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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.

Winter K2 Attempt Over - Can it ever be done ? -- From Alan Arnette on his detail blog
A friigid first ascent : Mt Wood Pick Up ; Lonnie Dupre Home - from Lonnie Dupre's blog
Injured Hiker rescued from Bump and Grind Trail near Rancho Mirage (Coachella Valley)
Himalayan Spring Roundup : Everest, Annapurna, Jannu - from Explorersweb.com

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/18/winter-k2-attempt-over-can-it-ever-be-done/ -- Winter K2 Attempt Over = Can iy ever be done ?
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/14/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-summit-bid-underway-maybe/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Sunnit Bid Underway - Updated





ter expeditions is only 25%, but the hardness and purity in winter is nowhere near as anything else you can experience in life. The strong wind didn´t let us climb upwards. Winter K2 resists, but we must respect it. You have to listen to the mountain. This winter has showed us that it is not the time yet. The mountain will always be there, waiting to show us the best winter view of the Karakorum. I will definitely return!
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https://www.lonniedupre.com/single-post/2019/03/17/A-Frigid-First-Mt-Wood-Pick-Up -- A frigid First Ascent : Mt Wood Pick Up ; Lonnie Dupre Home




https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/03/17/injured-hiker-rescued-bump-and-grind-trail-near-rancho-mirage/3197506002/?fbclid  --  Injured hiker rescued from Bump and Grind Trail

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https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/18/himalayan-spring-roundup-everest-annapurna-jannu/  --  Himalayan Spring Roundup : Everest, Annapurna, Jannu

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Posted: March 18, 2019, 7:53 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Summit Underway - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Brenta Dolomites : Cima Tosa East Face ski descent - from PlanetMountain.com
Himalayan Spring 2019 : Icefall doctors already at work on Everest - from Kraig Becker
New mixed climb in the Dolomites - from PlanetMountain.com

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/14/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-summit-bid-underway-maybe/   -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Summit Underway



We're at Camp 3 at about 7,050 meters. We're enjoying every meter we've climbed, but it is so windy, so we had to improvise as we were freezing. If tomorrow the wind allows it, we will continue going up, but it's complicated. We did the right thing because if we had gone 200 meters and hadn't been able to come down, it wouldn't be worth it. Step by step, without taking risks... the summit is far, but we will go as far as we can. At least we are full of desire, illusion and strength. The meteorology has the last say.
Some images are worth a thousand words, this video was recorded by our colleagues from the Base Camp with a telescope... Thank you for being there, a big hug
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/14/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-summit-bid-underway-maybe/ - Updated   

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https://adventureblog.net/2019/03/himalaya-spring-2019-icefall-doctors-already-at-work-on-everest.html -- Kraig Becker -- Himalaya Spring 2019 : Icefall doctors already at work on Everest

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/cimon-della-pala-giuseppe-vidoni-gabriele-colomba-forge-new-mixed-climb-dolomites.html -- New mixed climb in the Dolomites


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K2 winter: Alex Txikon at Campo 2, 6600 m
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We're at Camp 3 at about 7,050 meters. We're enjoying every meter we've climbed, but it is so windy, so we had to improvise as we were freezing. If tomorrow the wind allows it, we will continue going up, but it's complicated. We did the right thing because if we had gone 200 meters and hadn't been able to come down, it wouldn't be worth it. Step by step, without taking risks... the summit is far, but we will go as far as we can. At least we are full of desire, illusion and strength. The meteorology has the last say.

Some images are worth a thousand words, this video was recorded by our colleagues from the Base Camp with a telescope... Thank you for being there, a big hug
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Posted: March 16, 2019, 4:26 pm
Breaking News : Winter K2 Summit Push is ON  --  from Explorersweb.com and Alan Arnette
3 Climbers killed by avalanche on Ben Nevis had ignored High Risk Warning - by SnowBrains.com
Benjamin Verliere climbs highest peaks in Europe to reduce waste in the mountains -  Chamonix.net.
Mt Wood (Alaska) Summited - A frigit First Ascent - from Lonnis Dupre on his blog

https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/14/breaking-news-winter-k2-summit-push-is-on/ -- Breaking News : Winter K2 Summit Push is ON


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/14/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-summit-bid-underway-maybe/          




https://snowbrains.com/climbers-killed-ben-nevis-avalanche/ -- 3 Climbers killed by avalanche on Ben Nevis had ignored High Risk Warning



https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/benjamin-verliere-climbs-highest-peaks-europe -- Benjamin Verkiere climbs the highest peaks in Europe to reduce waste in the mountains




https://www.lonniedupre.com/single-post/2019/03/12/Summit -- Mt Wood (Alaska) Summited - A frigit first ascent (13,000 ft)



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Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:51 pm
Aiguille de la Brenva - mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif by Italians -from Planet Mountain
Everest 2019 : Climbers to Watch - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
10-Mile Lake forms in Death Valley National Park - from SnowBrains.com
Alex Txikon's last chance for a winter K2 - from explorersweb.com

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/aiguille-de-la-brenva-mixed-climbs-mont-blanc-massif-ezio-marlier-gianpaolo-ducly.html -- Aiguille de la Brenva - Mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/13/everest-2019-climbers-to-watch/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Climbers to Watch




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https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/13/txikons-last-chance-for-winter-k2/    -- Txikon's last chance for a Winter K2

Basque climber Alex Txikon on winter K2

The hardships of Karakoram winter show on Alex Txikon's face during the aerial search operation on Nanga Parbat.
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Posted: March 13, 2019, 8:34 pm
The summit of Baruntse for Baru, an abandoned dog, who was following an expedition (English translation available)  --  from  Barrabes.com - English available and Nepal Mountain News
Two climbers paraglide from the summit of Aconcagua - by Rock and Ice Magazine
Mt San Jacinto trail report fot March 10 2019 - Snow and trail update - from Sanjac.com

2 Killed in Ben Nevis avalanche - several people caught up in it - BBC News
Lonnie Dupre summits Mt Wood in Alaska - See below in the Faceboog section


https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10543/baruntse-7162-cima-baru-perrita?fbclid -- Baruntse 7,162 meters - The st for Baru, an abandoned dog, who was following an expedition (English translation available)ummi
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Don Wargowsky y Baru, en la cima del Baruntse, 7.162m. Foto: Wargowsky

Baru, en alguna zona más sencilla de la ascensión. Foto: Don Wargowsky


https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/two-climbers-paraglide-from-the-summit-of-aconcagua/?fbclid  --  Two climbers paraglide from the summit of Aconcagua




https://sanjacjon.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Ef3gJm6AqA0joqibYeFh471gA8t0TFVcqRuHfEpKrmScjojo-nSxM_sQ    --  San Jacinto trail report - Snow and trail update - 10 March




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Search continues for missing US Marine in Central Sierra Nevada. 1st Lt. Kraft’s planned itinerary is the 195-mile Sierra High Route; he is believed to have hiked out of Kearsarge Pass on Feb 24 with a plan of concluding his hike near Twin Lakes area by Bridgeport, CA on March 4 or 5.
For more information about this search please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6272/
If you think you might have seen 1st Lt. Kraft or even been in the search area since February 23, please call 888-653-0009 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/submit-a-tip.htm

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The team called in to report a successful summit of Mt. Wood at 3:10 pm yesterday. Lonnie Dupre and Pascale Marceau are now the first people to have summited this peak in winter. Pascale is the first woman to ever make an ascent of a high subarctic peak.
"The beauty of such firsts lies in their unknowns. There is no standard route. There are no prescribed landing zones and the condition of the glaciers is always changing," said Marceau.
Despite the odds, the brutal winds, heavily crevassed ice fields and extreme cold, the team spent 13 hours making their way to Mt. Wood’s summit of 4,850 meters (15,912 feet).
“The weather is bad and the descent that we have ahead of us now is the most technical part of the climb,” Dupre reported from 11,000 feet.
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Posted: March 12, 2019, 4:44 pm
2018/19  Winter Climbs- Nardi's and Ballard's bodies identified - from Alan Arnette's detailed blog
Dutch trekker, and Nepali guide killed in Manang avalanche - from Nepal Mountain News
New ski descent in the Brenta Dolomites on Pietre Grande - by PlanetMountain.com


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/09/2018-19-winter-climbs-nardis-and-ballards-bodies-identified-on-nanga-parbat/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Nardi's and Ballard's Bodies identified on Nanga Parbat




https://www.nepalmountainnews.com/dutch-trekker-nepali-guide-killed-in-manang-avalanche/  - Dutch trekker, Nepali guide killed in Manang avalanche


 

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/new-ski-descent-in-brenta-dolomites-on-pietra-grande.html  --  New ski descent in the Brenta Dolomites on Pietre Grande

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#K2. Alex Txikon and team have been dropped off to K2 Base Camp.
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Posted: March 10, 2019, 4:56 pm
The bodies of  missing Nanga Parbat climbers found - Search ends - Gripped Mag and Explorersweb
Inyo County Sheriff's Office missing person - Matthew Kraft - from Facebook posting
Mont Blanc du Tacul Video by the New Zealand Alpine Team - Ice and mixed climbing

https://gripped.com/profiles/bodies-of-missing-nanga-parbat-climbers-found/    --  Bodies of Missing Nanga Parbat Climbers Found  --  RIP
https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/09/breaking-nanga-parbat-search-officially-ends/  --  Nanga Parbat bodies found - Search Ends
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MISSING PERSON!
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft has been reported missing to local law enforcement after missing his return date from a backcountry skiing trip on the Sierra High Route. Kraft’s itinerary began out of the Kearsarge Pass trailhead Feb. 23 and was scheduled to end March 4 or 5 near Bridgeport, California.

The Mono County Sheriff's Office began a search on March 4. The search expanded on March 5th and is now a joint operation with Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Other assisting agencies include California Highway Patrol, Cal OES, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Madera County Sheriff's Office, and the Marines Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Aerial support has been provided by Fresno County Sheriff, CHP - Inland Division Air Operations, CHP – Central Division Air Operations, and the Air National Guard.

Law enforcement agencies are also searching for the Marine’s rental vehicle, a gray 2016 Jeep Wrangler 2-door, assumed to be located at his trip’s start point in vicinity of Independence, California.

Individuals with any information regarding Kraft’s whereabouts should immediately contact Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 878-0383, option 4; Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549, option 7; or Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-8400.

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No official post, but appears the search has ended on Nanga Parbat with Alex Txikon posting Friday "we will go back to Skardu and then to K2." The two "objects" sighted will remain uninvestigated. Russian lead K2 team abandoned their summit bid. Unclear if Txikon will try K2 now.
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Posted: March 9, 2019, 10:20 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs: 2 "Shapes" spotted on Nanga, K2 Team near C4 - Alan Arnette, Adventr Mt
Everest 2019 - New Route Attempt - from MountainPlanet.com
Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc - Planet Mtn


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/07/2018-19-winter-climbs-2-shapes-spotted-on-nanga-k2-team-near-c4/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : 2 "Shapes" spotted on Nanga, K2 Team near C4
https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/two-silhouettes-discovered-on-nanga-parbat/?fbclid -- Stefan Nestler -- Two Silhouettes discovered on Nanga Parbat




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/everest-2019:-new-route-attempt-on-everest-6712 -- Everest 2019 - New Route Attempt

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/events/arcteryx-alpine-academy-2019-alpinism-climbing-for-everyone-mont-blanc.html  --  Alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc - Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019

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Posted: March 8, 2019, 4:40 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs: Search Draws Down for Nanga Climbers, K2 Team at C3 - Alan Arnette
Search called off for missing Nanga Parbat climbers - from Gripped Magazine
Winter K2 : Russians try to get to C4, but stop at 7500 meters - from Montagna.tv


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/06/2018-19-winter-climbs-search-draws-down-for-nanga-climbers-k2-team-at-c3/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Search Draws Down for Nanga Climbers, K2 Team at C3




https://gripped.com/profiles/search-called-off-for-missing-nanga-parbat-climbers/  -- Search called off for missing Nanga Parbat climbers

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*Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition Rescue:* It had been decided by the search team to explore the Kinshofer route (left to the Mummery Spur) this morning. The Kinshofer route is equipped with ropes fixed to the wall and could have been potentially chosen by Daniele and Tom to descend. The rescue team led by Alex Txikon searched the Kinshofer route this morning; however no sign of climbers was detected.
The search team has now returned back to Base Camp.
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Daniel Pons and Steffen Welsch have continued their exploration of the less visited areas of the Los Glaciares national park. In early February they visited the peaks to the southwest of Lago Viedma. Starting from Estancia Helsingfors they walked along the Seno Moyano to take a side valley to the south, just west of Cerro Huemules. After walking six hours they established camp at 1300 meters. The next day they walked to the base of the northwest of an unclimbed peak, the southern most summit of the chain of which is also part Cerro Huemules. 
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They started climbing at 2100m, doing eight short pitches with difficulties to 5+ and A0, reaching the summit around 15:00. They measured the summit at 2348m (with no GPS) and observed that it is clearly higher than Cerro Huemules itself. They rappelled the line of ascent and reached camp around 20:30, returning to Helsingfors the next day. They christened the peak Nahumaday.


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Posted: March 7, 2019, 4:27 pm
Paul Bonhomme skies Dent Blanche East Face in Switzerland - from PlanetMountain.com
Bear Lakes in the Trinity Alps (N .California) - Trip report with pictures by Leor Pantilat
Lonnie Dupre: Base Camp Arrival : Mt Wood in Alaska - First Ascent Attempt
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Winds, Nanga Search to 6500 Meters - Alan Arnette's blog

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/paul-bonhomme-skis-dent-blanche-east-face-in-switzerland.html -- Paul Bonhomme skis Dent Blanche East Face in Switzerland




https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/bear-lakes-trinity-alps/ -- Leor Pantilat -- Bear Lakes, Trinity Alps -- Trip report with pictures




https://www.lonniedupre.com/single-post/2019/03/05/Base-Camp-Arrival-MtWood      -- Lonnie Dupre Base Camp Arrival : Mt Wood in Alaska - First Ascent Attempt





http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/05/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-winds-nanga-search-to-6500m/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Winds, Nanga Search to 6500 M


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#NangaParbat update (05.03.2019)
Search operation for two missing climbers is underway. Search party comprise Alex Texikon, M.Ali Sadpara, Felix Criado and Rehmat Ullah Baig. The weather is fine and the plan is to reach camp 3 and search the area. 
Yesterday climbers searched the area up to camp 2. No traces of missing climbers were found. It was also reported that the rescue team witnessed two avalanches on their way which forced them to get back to their operational field. 
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*Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition Rescue:* The rescue team led by Alex Txikon searched the Mummery Spur from Camp-I to Camp-III to locate Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard today. Unfortunately no sign of climbers was found. It is said that a drone operated by Ignacio de Zuloaga was extensively used as well to facilitate the search mission but couldn’t be of much assistance.
On the south-eastern side of Mummery Spur, we are observing intermittent avalanches. Given the change in weather (warmer temperature), the probability of avalanches is getting higher. All ground search is being undertaken on the Mummery Spur, but avalanche risk is increasing every day.

Given the features of the ridge as well as avalanche risks associated, a small miracle is now required to find the missing climbers alive even though optimism still runs high.

The rescue team is descending now and the search would carry on tomorrow.
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Posted: March 6, 2019, 3:54 pm
Everest 2019 : New Route Attempt on Everest - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Nanga Parbat : Search for Nardi and Ballard Resumed - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
Updated : Txikon Reaches Camp 2 on Nanga P - Searches on foot for Nardi + Ballard - Explorersweb
The first Dog Ascent of a 7000 Meter Himalayan Peak - from MountainPlanet.com

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/04/everest-2019-new-route-attempt-on-everest/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : New Route attempt on Everest



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/nanga-parbat-search-for-nardi-and-ballard-resumed/?fbclid -- Stefan Nestler -- Nanga Parbat : Search for Nardi and Ballard resumed



https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/04/txikons-drones-searching-nanga-parbat-for-nardi-and-ballard/ -- Updated : Txikon Searches on Foot for Nardi and Ballard - Reaches Camp 2 first.




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/the-first-dog-ascent-of-a-7000-meter-himalayan-peak-6707  --  The first Dog Ascent of a 7,000 meter Himalayan Peak



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Basque climber Alex Texikon and his team are at camp-1 of Nanga Parbat since more than two hours and setting up the drones and other necessary equipment. They carried out first reconnaissance mission but without any trace of missing climbers. The visibility at the moment is good. According to Texikon, "We arrived at the field we are installing on the plateux between camp 1 and 2 at an altitude of 4850 meters. The weather is splendid. It is also hot and the danger of avalanches increases. With the helicopter that brought us here we made a very close survey on the mountain, along the Kinshofer road, then on the Mummery spur and on the glacier area between camp 3 and the point where we landed. We have reached an approximate altitude of 7100 meters. Unfortunately, there are no visible traces of our friends ".
Alex Txikon now, together with another mountaineer, is heading towards camp 2 while Ignacio de Zuloaga, a mountaineer and engineer, is preparing drones that will begin to carefully and in detail explore the routes and possible trajectories of fall. Each possibility will be explored.
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*Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition Rescue:* Two Écureuil B3s of Pakistan Army Aviation took off from Skardu AAB at 1104hrs PST in difficult weather conditions around Skardu. Fortunately the weather was much better outside the Skardu Valley. The formation passed by Jaglot before heading to Nanga Parbat. Weather had turned for good by that time in that area.
Arriving at Nanga Parbat, the two Écureuils climbed to Camp-I and spent 10 minutes up there to reconnoiter a landing spot at Camp-I. The formation then landed at Base Camp dropping off the Spanish rescuers. The two helis then took Alex Txikon and Rehmat Ullah Baig from the Base Camp and climbed back up to Camp-I. Since Rehmat was with Daniele and Tom during the initial phase of the expedition, he was able to point out the exact route on the Mummery Spur to Alex and the pilots. The formation then started an aerial reconnaissance with Alex on board and searched the area for around 50 minutes. They went up to 7100m before climbing down to Camp-I. Unfortunately no sign of climbers or a camp site was found during the aerial reconnaissance. The formation then dropped off Alex Txikon on Camp-I and returned to Base Camp before heading back to the base.

Ali Sadpara has climbed up to Camp-I to join up with Alex Txikon. Alex Txikon has a drone with him which he intends to reconnoiter the area to locate Daniele and Tom.
Will keep you posted,
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[04/03, 2:44 pm]: 1st Alex Txikon report from his sat phone: We arrived at the camp we are fixing on the plateaux between camp 1 and 2 at 4850m. Wonderful weather. Very warm and avalanches' danger increases. With helicopter we did a recon very close to the mountain, along Kinshofer route and then on Mummery Spur and the area of the glacier between camp 3 and our landing point. We reached an approximative altitude of 7100m. Unfortunately no traces of our friends. Ignacio, who is climber and engineer is preparing the drones to search carefully the traces and the trajectory of fall. Each possibility will be explored.
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Posted: March 4, 2019, 5:44 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Resumes, Nanga Parbat Search Update - Alan Arnette on his blog
Nardi and Ballard Search : Alex Txikon and Co en route from K2 - from Explorersweb.com
Mt Harper New Zealand - 2222 meters - Pictures - Meetup- Christchurch Mountaineering Adventures


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/03/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-resumes-nanga-search-update/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Resumes, Nanga Parbat search update.



https://explorersweb.com/2019/03/03/nardi-and-ballard-search-alex-txikon-co-en-route-from-k2/ -- Nardi and Ballard Search : Alex Txikon and Co en route from K2.




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Nanga Parbat. Detailed report:
*Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition Rescue:* Pakistan Army Aviation pilots were on standby since this morning to pick up the Spanish rescuers from K2 Base Camp and drop them off on Nanga Parbat. As soon as the route weather cleared up, they took off from Skardu AAB around 1230hrs PST. They passed via Paiju and started their flight from Paiju to K2 BC around 1310hrs. The weather from Paiju to Concordia was quite difficult with very low clouds. The pilots took the risk because of the importance of the mission and flew very slowly during this stretch. The low cloud cover improved significantly when the formation reached Concordia and entered Godwin Austin glacier.


Having reached K2 BC, the four Spanish rescuers were picked up with their gear and brought to Paiju. After a brief stopover in Paiju, the two Écureuil B3s brought the rescuers to Skardu AAB.

After a brief stopover in Skardu, the formation started their flight towards Nanga Parbat. Time being of essence, the pilots wanted to drop off the rescue team today on Nanga Parbat and took the risk of flying in the overcast weather. Unfortunately, around 8kms short of Nanga Parbat, the cloud cover was extremely low (around 3000m). Given that Nanga Parbat BC is much higher, the pilots after discussing with rescuers decided to turn around and head towards Jaglot. After checking the weather again at Nanga Parbat, the formation decided to fly back towards Skardu given the security risks involved in attempting to land at Nanga Parbat is such low visibility.

Pakistan Army Aviation would be attempting to drop off the Spanish rescue team tomorrow morning. The team includes Alix Txikon, Felix Criado, Ignacio de Zuloaga and the Dr. Josep Sanchis.

Will keep you posted,
Shamyl.

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Posted: March 4, 2019, 3:37 pm
Aconcagua - It was one of the toughest climbs of out lives - Report from the Times of India
2018/19 Winter Climbs : No sign of Nanga climbers - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Missing San Diego man found dead at Joshua Tree National Park - KESQ News
Mt San Jacinto snow and trail update for March 1 2019 - from sanjacion.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/it-was-one-of-the-toughest-climbs-of-our-lives/articleshow/68217894.cms?utm_source -- Aconcagua : It was one of the toughest climbs of our lives



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/01/2018-19-winter-climbs-no-sign-of-nanga-climbers/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : No Sign of Nanga Climbers




https://www.kesq.com/news/missing-san-diego-man-found-dead-at-joshua-tree-national-park/1046276192?fbclid   --  Missing San Diego man found dead at Joshua Tree NP




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Summer camp 2019 is coming to an end, for me, but the desire to return in 2020 is stronger than ever. These mountains are huge, inspiring, beautiful and memories of adventures in these places will be some of the most memorable highlights that I will think of while fly fishing somewhere down the line in 50 years. Pretty sure I have good 50 years of climbing left in me  Thank you to all the new people who I have met and was able to connect while creating these memories. At times we did not do much but waited for the good weather that never came, but that beats stressing out at work, so I am grateful for every minute of this vacation. Not restful, but there will be a time for restful vacations in the future. For now lets keep the 💪🐵⚡️⚡️🔥⛄️🇦🇷🏔🧗‍♀️going!

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Posted: March 2, 2019, 10:01 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs: Nanga Parbat Drone Search, K2 Resumes -from Alan Arnette's detailed blog
Polish climber posts livestream video on Facebook right before falling to his death on Mont Blanc
Bad weather and bureaucracy hinder search for missing climbers - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
Deadly Accident on the North Face of the Eiger - from Gripped Magazine

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/28/2018-19-winter-climbs-np-drone-search-k2-resumes/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Nanga Parbat Drone Search, K2 Resumes
#NangaParbat update-1 ( 01.03.2019)

Still no good news of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard. Today’s plan is to pick up the Basque climber Alex Txikon with 3 of his colleagues, including a doctor, from K2 base camp to Nanga Parbat BC. Further they will try to occupy a suitable position closer to camp 1. Alex Txikon will operate three sophisticated drones with special power for the flight in high altitude that will patrol all the area of Mummery Spur, up to the route followed by missing mountaineers.

The international Kazakhstan-Russia-Kyrgyzstan expedition at K2 earlier offered their availability for this search and rescue but now they decided to give up, the expedition website states; “The Italian Search and Rescue Coordination Center at Nanga Parbat, considering the high risk to the life of rescuers, decided to use unmanned vehicles to continue the rescue operation.”

The weather though turned bad last evening but still reasonable to fly with helicopters, so we are waiting for the confirmation from the organizers.
French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol is also in contact with the organizer to provide her valuable support and experience.
Below is the picture of Broad Peak from K2 BC by Alex Txikon this morning.



https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/climber-falls-to-death-Mont-Blanc-Chamonix  -- Polish climber posts livestream video on Facebook right before falling to his death on Mont Blanc




https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/bad-weather-and-bureaucracy-hinder-search-for-missing-climbers/?fbclid -- Stefan Nestler -- Bad weather and bureaucracy hinder search for missing climbers 




https://gripped.com/special-feature/deadly-accident-on-the-north-face-of-the-eiger/ -- Deadly Accident on the North Face of the Eiger

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6756947/Polish-climber-tells-mother-Ill-home-soon-just-falling-death-Mont-Blanc.html

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Posted: March 1, 2019, 5:52 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : What now ?  - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Nanga Parbat : Concern for Nardi and Ballard - by Stefan Nestler on his blog - Adventure Mountain
Nanga Parbat : Bad weather hinders efforts to rescue Daniele Nardi andTom Ballard - Planet Mtn
Nanga Parbat : Rescue team reaches Base Camp for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard - Planet Mtn
Breaking - Wrecked Tent and avalanche debris spotted on Nanga Parbat - Explorersweb.com

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http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/27/2018-19-winter-climbs-what-now/   -- Alan Arnette -- 2018 Winter Climbs : What now ?



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/nanga-parbat-concern-for-nardi-and-ballard/?fbclid -- Stefan Nestler : Concern for Nardi and Ballard - by Adventure Mountain



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/nanga-parbat-bad-weather-hinders-efforts-to-rescue-daniele-nardi-and-tom-ballard.html -- Nanga Parbat : Bad weather hinders efforts to rescue Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/nanga-parbat-rescue-team-reaches-bc-for-daniele-nardi-and-tom-ballard.html-- Nanga Parbat : Rescue team reaches BC for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

Nanga Parbat: rescue team reaches BC for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/28/breaking-wrecked-tent-and-avalanche-debris-spotted-on-nanga-parbat/ -- Breaking - Wrecked tent and avalanche debris spotted on Nanga Parbat
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#NangaParbat update-3 ( 28.02.2019)
The combine search operation of Askari Aviation Pakistan and three Pakistani mountaineers is going on. Daniel Nardi from Italy, and Tom Ballard from UK, who were attempting to summit Nanga Parbat through a new route, the Mummery Spur, went missing from the camp-4 on Feb 24.
As Pakistan Mountain News posted earlier, Italian Ambassador to Pakistan also conformed this through his tweet that the helicopter carrying Ali Sadpara and two Pakistani mountaineers took off from Skardu for Nanga Parbat.
The search team will try to take good advantage of the remaining hours of stable time and good visibility, which may turn bad later on. The search will be carried out through visual recognition and on ground intervention if necessary..


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Bittersweet trip into the mountains of Patagonia. Bitter because it will likely be the last time we climb here this season. Less than a week till we fly back to US and the weather looks uninspiring. Sweet because @twinboas and I went for it and ended up putting up a new route on a steep wall.  First new route in Patagonia for me and hopefully not last. I'm sure I'll be back here again, likely next year. This place is incredible and I'm truly grateful to have the opportunity to travel to places like these from time to time.

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Posted: February 28, 2019, 9:44 pm
Winter Climbs 2019 : K2 Teams back to Base Camp after considering summit push - Adventure Blog
2018/19 Winter Climbs : Four Keys for a Winter K2 Summit - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Nanga Parbat : Still no news from Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard - from PlanetMountain.com
Climbers missing on Nanga Parbat - Search hampered - from Alan Arnette on his blog

https://adventureblog.net/2019/02/winter-climbs-2019-k2-teams-stay-at-altitude-considering-summit-push.html   -- Winter Climbs 2019 : K2 Teams back to Base Camp after considering summit push



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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/nanga-parbat-still-no-news-daniele-nardi-tom-ballard.html-- Nanga Parbat : Still no news from Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

https://snowbrains.com/nanga-parbat-due-not-heard-from-since-sunday/            

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Posted: February 27, 2019, 8:21 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : 4 Keys for a winter K2 Summit - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Marc Obrist crowned Arc'teryx King of the Dolomited 2019 - by Planet Mountain Website
K2 and Nanga Parbat Action is on - from Explorersweb.com and Mountainplanet.com
Mount Kahweah in the California Sierras - Trip report with pictures by Leor Pantilat
Yosemite National Park hiker killed by Falling Rock and Ice on the closed Mist Trail - Snow Brains

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/25/2018-19-winter-climbs-four-keys-for-a-winter-k2-summit/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Four Keys for a Winter K2 Summit



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/events/marc-obrist-crowned-arcteryx-king-of-dolomites-2019.html-- Marc Obrist crowned Arc'teryx King of the Dolomites 2019



https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/25/k2-and-nanga-parbat-action-is-on/ -- K2 and Nanga Parbat Action is on

https://mountainplanet.com/blog/updated:-k2-and-nanga-parbat-action-is-on!-6698    



https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/mount-kaweah/ -- Leor Pantilat -- Mount Kaweah -- California Sierras



https://snowbrains.com/hiker-killed-closed-mist-trail1/?fbclid -- Yosemite National Park Hiker Killed by Falling Rock and Ice on Closed Mist Trail



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Posted: February 26, 2019, 9:21 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 and Nanga Parbat weather issues ... again  - from Alan Arnette's blog
Free Solo the Movie wins an Oscar - from Stefan Nestler's website and Explorersweb.com
Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders revive Himalaya climb plans to unclimbed mountain after cancer diagnosis - from Mountainplanet.com

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/24/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-and-np-weather-issues-again/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 and Nanga Parbat Weather Issues... Again























Winter K2 update:
The weather, while still bad, calmed enough to allow Txikon and his Sherpas to reach Camp 2 and the Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan Team to attempt to establish their C3 at 7300-meters above the Black Pyramid.


Txikon posted: "Cheppal and I have reached Camp 2 at 6650 meters. The weather conditions are bad, it's very cold and windy. Tomorrow, if the weather improves the rest of the team will go up to Camp 2."

The International team: "Vassily, Misha, Artiom and Tursunali come to the nest, which was blown off - C2. They have a spare tent with them. Goal for tomorrow is to put C3 on 7300 - in the picture it is the red circle, the deposit was left on 7200, at the top of the Black pyramid
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The weather, while still bad, calmed enough to allow Txikon and his Sherpas to reach Camp 2 and the Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan Team to attempt to establish their C3 at 7300-meters above the Black Pyramid.

Txikon posted: "Cheppal and I have reached Camp 2 at 6650 meters. The weather conditions are bad, it's very cold and windy. Tomorrow, if the weather improves the rest of the team will go up to Camp 2."

The International team: "Vassily, Misha, Artiom and Tursunali come to the nest, which was blown off - C2. They have a spare tent with them. Goal for tomorrow is to put C3 on 7300 - in the picture it is the red circle, the deposit was left on 7200, at the top of the Black pyramid
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Posted: February 25, 2019, 9:46 pm
Missing Matterhorn climbers found dead - from Swissinfo.ch and Montagna.tv websites
Nanga Parbat, Nardi and Ballard establish Camp 4 on the Mummery Spur - from Montagna.tv
Palm Springs Tramway Road expected to cost $58,000 for initial repairs ; no opening date yet

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/fatal-fall_missing-matterhorn-climbers-found-dead/44779568  -- Missing Matterhorn climbers found dead
https://www.montagna.tv/cms/137326/morti-due-alpinisti-sul-cervino/?fbclid




https://www.montagna.tv/cms/137319/nanga-parbat-nardi-e-ballard-posizionano-campo-4-sullo-sperone-mummery/-- Nanga Parbat : Nardi and Ballard establish Camp 4 on the Mummery Spur




Our Daniele is really loaded today!
Daniele and Tom placed field 4 at about 6000 M, higher than this last point in photo.
Unfortunately communications come and go, so we don't have the GPS point updated!
After taking a break at c3 they decided to continue climbing the spur mummery!
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Posted: February 24, 2019, 10:30 pm
Weather Windows Open on K2 and Nanga Parbat - by Adventure Blog, Alan Arnette, Stefan Nestler
Grandes Jorasses Walker Spur Cassin Route double one-day winter ascent ! - by PlanetMountain.com
Iztaccihuatl (Pies y Pecho) - Mexico - Trip report with pictures from Seano on his blog
Daniele Nardi reaches Camp 3 on Nanga Parbat  --  Facebook

https://adventureblog.net/2019/02/winter-climbs-2019-weather-windows-open-on-k2-and-nanga-parbat.html?fbclid= -- Weather windows open on K2 and Nanga Parbat

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/grandes-jorasses-walker-spur-cassin-route-double-one-day-winter-ascent.html -- Grandes Jorasses Walker Spur Cassin Route : double one-day asacent !

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This morning at 12 pm Pakistani, Daniele and tom reached field 3 at 5700 meters, right at the base of the spur spur.

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Posted: February 24, 2019, 3:18 pm
Pico de Orizaba and Malinche summited by Seano - Trip report with pictures on his blog
Matterhorn West Face climbed in winter by an Italian pair - from PlanetMountain.com website
2018/19 Winter Climbs : Summit Push on Nanga Parbat, Climbing on K2 -  Alan Arnette on his blog
The Oscars of Climbing - from Explorersweb.com website

http://www.drdirtbag.com/2019/02/21/orizaba-3h18-malinche/   -- Seano -- Orizaba, Malinche, trip report (Mexico)



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/matterhorn-west-face-climbed-in-winter-by-marco-farina-marco-majori.html -- Matterhorn West Face climbed in winter by an Italian pair (Farina and Majori)



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/22/2018-19-winter-climbs-summit-push-on-nanga-climbing-on-k2/?fbclid -- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Summit Push on Nanga, Climbing on K2

https://www.montagna.tv/cms/137294/invernali-nardi-e-ballard-a-c2-sul-k2-i-russi-al-campo-base-avanzato-txikon-domani-a-c1/?fbclid=



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Posted: February 23, 2019, 4:13 pm
Brenta Dolomites Cima Mandrop skied by an Italian Pair - from PlanetMountain.com
French Ski Patroller killed in Huge Swiss Avalanche that buried 12 - SnowBrains + Himalayan Times
Cofre de Perote, Sierra Negra - Mexico  --  from Seano on his blog - Trip report with pictures
North Face of Petit Dru, Allain-Leininger route - from New Zealand Alpine Team

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/brenta-dolomites-cima-mandron-skied-by-roberto-and-luca-dallavalle.html -- Brenta Dolomites , Cima Mandron skied by Italian pair




https://snowbrains.com/french-patroller-killed-swiss-avalanche/  -- French Ski Patroller Killed in Huge Inbounds Swiss Avalanche that Buried 12
https://thehimalayantimes.com/world/injured-pulled-from-swiss-avalanche-rescue-work-continues-police/




http://www.drdirtbag.com/2019/02/20/cofre-de-perote-sierra-negra/  --  Cofre de Perote, Sierra Negra - Mexico

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https://alpineteam.co.nz/2019/north-face-petit-dru-allain-leininger-route      --  North Face of Petit Dru, Allain-Leininger route

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North Face of Les Drus (3754m), Chamonix
While ice is flowing in the valleys, the high mountains are mostly bone dry, so it was a perfect opportunity for a winter dry-tooling climb on the Petit Dru via the classic 850m long Allain-Leininger line on the North Face.

Alastair McDowell and British climber Tom Seccombe climbed the route over two days with a bivouac half-way up the face enjoying mild temps and a full moon guiding their exciting off-route abseil descent of the North Face, finally making it back to their skis by sunrise in time for a 2000m ski back to town.


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Posted: February 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
Arizona man rescued from Quicksand at Zion N.P. in Utah - from AZCentral.com
Patagonia : Della Bordella and Pasquetto attempt a new route on the Mocho "A fantastic climb "
Ski expedition across Kamchatka begins - from Explorersweb.com
Fatal fall for two famous athletes in the Haute Savoie (Alps) by Chamonix.net/news

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/02/18/arizona-man-rescued-quicksand-zion-national-park-utah/2907052002/   
-- Arizona man rescued from quicksand at Zion N.P. in Utah



https://www.montagna.tv/cms/136955/patagonia-della-bordella-e-pasquetto-tentano-una-nuova-via-sul-mocho-una-scalata-fantastica/?fbclid= -- Patagonia : Della Bordella and Pasquetto attempt a new route on the Mocho - " A fantastic climb "




https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/19/ski-expedition-across-kamchatka-begins/?      --  Ski Expedition across Kamchatka begins

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https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/fatal-fall-aravis-haute-savoie-14th-february-2019?fbclid    -- Fatal fall for two famous athles in the Haute Savoie (Alps)

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Posted: February 19, 2019, 5:35 pm
Chinese base camp now only open for climbers - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
Hurricane Heading for Winter K2 - from MountainPlanet.com and Explorersweb.com
2018/19 Winter Climbs : Hurricane at K2 and Messner weighs in. - from Alan Arnette on his blog
Ski expedition across Kamchatka begins - from Explorersweb.com

https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/chinese-base-camp-now-only-open-for-climbers/?fbclid= -- Stefan Nestler -- Chinese Base Camp now only open for climbers




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/hurricane-heading-for-winter-k2-6602 -- Hurricane Heading for Winter K2
https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/18/hurricane-heading-for-winter-k2/?fbclid=



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/18/2018-19-winter-climbs-hurricane-at-k2-and-messner-weighs-in/-- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Hurricane at K2, and Messner Weighs in




https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/19/ski-expedition-across-kamchatka-begins/  --  Ski expedition across Kamchatka begins


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Today a group of us American climbers got out into the mountains to stash gear as the forecast shows signs of good weather in near future. As I passed many hikers I thought it is a shame most of the people in general public see us as adrenaline junkies that are trying to "conquer" mountains. Conquistadors of the useless, yes, but conquering a mountain, sounds so silly. These lumps of rock and ice will be here long after we are gone. By trying to climb these peaks most people I know and I are seeking mental and physical challenges, work out riddles, face personal fears and insecurities, travel to beautiful places, meet like minded people, or be alone, focus on one thing only, be in a meditative state while ascending terrain where falling is not an option.
Adrenaline rush...working in ER, I get adrenaline rushes at times. While climbing Cerro Torre recently, our ascent from town and descent back to town was a 6 day ordeal. That would be way too much adrenaline to burn through...if you are climbing, feeling the adrenaline rush is something you hope to avoid...
Anyhow, the waiting and weather guessing game begins..will it be too cold to rock climb? Will our objectives be iced over? It being my 3rd season here, all i can say is check the weather before hiking out and have your whole kit ready for rock climbing and ice climbing objectives. You never know what you will find in the mountains here, so better be ready for change of plans. And I love the mystery, as long as everyone is safe, it is good fun 


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Posted: February 19, 2019, 4:06 pm
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway closed indefinitely due to storm damage - Kesq and MtSanJacinto.info
Winter K2 attempt reaches Black Pyramid --  from Gripped Magazine
Infinite Line Project - From Patagonia to Pakistan - from Explorersweb.com
Done in R1 a video - Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva in Patagonia -- from Desvivel

https://www.kesq.com/news/palm-springs-aerial-tramway-closed-indefinitely-due-to-storm-damage/1021332445?fbclid -- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway closed indefinitely due to storm damage





https://gripped.com/profiles/winter-k2-attempt-reaches-black-pyramid/ -- Winter K2 attempt reaches Black Pyramid




https://explorersweb.com/2018/11/29/infinite-line-project-from-patagonia-to-pakistan/  --  From Patagonia to Pakistan project

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https://www.desnivel.com/video/done-in-r1-un-nideo-nico-favresse-y-sean-villanueva/?fbclid=  --  Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva in Patagonia - Video


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