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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.

 Kazuya Hiraide Back in Pakistan to Train for K2 West Face - and Nail Some First Ascents  --  from Explorersweb.com

Ama Dablam Summited by Dan Mazure's Summit Climb Team  --  from SummitClimb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/kazuya-hiraide-back-in-pakistan-to-train-for-k2-west-face-and-nail-some-first-ascents/   --  Kazuya Hiraide Back in Pakistan to Train for K2 West Face - and Nail Some First Ascents.



https://www.summitclimb.com/news/recent/ama-dablam-news   --  Ama Dablam Summited by Dan Mazur's Summit Climb Team.



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Posted: December 3, 2021, 7:44 pm

 Exclusive Interview with Jost Kobusch on Two First Ascents near Annapurna  -- from Explorersweb.com

Dangerous thrill : Everest taster course  --  from Stefan Nestler on Adventure Mountain

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https://explorersweb.com/jost-kobusch-two-first-ascents-annapurna/   --  Exclusive Interview with Jost Kobusch on Two First Ascents.




https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/dangerous-thrill-everest-taster-course/   --  Dangerous thrill : Everest taster course  -- from Stefan Nestler.


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Posted: December 2, 2021, 9:11 pm

 Nepal : Bergamini and Stella Climb Unclimbed 5,000er Peak  --  from Montagna.tv

More Climbers Died in Avalanches than Skiers in Canada  --  from Gripped.com

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https://www.montagna.tv/191888/nepal-riccardo-bergamini-e-matteo-stella-su-cinquemila-inviolato/   --  Nepal : Bergamini and Stella on Unclimbed 5,000er Peak.



https://gripped.com/news/more-climbers-died-in-avalanches-than-skiers-here-and-danger-is-extreme-today/   --  More Climbers Die in Avalanches than Skiers in Canada.


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Posted: December 2, 2021, 10:14 am

 Winter K2 : Tseng's Team Confirmed  --  from Explorersweb.com website.

Jost Kobusch Ascends Putrung (6,500m) in Nepal  --  from Desnivel.com

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https://explorersweb.com/winter-k2-tsengs-team-confirmed/   --  Winter K2 : Tseng's Team Confirmed.



https://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/jost-kobusch-asciende-el-putrung-6-500-m-camino-de-su-everest-invernal/   --  Jost Kobusch Ascends Putrung (6500 m) in Nepal.



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Posted: December 1, 2021, 6:09 pm

 Eight Big First Ascents in Greenland by Nico Favresse Team  --  from Climbing.com

Legendary Climber Don Serl Wants to "Keep Waddington Free" -- from GrippedMagazine.com

Jost Kobusch Summits Purbung Himal (6,550m)  -- from CarlosGarranzoAlpinist Facebook

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https://www.climbing.com/news/eight-big-first-ascents-greenland-by-nico-favresse-crew/   --  Eight Big First Ascents in Greenland by Nico Favresse and Team.



https://gripped.com/news/legendary-climber-don-serl-wants-to-keep-waddington-free/   --  Legendary Climber Don Serl Wants to "Keep Waddington Free".



https://www.facebook.com/alpinistagarranzo/   --  Jost Kobusch Summits Purbung Himal (6,550m)  --  Carlos Garranzo Alpinist on Facebook.


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Posted: December 1, 2021, 12:21 am

 Trango Towers : Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member  --  from Explorersweb.com

Mingma David Sherpa on Winter K 2  --  from Explorersweb.com website

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https://explorersweb.com/trango-towers-shipton-spire-team-loses-one-member/   --  Trango Towers : Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member.


https://explorersweb.com/mingma-david-sherpa-on-winter-k2/   --  Mingma David Sherpa on Winter K2.


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Posted: November 29, 2021, 5:28 pm

 Weekend Warm-Up : Andrzj Bargiel's Doo Sar Karakorum Adventure  -- from Explorersweb.com

Aiguille du Midi - North Face : A climbing party rescued  --  from Chamonix.net/english/news

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https://explorersweb.com/weekend-warm-up-andrzej-bargiels-doo-sar-karakorum-adventure/  --  Weekend Warm-Up : Andrzej Bargiel's Doo Sar Karakorum Adventure.

https://wspinanie.pl/2021/11/doo-sar-nowy-film-andrzeja-bargiela-juz-dostepny/   --  Doo Sar Film



https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/aiguille-du-midi-north-face-rope-team-evacuated    --  Aiguille Du Midi - North Face - A climbing party rescued.



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Posted: November 27, 2021, 11:56 pm

 Nepali Outfitters Seek to Open Cho Oyu's South Side.  --  from Explorersweb.com

Aconcagua Season Cut to One Month  --  from Explorersweb.com website

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https://explorersweb.com/high-risk-for-high-reward-nepali-outfitters-seek-to-open-cho-oyus-south-side/   --  High Risk for High Reward : Nepali Outfitters Seek to Open Cho Oyu's South Side.




https://explorersweb.com/aconcagua-season-cut-in-half/   --  Aconcagua Season Cut to One Month


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Posted: November 25, 2021, 10:57 pm

 Great Tales in Mountaineering History : The Trango Towers  --  from Explorersweb.com

Cascata Major on Mont Blanc East Face Climbed by Italians  -- from PlanetMountain.com

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https://explorersweb.com/great-tales-in-mountaineering-history-the-trango-towers/   --  Great Tales in Mountaineering History : The Trango Towers.





https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/cascata-major-on-mont-blanc-east-face-climbed-francesco-civra-dano-giuseppe-vidoni.html   --  Cascata Major on Mont Blanc East Face Climbed by Italians.


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Posted: November 25, 2021, 12:47 am

 Changing Times : Three Prominent Female IFGMA Mountain Guides 

Summit Climb Team Summits Ama Dablam  -- from SummitClimb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/prominent-female-mountain-guides-ifmga-guides/   --  Changing Times : Three Prominent Female IFGMA Mountain Guides.




https://www.summitclimb.com/news/recent/ama-dablam-news   --  Summit Climb Team Summits Ama Dablam


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Posted: November 24, 2021, 4:03 am

 Batard's Team Contempltes New Everest Approach ; Update on Sajid Sadpara  -- from Explorersweb.com

Peak 4,765 - Funeral Mountains - California  -- from Snwburd.com/bob/trip

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https://explorersweb.com/batards-team-completes-new-everest-approach-update-on-sajid-sadpara/    --  Batard's Team Contemplates New Everest Approach ; Update on Sajid Sadpara.



https://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_photos/peak_4,765ft_1/P1000017_w.html    --  Peak 4765 - Funeral Mountains - California


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Posted: November 23, 2021, 9:38 pm

 Aiguille du Chardonnet and Tete Blanche North Faces - Alps  --  from HighMountainGuides.com

Stefan Kohler : Four Six-Thousanders and a painful memory  --  from Stefan Nestler (AdventureMountain)

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https://highmountainguides.com/17-november-2021-aiguille-du-chardonnet-tete-blanche-north-faces/    --  Aiguille du Chardonnet and Tete Blanche North Faces Summited.



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/stefan-koehler-four-six-thousanders-and-a-painful-memory/?    --  Stefan Kohler : Four Six - Thousanders , and a painful memory.



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Posted: November 23, 2021, 3:48 pm

 Annapurna 3 - Interview with Mikhail Fomin " Its About Patience"  --  from Explorersweb.com

Aiguille du Midi, North Face : A Rope Team Evacuated  --  from Chamonix.net/english/news

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https://explorersweb.com/annapurna-iii-interview-with-mikhail-fomin-its-about-patience/  --  Annapurna 3 - Interview with Mikhail Fomin "Its about Patience".




https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/aiguille-du-midi-north-face-rope-team-evacuated  --  Aiguille du Midi, N Face : A Rope Team Evacuated.


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Posted: November 23, 2021, 4:50 am

 Winter Karakorum : Client Grace Tseng Bound for K2, and Maybe More - by Explorersweb.com

Taiwans First Woman to Climb Five Eight Thousander Peaks  --  from www.outsiders.com.tw/post/13966

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/22/winter-karakorum-client-grace-tseng-bound-for-k2-and-maybe-more/   --  Winter Karakorum : Client Grace Tseng Bound for K2, and Maybe More.


https://www.outsiders.com.tw/post/13466?fbclid=    Taiwan's First Woman to Climb the World's Five Eight Thousand Giant Peaks - Grace Tseng - English Translation available



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Posted: November 22, 2021, 11:26 pm

 Rescue of 17 Nepali Guides and 8 Clients from Dhaulagiri Base Camp - from MtEverestToday.com

Longs Peak - Colorado - Trip Report with Pictures  --  from 14ers.com website

Chamonix : New Climbing Route in the Aiguilles Rouges  --  from Chamonix.net

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https://mteveresttoday.com/rescue-of-17-nepali-guides-including-8-foreigners-from-dhaulagiri-base-camp/   --  Rescue of 17 Nepali Guides including 8 foreigners from Dhaulagiri Base Camp.


https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21487&fbclid   --  Longs Peak - Colorado - Trip Report with Pictures.


https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/chamonix-new-climbing-route-aiguilles-rouges    --  Chamonix : New Climbing Route in the Aiguilles Rouges.


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Posted: November 22, 2021, 1:14 am

 Jost Kobusch Climbing a Not Obvious Peak near Annapurna  --  from Explorersweb.com

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Strike Again  --  from Gripped Magazine.com

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/19/jost-kobusch-climbing-a-not-obvious-peak-near-annapurna/  ---  Jost Kobusch Climbing a "Not Obvious" Peak near Annapurna.




https://gripped.com/news/alex-honnold-and-tommy-caldwell-strike-again/   --  Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Strike Again


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Posted: November 19, 2021, 6:38 pm

 Mountains Climbed Just Once, or Not At All  --  from Explorersweb.com website

Les Droites, South Face : Two Spanish Mountaineers Rescued  --  from Chamonix.net/english/news

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/18/mountains-climbed-just-once-or-not-at-all/    --  Mountains Climbed Just Once, or Not At All.




https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/les-droites-face-south-two-spanish-mountaineers-rescued    --  Les Droites , South Face : Two Spanish Mountaineers Rescued .



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Posted: November 18, 2021, 9:31 pm

 Exclusive : Zdanek Hak on his Climb of Ama Dablam West Face  --  from Explorersweb.com

Sajid Sadpara Evacuated to Hospital in Katmandu  --  from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/17/exclusive-zdenek-hak-on-his-climb-of-ama-dablams-west-face/   --  Exclusive : Zdanek Hak on his Climb of Ama Dablam's West Face.



https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/17/sajid-sadpara-evacuated-to-hospital-in-kathmandu/ 
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Posted: November 17, 2021, 3:42 pm

 There's a Movement to Protect This Untamed Canadian Mountain (Mt Waddington)  --  from Gripped.com

Cerros Neumeyer, Treinta Aniversario, Milodon Norte and Central  - by PatagoniaVertical facebook

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https://gripped.com/gripped-outdoors/theres-a-movement-to-protect-this-untamed-canadian-mountain/   --  There's a Movement to Protect This Untamed Canadian Mountain - Mt Waddington.


https://www.facebook.com/Patagonia-Vertical-563620956987849   -- Cerros Neumeyer,Treinta Aniversario, Milodon Norte and Central in Chilean Patagonia.

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Posted: November 17, 2021, 12:44 am

 The Czech Ascent of Ama Dablam's West Face : Pioneer Chris Warner Speaks - Explorersweb.com

Chile : Navarro, Pelletti, and Secul make First Ascent of Aguja Central  --  from Mountainblog.it

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/16/the-czech-ascent-of-ama-dablams-west-face-pioneer-chris-warner-speaks/   --  The Czech Ascent of Ama Dablam's West Face : Pioneer Chris Warner Speaks.




http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/cile-jose-navarro-sebastian-pelletti-e-nicolas-secul-aprono-el-poder-del-ahora/   --  Chile : Navarro, Pelletti, Secul make First Ascent of Aguja Central.


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Posted: November 16, 2021, 4:39 pm

 Recent Climbing News - Ama Dablam, Dhaulagiri, and Winter Everest  --  from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog.

PT 13,123 and Thirsty Peak 13.213 - Colorado - Trip report with pictures - from 14ers.com

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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2021/11/15/recent-climbing-news/   --  Recent Climbing News - Ama Dablam, Dhaulagiri and Winter Everest.



https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21485&fbclid   --  PT 13,123 and Thirsty Peak 13,213 - Colorado - Trip Report with pictures.


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Posted: November 16, 2021, 12:28 am

 Jackson Houlding : 4 Year old Briton reaches the top of an 11,000 ft mountain in the Rockies - Pingora --  from theTimes.co.uk

Aguja West, Cordillera Riesco, Patagonian Chile  --  from Patagonia Vertical facebook

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jackson-houlding-four-year-old-briton-reaches-top-mountain-rockies-phpxt935h   --  Jackson Houlding : 4 Year old Briton Reaches the Top of 11,000 ft mountain in the Rockies - Pingora.


https://www.facebook.com/Patagonia-Vertical-563620956987849   --  Aguja West, Cordillera Riesco, Patagonian Chile

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Posted: November 15, 2021, 5:00 pm

Czechs  Climb Ama Dablam's West Face via the American Direct Route - from Explorersweb.com

Doctor Charged with False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali - from NewYorkTimes.com

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/13/us/doctor-denali-false-report-helicopter.html   --  Doctor Charged with False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali.


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Posted: November 14, 2021, 12:32 am

 New Route on Ama Dablam - Free Tibet 2065  --  from Climbing.com website

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ama_dablamu  --  from Facebook.com

Mount Tronador - Bariloche - Argentina - Early Morning Ascent - Trip Report with pictures  -  from SnowBrains.com

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https://www.climbing.com/news/new-route-to-ama-dablams-summit/    --  New Route on Ama Dablam - Free Tibet 2065




https://snowbrains.com/bariloche-trip-report-mount-tronador/    --  Mount Tronador - Bariloche, Argentina - Early Morning Ascent - Trip report with pictures.



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Posted: November 13, 2021, 7:01 pm

 Marcin Tomaszewski on Tackling Shipton Spire in Winter  --  from Explorersweb.com

Chekigo (6251m) South Wall - Nepal by Spanish Women -- from Facebook.com/alpinistagarranzo

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https://explorersweb.com/2021/11/12/marcin-tomaszewski-on-tackling-shipton-spire-in-winter/   --  Marcin Tomaszewski on Tackling Shipton Spire in Winter.




https://www.facebook.com/alpinistagarranzo/?view_public_for=1228053750664771   --  Chekigo (6,257m) South Wall - Nepal by Spanish Women.



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Posted: November 12, 2021, 10:25 pm

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