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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 [...]

Book Review: “The Mountain: My Time on Everest” by Ed Viesturs

Book Review: “The Mountain: My Time on Everest” by Ed Viesturs

by Kraig Becker Ed Viesturs is arguably the most accomplished American mountaineer of all time. In 2005 he became is the first – and, to date, only – American to have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8000-meter peaks, accomplishing that feat without the use of supplemental oxygen. His career has [...]

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 [...]

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Climber Finds Lost Treasure Chest In The Alps

  by Kraig Becker In a story that sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood movie plot, a French mountaineer was surprised to discover a lost treasure chest half buried in a glacier while climbing in the Alps earlier this week. That surprise turned to astonishment however when he actually [...]

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Italian Mountaineers Attempting Ski Descent of Lhotse

  by Kraig Becker With the fall Himalayan climbing season now in full swing, there are a number of major expeditions underway on several of the world’s tallest mountains. Perhaps the most daring of those expeditions is an attempt by two Italian mountaineers to scale Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in [...]

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Ueli Steck Returns To The Himalaya For Third Attempt Of Annapurna

  by Kraig Becker Following a tumultuous spring climbing season in the Himalaya, during which he and his teammates scuffled with a mob of angry Sherpas, Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck is once again returning to Nepal. This time Ueli has his sights squarely set on an old nemesis as he makes [...]

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

by Kraig Becker A recent review of mountain ranges in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey has revealed some surprising results. A group of geographers working to update topographical maps across the state discovered that one of the most well known mountains in North America doesn’t stand quite as tall as [...]

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

by Kraig Becker As summer nears its inevitable end in the Northern Hemisphere the fall climbing season is getting underway in the Himalaya. Now that the seasonal monsoons have subsided for another year, climbers are descending on Kathmandu and starting to make their way out to base camps across the region. [...]

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

by Kraig Becker It has been a quiet summer for Wenger Ambassador Ueli Steck. Since getting caught up in the now notorious brawl on Everest this past spring, the Swiss climber returned home and has kept a low profile over the past few months. But Ueli isn’t one to stand still [...]