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Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

by Kraig Becker In the world of high altitude mountaineering the fourteen 8000-meter peaks are seen as the pinnacle of climbing. Each of those mountains presents a unique set of challenges that require a high level of skill and dedication to overcome. Most climbers are lucky if they get the chance [...]

Tighter Regulation Coming To Everest

Tighter Regulation Coming To Everest

by Kraig Becker Following another busy and eventful spring season on Mt. Everest, the Nepalese government has announced that it will introduce new regulations to the world’s tallest mountain. These new rules are designed to not only provide support to expeditions but also raise the level of safety there as well. [...]

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

by Kraig Becker This past weekend was expected to be a very busy one on the second tallest mountain in the world. Meteorologists had predicted improving weather conditions on K2 that would grant climbers access to the summit and as a result most teams were on the move in order to [...]

Summit Bids Begin On K2

Summit Bids Begin On K2

by Kraig Becker Few peaks have a reputation as fearsome as K2. At 8611 meters (28,251 ft) in height, it is the second tallest mountain on the planet and  one of the toughest to climb. It’s extreme technical difficulty, not to mention propensity for bad weather, have earned it the moniker of “the [...]

Mountain Rescue Underway On Broad Peak

Mountain Rescue Underway On Broad Peak

by Kraig Becker A harrowing story is unfolding on Broad Peak in Pakistan where three Iranian climbers are stranded above 7800 meters (25,590 feet). The team ran into trouble on their descent following  a successful summit earlier in the week and for the past few days their teammates have been attempting [...]

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

by Kraig Becker The mountaineering community is reeling today after learning about a vicious and deadly attack that took place this weekend in base camp on Nanga Parbat, a remote peak in Pakistan. The attack, which left 11 people dead, was particularly shocking because it was the first of its kind [...]

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

by Kraig Becker Wenger athlete Mike Horn and his climbing partners Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen have set an ambitious goal for themselves this summer. The three men are currently en route to Pakistan where they will spend the summer in the Karakoram Range attempting to climb one of the most difficult [...]

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

by Kraig Becker As we mentioned a few days back, one of the more high profile climbing teams in Alaska this spring is the Expedition Denali squad. They have their sights set on climbing the 6194 meter (20,320 ft) Mt. McKinley, which is commonly referred to by its Koyukon name of Denali [...]

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

by Kraig Becker The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is now over and the mountaineering community turns its attention to Denali, the Alaskan peak that is the tallest in North America. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley)  has a reputation for being incredibly challenging, with unpredictable weather and cold temperatures throughout [...]

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

By Kraig Becker A plan to install a ladder at a crucial climbing point on Mt. Everest has drawn the ire of some mountaineers who say that that it will take away some of the challenge of the climb. But proponents of the idea say that it will ease traffic [...]