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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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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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Avalanche On Everest Claims 4 Lives

by Kraig Becker Heavy snows in the Himalaya this fall have made climbing and trekking there difficult at times. Some of the more popular peaks have been hit hard with fresh powder, particularly after Cyclone Phailin made landfall two weeks backs. The poor weather brought in an end to numerous high [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

The spring climbing season in the Himalaya has come to an end and the climbers are now making their way back home just ahead of the arrival of the summer monsoons. It has been a very busy season once again this year, with an estimated 500+ summits on Mt. Everest [...]

Summit Season Begins On Everest

Summit Season Begins On Everest

It has been a long and tumultuous spring climbing season on the world’s tallest mountain but for the climbers who have been on Everest since the beginning of April, the end is nearly in sight. Earlier today the Sherpas charged with installing the ropes on the mountain completed their work, [...]

Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

For hundreds of years the Silk Road served as a trade route between Europe and Asia, opening early commerce between numerous cultures and countries. For generations it facilitated international trade for a major portion of the world