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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.

Everest 2018 : The challenge of acclimatisation - by Alan Arnette on his blog
Crossing Everest - Lhotse, as the two expeditions proceed - by Montagna.tv (English translation )
The Grand Canyon - Rim to River Day hike - 101 Picture by Meetup.com Coachella Valley


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/24/everest-2018-the-challenge-of-acclimization/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : The Challenge of Acclimatization



https://www.montagna.tv/cms/122623/traversate-everest-lhotse-come-procedono-le-due-spedizioni/ -- Crossing Everest- Lhotse, as the two expeditions proceed (English translation available)




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Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:05 pm
Everest-Lhotse Traverse Update by Explorersweb.com
Top 7 Expeditions in the Spring 2018 Himalayan season by Explorersweb
Crews looking for Joshua Tree hikerwho left note warning of possible disappearance - Desert Sun
Spettacolare - new rock climb on Petit Capucin Roi de Siam - Mont Blanc massif - Planet Mountain

https://explorersweb.com/2018/04/24/everest-lhotse-traverse-update/ -- Everest - Lhotse Traverse Update



https://explorersweb.com/2018/04/22/top-7-expeditions-in-the-spring-2018-himalaya-season/ -- Top 7 Expeditions in the Spring 2018 Himalaya Season



https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2018/04/23/crews-looking-joshua-tree-hiker-who-left-note-warning-disappearance/543500002/ -- Crews looking for Joshua Tree hiker who left note warning of possible disappearance




http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/spettacolare-new-rock-climb-on-petit-capucin-roi-de-siam.html  --  New rock climb on Petit Capucin - Mont Blanc massif

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Posted: April 24, 2018, 4:41 pm
Everest News Camp 3 - Summit push tonight - from Daniel Mazur at Summit Climb
New rock climbs at Meteora in Greece - from Planet Mountain
Bodies of 3 Indian climbers retrieved from Mt Everest airlifted to Katmandu - Two from last year
The first Calabrian to exceed 7000 meters, Lino Cangemi tries Tilicho Peak - 7134 meters

https://www.summitclimb.com/news/recent/everest-nepal-news/#april21   -- Dan Mazur -- Everest News Camp 3 - Summit push tonight
21  April - Christina is going to high camp today and will be going for summit tonight, she is feeling strong and healthy.  All climbing members are accumulating very well, today is a rest day for all but we all did an oxygen training session so all members are competent in handling there equipment. Dani

22 April  - Christina reached Lobuche summit this morning with Lhapa Tendu Sherpa and is safely making her way back to BC . All other members have gone on an acclimatization hike up to Pumori BC 5800mtr 



http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/new-rock-climbs-at-meteora-in-greece.html -- New rock climbs at Meteora in Greece



https://www.firstpost.com/world/bodies-of-three-indian-climbers-retrieved-from-mount-everest-airlifted-to-kathmandu-3490867.html    -- Bodies of 3 Indian climbers retrieved from Everest airlifted to Katmandu (2 from last year and one from last week




https://www.montagna.tv/cms/121931/il-primo-calabrese-a-superare-i-7-000-metri-lino-cangemi-tenta-il-tilicho-peak/  --  Tilicho Peak attempt (7134m)




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Posted: April 22, 2018, 2:39 pm
Everest 2018 - First climbers into the Western Cwm (approximately 20,000 ft) - by Alan Arnette
Queen of Everest aiming for 9th successful trip to the top of Everest - Lhakpa Sherpa
Everest 2018 - A Normal Day - by Alan Arnette on his blog (Updated on April 20 )
Horia Colibasanu is getting ready to climb to C2 at 6400 meters altitude

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https://www.nepalmountainnews.com/queen-of-everest-aiming-for-ninth-successful-trip-to-top-of-the-world/ -- Queen of Everest (Lhakpa Sherpa) aiming for the ninth successful trip to the top of Everest

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/20/everest-2018-2/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : A Normal Day



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Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:01 pm
Everest 2018 Update : A Big Year Again - by Alan Arnette on his blog
Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva waiting for good weather on Aguja Desconocida in Patagonia
Everest 2018 : Interview with Matt Moniz - Extraordinary Youth - by Alan Atnette
Ueli Steck's partner for the Everest Traverse returns - from Gripped Magazine

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/18/everest-2018-a-big-year-again/-- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : A Big Year Again






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http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/19/everest-2018-interview-with-matt-moniz-extraordinary-youth/  --  Matt Moniz - Everest 2018 - by Alan Arnette

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An early start today for our first foray in to the Khumbu Icefall.

The other day we did a rope work session and this morning we put it all in to context. We convened for breakfast at 04:30 and left Base Camp shortly after 5. It was a superb morning with a starry starry sky and we could see a trail of head torches heading through to Camp 1. It didn’t look to be particularly busy.

We headed to the start of the route (only 5 mins from where we’re camped) and meandered though the ice maze following bamboo wands that mark the course.

After about half an hour we got to ‘crampon point’ - beyond here the glacier is steeper and icier and it would be very easy to slip on the frozen surface.
About half an hour later we reached the beginning of the ropes - these are put in place to allow us to clip in and be secured to the mountainside. There are places where the terrain is very benign and we can walk along quite nonchalantly and there are other areas where the consequences of even a simple slip or stumble are very serious ... in which case we tune in, watch the footwork and make sure that we are being double safe with the use of our karabiners.
We can get up a lot of the slopes reasonably easily with deft footwork and the occasional pull on the rope with a gloved hand. It’s amazing what angles can be tackled very simply and efficiently. There are other sections, however, where that technique would be inappropriate and we use a rope clamp (jumar) to make sure we can’t slide back down to the last anchor.
We eventually got to the first ladders and these were negotiated with ease on account of them being up against steep walls. Next up were the horizontal ladders - these were the ones we were hoping to get to practise on.
Each horizontal crossing has a rope anchored on either side of the ladder. We clip in to both ropes using ours ‘cowstails’ (a rope lanyard with a karabiner at each end) and hope for some assistance from behind (or in front). The second person pulls the ropes taut giving a couple of flimsy handrails for the first person to use for some extra balance. The first person steps on to the ladder and, without looking down in to the crevasse, walks / teeters / stumbles across the ladder. On reaching the other side they then lean forward and create tension for the second person to follow.
Repeat as necessary.
Everyone seemed to get the hang of it and, seeing as we were at 5,850m and the sun was now upon us, we called it a day and headed back to Base Camp.
All in all a 5 to 5.5 hour round trip that gave us an insight in to what’s required for our first rotation to Camp 1 in a couple of days’ time.
Next time we’ll be starting earlier, travelling for longer and carrying more as we go camping on the hill for 3 nights - our first acclimatisation rotation.
The only thing to add is that the route is perhaps the best and safest I’ve seen so a big shout to the Icefall Doctors for creating a safe passage. Thanks guys.
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Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:20 pm
New Route on Mt Jezebel East Face (Alaska) by Livingston and Hawthorne - by UKClimbing.com
Aussie (Steve Plain) conquers Denali, then heads to Everest in effort to set 7 Summits speed record
Messner and Habeler and team in Nepal for 40th anniversary of Everest climb


https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/04/new_route_on_mt_jezebel_east_face_by_livingstone_and_hawthorn-71550 -- New Route on Mt Jezebel East Face (Alaska) by Livingston and Hawthorne

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https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/2018/04/17/aussie-man-summits-denali-then-heads-to-everest-in-effort-to-set-seven-summits-speed-record/ -- Aussie conquers Denali then heads to Everest in effort to set Seven Summits speed record




http://www.everest1953.co.uk/messner-habeler  --  Messner and Habeler 40 year anniversary climb

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Mont Blanc today with @searlerdave and @bentibbettsphotography, up the Trois Monts from first bin, and down the NorthFace/GrandMulet/Bossons. There was no track past Mont Blanc du Tacul, really strong wind, and loaded slopes on the north side of Mont Maudit, which persuaded us to climb on the more technical last part of the Kuffner Arête... All these things made it slower and more tiring than it would’ve been normally, but also more interesting and memorable. Anyways, I’d never climbed Mont Maudit before, so that was neat! @patagonia_climb @petzl_official @plum_officiel

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:30 pm
Posted: April 17, 2018, 5:29 pm
Everest 2018 : Base Camp Progress and Pujas - by Alan Arnette on his blog
Northeast Couloir of Mt Langley (Sierras) - 7900 feet og gain - by Calicokat
Two separate Mt Baldy helicopter rescues -- vvng.com and San Bernadino Sun
Telescope Peak (California) trip report with pictures by Ellen Coleman

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/16/everest-2018-base-camp-progress-and-pujas/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : Base Camp Progress and Pujas



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Posted: April 16, 2018, 10:00 pm
Everest 2018 - Weekend Update - April 15 - Detailed update by Alan Arnette on his blog
Shisha Pangma, Everest, Cho Oyu : Boyan Petrov's intense 2018 mountaineering season (English too
Chamonix : First snowboard descent of the Breche des Droites (Mont Blanc Massif)


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/14/everest-2018-weekend-update-april-15/  -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : Weekend Update - April 15




https://www.montagna.tv/cms/122144/shisha-pangma-everest-cho-oyu-lintensa-stagione-alpinistica-2018-di-boyan-petrov/ -- Shisha Pangma, Everest, Cho Oyu : Boyan Petrov's intense 2018 mountaineering season (English translation available)


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Shisha Pangma, Everest, Cho Oyu : Boyan Petrov's intense 2018 mountaineering season (English translation available)
Plus Two 7000 technicians: Khan Tengri (7010 M) and pobeda peak (7.439 M)

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Posted: April 16, 2018, 9:45 pm
Everest 2018 - Two teams will try the Everest-Lhotse traverse - from Stefan Nestler
Skiing Snow Creek on Mt San Jacinto in 2010 from one of my old postings
Everest 2018 : Team Locations and Headlines - from Alan Arnette


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Dawa Sherpa, the first nepali woman who has won the title of guide uiagm; Dawa Gyalje Sherpa-his older brother -: pasang kidar sherpa and nima tenji sherpa form the team of climbers who last December got the first ascent of Peak of Nepal (6.357 M). They did it in five days of climbing across the southeast face, in alpine style, and called the new way namaste.
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Posted: April 15, 2018, 2:19 pm
Trio makes first recorded ascent of unclimbed peak in Canada - from Lonnie Dupre
Less than 126 days to beat the seven summits record -  Steve Plain from W Australia
Ski mountaineering on Mt Toubkal in Morocco with Nicola Noe - Planetmountain.com


https://shoutout.wix.com/so/bMAMtd5d?cid=0#/main -- Lonnie Dupre - Trio makes first recorded ascent of unclimbed peak in Canada




https://www.sydneyobserver.com/2018/04/around-the-world-with-steve-plain/  -- Around the world with Steve Plain. Less than 126 days to reach the Seven summits record time

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Posted: April 12, 2018, 9:15 pm
Kami Rita Sherpa seeks record 22nd Everest Summit - by Rock and Ice Magazine (on Facebook)
Peru stops Los Picos 6500m - 13 of the highest 6500m peaks climbed - Montagna.tv & Planet M
Los Picos 6500 - 13 Andes summits in 43 days by Planet Mountain (in English)


http://rockandice.com/climbing-news/kami-rita-sherpa-seeks-record-22nd-everest-summit/ -- Kami Rita Sherpa seeks record 22nd Everest summit



https://www.montagna.tv/cms/121909/il-peru-ferma-i-los-picos-6500-le-ultime-3-cime-in-autunno/     -- Peru stops Los Picos 6500 : The last 3 peaks in Autumn ( English translation available)
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Mountaineers set forth for Nepal Spring Expedition 2018
It is reported that around 45 groups comprising 226 mountaineers have been granted permission to climb various mountains in Nepal consisting Annapurna (8,091 meters, Gandaki Zone), Mt. Amadablam (6,812 meters, Khumbu) and the Himalyan giant Everest (8,848 meters, Mahalangur Himal).
The forthcoming Nepal Spring Expedition is all set to take off as mountaineers around the world and Nepal have initiated their journey towards various peaks above 6,500 meters above sea level. According to Director General of the Department, 38 liaison officers have so far been deputed to facilitate expedition teams. It has been further reported that more teams are expected to join this summer expedition.
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Posted: April 10, 2018, 5:27 pm
Himalayan Spring 2018 - Icefall doctors complete route to Camp 2 on Everest - The Adventure Blog
Everest 2018 -Week 2 begins with acclimatization on Lobuche -20,000ft trekking peak - Alan Arnette
Nico Valsesia makes it from the sea to Monte Rosa in 14 hours and 31 minutes - Montagna.tv


http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/2018/04/himalaya-spring-2018-icefall-doctors.html -- Kraig Becker -- Himalayan Spring 2018 - Icefall doctors complete route to Camp 2 on Everest



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/04/09/everest-2018/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : Week Two begins - Acclimatising on Lobuche




https://www.montagna.tv/cms/121900/nico-valsesia-ce-la-fa-dal-mare-al-monte-rosa-in-14-ore-e-31-minuti/ -- Nico Valsesia makes it from the sea to Monte Rosa in 14 hours and 31 minutes (English translation available)

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Posted: April 10, 2018, 2:40 pm
Everest 2018 - Weekend update April 4 - Detailed summary from Alan Arnette on his blog
Julien "Pica" Herry, portrait of a "guy from up there" - English translation availanle
7 Year old Texas girl just climbed Kilimanjaro - from the Sacramento Bee


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http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/world/article208286814.html  --  7 tear old girl climbs Kilimanjaro

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The Merced River went nearly four feet above flood stage in Yosemite Valley. We are tentatively planning reopen Yosemite Valley on Sunday at noon, pending assessments. This is subject to change. Look for an announcement by mid-morning on Sunday. More information: 
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Posted: April 9, 2018, 3:34 pm
Sherpa team succeeds on first ascent of Langdung (6357m) in Nepal - by Alpinist.com
Castore/Castor (4226m) - Aosta, Italy/Switzerland - Trip report with pictures at Summitpost
Avalanche in Pila (Alps) - 2 victims recovered and 2 were wounder - English translation
Cycling on the roof of the world in Pakistan

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web18s/newswire-sherpa-winter-langdung-ascent -- Sherpa team succeeds on first ascent of Langdung (6357m) in Nepal





https://www.summitpost.org/castore-castor/150540 -- Castore/Castor (4226m) - Aosta, Italy/ Switzerland


https://www.montagna.tv/cms/121861/aggiornato-valanga-a-pila-bilancio-provvisorio-di-2-morti-e-2-estratti-vivi/  --  Avalanche in Pila (Alps) - 2 dead and 2 injured



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Posted: April 7, 2018, 9:21 pm
Everest 2018 : Route to Camp 1 in Early - Detailed summary of current Everest climb -  Alan Arnette
Red Bull Der Lange Weg : the ski mountaineering traverse reaches half way point - Planet Mountain
Injured hiker rescued from the PCT near Snow Creek - from the Desert Sun News
PCT at Snow Creek - Hike scheduled for April 24 - by Palm Springs Hiking and Outdoor

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https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2018/04/05/crews-rescuing-injured-hiker-pacific-crest-trail/489724002/ -- Injured hiker rescued from the Pacific Crest Trail near Snow Creek

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After 2 attempts to climb San Gorgonio via the North chutes in March, Ellen and I succeeded yesterday. We took the trail all the way to Dry Lake, then followed a gully with boot tracks to the base of one of the more easterly chutes. We could see boot tracks most of the way up the chute, put on our crampons, and began to follow them up. The snow was fabulously sticky. As we neared the top it got steeper, but we weren’t too concerned because of the great condition of the snow. It was a joyous moment when we attained the top of the ridge. We happily made our way to the summit of San G and had lunch and shot some pics. Going back down the chute took longer than expected because of our level of trying to keep safe. Sorry, but I didn’t get any pics from climbing the chute...I was very focused on just climbing!

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Posted: April 6, 2018, 5:21 pm
Andes : 5 Peaks in 10 days for the Los Picos 6500, but Huascaran will have to wait - Montagna.tv
Icefall doctors open "safest" Everest route - from Nepal Mountain News & Himalayan Times
Australian mountaineer Steve Plain is one peak away from record (Seven Summits bid)


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Posted: April 5, 2018, 9:31 pm
Fatal Avalanche in the Aiguilles Rouges massif (French Alps) by Chamonix.net news
Monte Rosa - Two ski mountaineers blocked yesterday at the Felice Giordano bivouac (4167 meters)
The rescue starts from the ground (English translation) - by Montagna.tv
Snow and wildflowers in Death Valley on April 1 in the Facebook section below (Scroll down)
Zion National Park Pictures - April 2018  


https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/fatal-avalanche-aiguilles-rouges-massif    -- Fatal Avalanche in the Aiguilles Rouges massif (French Alps)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/swiss-alps-avalanche-leaves-3-dead-2-injured-near-glacier/2018/04/01/40d12766-3591-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html?utm_term=.32ee28bc9897  --  Another avalanche




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Posted: April 5, 2018, 9:17 pm
Mt Silliman 11,188 ft in the High Sierra - Pictures by Calicokat on Smugmug blog
Wilson Adventures 2 : Suntori Sit Start -  Trip report with pictures by Raphael Slawinski
Emmanuel Cauchy "Doctor Vertical" dies in an avalanche in the Alps - Gripped Magazine
Everest 2018 - Blessings on the Trek - by Alan Arnette on Facebook

https://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sierra-Nevada/2018/Mt-Silliman-11188-March-2018/ -- Calicokat -- California -- Mt Silliman 11,188 ft (Sierras) - Many pictures




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Posted: April 3, 2018, 12:01 am
Separate deaths rattle climbing and ski communities - from Gripped Magazine
Everest 2018 - Zos, yaks, porters and helicopter - Alan Arnette's blog (Update to base camp)
Horia Colibasanu and Peter Hamor ready for alpine style crossing of Everest- Lhotse (English trans)
Mount San Jacinto via Snow Creek in March 2017 - Trip report and pictures by Eric Su

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Posted: April 1, 2018, 3:22 pm
Shkhara South Face, new route and first winter ascent in the Caucasus by Georgian climbers
Wes Shelberg Pk, Pk 4020 ft, Squaw Tit, Table Mountain (California) - Trip report with pictures
Aguja Desconocida East Face, new climb in Patagonia by Vanhee and Villanueva O Driscoll


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