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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.

Col Superieur de Tout Noir : a skier falls 80 meters - from Chamonix.net news
Karakorum Summer 2018 : Individual expeditions to keep an eye on - by The Adventure Blog



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Posted: June 19, 2018, 8:51 pm
K2 2018 Summer Season Coverage : Weekend update 17 June - Japanese at K2 - by Alan Arnette
Golden Throne Trail in the rain - by Summitpost - Trip report with pictures
Star King - 9092 ft in the Sierras by Calicokat on his blog - Lots of pictures
Tour Ronde SE Face (Mont Blanc Massif) : Fatal fall for two climbers - Chamonix.net News
Janhukot first ascent in the Indian Himalaya by British climbers - from Planet Mountain

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/06/17/k2-2018-summer-season-coverage-weekend-update-17-june-japanese-at-k2/ -- K2 2018 Summer Season Coverage : Weekend Update 17 June - Japanese at K2



https://www.summitpost.org/golden-throne-trail-in-rain/1019634 -- Golden Throne Trail in the rain (Utah) - Trip report with pictures



https://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sierra-Nevada/2018/Mt-Starr-King-9092-June-2018/ -- Calicokat -- California -- Mt Starr King (Sierras) pictures



https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/tour-ronde-face-se-fatal-fall-two-young-mountaineers -- Tour Ronde SE Face : Fatal fall for two climbers



http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/janhukot-first-ascent-in-indian-himalaya-by-british-expedition.html    -- Janhukot - First ascent in Indian Himalaya by a British expedition




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Posted: June 18, 2018, 5:13 pm
Gobright and Reynolds link 3 El Capitan Walls in a day - from Gripped Magazine
Missing 72 year old hiker rescued in Sequoia N.P. (after 3 days) - from ABC News
Andrzej Bargiel aims for the first ski descent od K2 - by Explorersweb.com
Astorga and Chase complete the first female ascent of Denali's Slovak Direct - by Alpinist.com

https://gripped.com/news/gobright-reynolds-link-three-el-cap-walls-day/ -- Gobright and Reynolds link three El Capitan walls in a day



http://abc7news.com/missing-72-year-old-hiker-found-safe-at-sequoia-national-park/3611293/ -- Missing 72 year old hiker rescued in Sequoia National Park



https://explorersweb.com/2018/06/17/andrzej-bargiel-aims-for-first-ski-descent-of-k2/ -- Andrzej Bargiel aims for first ski descent of K2




http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web18s/newswire-denali-slovak-direct-first-female-ascent -- Astorga and Chase complete first female ascent od Denali's Slovak Direct





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Incident report at 17,500 ft on Denali
An NPS ranger patrol responded to a request for help at 17,500 feet on Denali’s West Buttress route at approximately 1 am on June 16. An independent party of three had been descending from Denali Pass when one of the teammates collapsed due to unknown illness. By the time the initial team of two NPS mountaineering volunteers reached the scene, the climber was unresponsive. Despite emergency medical interventions, the patient never regained consciousness and was pronounced 
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Posted: June 17, 2018, 8:13 pm
British first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya - by UKClimbing.com
Badwater to Whitney 130 miles - Hiking from the lowest to highest point in California - report
Katmai National Park - Bear versus Eagles - from ADN.com


https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/06/british_first_ascent_of_janhukot_6805m_in_garhwal_himalaya-71618   -- British first ascent of Janhukot (6805 meters) in the Garhwal Himalaya




http://www.simblissity.net/L2H.shtml -- Hiking the lowest to highest point in Califirnia - Badwater to Whitney 130 miles


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Posted: June 17, 2018, 2:55 pm
Harrington and North climb new Alaska Alpine Route - from Gripped Magazine
Crews searching for man missing inside Sequioa National Park
Hiker near Death Valley rescued trying to reach Mt Whitney -- from Inyosar Inland Division
Father and son climbers likely saved life on Mount Logan - by Gripped Magazine

https://gripped.com/news/harrington-north-climb-new-alaska-alpine-route/ -- Harrington and North climb new Alaska alpine route



http://abc30.com/crews-searching-for-man-missing-inside-sequoia-national-park/3607873/ -- Crews searching for man missing inside Sequoia National Parl



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H-82 was requested to respond to Tuber Canyon in the Panamint Range west of Death Valley. A solo hiker intending to hike from Death Valley to the summit of Mt Whitney ran into some bad luck and ran out of water sooner than expected. To make matters worse, his planned en route water source had dried up. After being without water for 24 hours and with no water sources nearby, the hiker activated his In-Reach device and used the satellite messenger to send for help. Because the hiker had an In-Reach device, H-82 was able to quickly locate the hiker. H-82 landed off site nearby. When the crew contacted the hiker, he was severely dehydrated and suffering from heat exposure. The crew assisted the hiker and his gear to H-82 and transported him to Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine for treatment.


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Posted: June 16, 2018, 10:18 pm
K2 2018 Summer Season Coverage : Teams at Base Camp - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Two French climbers have fallen on the Italian side of Mont Blanc from 3700 meters elevation
France avalanche : Four die in Southern Alps - from BBC News
Denali Field Report for June 15 - 2018 - KTNA.org

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/06/14/k2-2018-summer-season-coverage-teams-at-base-camp/ -- Alan Arnette -- K2 2018 Summer Season Coverage : Teams at Base Camp

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https://www.montagna.tv/cms/125451/monte-bianco-morti-i-due-alpinisti-francesi-precipitati/ -- Two French climbers fell on the Italian side of Mont Blanc from 3700 meters




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6/15/18, 10.30 am - Two French climbers have fallen on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif. Their recovery is under way but the hopes of finding them alive by rescuers are scarce . The two were expected last night at the Torino refuge, but they never came back.
The incident occurred on the south wall of the Tour Ronde , at about 3,700 meters of altitude. The two have been sighted by the gendarmerie of Chamonix (France) and in these minutes the recovery operations are being carried out by the Alpine Rescue of the Entrèves finance guard and the Aosta Valley Alpine Rescue
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Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:25 pm
Roped together for nearly two weeks mom and teenage son summit Denali - from ADN.com
Denali Field Report, June 13, 2018 - from NPS.gon/Denali (ongoing report)
Famous bouldering raccoon goes for big walls - from Gripped Magazine
Trailmaster 12,327 ft and Cirque Peak 12,900 ft in the Sierras by Ranboze - Pictures and report

https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/2018/06/13/roped-together-for-nearly-2-weeks-mom-and-teenage-son-summit-denali/   -- Roped together for nearly two weeks, mom and teenage son summit Denali



https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/field-report-june-13-2018.htm-- Denali Field Report, June 13 2018


https://gripped.com/profiles/famous-bouldering-raccoon-goes-for-big-walls/    --  Famous bouldering raccoon goes for big walls




https://ranboze.smugmug.com/Sierra-Adventures/Trailmaster-12327-Cirque-Peak-12900-Jun-2-2018/  --  Trailmaster and Cirque Peak in the Sierras
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Chica on Cirque - my most favorite peak
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It’s been 10 days since we first arrived at base camp. The weather was good at first, then it started snowing and the wind picked up. This didn’t stop our acclimatizing process though. So far we’ve left a deposit at camp 1 (5000m), and made our way to camp 2 (6000m), where this pic was taken. We’re back at base camp now, waiting for the weather to clear before we head up to camp 3 (7000m)! #Pole2Pole #Pakistan#NangaParbat======================================================================

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Posted: June 15, 2018, 2:48 pm
Hansjorg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo (7151 m) in the Karakorum - by Planet Mountain
8000 er season in Pakistan is on - by Stefan Nestler on his blog
Everest 2018 - A guide's perspective - from Explorersweb.com
The Whaleback - Ash Creek Butte - Trip report with pictures by Bob Burd (Mt Shasta area)

http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/hansjorg-auer-to-attempt-lupghar-sar-west-solo.html -- Hansjorg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West (7181 meters) in the Karakorum solo



https://blogs.dw.com/adventuresports/8000er-season-in-pakistan-is-on/ -- Stefan Nestler -- 8000 er season in Pakistan is on


https://explorersweb.com/2018/06/13/everest-2018-a-guides-perspective/     Everest 2018 - a guide's perspective

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Posted: June 13, 2018, 11:07 pm
East Face of Mt Whitney with John and Sharon - from Supertopo.com
Rock climbing in Jordan - new rock climbs at Wadi Sulam - by Planetmountain.com
Baltistan - the land of the highest peaks on earth - from Summitpost.org

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7000 METER PEAKS IN BALTISTAN
S.No Name of the Peak Height in Meters
LOBSANG GROUP
01 Muztagh Tower 7284
02 Muztagh Tower 7279
LATOK GROUP
03 Baintha Brakk (M) 7285
04 Latok-I 7145
05 Latok-II 7108
06 Latok(I-W) 7100
K2 GROUP
07 Skyang Kangri (I) 7357
08 Skil Brum 7350
09 Skyang Kangri (II) 7345
10 Summa Ri 7286
BROAD GROUP
11 Broad Peak (N) 7387
GASHERBRUM GROUP
12 Gasherbrum-III 7952
13 Gasherbrum-IV 7925
14 Gasherbrum (E) 7772
15 Gasherbrum (N) 7500
16 Un named Peak 7310
17 Gasherbrum (V) 7133
18 Gaserbrum (V-MD) 7120
19 Gasherbrum (SW) 7069
20 Gasherbrum-VI 7004
SIA GROUP
21 Sia Kangri 7422
22 Sia Kangri-II 7325
23 Sia Kangri-IV 7315
24 Sia Kangri-III 7273
CHOGO LUNGMA GROUP
25 Spantik 7027
MASHERBRUM GROUP
26 Masherbrum (E) 7822
27 Masherbrum (W) 7806
27 Yermand Kangri 7163
28 Mandu Peak (E) 7127
29 Mandu Peak (W) 7081
CHOGOLISA GROUP
30 Chogolisa (SW) 7668
31 Chogolisa (NE) 7654
32 Baltoro Kangri 7300
33 Baltoro Kangri (II) 7270
34 Baltoro Kangri (IV) 7265
35 Ice Dom 7150
SALTORO GROUP
36 Saltoro Kangri (I) 7742
37 Saltoro Kangri (II) 7705
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June 10th SAR

At approximately 9:30am on Sunday, June 10th Inyo County Search and Rescue was notified of an accident involving three victims above Mt. Whitney’s Trail Camp. One hiker had slipped while ascending the snow-filled ‘Chute’, a hazardous short-cut often used in the spring when the normal trail is under snow, tumbling an estimated 500’, hitting the second and third victims during her fall.

Eleven team members responded and were moving towards Lone Pine by 10:30am. The team was met by CHP helicopter H-82, which had flown by the accident scene and located the patients. Due to flying conditions and the high elevation of the site the helicopter could only fly one SAR member at a time. The first team member reached the scene shortly after noon with the second and third following shortly after. The remaining team members stayed down in Lone Pine to provide incident command, communication management, and a ground team if necessary.

One victim was able to get out on his own. The other two had moderate to major injuries including major head and facial trauma and pelvic and spine injuries; they were roughly 150’ apart, on a 30º snow slope. Other hikers, whose aid was essential to the operation, had stabilized the patient’s positions, preventing further sliding down the slope. SAR members, with the aid of the other hikers, were able to treat both patients and package them for transport. CHP H-82 was able to effect a hoist evacuation of each patient in extremely challenging flying conditions. Both patients were flown to Lone Pine and eventually other medical centers for further treatment.
Inyo SAR would like to thank the hikers who gave up or changed their hiking plans to assist these seriously injured patients, as well as the crew of CHP - Inland Division Air Operations.
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Posted: June 13, 2018, 2:45 pm
RMI Guides Denali Expedition News and  AMS Denali update - June 10 2018
3 Day Rim to Rim backpacking in the Grand Canyon June 6 -9 pictures from Coachella Meetup Grp
2018 Piolet d' Or Lifetime Achievement to Andrej Stremfelj - from Gripped.com
Mt Whitney multiple injuries June 11 2018 - from Inyosar.com

https://www.rmiguides.com/blog/location/12/denali -- RMI Guides Denali Expedition News
http://alaskamountaineeringschool.blogspot.com/2018/06/ams-denali-update-june-10.html -- AMS Denali Update June 10





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Posted: June 12, 2018, 3:36 pm
K2 2018 Season Coverage by Alan Arnette on his detailed blog (More to come)
Colin Haley sets new speed record on the Cassin Ridge on Denali - from Gripped Magazine
First all female ascent on the Slovak Direct on Denali - from Gripped Magazine
Latok 1 and 3 images in the Karakorum - from Roadies-pak.com

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/06/09/k2-2018-season-coverage/ -- Alan Arnette -- K2 2018 Season Coverege



https://gripped.com/news/colin-haley-sets-new-speed-record-cassin-ridge/ -- Colin Haley sets new speed record on Cassin Ridge on Denali



https://gripped.com/news/astorga-and-gilbert-chase-make-history-on-slovak-direct/ -- First all female ascent on Slovak Direct on Denali




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Posted: June 10, 2018, 11:06 pm
Destination Broad Peak (Karakorum) from Sandy Allen of Teamascent.com (Scotland)
Denali Report for June 8th, 2018 - from ktna.org (Includes some surrounding peaks)
After their fatal fall on El Capitan, Klein and Wells are remembered for their kindness and joy
Knickers and Hemp Rope on Mt Waddington - Explorersweb.com

https://teamascent.blogspot.com/2018/06/destination-broad-peak.html -- -- Sandy Allen -- UK -- Destination Broad Peak 



https://ktna.org/2018/06/denali-report-for-june-8th-2018/ -- Denali Report for June 8th, 2018





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Posted: June 9, 2018, 9:08 pm
A Korean woman survives six days in the Australian (Queensland) wilderness after climbing a peak
Denali Expedition - Hailes Team moves to High Camp - from RM Guides.com
AMS Alaska Mountaineering School Update June 7 2018  -- Denali update
Mount Russel East Ridge - June 23 - 24 by Meetup Mountaineers in Sacramento

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44403318?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook -- Korean woman survives six days in Australian (Queensland) wilderness




https://www.rmiguides.com/blog/location/12/denali - Denali Team moves to High Camp

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https://alaskamountaineeringschool.blogspot.com/2018/06/ams-mountain-update-june-7th.html  --  AMS Denali update June 7th 2018

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This past weekend, Kyra and I completed our most physically and psychologically challenging hiking excursion to date, conquering the highest summit in the contiguous United States (14,505 ft.) in just 13 hours and 40 minutes. We camped at Whitney Portal, woke up at 1:30 am, and hit the trail with headlamps beaming at 2:35 am. As we climbed steadily up countless switchbacks, light began peaking over the rocky silhouettes and filled our souls with life. We journeyed onward over flowing streams, through lush meadows, and between age-old pines until we came upon the wrinkled stone face of Mount Whitney. It took us a moment to gather ourselves as we stared at the steep 1-mile long snowy chute that awaited our trudging. This was the main reason why fellow adventurers claimed this hike was not for the faint of heart, and also why Kyra commanded we purchase crampons despite my misguided quibbling. With weary legs and labored breath, we reached the top of the chute with the summit just a couple of miles in sight. A seasoned mountain man assured us these remaining miles would fly by with very little elevation gain left to cover. What we quickly discovered was his omission of a few 1 ft. wide, treacherous, icy ledges that spelled certain demise with one misstep, that is without crampons (thank you sweetheart). After two lingering miles we stood on the summit where we were greeted by Marvin the Marmot and an extraordinary view of our brilliant earth's Sierra Nevada. Once we finished basking in the glory of our victory and listening to Marvin's enchanting tales, we embarked on the harrowing descent. Tip-toeing back across the slippery sills, we found ourselves strategizing how best to find the bottom of our devilish chute. A carefully carved canal indicated that glissading down on our anatomical sleds was the most efficient route. With absolutely no experience or gloves, I glided down the mountainside with relative ease and sustained a touch of ice burn. My much more sensible and resourceful other half waited for an experienced teacher to instruct her of the proper technique before she showed me how glissading is meant to be done. With the dangerous elements behind us, Kyra and I continued our everlasting conversation about all that life has brought and will bring us as we fell more deeply in love, arrived back at Whitney Portal, and drove home to LA more well equipped for every wonderful challenge that awaits us with the confidence to overcome each of them together.

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Posted: June 8, 2018, 10:31 pm
Another fatality on Cho Oyu - from Stefan Nestler on his daily blog
Thirteen days on Shkhara (Georgia USSR) : A new route and first winter ascent from the South
Caldwell and Honnold speed up the Nose in 1 hour 58 minutes - Alpinist.com


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Max Didier And Cristobal Señoret (CL) climbed a new track in the southwest face of the pyramid of Cerro Paine Grande. This new route to the left of existing ones, to reach the west edge following the summit. In the 300 metres of overpass they encountered difficulties up to 90 ˚ and wi4. this was the fifth ascent of this beautiful mountain, with its CA. 2,884 meters is the highest in the Torres Del Paine massif
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Over the past several years, two climbers from Georgia (the country, that is) have been lighting up the pages of the AAJ with impressive ascents, mostly in their home range, the southern Caucasus, but recently in Nepal as well. Archil Badriashvili and Giorgi Tepnadze will have two big climbs in AAJ 2018: the first ascent of Larkya Main in Nepal, last fall, and the first winter ascent of the south face of Shkhara, the highest peak in Georgia, in February 2018. The latter was the kind of sufferfest we’ve come to expect from these two, involving nearly two weeks and 2,500 meters of climbing in harsh winter conditions.

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Climber in fatal fall on Tour Ronde N Face in the Alps (3792 meters) - from Chamonix.net/news
Grand Canyon R2R2R in a day - A nightmare - Trip report with pictures - from Summitpost.org
An Ontario (Canada) climber bags Everest and Lhotse in a day - from Gripped Magazine
Mt Keith in the Sierra Nevada - Pictures by Calicokat

https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/climber-fatal-fall-tour-ronde   -- Climber in fatal fall on Tour Ronde



https://www.summitpost.org/hiking-through-a-nightmare-r2r2r-in-a-day/1019238 -- Grand Canyon R2R2R in a day - a nightmare




https://gripped.com/news/ontario-climber-bags-everest-and-lhoste-in-24-hours/ -- Ontario (Canada) climber bags Everest and Lhotse in a day

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Inyo SAR, Inyo County Sheriff's Office, and H-82 were at it again today. This time it was Mirror Lake on the Whitney Trail at approximately 10,700 ft. An injured hiker with several medical issues was assisted off the mountain.=================================================================
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Posted: June 6, 2018, 3:10 pm
2 Climbers killed in fall from El Capitan in Yosemite N.P. - from LA Times and Climbing.com
Oxygen thieves on Everest : Adventurer is forced to abandon his record-breasking assault on Everest
40 Years later and Latok 1 North Ridge is still unclimbed - from Gripped Magazine
Denali Field Report - June 1 2018

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yosemite-fall-20180602-story.html-- Two climbers killed in fall from El Capitan in Yosemite N.P.
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https://www.nepalmountainnews.com/oxygen-thieves-on-everest-adventurer-is-forced-to-abandon-his-record-breaking-assault-on-everest/   -- Oxygen thieves on Everest: Adventurer is forced to abandon his record-breaking assault on Everest 






https://gripped.com/profiles/40-years-later-and-latok-i-north-ridge-still-unclimbed/ -- 40 Years later and Latok 1 North Ridge still unclimbed 


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Posted: June 3, 2018, 11:12 pm
Luke Smithwick thwarted on unclimbed Lobuche Kang 3 - by Explorersweb.com
7 of the tallest unclimbed mountains in the world - as of January 2018
Spring 2018 - Himalayan Recap from Explorersweb.com
Preparing for Everest 2019 - from Alan Arnette on his blog

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Harvard Route on Mount Huntington – Left approach unusable, right approach has a sagging snow bridge that might go soon.  Shrund challenging, pass on left below the toe of the buttress left of access couloir. Snow mostly ok, some unconsolidated, some nevé.  Rock/mixed pitches good, belays often buried. Enough snow at the nose to pitch a bivy tent.  Mixed pitch after the nose has nevé over rock, challenging.  We bailed at the junction with the West Face Couloir, solid v-threads all the way down.  Good nevé downclimb below, cross shrund down avalanche path.
  
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Posted: June 2, 2018, 9:40 pm
Monique Richard is the first woman to solo Mount Logan in Canada - by Gripped Magazine
Grunhorn Direttissima climbed by Dani Arnold and Stephan Ruoss in Bernese Oberland - Planet Mtn
Mt Whitney Memorial Day Summit 5/27/18 - Trip report with pictures - from Whitney Zone


https://gripped.com/news/monique-richard-is-first-woman-to-solo-mount-logan/ -- Monique Richard is first woman to solo Mount Logan (Canada)



http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/grunhorn-direttissima-climbed-by-dani-arnold-and-stephan-ruoss-in-bernese-oberland.html -- Grunhorn direttissima climbed by Dani Arnold and Stephan Ruoss in the Bernese Oberland




http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/topics/53296/Re:_Memorial_Day_Summit_(5/27/#Post53296 -- Mt Whitney Memorial Day summit 5/27/18 - Trip report with pictures

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Today CHP - Inland Division Air Operations and Inyo SAR volunteers assisted a hiker who was reported to be between Trail Crest and Trail Camp on the Mt Whitney trail. 
The team located the subject; he was hungry, cold, and had sustained minor abrasions from a tumble down a snowfield after another hiker glissaded into him and then left the scene. Prior to that, he had been hiking with two companions who left him as well- the subject didn't know them or their names but had been hiking with them that day. After these two hikers left the subject they located someone with a phone at Trail Camp and called the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, then continued on their hike.
Two kind hikers came across the subject and stayed with him; they helped keep him warm overnight.
After the team located the subject he was provided with some food, and after warming up he was able to hike out on his own.
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Posted: June 2, 2018, 4:01 pm
Gietl and Messini enchain Ortler, Lavaredo and Grosglockner in less than 24 hours - Planetmountain.
Mt Cowan (10,814 ft) in the Western Beartooths of Wyoming - Trip report with pictures from Seano
Honnold and Caldwell set a new speed record on the Nose - from Alpinist.com
Polish climber evacuated from Mt Makalu - from the Himalayan Times

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http://www.drdirtbag.com/2018/05/31/cowen/  -- seano -- Mt Cowen (10,814 ft) - Western Beartooths - Yellowstone




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Posted: May 31, 2018, 5:10 pm
Mt Jackson in Glacier National Park - Trip report with pictures by Seano (Dr Dirtbag)
Mount Daniel - King Co Highpoint - Cascade Range - Washington - Lots of great pictures
Mt Cleveland in the Northern Cascades - Trip report with pictures by Seano
Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold smash the Nose speed record - Planet Mountain & Gripped

http://www.drdirtbag.com/2018/05/29/jackson/ -- Seano -- Jackson in Glacier National Park


http://cedarandsand.blogspot.com/2018/05/mount-daniel-king-co-highpoint-cascade.html -- Mount Daniel - King Co Highpoint, Cascade Range - Washington



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On May 28th at about 5:00pm the Inyo County Sheriff Department was notified of a 60-year-old male subject with a leg injury on the Piute Pass trail. A hasty team member arrived at the trailhead and began hiking to locate the subject, while five other SAR members left from the Posse Hut. When the second group arrived at the trailhead, they were informed that the subject had been found near Loch Leven, hiking carefully with trekking poles and in good spirits. The rest of the team continued up and met the subject, and the other team member, at the base of Mount Emerson. The subject reported he either strained or tore his hamstring, but was able to walk. The whole team hiked with the subject, carrying his pack and providing mild assistance over the creek crossings.======================================================================


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Posted: May 30, 2018, 8:02 pm
Top Canadian alpinists are heading to the Karakorum - from Gripped Magazine
Japanese K2 expedition arrives in Pakistan - from Explorersweb.com
Denali climbers rescued after a long slide into a crevasse - by newsminer.com



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South side has just published in Italian the book "Cerro Tower" by Kelly Cordes. This book is the closest look that has ever been given to the long story history of Cerro Torre. Kelly's approach The author examines all details allowing us to discover the complexity of the troubled history of this peak. Many have tried to tell this story, but no one has ever done it as well as cordes, which has proved to be the right person for this company. For a ragamuffin Kelly
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