alps, while setting numerous speed records in the process. Over the past few [...]

American Climbers Attempting Highest Unclimbed Peak in Nepal

American Climbers Attempting Highest Unclimbed Peak in Nepal

  by Kraig Becker It has been a busy fall in the Himalaya where a number of teams have already wrapped up their expeditions to summit some of the tallest peaks on the planet. But one team is just getting settled into base camp as they prepare for the unique challenge [...]