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Fall 2014: Arrivals at BCs and Acclimatization Continue

Climbers on Manaslu are getting ready for summit push by next week. Cho Oyu and Shishapangma teams have reached C1. Makalu and Dhaulagiri climbers are still trekking towards BCs, whereas Koreans have kicked off the climb on Lhotse.

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From Summer Season: First Ascent of G-V, Unattempt on G-IV

Korean Seong Nakjong and An Chi Young claimed first ascent of Gasherbrum V (7147m), this summer, whereas Kyle Dempster and Urban Novak’s Gasherbrum IV (7925m) West Face expedition couldn't kickoff.

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Fall 2014: Teams Roll On to Base Camps

Mountaineering teams are reaching the big mountains, as monsoon rains recede. Several expeditions have just established the Base Camps, and are about to kick off their climbs.

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Animated map of global weather conditions

Wind, temperature and ocean currents forecast

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ExWeb Makalu interview with Colin Scott: the South-East Ridge

The major technical difficulties are high on the mountain – above 7000m

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Elbrus record? Still belongs to Andrzej Bargiel, RussianClimb says

Veteran Elbrus race news source RussianClimb corrects

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Mountaintop telemetry: Mont Blanc in 1874, K2 in 2014, and weathermen about the spring Everest icefall accident

The first mountaintop weather station was built on Mont Blanc 140 years ago. This year brought first real time data from K2.

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ExWeb interview with K2 summiteer Adrian Hayes, "the mountain will never be tamed"

A reputation of sustained steepness, numerous vertical rock bands, regular 80 or 90 ice slopes, exposure, constant rock fall and ever present avalanche danger

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K2: Summit Statistics and Times Are Changing

Overview of summits this season and how climbing K2 changed over the course of time.

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Videos: Paiju Peak South Wall climb

Footage of the highly technical climb on the 1000m vertical rock

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Video: Experience Antarctica’s highest mountain, Vinson

Summit 4892m / 16,160ft (feels like 5500m) with breathtaking view over the snow covered continent

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K2: Siren of the Himalayas

The documentary to attempt to summit K2 in 2009, opens in New York on August 22

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Poles Summit K2 on 60th Anniversary (Updated)

Three climbers reached the top.

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K2: Spaniard Miguel Angel Perez Passes Away in C4

He died in C4 after reaching the summit on July 28th.

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Has K2 been tamed? K2 summiteer Adrian Hayes answers ExWeb

"It's a damn hard and technical mountain"

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K2 Summits Day 2 (Updated)

Success for American Team and Finnish climber Samuli Mansikka

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Inurrategi, Vallejo and Zabalza opened South Tower on Paiju Peak

At about 6000m, with the last meters to 6610m 'unworkable'

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K2 SUMMITs! (Update-2)

The title says it all.

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K2 Summit bid - Time for the Ultimate Push

Weather is holding, snow conditions are good, forecast is promising and majority of climbers reached C4 (7800m), this afternoon. After resting and eating/drinking for a few hours, it’s the time to go for the summit of K2.

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The Big One - Summit Attempt on K2

Currently, as majority of climbers are negotiating Black Pyramid on their way to C3 (7400m), July 26th appears to be the big summit day.

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Broad Peak Summits Day-2, Success on GII | Update-5

Updating on Summit Attempts on Broad Peak and other mountains.

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Broad Peak: The Summit-Bid Updates | Update-3

The first group of Broad Peak climbers, who left BC on Monday, is expected to have left for the summit, this morning.

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Paiju Peak: Inurrategi, Vallejo and Zabalza on technical Big Wall

All measured. All calculated. Meticulous work, effort and patience on a frightening wall.

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Towards Summit on Broad Peak, K2 and GII

Teams are now gearing up for the summit attempts. Some of Broad Peak climbers have already left the BC, with summits expected from July 23rd onwards. On K2, it appears that July 26th and 27th will be the summit push days. GII Team is planning to reach the top on 24th.

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Exweb Interview with Samuli Mansikka | "We might see many summits this year on K2, or then not. This is the magic of K2."

Having returned from C3 (7450m) earlier this week, and currently resting at BC, today we caught up with Samuli for an interview about K2, about the expedition and about himself.

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All Set for Summit Push on K2 and Broad Peak

The acclimatization chapter of majority of expeditions concludes here as they get settled in Base Camps to rest and recover. Multiple summit bids are expected during good weather patch starting from July 20th.

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Another Summit Attempt on Broad Peak, Struggle Continues on K2 (Updated)

Chris Burke's summit attempt is underway on Broad Peak, whereas K2 climbers haven't been able to reach C3 yet.

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Broad Peak: Summit Push Time

Bulgarian summit push is underway on Broad Peak, while some other teams conclude their acclimatization.

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Paiju Peak update: Vertical wall in poor condition - updated

South Face Vertical Wall in poor condition after snowfall

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ExWeb interview with K2 summiteer, Fabrice Imparato

The choice between the Abruzzi and the Cesen depends on the conditions on the mountain, the skills of the rope fixing leader and the size of the team

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Summer 2014: Bad Weather, Cleaning up K2 and More Arrivals

Heavy snowfall has been reported from K2 region, as more teams arrive at BCs.

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C2 on K2 and Broad Peak

Teams on K2 and Broad Peak are making good progress. C2 have been established on both peaks and mountaineers continue their acclimatization

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Inurrategi, Vallejo and Zabalza on Three Peaks Mission

The three men are on a mission to climb three peaks consecutively; Paiju Peak, the Jannu and Cho Oyu

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Summer 2014: Acclimatization and Setting up Higher Camps

Teams on K2 and Broad Peak are setting up higher camps and shifting gear.

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K2 Base Camp, Broad Peak C1 and Political Unrest

Amidst the fragile political and security situation in Pakistan, the summer climbers continue their northward journey. Few teams have reached the BCs and are working on the mountains now. Others are currently in Skardu and a few are in Islamabad.

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Everest and more: UAAA Council meeting and other side meetings

Brief Report On The UAAA Council Meeting, UIAA Management Committee Meeting And SSASS And Fujisan Club Meeting And Press Conference May & June 2014

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Video: A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards

Passion and athleticism in the field

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K2 2014: Adrian Hayes talks to ExWeb from Pakistan

Starting earlier for three rotations and an early weather window

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ACP list of 2014 Summer Karakoram climbing expeditions

Here goes from the Pakistan Alpine Club.

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An Eight-Thousander for Acclimatization, BC Trek and Change in Rules

Climbers from all corners of the world have started the journey to climb the massive and magnificent Karakoram mountains.

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Briefing/De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad (and faces rewind)

Briefing/De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad (and some of the cool pictures shot by Karrar over the years).

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K2's 60th Anniversary, Nanga Parbat in Solitude and 4 Gasherbrum Peaks

Summer climbing season is about to begin. The proceedings of this summer are largely affected by the events of last year.

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Summarizing the Spring 2014

It’s the season that will primarily be remembered for the catastrophic avalanche on Everest, Sherpa strike, the bureaucratic failure to handle the proceedings after the accident and the cancellation of all South side .

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The Crown of the Himalayas Sculpture

Symbolizing the achievements of Polish mountaineering, the sculpture has been placed in the Sport Stars Alley in Władysławowo, Poland.

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Everest Summits and Success on Makalu and Cho Oyu

It was another successful weekend in Himalayas with summits reported on three peaks.

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Everest Climbers Going for the Summit Tonight

First Summits from North side are expected on May 24th.

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Everest North Teams Aiming for the Summit

Rope fixing is expected to be completed by May 24th, as several teams are aiming summit on 25th.

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SUMMITs’ weekend: Success on Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Dhaulagiri and Cho Oyu

Multiple climbers reached the top of Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Dhaulagiri and Cho Oyu.

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Summit Attempts Continue on Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, Despite Difficult Conditions

The climbers are waiting in high camps in anticipation of summit attempts on Makalu, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, tonight and on Kangchenjunga tomorrow night.

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About Polish climbing and a Missing Medal: 'Zakopane' Review

Mountaineers use digging picks to climb and "Zakopane" in Polish translates to something buried in the ground; a fitting name for a village of climbers and a documentary uncovering their past. Here goes a review of the latest film by the renowned Polish director Jerzy Porebski.

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Shishapangma: French Military Men on Top

French Military team summited Shishapangma on 17th from South side. Third summit push begins on North side.

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From Kangchenjunga to Manaslu: Summit Pushes Everywhere

Summit pushes are underway on Everest, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.

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Everest south side update: two women on the mountain (against a mob)

True to its nature, Mount Everest is forcing a check of human values.

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Cleo Weidlich: "My climb on the Everest Massif will continue with or without ladders"

A woman climber refuses "to give in to the pressures of the Everest mafia"

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Spring 2014 | Eight-thousanders Update

Update on ongoing expeditions on all 8000ers.

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Everest update: lonely on the South, North side ready to roll

Cleo on the south, the Hungarians, north side, missing trekker

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Italians for unclimbed Northwest pillar on Talung

Trio of Italian climbing guides reach base camp for 7,349 meter peak.

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Progress on 8,000 meter peaks other than Everest

Teams positioning for summit bids on Kachenjunga, Annapurna and Makalu.

 
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