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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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Comedians To Perform Live Show From Everest Base Camp

A group of six comedians is planning what promises to be one of the more interesting sets of comedy, while taking place in one of the most unusual settings as well. Later this year, the troupe intends to perform not just one, but two, sets of stand-up  from Everest Base [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Endurance Athlete Running the Great Himalaya Trail

Endurance Athlete Running the Great Himalaya Trail

by Kraig Becker The Great Himalaya Trail is a long distance trekking route located in the mountains of Nepal. Divided into 10 distinct segments, the GHT runs for more than 1700 km (1056 miles) across that country with much of route falling at high altitude. Each of those segments takes approximately [...]

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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 [...]