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Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

At 20,320 feet in height, Denali (also known as Mt. Mckinley) is the tallest mountain in all of North America and a popular destination for mountaineers training for Everest or hoping to bag the Seven Summit. The traditional climbing season begins in May and runs through June,

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,

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Standing 16,050 feet (4892 meters) in height, Mt. Vinson is the tallest peak in Antarctica, making it a popular destination for climbers who have set their sights on bagging the Seven Summits. Each year, beginning in early December, a small window of opportunity opens

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.