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Mission to Mars: Stage 2 Report

We have entered the next phase.

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No Summit Push on Makalu, Canadians on Nuptse South Face

British Makalu team decided not to go for the summit. On Nuptse, Ian Welsted and Jason Kruk await improvement in conditions for summit-bid.

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Makalu SE Ridge Summit Push, Video from Lhotse South Face

British Makalu team is likely to leave for the summit from C4, tonight.

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Fall 2014: Summit-Bids on Makalu

SE Ridge team is all set for summit-push in next couple of days, whereas normal route climbers have been forced to retreat.

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Dhaulagiri Avalanche: Two Slovaks, Three Nepalese Missing (Updated)

An enormous avalanche hit Dhaulagiri BC on Tuesday, where the Slovak climbers were waiting for improvement in weather to resume the climb.

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Fall 2014: Bad Weather Halts the Progress on Lhotse, Makalu and Dhaulagiri

All expeditions remained in Base Camps during past few days due to snowstorm and bad weather. Updated.

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Fall 2014 : Success on Manaslu and Cho Oyu, Bad Season on Shishapangma

Another successful season on Manaslu and Cho Oyu, where majority of teams made it to the summit in a period of around 8 days. Contrarily, the conditions have been fatal on Shishapangma. All, but one fresh inbound team, have already left the mountain.

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ExWeb Special: 2014 Polar Tech Roundtable Conference

A unique polar tech roundtable conference. Enjoy.

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Fall Climbing Season at its Peak: Updates from Makalu to Shishapangma

Updates from all teams attempting eight thousanders this autumn.

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Speed on Manaslu: Andrzej Bargiel's New Record

Andrzej Bargiel summits Manaslu in 14 hrs and 05 mins, with 21 hrs and 14 mins round trip time.

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Shishapangma Avalanche: Two Climbers Disappear, One Survives Miraculously

Italian Andrea Zambaldi, Germans Sebastian Haag and Martin Maier were hit by an avalanche near 7900m, yesterday morning. The former two are missing, whereas Maier made it back to C3, this morning.

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Heads up: Using Thuraya in India

Your sat phone calling - Indian police?

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Fall 2014: First Summit Attempt on Manaslu and Proteins Kidnapped

Teams are heading up Manaslu whereas theft of food items is also reported from tents on the mountain.

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Video: Inside the Brawl on Mt. Everest

C2 when Ueli Steck and Simone Moro were attacked by angry Sherpa

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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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