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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.

 Care Bear Traverse by Italians on the Fitz Massif  - from Wspinanie.pl ( in English also )

First Alpine - Style Solo of FitzRoy's Goretta Pillar  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://wspinanie.pl/2023/01/care-bear-traverse-matteo-della-bordella-leo-gheza/  - Care Bear Traverse by Italians on the Fitz Massif ( in English also )


https://explorersweb.com/first-alpine-style-solo-of-fitz-roys-goretta-pillar/  - First Alpine - Style Solo of FitzRoy's Goretta Pillar


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Posted: January 23, 2023, 12:50 pm

Its Over on Winter Dhaulagiri   - from Explorersweb.com

Fatal Avalanche on Fitzroy Hits Two Climbers  - from Explorersweb.com

Simon Gietl team opens a mixed route on Cima Somamunt in Dolomites  - from MountainBlog.it

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https://explorersweb.com/winter-dhaulagiri-ends/   - Its Over on Winter Dhaulagiri.

 
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https://explorersweb.com/two-climbers-caught-in-avalanche-on-fitz-roy/   - Fatal Avalanche on Fitz-roy Hits Two Climbers.


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Simon Gietl, Aaron Durogati and Davide Prandini open a mixed route on Cima Somamunt in the Dolomites | MountainBlogMountainBlog | The Outdoor Lifestyle Journal

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Posted: January 21, 2023, 8:33 pm

Antarctica : Fernanda Maciel at the summit of Mt Vinson in the record time of 6 hours and 40 minutes   - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

American Climber dies from exposure on Aguja Guillamet in Patagonia   - from Climbing.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/antartide-fernanda-maciel-in-vetta-al-mt-vinson-nel-tempo-record-di-6-ore-e-40-minuti/   - Antarctica : Fernanda Maciel at the summit of Mt Vinson in a record time of 6 hours and 40 minutes. ( in English also )



https://www.climbing.com/news/american-climber-cassy-doolittle-dies-patagonia/   - Americaan climber dies from exposure on Aguja Guillamet, Patagonia


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Facundo Saubidet, Jere Castana e Santi Scavolini aprono una nuova via sull'Aguja Guillaumet | MountainBlogMountainBlog | The Outdoor Lifestyle Journal

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Posted: January 19, 2023, 11:41 pm

Torres del Paine's South African Route Free Climbed Again   - from Explorersweeb.com

Barmasse and Gottler find the bodies of two Nepalese on Dhaulagiri   - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/torres-del-paines-south-african-route-free-climbed-again/   - Torres del Paine's South African Route Free Climbed Again


http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/herve-barmasse-e-david-gottler-trovano-i-corpi-di-due-nepalesi-sul-dhaulagiri/   --  Barmasse and Gottler find the bodies of two Nepalese on Dhaulagiri ( in English also)

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Posted: January 19, 2023, 9:16 am

Lionel Messi Inspires Two New Climbs in Patagonia   - from Explorersweb.com

Dhaulagiri : A Short History of Successes and Failures   - from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/lionel-messi-inspires-two-new-climbs-in-patagonia/  --  Lionel Messi Inspires Two New Climbs in Patagonia.


https://explorersweb.com/dhaulagiri-past-successes-failures/  - Dhaulagiri : A Short History of Successes and Failures.


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https://www.montagna.tv/212329/una-nuova-chance-per-linvernale-sul-cho-oyu-forse/

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Grace Tseng: 'I will Climb Kangchenjunga Again' » Explorersweb 

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Posted: January 17, 2023, 1:17 pm

Matteo Dellla Bordella team opens a new route East of Aguja Mermoz in Patagonia   - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also ) 

Video - Colin Haley Soloing Huge Patagonian Climb   - from Gripped.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/matteo-della-bordella-leonardo-gheza-e-sean-villanueva-o-driscoll-aprono-una-nuova-via-sulla-est-dellaguja-mermoz/  - Matteo Della Bordella team opens a new route East of Aguja Mermoz in Patagonia. ( in English also )


https://gripped.com/video/colin-haley-soloing-huge-patagonia-climb/  --  Video - Colin Haley Soloing Huge Patagonia Climb


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Posted: January 16, 2023, 2:48 pm

 Remote Patagonia Summit Climbed for the First Time   - from Gripped.com

8 of America's Best Wilderness Climbing Destinations   - from AccessFund.org

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https://gripped.com/news/remote-patagonia-summit-climbed-for-first-time/  - Remote Patagonia Summit Climbed for First Time


https://www.accessfund.org/open-gate-blog/best-wilderness-climbing-areas  -- 8 of America's Best Wilderness Climbing Destinations.



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Posted: January 14, 2023, 12:36 pm

Ski Traverse : Benjamin Verdrines - Style : 138 Km, 12,000 Vertical M, Two Days - Explorersweb

Puntiagudo Attempt - Chile  - from DrDirtbag.com

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

Personal Websites : General - Page 183 (summitpost.org)

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https://explorersweb.com/ski-traverse-benjamin-vedrines-138km-two-days/   - Ski Traverse : Benjamin Verdrines-Style : 138 Km . 12,000 VerticaL M , Two Days



https://www.drdirtbag.com/2023/01/10/puntiagudo-fail/puntiagudo-11-of-16/   - Puntiagudo -fail - Chile


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Posted: January 12, 2023, 2:02 pm

 First Ascent of remote Cerro Pared Sur in Chilean Patagonia  - from Desnivel.com ( in English too)

Winter at Dhaulagiri 2023 : Barmasse and Gottler ready for the final rotation  - by MountainBlog.it

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https://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/primera-ascension-del-remoto-cerro-pared-sur-en-la-patagonia-chilena/  - First ascent of remote Cerro Pared Sur in Chilean Patagonia ( in English also )



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/invernale-al-dhaulagiri-2022-2023-barmasse-e-gottler-pronti-per-la-rotazione-finale/  - Winter at Dhaulagiri 2023 : Barmasse and Gottler ready for final rotation ( in English also )


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VIDEO. Alex Txikon: prime immagini della scalata invernale del Manaslu 2022-2023 e relazione della salita | MountainBlogMountainBlog | The Outdoor Lifestyle Journal

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Posted: January 10, 2023, 2:08 pm
Alex Txikon : Manaslu Was More Dangerous Than Expected  - from Explorersweb.com

Two Months , Ten 6,000m Peaks in the Andes  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/alex-txikon-manaslu-was-more-dangerous-than-i-expected/  - Alex Txikon : Manaslu Was More Dangerous Than Expected.




https://explorersweb.com/andes-summits-two-months-ten-peaks/  - Two Months, Ten 6,000m Peaks in the Andes



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Posted: January 10, 2023, 12:12 am

 Matteo Della Bordello and Leonardo Gheza on Fitzroy in Patagonia - from Mountainblog.it ( in English also

Txikon without bottled oxygen on Manaslu - in his own words  - from Adventure Mountain

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/matteo-della-bordella-in-patagonia-con-leonardo-gheza/  - Matteo Della Bordella and Leonardo Gheza on Fitzroy in Patagonia ( in English also )




https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/txikon-without-bottled-oxygen-on-manaslu-according-to-his-own-words-cho-oyu-winter-expedition-obviously-finished/  - Txikon without bottled oxygen on Manaslu in his own words.


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Posted: January 9, 2023, 12:15 pm

Alex Txikon and Nepali Team Summit Winter Manaslu   - from Explorersweb.com

Torres del Paine's Secret Moderates - Patagonia   - from Climbing.com

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https://explorersweb.com/alex-txikon-and-nepali-team-summit-winter-manaslu/   - Alex Txikon and Nepali Team Summit Manaslu




https://www.climbing.com/places/rock-climbing-torres-del-paine-patagonia/   - Torres del Paine's Secret Moderates - Patagonia


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Posted: January 6, 2023, 12:57 pm

 The Story of Nanda Devi : Irresistable Will Meets Immovable Goddess  - from Explorersweb.com

Winter 2023 Himalayan Update  - from Wispinanie.pl ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/nanda-devi/   - The Story of Nanda Devi : Irresistable Will Meets Immovable Goddess.



https://wspinanie.pl/2023/01/zima-2023-update-himalajski/   - Winter 2023 Himalayan Update  - ( in English also )


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Posted: January 5, 2023, 5:53 pm

Winter at Manaslu 2033 ; Simone Moro drops before camp 2 due to physical problems  - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

Watch : Climber Pulls Off First Wingsuit Jump from Aconcagua  - from Explorersweb.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/invernale-al-manaslu-2022-23-simone-moro-scende-prima-di-campo-2-per-problemi-fisici/   - Winter at Manaslu 2023: Simone Moro drops before Camp 2 due to physical problems ( in English also )



https://explorersweb.com/first-wingsuit-jump-aconcagua/   - WATCH : Climber Pulls Off First Wingsuit Jump from Aconcagua



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Posted: January 5, 2023, 2:07 pm

 Two Climbers Die in Patagonia in Separate Incidents  - from Explorersweb.com

Avalanche Kills Climber in Scotland  - from Gripped.com

Francoise Cazzanelli on Mt Kenya  - from Facebook.com (below)

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https://explorersweb.com/two-climbers-die-in-patagonia-in-separate-incidents-over-the-holidays/  -  Two climbers Die in Patagonia in Separate Incidents over the Holidays.


https://gripped.com/news/avalanche-kills-climber-in-scotland/  - Avalanche Kills Climber in Scotland



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Posted: January 2, 2023, 10:23 pm

 Goettler and Barmasse Go For Dhaulagiri : Alpine Style  - from Explorersweb.com

Mountain Year 2022 : Significant Climbs in Patagonia, Alaska and elsewhere  - by Montagnes-Magazine.com - (in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/goettler-barmasse-dhaulagiri-alpine-style/  - Goettler and Barmasse Go for Dhaulagiri Alpine Style



https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-annee-montagne-les-ascensions-marquantes-patagonie-alaska-ailleurs-monde-2022  - Mountainyear 2022 : Significant climbs in Patagonia, Alaska and elsewhere ) ( in English also )


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Posted: January 2, 2023, 11:48 am

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : # 1 : First Ascent of Pumari Chhish East  - from Explorersweb.com

Eastern Sierra Ice Report 12/30/22  - from SierraMtnGuides.com

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2022-1-first-ascent-pumari-chhish-east/  - Top 10 Expeditionsof 2022 :# 1 : First Ascent of Pumari Chhish East




https://sierramtnguides.com/eastern-sierra-ice-report-12-30-22-times-they-are-changin/  - Eastern Sierra Ice Report 12/30/22


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Posted: December 31, 2022, 12:50 pm

 David Goettler : From No O2 Everest to an Alpine Style Winter 8,000er  - from Expplorersweb.com

Climbing the Muldrow Post - 2021 Surge on Denali  - from Nps.gov/dena/blogs

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https://explorersweb.com/david-goettler-alpine-style-winter-8000er/  - David Goettler : From No O2 Everest to an Alpine-Style Winter 8,000er



https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/climbing-the-muldrow-post-2021-surge.htm  - Climbing the Muldrow Post 2021 surge - Denali


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Posted: December 30, 2022, 8:04 pm

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : # 2 : First Winter Solo of FitzRoy's Super Canaleta  - from Explorersweb.com

High Winds Sweep the Winter 8,000'ers  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/expeditions-of-the-year-colin-haley-supercanaleta/  - Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : #2 : First Winter Solo of FitzRoy's Super Canaleta




https://explorersweb.com/high-winds-sweep-the-winter-8000ers/  - High Winds Sweep the Winter 8,000ers


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Posted: December 30, 2022, 11:40 am

Simone Moro at the top of Lobuche Peak East (6119m) " Now I am going to Manaslu "  from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

Creststone Needle - Colorado - Trip report with pictures  - from 14ers.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/simone-moro-in-cima-al-lobuche-peak-east-6119-m-adesso-vado-al-manaslu/   - Simone Moro at the top of Lobuche Peak East (6119m) "Now I am going to Manaslu" - ( in English also)



https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=22000   - Crestone Needle - Colorado - Trip report with pictures 



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Posted: December 29, 2022, 5:33 pm

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: # 4 : Karum Koh  - from Explorersweb.com

Cochise Stronghold - Arizona - Trip report with pictures  - from StephAbegg.com

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2022-4-karun-koh/  - Top 10 Expeditions of2022 : # 4 : Karum Koh




https://sites.google.com/stephabegg.com/arizona/tripreports/cochise2022  - Cochise Stronghold - Arizona - Trip report with images


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Posted: December 28, 2022, 2:02 pm

 Barmasse and Goettler ready for their ultimate goal after summiting Island Peak  - by Mountain.it ( in English also )

Grand new big wall on Northern Sun Spire in Greenland  - from PlanetMountain.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/herve-barmasse-e-david-goettler-pronti-per-il-loro-obiettivo-finale/   - Barmasse and Goettler ready for their ultimate goal - summit Island Peak ( in English also )


https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/grand-new-big-wall-climbed-northern-sun-spire-greenland-capucine-cotteaux-caro-north-nadia-royu-cremer.html   - Grand new big wall climbed on Northern Sun Spire in Greenland


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Posted: December 27, 2022, 11:13 pm

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : # 5 Changabang - First Repeat of the Boardman-Tasker Route  - from Explorersweb.com

Winter Himalayan Update : From Classic Base Camps to Village Outskirts  - by Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2022-5-changabang-first-repeat-boardman-tasker-route/  - The 10 Expeditions of 2022 : #5 Changabang - First Repeat of the Boardman-Tasker Route




https://explorersweb.com/winter-himalayan-update-from-classic-base-camps-to-village-outskirts/  - Winter Himalayan Update : From Classic Base Camps to Village Outskirts.


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Posted: December 27, 2022, 11:53 am

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : # 7 : Chumbu  - from Explorersweb.com

Top 10 of 2022 : # 9 : Jugal Spire  -  from Explorersweb.com

A Final Blow to Grace Tseng's Kangchenjunga  - from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2022-7-chumbu/  - Top 10 Expeditions of 2022 : #7 : Chumbu



https://explorersweb.com/top-10-of-2022-9-jugal-spire/  - Top 10 of 2022 : #9 : Jugal Spire


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Posted: December 25, 2022, 12:02 pm

Cho Oyu, mountaineers already fixed camp 3   - from Montagna.tv ( in English also )

Cochise Stronghold - Arizona - Trip Report with pictures   - from Steph Abegg

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https://www.montagna.tv/211494/cho-oyu-alpinisti-gia-fissato-campo-3-moro-barmasse-e-gottler-ancora-in-acclimatamento/  - Cho Oyu, mountaineers already fixed Camp 3 ( in English also )


https://sites.google.com/stephabegg.com/arizona/tripreports/cochise2022  - Cochise Stronghold - Arizona - Trip report with images


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Posted: December 22, 2022, 2:25 pm

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