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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.

Second free ascent of Cerro Torre bolt-less Compressor route by Americans - including Video
How longtime Patagonia climber Colin Haley just had his best season ever - National Geographic
A Canadian and Argentinian make a historic Fitz Roy climb - Gripped Magazine
Americans climb new route on the South Face of Fitzroy - Alpinist

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http://gripped.com/news/canadian-and-argentinian-make-historic-fitz-roy-climb/  --  A Canadian and Argentinian make a historic Fitz Roy climb




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Posted: February 12, 2016, 9:04 pm
Daniele Nardi departs, Tomek returns, and strong summit wind on Nanga Parbat (winter)
Cerro Fitzroy - El Corazon in a day - from Patagonia Vertical Facebook
Cerro Torre SE Ridge free ascent - Patagonia Vertical Facebook and Alpinist
Niagara, Jones and 13,744 trip report with pictures from Seano


http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2016/02/winter-2016-daniele-departs-tomek.html -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Daniele departs, Tomek returns and strong summit wind on Nanga Parbat



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Jorge Ackermann and Tony McLean have completed the first one day ascent of El Corazón, climbing it in 20:30hs. They started at 5AM, reaching the summit at 1:30AM. To avoid the crux aid pitch they made a traverse/pendulum over to the left. The first ascent was done by the late Kaspar Ochsner and the mythical Michal Pitelka back in 1992. In 2011, Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva did what should be considered the second ascent, climbing the wet lower third via a line further left, on-sighting the entire route in 28hs. Iñaki Coussirat and Carlitos Molina did the third ascent in 2013. Jorge and Tony used doubles to #3 and one #4.



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Andrew Rothner, Mikey Schaefer and Josh Wharton have done the second free ascent of the Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre. Andrew lead the crux on his second go, while Josh followed it first try, and Mikey also followed it free on his second try. This was Andrew’s first alpine climb... David Lama did the first free ascent, back in 2012, climbing with Peter Ortner.
Three other parties climbed the route, Argentines Gabriel Fava and Martin Lopez Abad, as well as Swiss Roger Schaeli with three other friends (names?). All of them climbed the Haston crack (aid) as opposed to Lama’s free variation. All parties climbed the Lama-Ortner variation in the headwall, rather than Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk’s original line. More details about these ascents as soon as we have them.


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Posted: February 12, 2016, 8:33 pm
Brits climb new route in Patagonia - Aguja Bifida Sur (South) - East Face by UK Climbing
National Parks adventure video by Conrad Anker - from CNN
Little Lakes Valley in the Sierra Nevada photos by Calicokat
Sherpas warn of the growing risk of climbing Mount Everest - in the Facebook area
Patagonia Season 2015-2016 - Five Questions with Colin Haley - Alpinist

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=70244 -- Brits climb new route in Patagonia - Aguja Bifida Sur (South) - East Face




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A still shot from the documentary, Sherpa, by Australian director Jennifer Peedom. The film has put the Sherpas plight back in the spotlight. Image: Sherpa via thethirdpole
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Posted: February 11, 2016, 4:46 pm
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"Constant over-stimulation numbs me, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's not enough. I need more. Nothing seems to satisfy. I don't want it. I just need it. To feel, to breathe, to know I'm alive." La máquina, @alexhonnold on the summit of Aguja de la Silla. On Saturday we made the second ascent of The Wave Effect linkup (Aguja Desmochada, Aguja de la Silla, and Chaltén). Although I would've been happy to take easier terrain on Aguja de la Silla, we took the direct line, making the second ascent of El Bastardo, as of course Alex wouldn't have it any other way. We took 17:07 from the base of Desmochada to the summit of Chaltén, and 25:17 round trip from our bivy at the base of Desmochada. We both freed everything, (including the FFA of El Bastardo) although in my case that was a desperate miracle, made possible only by the fact that I wasn't on lead for any of the hard climbing (Alex led all of Desmochada and Silla, I led the California route on Chaltén). We simul-climbed everything, taking Golden Eagle in three pitches, El Bastardo in two pitches, and the California route in three pitches. Not only did Alex lead all the hard climbing, with massive runouts, but he carried the heavier portion of group weight for the entire ascent. It was the most badass block of rock climbing I've ever witnessed, and even Alex admitted on the summit of Aguja de la Silla that he had been "hate-fucking" those pitches. The climbing was steep and burly, and very physical with heavy backpacks - I was essentially hyperventilating for an entire rope length on El Bastardo, and I think it's the hardest I've ever tried in the mountains while on top-rope. We fortunately had microtraxions in play for the hardest parts, but with such long pitches we still ended up simul-climbing lots of 5.10 without the added security. While the Torres Traverse last week was a very equal symbiosis of both of our strengths, this ascent, being entirely a rock climb, was made possible by Alex, with me simply trying as hard as I could not to slow him down. @patagoniavertical @patagonia_climb @petzl_official @lasportivana @trailbutter ‪#‎nosummitnoparty‬‪#‎vidapatagonia‬

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Who would have thought that after the one day Torre Traverse, Colin and Alex could outdo themselves yet again. What impressive about this ascent is not only the speed but that the ascent was done all free, both the leader and follower sending each and every pitch. In the process they did the first free ascent of El Bastardo. They simul climbed everything: Desmochada in three pitches, Silla in two, Fitz Roy in three. Alex lead all the harder climbing with the heavier pack. Colin describes it as "the most bad ass block of rock climbing I have ever witnessed".

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Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:21 pm
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Pete Fasoldt and Jonathan Schaffer have climbed a new line on the north face of Cerro Fitz Roy. The started at the lowest point of the wall, following a 1985 attempt by Marcelo Aguilar, Vincent Banderet and Paul Maillefer, joining briefly the Afanassieff, to then head to the Gran Hotel which they reached after 16 pitches (5 to 6b+). In the headwall above they climbed a massive off-width crack, 12 pitches -three in common with Clínica de Aventura- with difficulties to 7a+ and one move of A0, the only aid move in the entire route. At the top of the headwall they joined the Afanassieff which they followed to the summit. In all they climbed 1,600 meters of which 25 pitches are new. The bivied at the Gran Hotel twice, on the way up and on the descent, rappelling Tehuelche. Somewhere in the upper part of the route they run into a hummingbird, clearly lost, hence the name of the route: “Pretty Bird”.



Slovaks Michal Sabovčík and Ján Smoleň have climbed a new route in the south face of Cerro Fitz Roy, to the left of the Canadian Route, which it joins after 13 pitches. They named the route the Asado (400m M8 7a+ C2 - 500m altogether). The first four pitches were iced and hence were dry-tooled. The following pitches climb cracks finger size to off-width size. They climbed alpine style, bivying on top of pitch eight and at the summit. The pitches go as follows: M6, 40m; M7, 35m; M7+, 50m; M8, 50m; 6b, 45m; 7a+, A0, 40m; 6a, 50m; 6b+, C1, 50m; 6b, C2, 50m; 6a, 55m; 5, C2, 45m; 4, C2, 40m; 6c, 55m, then it joins the Canadian Route and in turn the Boris Simoncic Route. Gear: doubles to #4, one each #5 and #6, TCUs, stoppers and 10 pitons.



Katsutaka "Jumbo" Yokoyama and Takaaki Nagato climbed a new line on the unclimbed pillar on the far right side of Cerro Piergiorgio’s west face. “Pilar Canino” climbs 16 pitches (600m climbing; 500m vertical gain) with difficulties to 7b (tips/layback), with many pitches being off-widths, some up to 6c+. They climbed the route free, redpointing every pitch. The name (canine) refers to the fact that the route “bites” and also remembers Kenshi Imai (canine in Japanese is “kenshi”), a friend that disappeared during a solo reconnaissance on the unclimbed north face of Chamlang (7319m), Nepal, this past November. Joel Kauffman and Jonathan Schaffer had climbed to within three pitches from the top a couple of weeks earlier, but gave up because of water and ice in the last section. They are the ones that found this gem. For a repeat carry doubles 03 to #3, 1 ea. #4 to #6, stoppers.
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Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama and Takaaki Nagato climbed a new line in the centre of the west face of Aguja El Tridente, in the Cerro Pollone Group. “Knobmania” climbs 10 pitches (400m climbing; 300m vertical gain) with difficulties to 7c. They climbed the route free. The crux pitch was done pinkpoint (with pre-placed gear), on the fourth go, the others were redpointed. The name refers to the second pitch, that has a beautiful traverse on knobs. For a repeat carry doubles to #3, 1 ea. 4 & 5, 6 TCUs, stoppers.


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Posted: February 8, 2016, 4:04 pm
Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold after Cerro Torre Traverse in a day (Patagonia)
Cerro Torre traverse in a day - Great Video by Gripped Magazine
Patagonia's Totte Traverse gets a fast repeat - Alpinist.com
Nanga Parbat 2016 - No summit window in sight. - Rift amoungst Kinshofer Route climbers
Cerro Torre SE Ridge Compressor Route by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schupbach

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43435#-- Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold after Cerro Totte Traverse in a day (Patagonia)
http://gripped.com/news/the-patagonia-torre-traverse-in-a-day/ -- Includes great video
http://alpinist.com/doc/web16a/newswire-patagonia-torre-traverse-gets-fast-repeat



http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2016/02/winter-2016-no-summit-window-in-sight.html -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Nanga Parbat - No summit window in sight, - Rift amoungst Kinshofer Route climbers




http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43437 -- Cerro Torre SE Ridge Compressor Route by Bordella and Schupbach


Silvan Schüpbach all smiles during the descent off Cerro Torre, climbed on 30-31 January 2016 together with Matteo Matteo Della Bordella via the SE Ridge Compressor route.

Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

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Posted: February 4, 2016, 5:11 pm
Posted: February 1, 2016, 9:53 pm
Nanga Parbat plays hard with winter attemps by Alan Arnette
Nanga Parbat team at Rupal Base Camp by Raheel Adnan in Pakistan
Totem Pole in Tasmania video by Mayan Gobat-Smith and Rueck   --   Rock and Ice Magazine
Cactus to Clouds (c2c) 11000 ft knee buckler to Mt San Jacinto Peak trip report with pictures

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http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2016/01/winter-2016-new-nanga-parbat-team-at.html -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Nanga Parbat team at Rupal Base Camp




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Kilian Jornet Summits of my life 2013 fotos Summits of my life - Seb Montaz - Rosset (12)

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Posted: January 31, 2016, 4:03 pm
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Gym Climbers guide to Patagonia trip report with pictures by Vitaliy M
New big wall route established on El Dente North Face in Mexico from Rock and Ice magazine
Chimborazo in Ecuador trip report with pictures from Mark Horrell - explorersweb
The finest routes in the Alps - Gran Paradiso (4) report with pictures from UKClimbing

http://vividrea1ity.blogspot.com/2016/01/gym-climbers-guide-to-patagonia.html -- Vitaliy M -- California -- Gym climbers guide to Patagonia



http://www.rockandice.com/climbing-news/new-big-wall-route-established-on-el-diente-north-face-in-mexico-1 -- New big wall routeestablished on El Dente North Face in Mexico



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Posted: January 29, 2016, 11:02 pm
David Lama and Conrad Anker attempt Nepal Peak - Lunag Ri
Video - David Lama and Conrad Anker attempt Lunag Ri
A long pause for Nanga Parbat teams (Updated) - from Raheel Adnan
New Fitzroy route and Patagonia season highlights - Gripped Magazine
Desert Towers of Mali (Multiple) - trip report with pictures from Cascadeclimbers.com

http://gripped.com/news/david-lama-and-conrad-anker-attempt-nepal-peak/ -- David Lama and Conrad Anker attempt Nepal Peak (Lunag Ri)
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43411 -- Video - David Lama and Conrad Anker attempt Lunag Ri




http://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.com/2016/01/lama-anker-attempt-lunag-ri-in-nepal.html -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- A long pause for Nanga Parbat teams (Updated)



http://gripped.com/news/big-201516-patagonia-season-highlights/ -- Colin Haley -- New Fitz Roy route and Patagonia season highlights




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Posted: January 27, 2016, 4:22 pm
Cerro Fitz Roy South Face - The Colorado Route from Pataclimb.com and Facebook
New Fitz Roy route and Patagonia season highlights by Gripped Magazine
Rosa Point 5038 ft and Rattlesnake Spring 5500 ft gain photos from Meetup in Coachella Valley
Climbing Adventures that won't break the bank - by UKclimbing.com


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Max Barlerin, Quinn Brett and Michael Lukens climbed a mega line in the south face of Fitz Roy. It climbs a splitter-as-can-be crack system to the right of The Washington Route. In the central section, four pitches follow a lone crack that splits a massive blank granite headwall. In all it climbs 13 pitches, 10 quite vertical, the following three wandering up blocky terrain to join the summit slopes. They freed the route which goes at 6c+ (5.11c). They bivied at the Brecha and then climbed the route in a day, summiting in the late evening to bivy at the summit. For a repeat take: one ea. to 0.4, doubles from 0.5 to 1, triples on 2 and 3, one ea. on 4 and 5. The pitches go as follows: 35m 6b ow; 60m 6b hands; 



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Posted: January 26, 2016, 5:39 pm
Nanga Parbat 2016 update and an eventful day including a Tomek and Elisabeth retreat
Grunstein in the Austrian Tyrol trip report with pictures from Summitpost.org
Mont Blanc on Google Street includes a video - from Planetmountain.com
Aguja Pachamama West Face in Patagonia report from Pataclimb.com


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http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2016/01/winter-2016-its-over-for-nanga-light.html  --  Its over for Tomek

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Posted: January 24, 2016, 4:30 pm
Famed route on Torre Egger in Patagonia gets a second ascent by Colin Haley - Alpinist Magazine
Peak bagging on the equator by Mark Horrell report with picture
Santa Rosa Ramble slide show from Meetup.com in the Coachella Valley
Nanga Parbat 2016 Summit Bid : Tomek and Elisabeth at 7200 meters - Raheel Adnan
Ragni Route on Fitz Roy by Italians - Planetmountain.com

http://alpinist.com/doc/web16a/newswire-famed-route-on-torre-egger-gets-second-ascent -- Famed route on Torre Egger gets second ascent
http://gripped.com/news/colin-haley-solos-torre-egger-in-patagonia/ -- Colin Haley solos Torre Egger in Patagonia
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http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43403# -- Colin Haley makes first solo climb of Torre Egger and Punta Herron in Patagonia






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Posted: January 22, 2016, 10:58 pm
Nanga Parbat 2016 -Tomek & Elisabeth going for summit. Progress on Schell Route - Raheel Adnan
Catinaccio East Wall - Steger Direct - Rosengartenspitze trip report with pictures - Alberto Rampini
Colin Haley solos Torre Egger in Patagonia by Gripped Magazine


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Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:10 pm
Txikon & Sadpara reach 6500m on Nanga Parbat until they notice a rope of 500m .Sleeping at 6100 meters
To the Desert - images of the Palm Springs desert areas by cedarandsand.blogspot.com
Marmolada d' Ombretta 3247 meters (Italy) trip report with pictures from Summitpost
Possible summit attempt on Nanga Parbat report by Raheel Adnan

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At 8: 00, we received the first call from Base Camp two climbers: "The night was very cold, -30ºC, but we are ready to start." And so it was, thanks to the binoculars we could see the first snow-free 2Ktik out and start over.
16: 00 2Kn return they were contacted again to communicate: "We have only 500 meters of rope, 3Ktik (6.700m), we will be 200 meters." Road has been mostly mixed today, and the sun (unlike the previous days). As tomorrow's plan to dismantle and store everything from 2K to leave depositatuta head, begin to BKranzko. Down that road, Kinshofer wall "serious" equipped with the old rope to climb the previous day of last year's noticed him. According to weather forecasts, even if they still have a few days of good weather, but it will be impossible to Sadparari Txikon and they lack the rope to keep it up: "Even yesterday we were Ali and I climbed on the shoulders of twenty kilos here, we have not only between 3Kra (6,700 m) to reach the top rope enough porteatzea -2K- here, "she says Txikonek.
They wanted to start a little earlier in today's session, but yesterday Tuesday, September 16 was a long day indeed: from 22 to just over 00 when they were called BKra; 2Kko inside the store and were ready for the snow to melt.
On the other hand, Czech, Polish Bielecki and all their things that they used to go down to BKra tanks 1Ktik higher yesterday. Adam Bielecki who today announced they have completed the expedition and soon will begin the long journey etxeranzko: as the main reason, the attempt a failure and bad weather mentioned in Alpine They.



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Posted: January 18, 2016, 3:58 pm
Nanga Parbat : team join forces on Kinshofer Route - Nardi and Bielecki ascend but are stopped by fall at 5800 meters
Chalten, Agujas del Rio Tunel in Patagonia - report by Pataclimb.com
Recent activity on big Yosemite ice route by Vitaliy M - Alpinist and Climbing - Widow's Tears
East Fork and Lisa Falls link up (Utah) trip report with pictures by Andy Sherpa

http://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.com/2016/01/nanga-parbat-team-join-forces-on.html -- Nanga Parbat : Team join forces on Kinshofer Route, Nardi and Bielecki ascend but are stopped by fall at 5800 meters



http://pataclimb.com/climbingareas/chalten/adelagroup/tunel.html#lise -- Chalten in Patagonia - Agujas del Rio Tunel



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Posted: January 15, 2016, 4:38 pm
Txikon and Sadpara reach the base of the Kinshofer Wall on Nanga Parbat on the  Alex Txikon blog
Psycho Vertical, Torre Egger, Patagonia first repeat in 29 years, Interview with Korra Pesce
Would you bike the world's most dangerous road - It is in Bolivia (webide included)
Nanga Parbat 2016 - Unification, Progress and Bad Conditions update by Raheel Adnan

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Posted: January 13, 2016, 6:33 pm
Winter 2016 - Nanga Parbat - Tomek and Elisabeth in C3 - Challenges for Poles on Rupal Side
Mount San Jacinto hiker lost overnight ends up near Snow Creek - report by Desert Sun
Ortler Trinitas - Riegler brothers complete their South Tyrolean trilogy - report bt Planetmountain
Mt Reaper Alaska - Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr of Austria - First ascent video
New Year hangover for Helliker and Bracey on Tout Ronde (Alps)

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Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:18 pm
2016 Lymann Spitzer cutting edge award winners announced by Alpinist Magazine
Torre Egger - SE Face - Pstcho Vertical on Facebook with report and pictures
Fern Canyon Overlook - Stubbe Springs Loop (S California desert) trip report with pictures


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in Noruegos gunning for the mighty Psycho Vertical. Over the next two days Tomy Aguilo, Korra Pesce and Roli Striemitzer, followed by Iñaki Coussirat and Carlitos Molina, did the second ascent, the first in alpine style

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 11:01 pm
Aguja Stanhardt East Face in Patagonia by Italians - photo and report by Pataclimb.com
Cerro Solo (Patagonia) by Colin Haley on Facebook - photo and report on facebook
Highway to Hunza video by Faaizan Khan on facebook  (blue link)
Temlberg in Austria trip report and pictures from Summitpost.org
Avalanche on La Petite Aiguille Verte by Alpinist Magazine

http://pataclimb.com/images/index/stan_east.jpg -- Aguja Stanhardt (Patagonia) - Cara Este/ East Face by Italians
Luca Bianco, Giacomo Deiana and Francesco Salvaterra climbed the first two thirds of the “Chaverri-Plaza” attempt and then joined Exocet, at the base of the chimney, along which they continued to the summit. The result: a 900m, very sustained route, with stellar rock climbing in the lower half (vertical cracks on perfect granite ridge next to a prow), and world class ice climbing in the upper part. Without a doubt a line of great quality.



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Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:20 pm
Rest days on Nanga Parbat after initial progress - Second rotation begins soon - Raheel Adnan
The Grr Couloir in Utah - report and pictures by Andy Sherpa (winter climb)
Petite Aiguille Verte double fatality caused by an avalanche
First winter ascent of Shadhavar 8 in the UK trip report with pictures

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2016/01/winter-2016-rest-days-on-nanga-parbat.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Rest days on Nanga Parbat after initial progress, Second rotation begins soon



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Iain Small making Scottish Winter VIII, 9 onsighting look easy, 164 kb
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