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Hot Air Balloon World Record

Russian hot air balloon pilots, Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo, plus Fedor's next record attempt

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Dhaulagiri and Kangchenjunga: season's end

Not as populated as Everest, but the two mountains had their share of accidents this season.

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Russian amphibious cars crossed the Arctic Ocean

7 men, 2 vehicles, 61 days from Russia to Canada via the Geographic North Pole.

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Everest speed climbs take two

Chad, Pato and Ueli are all back on Everest.

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The Polish made the First Winter SUMMIT on Broad Peak (updated)

They did it! Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Artur Małek, Tomasz Kowalski bagged the first Winter Broad Peak. Added stats.

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South Pole ski: Iceland's Vilborg Arna Gissurardottir at the Pole

Vilborg Arna Gissurardottir arrived at the South Pole after 60 days skiing from Hercules Inlet, becoming the first person from Iceland to ski a full route from the coast to the Pole. Aaron and Richard are rationing their food.

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Winter permits, calendar climbs and more: 2004 ExWeb series revisit

In 2004 we ran a popular series about winter climbing in Himalaya. Here goes a rerun of the classic entries.

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2013 kickstart: Pakistan and Alaska winter climbs on their marks, Antarctica highlights

2013 is kicking off with a bang. Nanga Parbat climbers have checked in. BP team is announced. Lonnie is in Talkeetna. Antarctica sounds a picturesque big wall climb; a Seven Summits world record; and a SP bike turned back north.

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Best of ExplorersWeb 2012 Awards Winner: Gasherbrum I First Winter Ascent

The story of Gasherbrum I's first winter ascent is forever intertwined with the history of ExplorersWeb.

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Best of ExplorersWeb 2012 Awards: Aleks Gamme, To the Pole and Back

He was the dark horse in a celebrity packed anniversary season.

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Winter 8000ers: Statistics recall

Here are the stats from where we left off.

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Video: Dreamcatchers Rune Gjeldnes, Cecilie Skog and Ryan Waters

They skied across the Poles edge to edge, and climbed 8000 meter mountains. Video clips from Rune, and Cecilie and Ryan's sequences in the movie, Dreamcatcher.

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Into the heart of a volcano: first descent to the bottom of Marum Volcano

Taking a couple of hundred kilos of climbing gear, Drew Bristow & Johno Smith became the first people to descend to the bottom of Marum Volcano; experiencing mind-blowing sound, vibration, and exploding molten rock, Bristow says to ExWeb.

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Felix Baumgartner's Record Space Jump videos and photos

"I had a system to achieve this. I break things into portions. I don't look at the end result, just always looking for the next task," advice from Baumgartner.

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For the record: spring 2012 Everest & Himalaya stats, brought to you by Asian Trekking

How many climbers came to Nepal during the Spring 2012 climbing season and how many climbed Everest? Ang Tshering got the numbers.

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Alex Hibbert and Justin Miles announce Arctic winter expedition

The two Brits plan an unsupported return journey in northwest Greenland this winter, laying depots for an unsupported winter North Pole expedition 2013-14.

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ExWeb interview with Jason De Carteret: record drive to the South Pole

Kieron Bradley and Jason De Carteret covered a distance of 1,114 km in 39 hours 54 minutes. It was not a smooth ride though as Antarctica's extreme cold nearly got the upper hand over man and machine. ExWeb talked to De Carteret.

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North Pole to Svalbard ski & kayak: Timo Palo & Audun Tholfsen arrived at land

After 54 days and 1039 km on the Arctic Ocean, the Estonian and the Norwegian arrived at Svalbard from the Geographic North Pole.

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Everest speed climb: Pato aborts above C3

Ecuadorian Patricio Tisalema aborted his Everest speed climb to aid his Sherpa.

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Himalaya roundup: Manaslu, Dhaula, Shisha, Cho Oyu, Anna

The undisputed drama queen on this side of Himalaya, Mount Everest will get the last word again this season. Without doubt, Annapurna kicked it off. A quick check shows little or no more movement on the other 8000er peaks.

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Learning from the past: Everest fatality numbers in context

Once in a while the toll on Mount Everest exceeds "normal". Here some numbers to help put the recent season in context.

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Everest summits north and south: Tamae Watanabe breaks own age record at 73, IMG, Adventure Consultants, and more

(Updated) Tamae Watanabe broke her own record by summiting Everest for a second time this morning, at the age of 73-years-old.

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Dhaula: Mario Panzeri breaks 14 eight thousanders no oxygen

"I'm on top! I'm on top! Cimaaaa" cried out Mario Panzeri from the summit of Dhaulagiri, his final 8000er.

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ExplorersWeb special: Mount Everest speed records

There's chatter in Everest camps about the upcoming speed attempts. Here is an AdventureStats special on the occasion.

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Winter 8000ers: AdventureStats update

Another piece of history has been carved in the Baltoro rock: with that there has been an update to AdventureStats.

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AdventureStats: Antarctica 2011/12

Full but shorter trips trending, kiting blowing up, a few world records, and an unofficial one. The preliminary stats for all South Pole expeditions are up. Other lists will be updated in the coming weeks. Here some reflections from the past season, 100 years after Amundsen's historic trip.

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Antarctica: Scott's moment of truth, Helen Skelton's hoax, and a few real World Records

Only one day away, the moment of truth awaited Scott at the pole one hundred years ago. Thanks to the world wide web, truth is catching up much faster with TV celebrity Helen Skelton. There are real world records in the making though, so let's get to the facts.

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Antarctica: Helen Skelton world record hoax (and how you can help kill it)

UK media report today that Helen Skelton set a new world record at Antarctica. The claim is false and you could help to kill it.

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ExplorersWeb polar special: starting points, distances, records and Helen Skelton

Although they all start off from the coast, routes to the South Pole offer a wide range of distances and conditions. To compare difficulty and verify records, and partly because UK media is at it again, here go some fast facts courtesy of AdventureStats.

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Best of ExplorersWeb 2011 Awards - Special mention

We have chosen 6 expeditions who have contributed in an extraordinary way to the Spirit of Adventure in 2011. The awards countdown begins tomorrow, but starts already today with a number of special mentions.

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Antarctica Anniversary Special: AdventureStats Polar Section Updated

Adventure stats has been updated for the poles! The increasing traffic with guides and supplementary oxygen on Himalaya 8000ers has a polar equivalent: numbers show less and less people making the "difficult" North Pole without help. And females remain a minority.

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AdventureStats Polar Rules and Definitions

One hundred years later we will celebrate Scott and Amundsen with the biggest Antarctica season yet. In order to fairly compare the various challenges, here a recap of the traditional rules collected ten years ago from the world's foremost polar explorers and applied by AdventureStats.

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Roz Savage in Mauritius: record or not?

Roz Savage has reached Mauritius after five months in the Indian Ocean. She claims to have rowed the Indian Ocean, and to be the first woman to row across the Big Three oceans of the world. But what are the rules?

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Himalaya current: Korea in focus, stats and more

In the big picture some believe that South Korea is the next boom economy and judging from their climbers the country sure seems hungry for the top. With Young-Seok Park (48) at the helm, Koreans are once again making big waves in Himalaya this fall and here go some stats on the occasion.

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Bear Grylls latest: "Mountain is not about records"

(Newsdesk) He's not the real SAS, he didn't fly over Everest, he faked his TV shows and his survival tricks are bull. And he wasn't the youngest Briton on Everest. You have to look hard to find an adventurer more busted for his claims by his peers than TV-profile Bear Grylls.

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The one is gone: Walter Bonatti passes away at 81

The world's climbing community has lost its ultimate reference for excellence: Walter Bonatti passed away yesterday night at the age of 81.

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K2 editorial: end of an era in womens' Himalaya

"Summiting K2 with a small group of friends, through the peak's wild side, and without supplementary oxygen is almost as beautiful as it gets," writes ExWeb founder Tina Sjogren about Gerlinde's success closing the dramatic and decade-long quest for the first female fourteen 8000ers.

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K2 watch and preliminary Karakoram summit stats

Climbers currently pushing for K2 summit via the Cesen route are in C2. Others are returning to Islamabad from recent climbs elsewhere in Karakoram. Here goes a preliminary summit wrap compiled by Rodrigo Granzotto Peron, illustrated by fresh images from the Alpine Club of Pakistan shot by Karrar Haidri.

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Preliminary stats: Himalaya and Everest 2011 spring review

Youngest, oldest, first and last. Remembering the past Himalaya spring season, the interesting along with the sad, following yesterday's Pakistan winter report here's more from Himalaya statistician Rodrigo Granzotto Peron.

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Pakistan 2010/2011 stats heads-up: chronicle of the winter firsts

Before kicking off the Pakistan climbing season with a brand new list of expeditions, let's revisit the recent winter season with a stats wrap by ExWeb contributor Brazilian Rodrigo Granzotto Peron.

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World Record: Apa Sherpa's Everest summit no 21

Apa Sherpa, Climbing Leader of Eco Everest Expedition 2011 reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the 21st time in a New World Record. Here goes the full press release from Asian Trekking.

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Rope fixing on Everest south side: Adrian's first-person perspective

Himex lead guide Adrian Ballinger says he found inaccuracies in our report of the May 5 Everest summit rope fixing. Here are his details from a first-person perspective and a bunch of pics.

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Age and Everest: Fruit flies vs. seniors stats rerun

(AdventureStats) In 2007, a dangerous study spread like a wildfire in global news. Its conclusion, "On Everest, youth and vigor trump age and experience." The study was based on a total of three (!) 60+ climbers, dying on Everest since 1922.

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This adventure that we have shared: Abele Blanc summits Annapurna

Abele Blanc, 57, has scaled Annapurna, his last 8000er. This is a major triumph for the Italian mountaineer who had attempted the peak six times already and lost his best friend there.

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Final List of Everest and Himalaya expeditions posted

Remember these guys? They, along with all the other action, are up in the final list of Everest and Himalaya expeditions posted in the top menu ("Expeditions'). Enjoy!

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Karakoram list of Expeditions: preview of 2011

While we are at the popular climbing lists, here a preview of the upcoming Pakistan season. Lots of interesting stuff, such as Stangl returning for K2, a recent winter trio grabbing no less than three permits, Americans for Pumari Chhish East, and Japanese "Giri Giri Boys" to attempt Ultar II

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2011 climbing season kick-off: Everest and Himalaya preliminary list of expeditions!

Yes it's that time of the year again! Has the global recession affected commercial and independent climbing? Perhaps. Some commercial teams have cancelled projects, but below are at least around 50 teams headed to Himalaya this spring.

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Pakistan 2010 season's end climbing statistics

With all winter expeditions over, here goes the statistics for last year's climbing in Pakistan. Out of a total of 40 expeditions and 305 climbers there were 13 summits with a total of 56 summiteers.

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Antarctic ski wrap-up: More about Christian Eides world record; and the last day of Hannah and Willem

An emotional Eide arrived at the South Pole, said Lars Ebbesen from his Norwegian home team to ExWeb over the phone. Christian confirmed, It was with tears in my eyes I arrived at the SP. He thought of all the training, hard work & preparation and the incredibly wonderful & powerful experience.

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Breaking news: Christian Eide bags the South Pole solo speed ski world record

Minutes after Christian Eide contacted his home team confirming his arrival at 90 degrees South a SMS from Lars Ebbesen arrived at ExplorersWeb, é¼hristian arrived 10 minutes ago. Time 24 days, 1 hour, 13 minutes = 46.98 km/day you are the first to know. Previous record: 39 days, 7 hours and 4

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First teams signing up for Everest 2011: David Tait is back

Everest traverser and triple-summiteer David Tait is gearing up for yet another attempt, this time without supplementary oxygen. He also has plans to forge a new variation route on Lhotse on the way...and something else?

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ExWeb interview with Edurne Pasaban: The fight is over

In an interview with Angela Benavides, Edurne talks about what happened this spring, her view of Miss Oh and summit rules, the cost of the battle, media's role vs. lack of interest from her own climbing federation, and finally - the future.

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ExWeb Oh Eun-Sun report, final: Edurne Pasaban takes the throne

Once again, we must turn to the late Inaki Ochoa's words describing a summit as "where everything goes down in any and every other direction." With that definition, the world has got its true first female 14, 8000ers mountaineer: Edurne Pasaban.

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ExWeb Oh Eun-Sun special report, part 2: the Scoop

Photoshopped images, a team Sherpa retracting the original summit claim, unlikely climbing details and general lack of evidence. Even fellow Korean climbers began to doubt their record lady. But the fatal cut to the Kangchenjunga case would come from no other than Miss Oh herself.

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ExWeb special report, part 1: Oh Eun-Sun loses summit status at AdventureStats

As late as of September 1, ExplorersWeb stood by Oh Eun-Sun in her claim of the first female fourteen 8000ers. Later this fall we set out to make a final investigation. In the process we found new facts that force a change at AdventureStatistics -- in favor of Spanish Edurne Pasaban.

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ExWeb interview with Christoph Höbenreich: South Georgia, a place for experienced ice and snow climbers and skiers

A crossing of South Georgia is definitely no place for beginners, says Austrian polar adventurer and mountaineer, Christoph Höbenreich. In October he guided a crossing along the historic Shackleton route from King Haakon Bay to Stromness Bay across crevassed glaciers and steep and avalanche prone slopes.

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Sean Burch, Nepal Goodwill Ambassador

The Nepal Tourism Board held a press conference in Kathmandu, acknowledging Sean Burchs achievement with his run across Nepal. He will receive a Goodwill Ambassadorship from Nepal. Sean and the NTB also announced further cooperation to help develop communities living along the GHT. ExWeb attended the meeting

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'Mountaineering in Antarctica: Climbing the Frozen South' written by Damien Gildea

Fresh on the shelves is Damien Gildeas new book, Mountaineering in Antarctica: Climbing in the Frozen South, with the peaks and mountains of the most remote and wild regions of Antarctica all in one edition. The coffee table format book is available in English and French (Les Montangnes de lAntarctique)

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ExWeb interview with Paul Landry (final), Axel Heiberg is steeped in polar history

Today Paul Landry tells ExplorersWeb about the challenges of the different ski/kite routes he had done on Antarctica, why teams would choose one route above the other, what his favorite route is and about his future plans.

 
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