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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.

 The Ogre : Much More than the Classic  --  from Explorersweb.com website

Climbs on the Ice of the Envers des Aiguilles ( Alps )  -- from Montagnes-Magazine - (Also in English)

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https://explorersweb.com/the-ogre-much-more-than-the-classic-scott-bonington-survival-tale/  --  The Ogre : Much More than the Classic.




https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-tout-schuss-glisse-grimpe-glace-envers-aiguilles   --  Climbs on the Ice of the Envers des Aiguilles (Alps) - Also in English.


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Posted: January 18, 2022, 11:04 pm

 Manaslu : Departures, Explations, and Another Storm  --  from Explorersweb.com website

Nanga Parbat, Manaslu and Everest : The Latest Winter News -- by Montagna.tv (Also in English)

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https://explorersweb.com/manaslu-departures-explanations-and-another-storm/   --  Manaslu : Departures, Explanations, and Another Storm.




https://www.montagna.tv/194266/nanga-parbat-manaslu-ed-everest-le-ultime-notizie-dalle-invernali/   --  Nanga Parbat, Manaslu and Everest : The Latest Winter Updates ( Also in English



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Posted: January 18, 2022, 4:50 pm

 Poor Weather Hampers Winter Himalayan Climbs  --  from Alan Arnette's detailed blog

Italians in Patagonia in search of mountain without a name  --  from PlanetMountain.com

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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2022/01/17/poor-weather-hampers-winter-himalayan-climbs/   --  Poor Weather Hampers Winter Himalayan Climbs.


https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/paolo-marazzi-luca-schiera-patagonia-search-mountain-without-a-name.html   --  Italians in Patagonia in Search of Nameless Mountain.



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Posted: January 17, 2022, 11:40 pm

 Jost Kobusch Waits Patiently for a Solid Window on Winter Everest  --  from Explorersweb.com

Nirmal Purja on Top of Aconcagua with 10 Clients  --  from MountainBlog.it ( In English Also )

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https://explorersweb.com/jost-kobusch-waits-patiently-for-a-solid-window-on-winter-everest/   --  Jost Kobusch Waits Patiently for a Solid Window on Winter Everest.



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/nirmal-purja-in-vetta-allaconcagua-con-una-squadra-di-10-clienti/?   --  Nirmal Purja on Top of Aconcagua with 10 Clients (In English Also)



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Posted: January 17, 2022, 9:53 pm

 Nanga Parbat Climbers Down, K2 and Cho Oyu Begin Soon  --  from Explorersweb.com

Watch Papert and Lindic climb Heart of Sone on Mt Huntington in Alaska -- PlanetMountain.com

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https://explorersweb.com/nanga-parbat-climbers-down-k2-and-cho-oyu-begin-soon/    --  Nanga Parbat Climbers Down, K2 and Cho Oyu Begin Soon.




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/watch-ines-papert-luka-lindic-climb-heart-of-stone-mount-huntington-alaska.html    --  Watch Papert and Lindic climb Heart of Stone on Huntington in Alaska.


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Posted: January 16, 2022, 11:15 pm

 Traverse on Tuyuk - Su ( In English and Russian )  --  from Mountain.ru ( translation available )

Manaslu Climbers Advance Above Canp 1  --  from Explorersweb,com website

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http://mountain.ru/article/article_display1.php?article_id=9803   -- Traverse on Tuyuk - Su( In English and Russian)





https://explorersweb.com/manaslu-climbers-advance-above-camp-1/   --  Manaslu Climbers Advance Above Camp 1 .


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Posted: January 15, 2022, 11:27 pm

 Winter Expeditions : Difficult Conditions on Mt Everest, Nanga Parbat and Manaslu  -- from  Stefan Nestler (Adventure Mountain )

Manaslu : Belgians to Risk Moving Above Camp 1  --  from Explorersweb.com website 

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https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/winter-expeditions-difficult-conditions-on-mount-everest-nanga-parbat-and-manaslu/   --  Winter Expeditions : Difficult Conditions on Mt Everest, Nanga Parbat and Manaslu.



https://explorersweb.com/manaslu-belgians-to-risk-moving-above-camp-1/   --  Manaslu : Belgians to Risk Moning Above Camp 1 .



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Posted: January 14, 2022, 7:01 pm

 Finishing the 58 Colorado 14ers - Trip report with pictures (Little Bear)  --  from 14ers.com

Denis Urubko Returns to Winter Climbing  --  from Explorersweb.com website

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https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21530   --  Finishing the 58 Colorado 14 ers - Trip report with pictures. (Little Bear)



https://explorersweb.com/denis-urubko-returns-to-winter-climbing/   --  Denis Urubko Returns to Winter Climbing.


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Posted: January 14, 2022, 1:13 pm

 Its a Go for Winter K2 , But is There Enough Time ?  --  from Explorersweb.com website

Manaslu Update : Split Strategies -- from Explorersweb.com website

Patagonia : Dani Fuertes climbs " El Camino de Las Flores " -- from Desnivel.com

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https://explorersweb.com/its-a-go-for-winter-k2-but-is-there-enough-time/   --  It's a Go for Winter K2, But is There Enough Time ?



https://explorersweb.com/manaslu-update-split-strategies/   --  Manaslu Update : Split Strategies.



https://www.desnivel.com/escalada-roca/dani-fuertes-tras-hacer-8c-a-vista-me-siento-fenomenal/   --  Patagonia : Dani Fuertes climbs " El Camino de la Flores.


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Posted: January 12, 2022, 5:48 pm

 Winter Manaslu : Avalanche in Base Camp , Earthquake in the Team  --  from Explorersweb.com

Kazuya Hiraide and Takuya Mitore Climb Sami Sar (6,020 m ) in Pakistan  --  from Mountainblog.it

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https://explorersweb.com/winter-manaslu-avalanche-in-base-camp-earthquake-in-the-team/   --  Winter Manaslu, Avalanche in Base Camp, Earthquake in the Team.


http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/kazuya-hiraide-e-takuya-mitoro-chiamano-sami-sar-il-seimila-conquistato-in-pakistan/   --  Kazuya Hiraide and Takuya Mitore Climb Sami Sar (6,020 m) in Pakistan


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Posted: January 11, 2022, 5:53 pm

 Jost Kobusch : " This Winter Everest is Harder, Icier and Colder "  --  from Explorersweb.com

Cerro Torre Parete Est , the target of Italian climbers  --  from PlanetMountain.com ( English also)

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https://explorersweb.com/jost-kobusch-this-winter-everest-is-harder-icier-and-colder/   --  Jost Kobusch : " This Winter Everest is Harder, Icier, and Colder ".



https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/cerro-torre-parete-est-obiettivo-matteo-della-bordella-matteo-de-zaiacomo-david-bacci.html   --  Cerro Torre Parete Est the target of Italian Climbers ( English translation available)



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Posted: January 10, 2022, 7:35 pm

 Avalanche Kills German Mountain Guide Clibing in Patagonia  --  from Gripped.com

Mourning for Robert Grasegger - killed by an avalanche in Patagonia  --  from Stefan Nestler

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https://gripped.com/news/avalanche-kills-german-mountain-guide-climbing-in-patagonia/   --  Avalanche Kills German Mountain Guide Climbing in Patagonia.



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/mourning-for-robert-grasegger/   --  Mourning for Robert Grasegger - An avalanche in Patagonia.


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Posted: January 10, 2022, 10:50 am

 Climbers Flee Heavy Snow in Base Camp on Manaslu  --  from Explorersweb.com

Challenger Point , 14,081 ft - Colorado - Trip report with pictures  --  from 14ers.com

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https://explorersweb.com/climbers-flee-heavy-snow-in-base-camp-on-manaslu/   --  Climbers Flee Heavy Snow in Base Camp on Manaslu.




https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21535   --  Challenger Point - 14,081 ft - Colorado -- Trip Report with pictures.


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Posted: January 9, 2022, 9:19 pm

 Mount Everest , Manaslu, Nanga Parbat : Snowfall slows down winter expeditions  --  from Stefan Nestler on Adventure Mountain.

Messner Still Trashes Jost Kobusch  --  from Explorersweb.com website

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https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/mount-everest-manaslu-nanga-parbat-snowfall-slows-down-winter-expeditions/   --  Mount Everest, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat : Snowfall slows down winter expeditions.



https://explorersweb.com/messner-still-not-impressed-by-jost-kobusch/   --  Messner Still Trashes Jost Kobusch.


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Posted: January 8, 2022, 1:03 pm

 Gottler, Barmasse, Arnold, Ali and Nanga Parbat  --  from Wspinanie.pl ( in English also )

Manaslu Avalanches, Waist Deep Snow and Bad Weather  --  from Explorersweb.com

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https://wspinanie.pl/2022/01/gottler-barmasse-arnold-ali-i-nanga-parbat/   --  Gottler, Barmasse, Arnold, Ali and Nanga Parbat ( in English also )




https://explorersweb.com/manaslu-avalanches-waist-deep-snow-and-bad-weather/   --  Manaslu Avalanches, Waist Deep Snow, and Bad Weather.


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Posted: January 6, 2022, 10:48 am

 Winter Everest : Kobusch Speeds Up  --  from Explorersweb.com website 

Winter Nanga Parbat : Passed 2,200 m on the Rupal Wall ( in English too )  --  from Barrabes.com

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https://explorersweb.com/winter-everest-kobusch-speeds-up/   --  Winter Everest : Kobusch Speeds Up.


https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-11441/nanga-parbat-invernal-superados-2200m?   --  Winter Nanga Parbat : Passed 2,200 m on the Rupal Wall ( English translation also )




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Posted: January 5, 2022, 3:19 am

 First Steps up the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat  --  from Explorersweb.com website

David Gottler on Nanga Parbat : "Probably via the Schell route"  --  from Stefan Nestler (Adventure Mountain)

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https://explorersweb.com/first-steps-up-the-rupal-face-of-nanga-parbat/   --  First Steps up the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/david-goettler-on-nanga-parbat-probably-via-the-schell-route/?   --  David Gottler on Nanga Parbat : " Probably via the Schell route".


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Posted: January 4, 2022, 5:56 pm

 Kobusch Progresses on Everest, Manaslu Trailbreaking Resumes, Ugly Weather on Nanga Parbat  --  from Explorersweb.com

Climbing Updates Early 2022  --  from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog

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https://explorersweb.com/kobusch-progresses-on-everest-manaslu-trailbreaking-resumes-ugly-weather-on-nanga-parbat/   --  Kobusch progresses on Everest, Manaslu trailbreaking resumes, Ugly weather on Nanga Parbat.



https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2022/01/03/climbing-updates-early-2022/   --  Climbing Updates Early 2022



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Posted: January 3, 2022, 8:22 pm

 Mont Blanc : The PGM ( Rescue ) Carried Out 4 Rescues  --  from Chamonix.net/english/news

Manaslu, Everest and Nanga Parbat Update, and Change of Route for Barmasse  --  from Montagna.tv ( Also in English)

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https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/mont-blanc-the-pghm-carried-out-4-rescues   --  Mont Blanc : The PGM carried out 4 rescues.



https://www.montagna.tv/193544/pochi-progressi-per-le-spedizioni-invernali-cambio-di-via-per-barmasse-e-compagni/   --  Manaslu, Everest and Nanga Parbat Update and Change of route for Barmasse ( English also )



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Posted: January 3, 2022, 5:50 pm

 Pyramid Peak 14,018 ft - Colorado - Trip Report with pictures  --  from 14ers.com website

An Autumn Ascent of Sani Pakkush in the Karakorum  --  by the AmericanAlpineClub.org

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https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21528   --  Pyramid Peak 14,018 ft - Colorado -- Trip report with pictures.




http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201215983   --  An Autumn Ascent of Sani Pakkush in the Karakorum


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Posted: January 3, 2022, 3:36 am

 New Zealand 3000m Peaks Expedition  --  from AlpineTeam.co.nz website

Watch Dave MacLeod Soloing the Orion Face Direct on Ben Nevis in Scotland  --  from PlanetMountain.com

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

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https://alpineteam.co.nz/2021/new-zealand-3000m-peaks-expedition   --  New Zealand 3000m Peaks Expedition.




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/watch-dave-macleod-soloing-orion-face-direct-ben-nevis-scotland.html   --  Watch Dave MacLeod soloing the Orion Face Direct on Ben Nevis in Scotland.


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Posted: January 1, 2022, 11:10 pm

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2021 , #1 : Annapurna 3  --  from Explorersweb.com ( Angela Benevides )

Mountain Year 2021 #1 : K2 Climbed for the First Time in Winter  --  fom Montagnes-magazine.com  ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2021-1-annapurna-iii/   --  Top 10 Expeditions of 2021, #1 : Annapurna 3




https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-annee-montagne-2021-1-k2-gravi-premiere-fois-hiver   --  Mountain Year 2021 #1 : K2 climbed for the first time in winter ( in English also )


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Posted: December 31, 2021, 9:22 pm

 Top 10 Expeditions of 2021 : #2 : The First Winter Ascent of K2  -- from Explorersweb.com

Mountain Year 2021 #2. A Turbulent Year in the Himalayas  --  from Montages-magazine.com

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https://explorersweb.com/top-10-expeditions-of-2021-2-the-first-winter-ascent-of-k2/  --  Top 10 Expeditions of 2021 : #2 : The First Winter Ascent of K2.




https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-annee-montagne-2021-2-annee-agitee-himalaya   --  Mountain Year 2021 #2. A Turbulent Year in the Himalayas. (Also in English)


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Posted: December 30, 2021, 11:59 pm

 A Very White New Year at Manaslu Base Camp  --  from Explorersweb.com website

Mark Batard - The Return of a Celebrity  --  from Wspinanie.pl  (English Translation available)

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https://explorersweb.com/a-very-white-new-year-at-manaslu-base-camp/   --  A Very White New Year at Manaslu Base Camp.


https://wspinanie.pl/2021/12/marc-batard-powrot-celebryty/   --  Mark Batard - the return of a celebrity ( English translation available).



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Posted: December 30, 2021, 8:12 pm

 Gelye Confirms : Cho Oyu from Nepal is a Go  --  from Explorersweb.com

Snowstorm on Manaslu  --  from Stefan Nestler of Adventure Mountain.

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https://explorersweb.com/gelye-confirms-cho-oyu-from-nepal-is-a-go/   --  Gelye Confirms : Cho Oyu from Nepal is a Go.



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/snowstorm-on-manaslu/   --  Snowstorm on Manaslu -- from Stefan Nestler



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