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This Week on Pythom

Foreign affairs, human spirit, big mountains

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Roundup from Earth Extremes and Beyond

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Thriller at the North Pole

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Himalaya, North Pole

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Nanga Parbat, Amazon, Statistics, Pythom community report, Everest Whistle Challenge, Himalaya season ahead

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Latest around the world

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Latest headlines

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Adventure headlines kicking off 2016

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One door closes, another opens. HAPPY NEW 2016!

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Everest movie poster pic of a different peak?

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Lhotses and grizzlies

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Review of last week's main adventure headlines.

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Lhotse, Antarctica and Amazon

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Exweb interview with Suze Kelly, final: "They want us to continue"

AC lost staff climbers 2 years straight on Everest. Today Suzy talks about changes brought about from the tragedies and AC's future.

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Everest earthquake debrief, Exweb interview with Suze Kelly: "It was like walking in to the scene from a plane crash"

They lost 9 Sherpa in 2 seasons on Mount Everest: an interview with Suze Kelly of Adventure Consultants

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Mountain Guides "heroes" in Earthquake

They made abseiling equipment and attended to injured in Malaysia EQ

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Climbers' Nepal Earthquake Update: Thoughts From the Ground

Tins replace tarp, monsoon approaches, Adrian's advice to charity adventurers

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Climbers' Quake Efforts, interview with Adrian Hayes: "Re-building houses needs cash"

"One guy with two porters is never going to save the world," Adrian says, but the reward of doing something is huge.

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Climbers' Quake Efforts: Call for Rolwaling and latest from Hayes (updated)

Shoutout for a forgotten border valley. UPDATE 7.3 quake strikes today (previous was 7.8)

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Annapurna to Barpak: Don Bowie climbing team reports from remote Nepal

Bowie, Erdmann, Roskelley, Barber and Nuril report, destroyed villages receive

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Explorersweb interview with Adrian Hayes: "I’d love to take some IS, Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders above 8000 meters"

The outspoken real life survivalist was off to Makalu and Lhotse, and then everything changed.

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Climbing community assists villages - updated

"It is not just a tragedy for Kathmandu and Everest"

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6SummitsChallenge/Mission14 to Discontinue Everest, Lhotse, Makalu Attempts

6 Summits Challenge Refocuses Efforts in Nepal After Natural Disasters

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Video: Avalanche hits Everest; and don't forget the villages

Teodor Johansen and Paul Devaney filmed the avalanche and experience the big challenges of the small villages

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Another Everest Video: Tribute to the Fallen

“The whole horizon line explodes…”

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Other 8000ers: Chinese authority suspended climbing, Decisions on Nepal Mountains

Sherpas want to return to help their relatives, others say their mountain is angry

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First Everest Avalanche Video Shows Monster Cloud Hitting Camps

“The ground is shaking!” …sheize…shit…

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Nepal/Everest quake, end of day 2: Aftershocks, Namche evacuated, weather worsening

Aftershocks, Namche and trekking villages wrecked, bad weather approaching, guides try to repair icefall route.

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Pakistan Deployed Four Military Aircrafts for Nepal Relief, Alpine Club Letter of Support

Alpine Club of Pakistan President Manzoor Hussain Lt Col addresses Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association

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Injured Servicemen take on the Dakar Rally

Race2Recovery is the only disabled rally team in the world

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Study questions link between AMS and HACE

Researchers find retinal blood vessels leak at altitude, but downplay connection with altitude sickness

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Doping on Mount Everest

Lance Armstrong is not the only one.

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Antarctic Plane Crash: Voice recorder recovered from wreckage

The search-and-rescue team was able to recover some equipment from the exposed tail of the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, including the cockpit voice recorder.

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ExWeb CES report: Something new is brewing

It's in the air but no one knows exactly what it is.

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Amazon Davey reflecting the attack and help: “a spirit for adventure is very, very difficult to lose!”

Heavily wounded and with no identity documents & no money the indigenous people in the Jungle washed off Davey’s dry blood, rubbed his back every time he was throwing up blood, prayed or chanted what felt like blessings and protection.

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Amazon Davey du Plessis update: The riddle of 4 hours in a river boat

All the bullets are still in Davey’s body. Biggest concern to the doctors in Lima is the bullets in his lung and heart. But what happened when the solo Amazon navigator spent 4 hours in a river boat with multiple bullet wounds?

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Paralympics watch: ExWeb interview with adaptive rower and Shot Put World Record holder, Angela Madsen

A surgery went bad and she ended up in a wheelchair. She lost more than her legs, Angela tells ExplorersWeb. It was hard to pick up the pieces but she plotted a new course to her destination. Watch her at the 2012 Paralympics.

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Solo Davey du Plessis Amazon attack update: “horrendous to the worst degree”

He has bullets in his spine, face, neck, skull, arms, was left for dead, got up, ran for about 5 km to get help, saw people, tried to call for help but no sound came out because he had been shot in the neck. The people wanted money to help him; he had none.

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Solo Amazon adventurer shot – urgent help needed

The South African, Davey du Plessis, who is attempting to navigate the Amazon from source to sea on his own, has been shot in the jungle. The area is known for the operations by drug cartels.

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Pushing the limits without legs: Andy Campbell 30,000 miles to go

8 years ago Andy Campbell lost the use of his legs in a mountaineering accident. This month he sets off on a 30,000 mile journey across 4 continents by off-road wheelchair, handcycle, paraglider, and kayak; feeding his desire for freedom and adventure.

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The Polar skier and the blind man: Another river paddle

Howard Fairbank and Imtiaaz (Imi) Moosa, who went totally blind 6 years ago, are on another river paddle quest; this time in Quetico Park, Canada.

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Pakistan kick-off interview: Anneli Wester, sky camping

Now to something extraordinary, even for the wild side of Himalaya.

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Heads-up climbers on Everest and Lhotse: Double-check your oxygen gear

"I urge everyone with Summit regulators to test them before committing to use high," Ted Atkins says.

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Annapurna current: no stopping amputee climber Zsolt Eross

Amputee Zsolt Eross is part of the Hungarian team on Annapurna.

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Real-life Hunger Games: diet tips for North Pole skiers

A nutritional heads-up for Arctic skiers

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Everest oxygen blowup take three: word from Ted and Summit

Here goes an update on the current Everest supplementary oxygen situation.

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Study: high altitude protects against injury and disease

Good news for high altitude climbers: exercise and low-oxygen environments make cells more resistant to injury and disease; and the effect lasts for months after the expedition.

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Everest: more oxygen blowing up in Kathmandu

There has been another incident with exploding oxygen writes Ted Atkins.

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Everest oxygen headsup, Ted Atkins: "I was injured testing a Poisk regulator with a new Summit cylinder"

Ted Atkins makes the popular Topout masks for supplementary oxygen on Everest. Here a word from him regarding an accident last week.

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Regenerative medicine: Man regrows finger, future for frostbite recovery?

Regenerative medicine is gaining ground with leaps and bounds. Simple organs are grown (or printed) in the labs. A video, showing a man who regrew his fingertip, could point to the future of frostbite recovery.

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K2: details on the fight for Vitaly Gorelik

It was sudden and unexpected. Because many have asked, here go details on Vitaly Gorelik's fate on the Russian winter K2 attempt.

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Ice wounds: Antarctica battle scars in tales and pictures

Season folding, pictures from Antarctica show evidence of a hard fight. Some will recover soon, some will have to live with their "souvenirs" for the rest of their lives. Lucky enough, modern logistics spared all skiers the high price paid one hundred years ago by the British pioneers.

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Alan Lock: As far as the mind can reach - blind man for the pole

In 2003, 24-years old Alan Lock began to rapidly lose his vision. Instead of crawling into a corner, the young UC Berkeley grad and Royal Navy Officer has already lived a lifetime. Next, he aims to be the first blind person to ski from the Coast to the South Pole.

 
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