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Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

For hundreds of years the Silk Road served as a trade route between Europe and Asia, opening early commerce between numerous cultures and countries. For generations it facilitated international trade for a major portion of the world

Maurice Herzog, First Climber To Summit An 8000-Meter Peaks, Passes Away At 93

Maurice Herzog, First Climber To Summit An 8000-Meter Peaks, Passes Away At 93

Last week marked the passing of a mountaineering legend, as Maurice Herzog, the first man to summit an 8000-meter peak, died at the age of 93. Herzog, along with his climbing partner Louis Lachenal, secured their place in history on June 3, 1950,

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki, who we told you about last week, had to be airlifted off Everest this past Sunday. The 30-year old mountaineer had been attempting to summit the tallest mountain on the planet when he contracted severe frostbite on his hands, feet and face.

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

A Japanese climber by the name of Nobukazu Kuriki has been making a solo attempt on the summit of Everest this fall along the mountain’s seldom climbed West Ridge. After weeks of preparation and acclimatization, he is currently in Camp 3, located at 7200 meters

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Just two weeks after an avalanche claimed more than a dozen lives on the remote Himalayan peak of Manaslu, another avalanche, this time on Annapurna, has taken the lives of two more climbers. The accident occurred this past weekend as a three-man team was climbing the peak, which is notorious [...]