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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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Adventurer To Climb And Ski 100,000 Meters In March

Ski-Mountaineer Greg Hill has big things planned for the month of March. The man who once skied more than 2 million feet (609,600 meters) in a single year, will now attempt to push the envelope even further. Hill has announced that he will try to set an incredible record by [...]

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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 [...]

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Named Nat Geo People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Named Nat Geo People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

After two months of online voting, during which more than 75,000 votes were cast, ultrarunner Kilian Jornet has been named the National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. The Spanish endurance athlete edged out a field of 12 other candidates, that included long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and climber Adam [...]

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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 [...]

Mountaineer To Attempt Winter Solo Ascent Of Denali For Fourth Time

Mountaineer To Attempt Winter Solo Ascent Of Denali For Fourth Time

If there is one thing you can say about successful adventurers and mountaineers, it’s that they tend to be a determined and tenacious bunch. Take polar explorer Lonnie Dupre for instance. He is currently in Alaska,  where he’ll soon attempt to become the first person to complete a solo winter [...]

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Video: Inside Ueli Steck’s Personal Gear Closet

There is no question that Wenger Ambassador Ueli Steck is amongst the best best mountaineers in the world today. When he isn’t busy setting new speed records in the Alps, he’s off making solo summits of the most difficult peaks in the Himalaya. As a professional climber, Ueli naturally gets [...]