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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.

The Incisor, and some of her friends: Northern Park Range - Colorado, (Class 4) Trip report with images  - from Whatsatimo.com

2 Way Sawtooth Traverse with Snow - Colorado - Trip report with images  - from 14ers.com

Ama Dablam Fall Season Ends With a Close Call  - from  Explorersweb.com

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https://whatsatimo.com/2022/11/23/the-incisor-and-some-of-her-friends-northern-park-range-colorado-class-4/  - The "Incisor" and some of her friends : Northern Park Range, CO  (Class 4)




https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21990   - 2 Way Sawtooth Traverse with Snow - Trip report with pictures


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Posted: November 28, 2022, 9:57 pm

Italians Battle Fierce Patagonia Weather on Torre Egger  - from Explorersweb.com

New Route on Hidden Gem in Peru  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/italians-battle-fierce-patagonian-weather-torre-egger/   - Italians Battle Fierce Patagonia Weather on Torre Egger.



https://explorersweb.com/new-route-on-a-hidden-gem-in-peru/   - New Route on Hidden Gem in Peru



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Posted: November 25, 2022, 10:40 pm

 Ama Dablam Stays Open Until 2023   - from Explorersweb.com

Video - Three Georgians honored for their impeccable ascent of Salaghrar   - from Montagnes- Magazine.com ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/ama-dablam-stays-open-until-2023/  - Ama Dablam Stays Open Until 2023




https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-video-trois-georgiens-honneur-ascension-impeccable-saraghrar  - Video - Three Georgians honored for their impeccable ascent of Salaghrar ( in English also )


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Posted: November 23, 2022, 11:46 pm

First Ski Turns of the Season : Down the Grandes Jorasses North Face !  - by Explorersweb.com

Cho Oyu from Nepal : Why It's So Hard  -  from Explrersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/first-ski-turns-of-the-season-down-the-grandes-jorasses-north-face/    -  First Ski Turns of the Season : Down the Grandes Jorasses North Face !



https://explorersweb.com/cho-oyu-from-nepal-why-it-is-so-hard/   - Cho Oyu from Nepal : Why Its So Hard.


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Posted: November 22, 2022, 7:52 pm

 Nathan Heald and and Leo Sallo Chaparro Summit Lasunayoc ( 5,936 m )   - by MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

Invisible Transformation in Slovenia by Lindic and Papert  - from PlanetMountain.com ( in English also )

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New Page on Personal Websites in the General Section of the Forum at Summitpost.org

Personal Websites : General - Page 180 (summitpost.org)

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/nathan-heald-e-leo-sallo-chaparro-in-vetta-al-lasunayoc-5-936-m-da-una-nuova-via/  - Nathan Heald and Leo Sallo Chaparro Summit Lasunayoc ( 5,936m ) - ( in English also )

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https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/invisible-transformation-aperta-ajdovska-deklica-slovenia-luka-lindic-ines-papert.html  - Invisible Transformation in Slovenia by Lindic and Papert - ( in English also )

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Posted: November 21, 2022, 12:57 pm

First Ascent of Chumbu ; Arduous and Glorious  - from the HimalayanTimes.com

Lasunayoc - Peru 5,936m New Route  - from Facebook.com

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https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/first-ascent-of-chumbu-arduous-and-glorious  - First ascent of Chumbu ; Arduous and glorious.



https://www.facebook.com/toposperucordillera.blancahuayhuash/posts/  - Lasunayoc - Peru 5,936m New Route 

25 hours (starting at 4850m approx) ) to the summit and back, with sections of dry ice and sugar “WI 4” and exposed “DT” rocky stretches.


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Posted: November 21, 2022, 6:12 am

 Filip Babicz Climbs 1,000 meters in 22 minutes  - from Explorersweb.com

Silvo Karo : Interview with climbing legend from Slovenia  - from PlanetMountain.com

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https://explorersweb.com/filip-babicz-climbs-1000m-in-22-minutes/  - Filip Babicz Climbs 1,000 meters in 22 Minutes.




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/silvo-karo-interview-climbing-legend-slovenia.html  - Silvo Karo : Interview with climbing legend from Slovenia.


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Posted: November 19, 2022, 9:54 am

 Local Climbers Open a New Route on Nepal's Ganchempo   - from Explorersweb.com

Frigo-combo on Douves Blanches in Switzerland climbed   - from PlanetMountain.com

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https://explorersweb.com/local-climbers-open-new-route-nepal-ganchempo/    - Local Climbers Open a New Route on Nepal's Ganchempo




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/frigo-combo-climbed-douves-blanches-silvan-schupbach-peter-von-kanel.html   - Frigo-combo on Douves Blanches in Switzerland climbed.


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Posted: November 17, 2022, 11:29 pm

 No Easy Himalayan Trekking Peak : A British Climber Dies on Lobuche  - from Explorersweb and Himalayan Times

The Needles in Arizona - Gold Dome  - from snwburd.com

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https://explorersweb.com/no-easy-himalayan-trekking-peak-a-british-climber-dies-on-lobuche/    - No Easy Himalayan Trekking Peak : A British Climber Dies on Lobuche.



https://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_photos/gold_dome_1/P1000019_w.html    -- The Needles in Arizona ( Gold Dome ) - Images



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Guillaume Pierrel and Boris Langenstein rehearse the descent of the Shroud at the Grandes Jorasses (montagnes-magazine.com)

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Posted: November 17, 2022, 12:38 pm

 Events - Kazuya Hiraida European Tour 2022  - from Tenua.com/es ( in English also )

Climbers Stranded in Storm Rescued at Tahquitz, California  - from Climbing.com

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https://www.ternua.com/es/eventos-kazuya-tour   - Events - Kazuya Hiraida European Tour 2022 - ( In English also )


https://www.climbing.com/news/climbers-stranded-in-storm-rescued-at-tahquitz/   - Climbers Stranded in Storm Rescued at Tahquitz California


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Posted: November 16, 2022, 2:30 pm

 Winter Soloists : Crazy, Maybe, Commited, Definately  - from Explorersweb.com

New Alpine Line High in the Mountains of Morocco  - from Gripped.com

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https://explorersweb.com/winter-soloists-crazy-maybe-committed-definitely/   - Winter Soloists : Crazy, Maybe : Committed, Definately.




https://gripped.com/news/new-alpine-line-high-in-the-mountains-of-morocco/   - New Alpine Line High in the Mountains of Morocco


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Posted: November 15, 2022, 7:45 pm

 Russians Summit Annapurna 4  - from Explorersweb.com

Russians Summit Annapurna 4  - from Alpagama.org ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/russians-summit-annapurna-iv/   -- Russians Summit Annapurna 4


https://alpagama.org/rossiyane-podnyalis-na-annapurnu-iv.html   -- Russians Summit Annapurna 4


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Posted: November 14, 2022, 11:37 pm

Kurti - Nose : (4950m) : First Ascent in India  - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

Alex Buisse's  ten best climbs in the Mont Blanc massif  - from PlanetMountain.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/kirti-nose-4950-m-prima-salita-da-stephan-siegrist-jonas-schild-e-andy-schnarf/   - Kurt-Nose (4,950m) :  First ascent in India ( in English also )



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/books-press/alex-buisse-ten-best-climbs-mont-blanc-massif.html   - Alex Buisse's ten best climbs in the Mont Blanc massif



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Posted: November 14, 2022, 2:42 pm

 Three Sherpa sisters scale Mt Elbrus  - from HimalayanTimes.com and Bing.com/news

Four Granackie Towers and Puskasove Forks traverse  - from Wspinanie.pl (in English also)

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https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/three-sherpa-sisters-scale-mt-elbrus   - Three Sherpa sisters scale Mt Elbrus  - from Himalayan Times and Bing.com/news


https://wspinanie.pl/2022/11/cztery-granackie-baszty-puskasove-widly-grzegorz-folta/   -- Four Granackie Towers and Puscasove Forks traverse in the Tatras ( in English also )




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Posted: November 13, 2022, 11:42 pm

 Major First Ascent on El Capitan-Like Wall in India's Uttarakhand  - from Explorersweb.com

Skiers Try a Mind-Bending Descent on the Obergabelhorn in Switzerland  - by Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/fa-india-el-cap/   - Major First Ascent on El Capitan-Like Wall in India's Uttarakhand.



https://explorersweb.com/weekend-warm-up-sam-anthamatten-nevia/   - Skiers try a Mind-Bending Descent on the Obergabelhorn in Switzerland



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Posted: November 13, 2022, 2:25 pm

Bondit Peak -  First Ascent via Northeast Spur  - from AAC Publications .com

Slovenian premiere in the Khumbu : confusion about the summit's name - MontagnesMagazine

Women's team opens a big wall in Greenland  - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201216310   --  Bondit Peak - First Ascent via Northeast spur  - from AAC Publications



https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-premiere-slovene-khumbu-ouverture-confusion-autour-nom-sommet   - Slovenian premiere  in the Khumbu and confusian around the name of the Summit (in English also)



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/team-di-donne-apre-una-big-wall-in-groenlandia/   - Women's team opens a big wall in Greenland (in English also)


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Posted: November 11, 2022, 10:30 am

 Big new Vampire Spires in Canada by Sebastian Palletti and Co.  - from PlanetMountain.com

Rocking Horse Ridge - Colorado - Trip report with pictures  - from 14ers.com

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/big-new-vampire-spires-climbs-canada-sebastian-pelletti-co.html   --  Big new Vampire Spires in Canada by Sebastian Pelleti and Co.



https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21930   --  Rocking Horse Ridge - Colorado - Trip report with pictures.


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Posted: November 10, 2022, 1:39 pm

Himalaya Fast and Light : Interview with Francoise Cazzanelli  - from Explorersweb.com

Gangchempo Peak (6,318m ) summited by a new route  - from MountainBlog.it ( in English too )

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https://explorersweb.com/himalaya-fast-and-light-interview-with-francois-cazzanelli/  - Himalaya Fast and Light : Interview with Francoise Cazzanelli .



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/sanu-sherpa-e-lal-bahadur-waiba-in-vetta-al-gangchempo-peak-6-378-metri-da-una-nuova-via/  -- Gangchempo Peak (6,318m) summited by a new route ( in English also)



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Posted: November 9, 2022, 12:35 pm

Nepali mountaineers summit Gangchenpo Peak 6.378m  - from Breaklinks.com

Photographic shots of Snow Leopard group near Everest  - by MountainBlog.it ( in English also)

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https://breaknlinks.com/en/news/61732   - Nepali mountaineers summit Gangchenpo Peak 6,378m


http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/leopardi-delle-nevi-nella-regione-delleverest-gli-scatti-fotografici-di-kittiya-pawlowski/   - Photographic shots of Snow Leopards group near Everest ( in English also )




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Posted: November 9, 2022, 1:31 am

 Maria Pipi Cardell and Denis Urubko attempt Rakhiot Peak 7070m  - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

Huserka and Jablonski establish Gangotri Gambling in the Garhwal Himalaya  - from PlanetMountain.com

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New Page on Personal Websites in the General Section of the Forum at Summitpost.org

Personal Websites : General - Page 179 (summitpost.org)

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/maria-pipi-cardell-e-denis-urubko-tentano-il-rakhiot-peak-7070-m/  - Maria Pipi Cardell and Denis Urubko attempt Rakhiot Peak ( in English also )




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/ondrej-huserka-wadim-jablonski-establish-gangotri-gambling-garhwal-himalaya.html  - Huserka and Jablonski establish Gangotri Gambling in the Gharwal Himalaya.


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Posted: November 7, 2022, 11:40 am

 New Route on Barnaj 2 in India's Kishtwar Himal  - from Explorersweb.com

Mont Blanc : The Payot ridge , not a credible alternative to the normal Gouter route  - from Montagnes-Magazine ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/new-route-on-barnaj-ii-in-indias-kishtwar-himal/   - New Route on Barnaj 2 in India's Kishtwar Himal



https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-mont-blanc-arete-payot-alternative-credible-voie-normale-gouter   - Mont Blanc : The Payot ridge, not a credible alternative to the normal Gouter Route ( in English also )



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Posted: November 6, 2022, 5:35 pm

 French climber dies on Ama Dablam  - from Himalayan Times and MountainBlog.it

First Ascent on Pomlaca : Interview with Matija Volantar  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/french-climber-dies-on-mt-ama-dablam   - French climber dies on Ama Dablam.


https://explorersweb.com/first-ascent-on-pomlaca-interview-with-matija-volontar/   - First Ascent on Pomlaca ( Interview with Matija Volantar


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Posted: November 4, 2022, 1:47 pm

 Phaalkan Meenaar Virgin Tower in the Gharwal Himalaya  - by Shsjames.org ( in English also)

Annapurna 4 : Russians Ready for Summit Push  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://shsjames.org/provystup-na-panensku-vezu-phaalkan-meenaar-v-garhwale/   - Phaalkan Meenaar Virgin Tower in the Gharwal Himalaya ( in English also)



https://explorersweb.com/annapurna-iv-russians-ready-for-summit-push/   - Annapurna 4 : Russians Ready for Summit Push


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Posted: November 3, 2022, 10:37 pm

 More Details from the First Ascent of Chumbu  - from Explorersweb.com

First Ascent of Nomad Peak West Ridge  -- by Mountain.ru ( translated from Russian to English)

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https://explorersweb.com/more-detail-from-the-first-ascent-of-chumbu/   - More Details from the First Ascent of Chumbu




http://mountain.ru/article/article_display1.php?article_id=10017   --  First Ascent of Nomad Peak West Ridge (in English too)


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Posted: November 3, 2022, 1:21 pm

Annapurna 4 (7,225m) : Russian Team ready for the summit  - by MountainBlog.it ( in English too)

Milwaukee Peak, Pico Aislado, and Music Mountain  -  from 14ers.com - Trip report with pictures

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/annapurna-iv-7-225-m-team-russo-pronto-per-la-vetta/   -- Annapurna 4 (7,225m) : Russian Team ready for the summit ( in English also )


https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21979   - Milwaukee Peak, Pico Aislado and Music Mountain - Colorado - Trip report with pictures.



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