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Hiking and Climbing Adventures

Welcome to Hiking & Mountaineering Blog! Sharing my personal hiking & climbing experiences, photos, other ‘s excursions, upcoming hiking events mainly in So Cal, other blogs mainly in the news plus links to information of interest to all hikers, mountaineers & mountain lovers. Updates to Hiking & Mountaineering are expected almost daily, so please check back often.

Greenland 2014 and Baffin Island at Gibbs Fjord by Favresse, Ditto and Villanueva
Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair killed by avalanche in Patagonia
New route and huge serac fall on busy Grandes Jorasses
Winter in Patagonia - a coveted first ascent of Aguilera by Camilo Rada of Chile
The Timberline trail on Mt Hood trip report with pictures
Liz Daley of Washington was killed in an avalanche descending Argentina's Cerro Vespignam
Magical Mount Whitney day hike with Ellen Coleman - trip report with pictures

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42168  -- Greenland 2014 and Baffin Island at Gibbs Fjord by Favresse, Ditto and Villanueva




http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42169  -- Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair killed by avalanche in Patagonia




http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69203  -- Jack Geldard and Jonathan Griffith -- UK -- New Route and huge serac fall on busy Grandes Jorasses




https://www.thebmc.co.uk/winter-in-patagonia--a-coveted-first-ascent-of-aguilera  -- Camilo Rada -- Chile -- Winter in Patagonia - a coveted first ascent of Aguilera
http://www.climbing.com/news/first-asce%20...%20nian-peak/






http://mountainlessons.com/running/running-around-mt-hood-timberline-trail  -- The Cascade Kid -- Washington -- The Timberline Trail on Mt Hood




http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Liz-Daley-Dead-in-Avalanche.html



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http://www.boredpanda.com/nature-photography-national-geographic-photo-contest-2014/



The Palisades - Brian Jenkins



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Posted: October 1, 2014, 9:06 pm
Cho Oyu summit push and summits reached
Hundreds of climbers on Matterhorn epic photo shoot
Gasherbrum 5 climbed at last (by Koreans)
Death and record on Manaslu

http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/himalaya-fall-2014-summit-push-underway.html

SUMMITs on ‪#‎ChoOyu‬:
Danish Bo Belvedere Christensen was first to reach the top (on 27th), this season. Several others SUMMITed on 28th.



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http://gripped.com/routes/gasherbrum-v-climbed-last/

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42161




http://blogs.dw.de/adventuresports/death-and-record-on-manaslu/

Tragedy on ‪#‎Manaslu‬: It's reported that a Japanese climber Yoshimasa Sasaki (59) slipped at 7300m, fell around 30m and died. Rest in Peace.





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Posted: September 29, 2014, 9:14 pm
Trip report with pictures by Eric Su on Deerhorn Mtn, The Minster and Northwest Horn
Speed ascent on Manaslu by Andrej Bargiel - new record
Avalanche on Shisha Pangma claims the lives of Andrea Zambaldi and Sebastian Haag
Images of Chile's land of ice blue lakes
Kusum Kanguru 6367 meters on Barrabes (Spanish)

http://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-minster-deerhorn-mountain-northwest.html  -- Eric Su -- California -- Deerhorn Mountain, The Minster and Northwest Horn (Sierras)





http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/09/autumn-2014-speed-on-manaslu-andrzej.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Speed ascent on Manaslu : Andrej Bargiel titles new record





http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42154  -- Avalanche on Shisha Pangma claims the lives of Andrea Zambaldi and Sebastian Haag

http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/himalaya-fall-2014-tragedy-on.html



http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20131230-chiles-land-of-ice-blue-lakes




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Kusum Kanguru 6367 meters - Barrabes.com

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Posted: September 26, 2014, 8:32 pm
Hansjorg Auer of Austria climbed a new route on Kristalwand - The Music of Hope
A French climber was beheaded in Algeria by Isis
Trip report with pictures on Mt Villard by Matt Lemke and C Bakwin
Avalanche on Shishapangma - 2 climbers missing - In Facebook  (Stefan Nestler)
Two climbers disappear in avavalanche on Shishapangma - one survives miraculously

http://hansjoerg-auer.at/the-music-of-hope-new-route-on-kristallwand/  -- Hansjorg Auer -- Austria -- New route on Kristalwand
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42152




http://gripped.com/news/kidnapped-french-climber-beheaded-algeria/  -- Kidnapped French climber beheaded in Algeria by Isis



http://www.summitpost.org/mount-villard/154559 -- Mount Villard -- Matt Lemke and C Bakwin




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Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:01 pm
Trip report with pictures on Russian big walls with Chris Warner and Chris Fitzgerald
Igis Peak in the Karakorum from Summitpost
Autumn 2014 - First summit attempt on Manaslu - Raheel Adnan reporting
Volcan Aguilera - first ascent in Patagonia by an unchartered expedition
Gasherbrum 5 alpine style - first ascent by Koreans  --  Alpinist magazine
Forbidden Peak - East Ridge trip report with pictures from cascadeclimbers.com

http://gripped.com/profiles/virgin-russian-walls-climbed/  -- Virgin Russian Walls climbed by Chris Warner and Chris Fitzgerald
http://www.mont.com.au/blog/bilibino-big-walls-with-chris-warner/  -- Bilibino Big Walls with Chris Warner
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
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Posted: September 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
Posted: September 20, 2014, 9:13 pm
4 days and 5 climbs near Moab - Castleton, Moses, Top of the World Overlook, Three Penguins, El Segundo trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg
Guy McKinnon, winter solo of the East Face of Popes Nose in the Southern Alps (New Zealand)
Horseshoe Peak in the Cascades trip report with pictures
The Lost Mountain - Rolwaling Himal
Merriam Peak from Royce Lakes - Pictures and slideshow from Kathy Wing

http://www.summitpost.org/4-days-5-climbs-near-moab-castleton-moses-top-of-the-world-overlook-three-penguins-el-segundo/913331 -- Steph Abegg -- Washington -- 4 days and 5 climbs near Moab - Castleton, Moses, Top of the World Overlook, Three Penguins and El Segundo
http://www.stephabegg.com




http://desnivel.com/alpinismo/guy-mckinnon-invernal-en-solitario-de-la-cara-este-de-popes-nose-en-los-alpes-neozelandeses-- Guy McKinnon -- New Zealand -- Winter solo of the East Faceof Pores Nose in the Southern Alps of New Zealand




http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1129033  -- KaskadskyjKozak -- Washington -- Horseshoe Peak




http://www.explorersweb.com/offsite/?source=http%3A%2F%2Fsaxumundi.blogspot.it%2F2014%2F09%2Fthe-lost-mountain-rolwaling-himal.html&lang=en






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Posted: September 14, 2014, 8:29 pm
Unattempt on Gasherbrum 4 by Kyle Dempster  -- Alpinist
First Ascent of Gasherbrum 5 by Koreans (altitudepakistan)
Mount Russell E Ridge, Rockwell Variation trip report with pictures
Labor Day sierra backpack by Coachella valley meetup group - Slideshow

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14x/wfeature-dempster-novak-expensive-lemonade  -- Kyle Dempster on Gasherbrum 4



http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/09/from-summer-2014-first-ascent-of-g-v.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- First ascent of Gasherbrum 5 by Koreans



http://www.summitpost.org/mount-russell-east-ridge-rockwell-variation/913169  -- climb395 -- California -- Mount Russell, E Ridge, Rockwell Variation




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Posted: September 13, 2014, 3:58 pm
Aiguille Sans Nom (Alps) trip report with pictures by Ally Swinton
North Face of Grandes Jorasses, Sans Nom, and Gabarrou Silvy on Mont Blanc by the French
SeanH in the Bugaboos trip report with pictures
Bilibino - Unclimbed big walls in Siberia by Chris Warner of summitpost
Pointless Peak, Patricia Peak and Red Mountain in the Sierras trip report with pictures by Eric

http://allyswinton.blogspot.com/2014/09/english-route-aiguille-sans-nom.html  -- Ally Swinton -- UK -- Aiguille Sans Nom




http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69168 -- N Face of the Grandes Jorasses, Sans Nom and Gabarrou Silvy by the French




http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42100


http://www.supertopo.com/tr/We-have-to-buy-chicken-wire-A-Bugs-TR/t11591n.html  -- SeanH -- California -- Bugaboo Mts



http://www.summitpost.org/bilibino-unclimbed-big-walls-in-siberia-russia/913005  -- chriswarner -- Bilibino - Unclimbed big walls in Siberia




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Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:27 pm
Alpinist magazine -  Canadians free Baffin Island big walls
Autumn 2014 - teams roll on to base camp by Raheel Adnan
Mt Geraldine (opposite Mt Edith Cavell trip report with picures from Sean
Yosemite wildfire triples in size after hikers airlifted out and trails closed
Corrado Pesce and his Polish Route up the Grandes  Jorasses (Mont Blanc)

http://alpinist.com/doc/web14x/newswire-baffin-island-beluga-spire-north-face



http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/09/autumn-2014-teams-roll-on-to-base-camps.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Autumn 2014 - Teams roll on to base camp




http://69.89.31.228/~drdirtba/test/2014/09/08/geraldine-2839-m/  -- Seano -- Geraldine ( near Mt Edith Cavell )




http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yosemite-fire-triples-size-20140908-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yosemite-national-park-fire-closed-20140908-story.html



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Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:25 pm
Richard Branson's son Sam was rescued by helicopter on the top of the Matterhorn
Vanessa Francois (disabled) bivouacs on Grande Gendarme of  Arete des Cosmiques on Mont Blanc
Desert pictures in Zion, Joshua Tree and Red Rocks
5 days and 10 routes in Zion by Steph Abegg - Trip report with lots of great pictures

http://nypost.com/2014/09/04/richard-bransons-son-rescued-from-matterhorn-by-helicopter/  -- Richard Branson's son (Sam) rescued from the Matterhorn by Helicopter

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2743443/I-felt-helpless-Richard-Branson-s-agony-watched-helicopter-son-Sam-collapsed-extreme-altitude-sickness-Matterhorn-charity-hike.html




http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42085  -- Vanessa Francois (disabled) bivouacs on the Grande Gendarme Arete des Cosmiques on Mont Blanc




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Posted: September 7, 2014, 8:23 pm
Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden attempt the first ascent of North Hagshu in the Himalayas
Mt Humphreys NW Arete on Labor Day trip report with pictures
Mt Rainier trip report with pictures from Cascadeclimbers
Red Rock, Tuolumne, Sierra Eastside and Zion trip report with pictures
Triassic Sands- Red Rocks trip report by Steph Abegg

http://community.berghaus.com/athletes/the-unclimbed-route-hagshu/  -- Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden attempt the first ascent of North Hagshu
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http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Mt-Humphreys-Northwest-Arete-Labor-Day/t12526n.html  -- KabalaArch -- California -- Mt Humphreys NW Arete




http://www.summitpost.org/the-most-beautiful-mother-in-the-world/912489  -- East King -- Washington -- Mt Rainier



http://westonlippia.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/summer-sailed-in-red-rock-tuolumne-sierra-eastside-and-zion/ -- Weston Lippia -- California -- Red Rock, Tuolomne, Sierra Eastside and Zion -- Weston Lippia -- California -- Red Rock, Tuolomne, Sierra Eastside and Zion




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Posted: September 7, 2014, 2:21 pm
Posted: September 6, 2014, 5:08 pm
First Ascent of Kokodak Dome in NW China  - Link number 3
Autumn 2014 - List of expeditions by Raheel Adnan of Pakistan - Link number 1
Slesse Mountain in the Cascades Triple link up trip report with pictures  - Link number 4
Ruth and Icy Peak trip report with pictures (Cascades) - Link number 2
Mt Hood and Rainier in threedays by two Texans

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/08/autumn-2014-list-of-expeditions.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Autumn 2014 - list of expeditions




http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1128640  -- Ian Lauder -- Ruth and Icy Peak




http://www.explorersweb.com/offsite/?source=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.dw.de%2Fadventuresports%2Ffirst-ascent-of-kokodak-dome%2F&lang=en  -- Stefan Nestler -- Germany -- First ascent of Kokodak Dome in NW China




http://marcleclerc.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-slesse-sessions-triple-link-up.html  -- Marc-Andre Leclerc -- Washington -- Slesse Mtn - Triple link up




http://www.summitpost.org/mt-hood-and-mt-rainier-in-3-days-by-2-texans/911623

 


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Posted: August 31, 2014, 8:47 pm
Autumn 2014 - Lhotse S Face, Makalu SE Ridge, Shishapangma attempts & the busy mountains
Latopie Pk, Leavitt Pk, McKay Pk, Stanislaus Peak and Sonora Pk in N Yosemite T/R by Eric Su
Mount Russel via the East Ridge by Snow Nymph (trip report to follow soon)
Kahweah Queen and Lawson via Kahweah Gap trip report with pictures

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/08/autumn-2014-lhotse-south-face-makalu-se.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Autumn 2014 - Lhotse S Face, Makalu SE Ridge, Shishapangma attempts and the busy mountains





http://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2014/08/latopie-peak-leavitt-peak-mckay-peak.html -- Eric Su -- California -- Latopie Pk, Leavitt Pk, McKay Pk, Stanislaus Pk, Sonora Pk (Sonora Pass area of the Northern Sierra)



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