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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.

2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Summit ! (Ama Dablam) - by Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Alex Goldfarb and Zoltan Szlanko summit Lobuche East (6119 meters) - from Russian Climb
Marc Batard climbs Aconcagua in 72 hours (on summit twice) - from Montagna.tv----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/25/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-summit/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Summit !




Jan,25 local time Alex Goldfarb and Zoltan Szlanko summited Lobuche East - 6119 meters
http://russianclimb.com/amadablam_winter_2020.html
https://twitter.com/russianclimb/status/1221371375098744832





https://www.montagna.tv/154626/marc-batard-due-volte-in-vetta-allaconcagua-in-72-ore/
Marc Batard climbs Aconcagua in 72 hours (Twice on summit)



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A dream as true!
Finally at the 3th attempt francesco ratti and I managed to realize the first winter chaining of all the main mountain chains of valtournenche!
In 4 days of real winter mountaineering we have linked: the chain chain, the matterhorn (via piacenza), grandes murailles and petites murailles.
We started at 7:00 am on January 20th from rifugio theodulo with a temperature of-23° and on January 23th we arrived in Valle at 13:00 am I go down through the couloir of the Château Des Dames!
We slept at the capanna hut, at the bivouac bivouac and the bivouac bivouac (this last half invaded by ice and snow) soon more info on level and km a special thanks goes to the friend Francesco with whom I shared these beautiful but Intense days!
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Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:23 pm
Alex Txikon and Team summit Ama Dablam (Winter) - from Desnivel.com website
Cerro Torre Parete Est - Patagonia by an Italian team - Video - from Planet Mountain.com
Monte Golovec Traverse - Slovenia - from Jagged Globe facebook
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https://www.desnivel.com/general/alex-txikon-jonatan-garcia-y-los-sherpas-pasang-cheppal-y-kalden-hacen-cima-en-el-ama-dablam/ -- Alex Txikon and team summit Ama Dablam

https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/25/breaking-alex-txikon-summits-ama-dablam/




https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/cerro-torre-parete-est-tentativo-matteo-della-bordella-matteo-pasquetto.html -- Cerro Torre Parete Est by Italians - Video

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/cerro-torre-east-face-2019-matteo-della-bordella-and-matteo-pasquetto-attempt.html




https://www.facebook.com/cyril.kaicener/posts/1864230000378675  Monte Golovec Traverse - Slovenia - from Jagged Globe (my facebook url link)





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This morning at 10:15 AM 2 Spanish Climbers Alex Txikon and
Jonatan Garcia
along with 3 Sherpas of
Seven Summit Treks
, Sherpa Chhepal
, Kalden Phura Sherpa and Pasang Nurbu Sherpa climbed Mt. Ama Dablam .

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Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:09 pm
Txikon and team at C2 on Ama Dablam, heading for C3 - from Desnivel.com
Matterhorn - Grandes and Petites Murailles by Cazanelli and Ratti - from PlanetMountain.com
Alexander Huber : Cave climbing in Oman - from Stefan Nestler on his blog

https://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/alex-txikon-lanza-su-ataque-a-cumbre-en-el-ama-dablam/ -- Alex Txikon along with Jonathan Garcia, Cheppal Sherpa, PASANG SHERPA AND KALDEN SHERPA, have played this morning of c2 with the intention of reaching the c3 of ama dablam





https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/cervino-grandes-murailles-concatenamento-invernale-per-francois-cazzanelli-e-francesco-ratti.html -- Matterhorn - Grandes Murailles and Petites Murailles by Cazzanelli and Ratti

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/matterhorn-grandes-murailles-winter-enchainment-completed-francois-cazzanelli-francesco-ratti.html




https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/alexander-huber-cave-climbing-in-oman/  --  Alexander Huber : Cave climbing in Oman

Alexander Huber: Cave climbing in Oman - Adventure Mountain



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A dream as true!
Finally at the 3th attempt me and #francescoratti managed to realize the first winter chaining of all the main mountain chains of valtournenche!
In 4 days of real winter mountaineering we have linked: the chain chain, the matterhorn (via piacenza), grandes murailles and petites murailles.
We started at 7:00 am on January 20th from rifugio theodulo with a temperature of-23° and on January 23th we arrived in Valle at 13:00 am I go down through the couloir of the Château Des Dames!
We slept at the capanna hut, at the bivouac bivouac and the bivouac bivouac (this last half invaded by ice and snow) soon more info on level and km a special thanks goes to the friend Francesco with whom I shared these beautiful but Intense days!

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Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:18 pm
Interview : Simone Moro on Expedition - Ending Accident on Gasherbrum 1 with Tamara Lunger
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Arriving at K2 - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
New downhill line on Punta Patri on Gran Paradiso by Paul Bonhomme - PlanetMountain.com

https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/interview-simone-moro-on-expedition-ending-accident-on-gasherbrum-i-with-tamara-lunger/ -- Interview : Simone Morro on Expedition - Ending Accident on Gasherbrum 1 with Tamara Lunger




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/23/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-arriving-at-k2-2/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Arriving at K2




https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/neve-sci-alpinismo/nuova-discesa-da-punta-patri-di-paul-bonhomme.html  --  New downhill line on Punta Patri on Gran Paradiso by Paul Bohomme


https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/paul-bonhomme-scores-steep-ski-descent-down-punta-patri-in-gran-paradiso-massif.html

Paul Bonhomme scores steep ski descent down Punta Patrì in Gran Paradiso massif





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Congratulations to our team who summited Ojos del Salado this morning! They began their summit push at midnight local time last night and summited this morning at 10:30am. @estebantopomena reports that the team is "tired but good. Today's climb was hard with a lot of trail breaking and cold temps.” The team snuck through a perfect weather window with clear skies and calm winds, but now that they have made it back down the mountain, storms are raging again. Way to thread the needle team!
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:51 pm
Urubko looks to 7000m on Broad Peak, Mingma G at BC on K2, Txikon on Ama Dablam- M.tv
On Rotikon (Switzerland), Fabian Buhl finally frees demanding Deja multi-pitch - Planet Mtn
Winter ascent of Helvellyn in the UK - Pictures by Meetup City Mountaineering - London

https://www.montagna.tv/154517/urubko-guarda-ai-7000m-del-broad-mingma-g-arrivato-al-cb-del-k2-txikon-in-azione-sullama-dablam/ -- Urubko looks to the 7000 meter of Broad Peak. Mingma G arrived at the CB (BC) of K2. Txikon in action on Ama Dablam





https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/in-ratikon-fabian-buhl-finally-frees-demanding-deja-multi-pitch.html --  On Ratikon (Switzerland) Fabial Buhl finally frees demanding Deja multi-pitch.





https://www.meetup.com/CityMountaineering/photos/30685278/ -- Winter ascent of Helvellyn - UK






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100% summit success for Ade Hawkins' Aconcagua team

The team summited Aconcagua on 20 January and are now back in base camp.

Ade writes: "We left camp 2 in marginal conditions due to both high winds and localised snow squalls. The localised weather was getting worse, but we were keen to get ourselves into position at Colera camp. The night of the 19 January was 'bracing' and none of us really slept. We set off in a sombre mood, but by the time the sun rose the weather had settled down. The team ploughed on and at every halt got stronger. 7 hours and 22 minutes later we had passed other teams and had the summit to ourselves for a wee while".… See More


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Chogolisa (7665m) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Karakoram. Very rarely climbed or even attempted, it has two summits connected to each other by an almost horizontal edge. The first ascent of the North-East summit (7654m) was made by a Japanese expedition in 1958. The South-West Summit (7665m) was first reached by the Austrians in 1975.

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Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:49 am
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Arriving at K2 BC, Progress on Ama Dablam and Broad Peak 
Red and White Loop (Sierras) - Trip report from Leor Pantilat's website
David (Roscoe) Roskelley summits Mt Sidley in Antarctica and conquers the Volcanic 7 Summits

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/21/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-arriving-at-k2-- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Arriving at K2 BC. Progress on Ama Dablam and Broad Peak





https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/red-white-loop/ -- Leor Pantilat -- Red and White Mtn Loop in the Sierras - Report from Leor Pantilat





http://roskelleyeverest2013.blogspot.com/ -- David (Roscoe) Roskelley summits Mt Sidley (Antarctica) and conquers the Volcanic Summits -
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Volcanic Seven Summits Conquered!
As of approximately 3:22pm MDT, (from what I can tell on the tracker) Team Sidley reached the SUMMIT - HOORAY!! CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Mt. Sidley team!! They had perfect, sunny conditions today with no wind, which is pretty remarkable given where they are. Amazing!! Today was a BIG climbin… See More



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“An amazing physical and mental challenge with a good insight into the local culture and lifestyle. The fact that the expedition took place in such a remote and quiet part of the Himalayas was an added advantage for me.” Karen P, 360 climber
Come on a journey with us into the heart of the Annapurna with views of 3 of the World’s tallest mountains 03-17 May. Your guide will be the brilliant





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Posted: January 22, 2020, 1:17 am
Winter 8000ers : Progress sputters due to cold weather and deep snow - from Explorersweb.com
A Siberian Husky has climbed all of 58 Colorado 14 ers. - from the Adventure Blog
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Moro escapes death and ends Gasherbrum attempt. - Arnette

https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/20/winter-8000ers-progress-sputters-from-cold-and-deep-snow/ -- Winter 8000ers : Progress Sputters due to Cold and Deep.





https://adventureblog.net/2020/01/a-siberian-husky-has-climbed-all-58-colorado-14ers.html -- A Siberian Husky has climbed all of 58 Colorado's 14 ers.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2407581/loki-dog-summits-colorado-14ers



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/20/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-moro-escapes-death-ends-gasherbrum-attempt/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Moro escapes death and ends Gasherbrum attempt





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SST Ama Dabalam Winter Expedition Update : Leading by Alex Txikon.
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[PRESS RELEASE Ama Dablam Base Camp, January 19, 2020]… See More

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Link Sar's First Ascent: An Evening with Steve Swenson - Apr 8

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Posted: January 21, 2020, 12:52 am
Top Slovenian climber Grega Lacen dies in the Alps - from Gripped Magazine website
Simone and Tamara escape unhurt in small crevasse collapse as teams resurface after the storm - from PakistanExplorer.com
Rupal Peak (6100m) Pakistan with Jamsheed Ahmed

https://gripped.com/news/top-slovenian-climber-grega-lacen-dies-in-alps/ -- Top Slovenian climberGrega Lacen dies in the Alps


Top Slovenian Climber Grega Lačen Dies in Alps - Gripped Magazine


https://www.pakistan-explorer.com/2020/01/15/simone-and-tamara-escape-unhurt-in-small-crevasse-collapse-as-the-teams-resurface-after-the-storm/ -- Simone and Tamara escape unhurt in small crevasse collapse as teams resurface after the storm

https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/19/simone-moro-expedition-ends-in-near-fatal-crevasse-fall/




All's well that ends well.
Without going too far around the concept, yesterday we really came just a breath away from a tragic and disastrous epilogue for both Tamara and me.
We were planning to spend two nights on the mountain, reach camp 1, sleep there and then head to camp 2 the next day.
We were FINALLY out of the icefall, we had passed the last big crevasse and proceeded to the summit plateau. Always tied up because we knew that the crevasses were always lurking and antennas were always straight but the morale was high and the satisfaction of having overcome everything.
The big ice maze.
But the day was not over and what lay ahead was terrible.
Approaching a crevasse I put myself in position as always to secure Tamara who first crossed it and then moved into the safety zone, 20 meters beyond the crevasse.
Then it was my turn and after a split second, a chasm opened under my feet and I fell. Tamara suffered such a violent tear that she literally flew to the edge of the crevasse while I free falling upside down for 20 meters banging back legs and buttocks on the blades of ice suspended in the endless gut where I continued to descend. No more than 50 cm wide, in complete darkness.

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Jamsheed Ahmed
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Edward Harry

Wahoo! 6100m high and it felt too good to be true. All credit to the amazing Pakistanis who helped me along and up the way to push summit rupal peak
my original plans but I still got my eyes on this unbelievable land!


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It hit us again. A big loss for Slovenian climbing community. Cca 10 years ago, when I was still a student and hungry as hell for climbing I didn’t make any money with climbing yet but I dreamed of it. I guess those years were crucial for me to get to where I am now and exactly in this years Grega Lačen and his successful company gave me support without expecting anything back. We shared the rope here or there and I was always impressed how he combined climbing with managing his company. Grega, hvala ti za vse! @ El Chaltén
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Posted: January 20, 2020, 10:23 pm
Urubko at 6700m on Broad Peak, Moro and Lunger reach C1 and look to C2 - Montagna.tv (Engl
Hohe Warte, Haug and Schidlowski strut up Catwalk in the Tyrol - from PlanetMountain.com
2 Avalanche deaths :18 years old male snowboarder in Utah, Female ice climber in Colorado.

https://www.montagna.tv/154289/urubko-a-6700-sul-broad-peak-moro-e-lunger-raggiungono-c1-e-guardano-a-c2/ -- Urubko at 6700m on Broad Peak, Moro and Lunger reach C1 and look to C2



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/hohe-warte-raphaela-haug-martin-schidlowski-strut-catwalk-valsertal.html -- Hohe Warte - Raphaela Haug and Martin Schidlowski strup up Catwalk in the Tyrol




https://snowbrains.com/2-avalanche-deaths-today-18-year-old-male-snowmobiler-in-utah-female-ice-climber-in-colorado/ -- 2 Avalanche deaths today : 18 year old male snowboarder in Utah, Female ice climber in Colorado




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Posted: January 19, 2020, 2:10 pm
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbe : Moving Higher  -- from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Cerro Solo and Aguja de L's in Patagonia by Polish climbers - Report with pictures by facebook
Nepal Avalanche : Four South Korean trekkers amoung the missing - from the BBC News

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/18/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-moving-higher/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Himalaya Climbs : Moving higher.





https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001765192946 -- Cerro Solo in Patagonia by a Polish climber
Patagonia 2020. Three participants of the trip: Robert Cholewa, grzegorz bielejec and Ryszard Jan Pawłowski entered the summit of cerro solo on the 15th of January at 15 pm. 15th, partially new variant in the lower part of the wall. The whole action lasted several hours, in good weather, with beautiful views and... with adventures #Portalgorski #Bergansteam greetings to all Club High Katowice. www.patagonia.com.pl www.patagonia.com.pl







https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51160541?  --  Nepal Avalanche : Four South Korean trekkers amoung the missing



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The ski descent of Canale del Boomerang, Monte Fibion, Brenta Dolomites (Martin Giovanazzi, Vincenzo Mascaro 05/12/2019)

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Posted: January 19, 2020, 2:46 am
Six trekkers including 4 Koreans missing in avalanche in Annapurna Region - Himalayan Times
North Table Mountain - Colorado -- Cathedral Spires, Block Tower - Trip Report + pics - S.Abegg
Jumbo Valley in Canada to remain wild  -- from Gripped Magazine website
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/six-trekkers-including-4-koreans-missing-in-avalanche-in-annapurna-region/ -- Six trekkers including 4 Koreans missing in avalanche in Annapurna region.
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/update-helicopter-deployed-to-rescue-those-missing-in-annapurna-circuit-avalanche/  --  Update




http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/northtable -- North Table Mountain - Colorado -- Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg
http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/cathedralspires -- Cathedral Spires - Colorado -- Block Tower -- Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg




https://gripped.com/news/jumbo-valley-in-canada-to-remain-wild/  --  Jumbo Valley in Canada to remain wild


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Posted: January 19, 2020, 12:53 am
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Cols Progress - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Urubko at 6400 m, looks towards C3, In Urdukas the team headed for K2 - Montagna.tv ( Eng)
1 Dead, 1 seriously injured, after avalanche at Tahoe Ski Resort (Northern California)

New Page on Personal Websites in the Forum of of the General Section at Summitpost.org
https://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.com/2020/01/2020-winter-himalaya-climbs-cold.html

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/17/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-cold-progress/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Cold Progress.




https://www.montagna.tv/154247/urubko-a-6400m-si-guarda-verso-c3-a-urdukas-il-team-diretto-al-k2/ -- Urubko at 6400m, looks towards C3, In Urdekas the team headed for K2.






https://ktla.com/2020/01/17/multiple-people-missing-after-avalanche-at-ski-resort-in-squaw-valley/  --  1 Dead, 1 seriously injured, after avalanche at Tahoe Ski Resort (California)






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Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:00 am
Climbing Mt Baldy in tennis shoes nearly ends in tragedy, Three rescued - from m.sfgate.com
Siegrist and Co : Patagonia new route on Cerro Cachet for deceased friends - Adventure Mtn
Winter Climbs 2020 : Bad weather and dangerous conditions - from Adventureblog.net

https://m.sfgate.com/travel/article/Mt-Baldy-winter-rescue-missing-hikers-14977481.php -- Climbing icy Mt Baldy in tennis shoes nearly ends in tragedy, 3 rescued



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/siegrist-and-co-patagonia-route-for-deceased-friends/ -- Siegrist and Co : Patagonia route on Cerro Cachet for deceased friends




https://adventureblog.net/2020/01/winter-climbs-2020-bad-weather-and-dangerous-conditions.html -- Winter Climbs 2020 : Bad weather and dangerous conditions.




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Chhang Dawa Sherpa

(R) and Nirmal Purja (L) Fluttering the national flag of Nepal and the flag of “Visit Nepal 2020” on the summit of Mt . Aconcagua (6962m), the highest peak of S.America with on 16 Jan 2020.
Chhang Dawa Sherpa
4 / 7 summits completed
Mission 7 Summits !

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Posted: January 17, 2020, 6:11 pm
Aiguille du Midi climb and ski - Trip report with pictures from SnowBrains.com website.
Avalanches kill hundreds in Kashmere - from Alpinist.com website
Siegrist and Co : Patagonia Route on Cerro Cachet for deceased friends. - by Stefan Nestler

https://snowbrains.com/trip-report-alpine-climb-and-ski-from-aigudu-midi-france/
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 -- Aiguille du Midi climb and ski - Trip report with pictures




http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web20w/newswire-deadly-avalanches-kashmir -- Avalanches kill hundreds in Kashmere




https://abenteuer-berg.de/siegrist-und-co-patagonien-route-fuer-verstorbene-freunde/  --  Siegrist and Co : Patagonia Route on Cerro Cachet for deceased friends






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Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:53 pm
Alex Txikon at CB of Ama Dablam, Urubko to C2 on Broad Pk, Fixed C1 at Everest - Montagna
Hard Times, Close Call for Simone Moro on Gasherbrum 1 - from Explorersweb. com website
Rapunzel on Sass de la Cruse (Dolomites) , new mixed route by Simon Messner and Baumgartner

https://www.montagna.tv/154115/alex-txikon-al-cb-dellama-dablam-urubko-verso-c2-sul-broad-fissato-c1-alleverest/ -- Alex Txikon at the CB of Ama Dablam, Urubko towards C2 on Broad Peak, Fixed C1 at Everest.




https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/16/hard-times-close-call-for-simone-moro/ -- Hard Times, Close Call for Simone Moro



https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/raperonzolo-sass-de-la-crusc-la-nuova-via-di-misto-simon-messner-manuel-baumgartner.html -- Rapunzel on Sass de la Crusc (Dolomites) - new mixed route by Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner




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Posted: January 16, 2020, 5:59 pm
Barba Bianca new mixed route in Val Travenanzes (Dolomites) by Hainz and Baumgartner - from PlanetMountain.com
First ever winter expedition on 7796m high Batura - 1 peak commenses - from the Pamir Times
Video of the Matterhorn and Swiss Alps by Kraig Becker on his website Adnenture Mountain
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https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/barba-bianca-nuova-via-misto-val-travenanzes-christoph-hainz-manuel-baumgartner.html -- Barba Bianca, new mixed route in Val Travenanzes (Dolomites) by Hainz and Baumgartner
https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/barba-bianca-christoph-hainz-manuel-baumgartner-add-new-mixed-climb-val-travenanzes-dolomites.html  --  English





https://pamirtimes.net/2020/01/15/firstever-winter-expedition-on-7795-meters-high-batura-i-peak-commences/ -- First Ever Winter Expedition on 77795 meters high Batura - 1 peak commences




https://adventureblog.net/2020/01/video-drone-shots-of-the-matterhorn-and-swiss-alps.html  --  Video of the Matterhorn and the Swiss Alps

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Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:19 pm
Martin Zhor completes record-breaking Aconcagua ascent in 3hrs 38 mins - PlanetMountain.com
Winter 8000 ers : Jost Kobusch on the move - from Explorersweb.com (with pictures)
Siegrist and Hojac premiere the east face of Cerro Cachet in Patagonia - from Desnivel.com

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/martin-zhor-completes-record-breaking-aconcagua-ascent.html -- Martin Zhor completes record-breaking Aconcagua ascent in 3 hours and 38 minutes.




https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/14/winter-8000ers-kobusch-on-the-move/ -- Winter 8000ers : Kobusch on the move




https://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/stephan-siegrist-y-nicolas-hojac-estrenan-la-cara-este-del-cerro-cachet -- Siegrist and Hojac premiere the east face of Cerro Cachet in Patagonia




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Mosè Morsut, chitarra e zaino in spalla attraverso le Alpi
At the end of September 2019 the 23-Year-old guitarist Mosè Morsut of chieri (Turin) completed his project Pizzicando le Alpi, the journey through the Alps following the path Italy. 1087 kilometers walk, 49021 meters of uphill climb and 51834 downhill, for 91 days of walking offering concerts in exchange for board and accommodation.



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Posted: January 14, 2020, 5:23 pm
New route for Polish climbers on the Mont Blanc massif - from Mountainblog.it and wspinanie.pl
Batura Sar  A Polish expedition to Lobuche East. Txikon in Namche. -Montagna.tv (with English)
California teen survives 30 hours alone in snowy Utah Mountains - from Snow Brains

http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/nuova-via-filip-babicz-denis-trento-sul-massiccio-del-mont-bianco/ -- New route for Polish climbers on the Mont Blanc massif.
https://wspinanie.pl/2020/01/mont-maudit-babicz-trento-forza-gioele/ -- English translation also





Batura Sar -- https://www.montagna.tv/153924/partiti-i-polacchi-per-il-batura-sar-una-spedizione-anche-al-lobuche-east-txikon-a-namche/ -- English translation also.
The Poles left for the Batura Sar. An expedition also to Lobuche East. Txikon in Namche




https://snowbrains.com/california-teens-survives-alone-utah-mountains/  --  California teen survives 30 hours alone in snowy Utah mountains
  
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Cumbre on Aconcagua! We received a quick update from our team that we had a summit on Aconcagua and the team has returned to base camp safely. We’ll send more updates and a summit photo as we hear more from @nachoespinosaandrade. This evening the team will depart base camp via helicopter and start their journey back to Mendoza.
Congratulations on reaching the tallest peak in the Western hemisphere (22,841 feet 6,962 meters)! #adventuredoneright #climbskitrek

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Posted: January 14, 2020, 10:08 am
Apuan Alps, fatal fall for two hikers on Monte Sella (Italy) - Montagna.tv ((English translation )
Trident de Comboe in Aosta Valley (Italy) skied by Davide Capozzi - from PlanetMountain.com
Winter Climbs 2020 : K2 team trekking, Broad Peak squad up to C2 - from the Adventure blog

https://www.montagna.tv/153888/alpi-apuane-caduta-fatale-per-due-escursionisti-sul-monte-sella/ -- Apuan Alps (Italy) - Fatal fallfor two hikers on Monte Sella (Italy) -- English translation provided



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/trident-de-comboe-aosta-valley-skied-davide-capozzi-alessandro-letey.html -- Trident de Comboe in Aosta Valley skied by Davide Capozzi



https://adventureblog.net/2020/01/winter-climbs-2020-k2-team-preparing-to-trek-broad-peak-squad-up-to-c2.html -- Winter Climbs 2020 : K2 team trekking, Broad Peak squad up to C2.




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Patagonia: tre spedizioni dei Ragni in partenza. “Cerchiamo le montagne più belle del mondo” - Montagna.TV

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Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:44 pm
Denis Urubko at 6200m on Broad Peak : "Exhausted, but the way up to C2 is open". - Montagna.tv
Mingma Gyalje Sherpa leaves for K2 base camp to attempt no O2 winter summit. - Himalayan Times
Climbing the Matterhorn - Report with pictures

https://www.montagna.tv/153867/denis-urubko-a-6200-sul-broad-peak-esausto-ma-la-via-fino-a-c2-e-aperta/ -- Denis Urubko at 6200m on Broad Peak : "Exhausted, but the way up to C2 is open".




https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/mingma-gyalje-sherpa-leaves-for-k2-base-camp-to-attempt-no-o2-winter-summit/ -- Mingma Gyalje Sherpa leaves for K2 base camp to attempt no O2 winter summit.



https://www.highmountainguides.com/course/climb-the-matterhorn/  --  Climbing the Matterhorn - Report with pictures



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The king of the mountains in winter is still more beautiful!! Summit of Cervino!!
11 January 2019 Lion ridge winter ascent in one push!! Congratulations Axel Minck !!

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Posted: January 12, 2020, 5:25 pm
Everest winter expedition - Khobusch reaches Lho La - from Stefan Nestler and Alan Arnette
Broad Peak : The way to C2 is open - from Wispinani.pl (English translation available)
Guadalupe Trail to Cactus Springs in the Santa Rosa Mountains - from Coachella Vallet Meetup

https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/everest-winter-expedition-kobusch-reaches-lho-la/ -- Stefan Nestler -- Everest winter expedition - Kobusch reaches the Lho La.
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/11/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-cold-tough-slow-but-progress/ -- 2020 Winter Himalayan Climbs, Cold, Tough, Slow but progress.





https://wspinanie.pl/2020/01/broad-peak-droga-do-dwojki-otwarta/ -- Broad Peak : The way to C2 is open (English translation available)




https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Coachella-Valley/photos/30663485/  --  Guadalupe Trail to Cactus Springs in the Santa Rosa Mountains - Slide show

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Posted: January 12, 2020, 7:23 am
Patagonia : Pilar Rojo by Italian Climbers, an adventure between the old and new year. (English Also)
Nevado de Famatina - in the Southern Andes - Trip report with pictures by Seano on his blog
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs, Cold, Tough, Slow but Progress  --  from Alan Arnette's blog

https://www.montagna.tv/153499/patagonia-pilar-rojo-per-focchi-lamantia-e-grasso-unavventura-a-cavallo-tra-vecchio-e-nuovo-anno/
Patagonia: Pilar Rojo for Focchi, Lamantia and Grasso. An adventure between old and new year




http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/01/10/nevado-de-famatina/ -- Seano -- Nevado de Famatina -- S. Andes -- Trip report with pictures




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/11/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-cold-tough-slow-but-progress/  --  2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs, Cold Tough, Slow but progress




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Some impressive perseverance by Benjamin Billet (France) and John Kelley (US) on the first ascent of 6,109-meter Chhopa Bamare in Nepal last February. What might have been a two-day climb turned into a stormy weeklong ordeal, but the weather cooperated at just the right moment for a summit bid.

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Everest winter expedition: Kobusch reaches Lho La - Adventure Mountain



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Posted: January 11, 2020, 6:39 pm
Mingma G : No O2 on Winter K2 - from Explorersweb.com and Adventure Mountain (Stefan Nestler)
Eldorado Canyon in Colorado - fron Steph Abegg on her blog - Trip report with pictures
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Poor Karakorum Weather, Everest WR Video. - Alan Arnette

https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/08/mingma-g-no-o2-on-winter-k2/ -- Mingma G : No O2 onWinter K2
https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/mingma-gyalje-sherpa-ill-try-k2-without-bottled-oxygen/ 






http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/eldoradocanyon -- Eldorado Canyon -- Colorado


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/08/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-poor-karakorum-weather-everest-wr-video/   --  Alan Arnette  --  2019/20 Winter Himalayan Climbs : Poor Karakorum Weather, Everest WR Video.

2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs: Poor Karakorum Weather, Everest WR Video


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Update from @nachoespinosaandrade on our Aconcagua team: “Hey guys! Just coming back from Cerro Colorado summit! 4665 meters. Nice hike with very strong winds! All the team is doing great! Everybody is healthy and strong. Looking forward to start to move higher tommorow to C1.” #adventuredoneright #climbskitrek #aconcagua #7000m #roadtoeverest @ Aconcagua

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Posted: January 8, 2020, 6:51 pm
Jost Kobusch opens new route to C1 on Winter Everest :ready for his attempt alpine style (strong winds)
Mont Blanc Massif : Five ski falls in three hours - from Chamonix.net/english/news
Urubko, Bowie - Broad Peak + K2 Winter 2020  --  from Mountain.ru

https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10769/jost-kobusch-abre-ruta-campo - Jost Kobusch opens the route to field 1: ready for his attempt in alpine at winter Everest. (English translation supplied)



https://www.chamonix.net/english/news/mont-blanc-massif-five-ski-falls-three-hours-january-2019 -- Mont Blanc Massif : Five ski falls in three hours




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Urubko Bowie. Broad Peak + K2 calendar winter 2020
Broad Peak: Denis Urubko, Don Bowie, Lotta Nakiva
K2: Denis Urubko, Don Bowie
Expedition news
(7.01.2020) new!

Broad Peak in the winter. Bad weather
After spending the night in Camp One, Dan rests at the base. The weather does not allow another exit, the wind is too strong even in BC.
After three days, the conditions should improve and work on the route will continue.


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Posted: January 7, 2020, 5:41 pm
Marble Rim - California -- Trip report with pictures by Leor Pantilat on his blog
Trundlers Buttress at East Twin Butte - Sedona Arizona -- Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg
Waimea Canyon - Hawaai  --  Pictures by Bob Burd on his website. - Trip Report soon.

https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/marble-rim/ -- Marble Rim - California -- Leor Pantilat - Trip report with pictures



http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/arizona/sedona2020 -- Steph Abegg -- Trundlers Buttress at East Twin Butte in Sedona Arizona - Trip report with pictures



https://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_reports/kainamanu_n01_1.html   -- Waimea Canyon - Hawaai -- Bob Burd -- Pictures now, trip report soon





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