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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.

New route on the Aguja Stanhardt for Favresse and Villanueva - from Montagna.tv website
Aconcagua : The death of Nelya Saldeeva from the top - from RussianClimb.com website
Coming back from Jebel Musa - Moses Mountain - Egypt - from Summitpost.org
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https://www.montagna.tv/156011/nuova-via-sullaguja-standhardt-per-nico-favresse-e-sean-villanueva/ -- New route on the Aguja Stanhardt (Patagonia) for Nico Favresse and Sean Villnueva




http://www.russianclimb.com/aconcagua_nelli.html -- Aconcagua : The death of Nelya Saldeeva from the top




https://www.summitpost.org/moses-mountain/1048983  --  Coming back from Jebel Musa - Moses Mountain - Egypt (Sinai)






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A few photos from “El Flechazo”, the recent new free route opened by Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll on the southeast pillar of Aguja Standhardt.
.The first pitch is the crux, and involves powerful climbing connecting discontinuos features, with sparse protection. Sean underestimated it, climbing with extra weight (jacket, camera, etc), and had to redpoint it. All other pitches were onsighted. The sixth pitch involves a blind dyno, and the seventh involves a jump to reach past a blank section - very modern climbing… On route they carried triples to #2, and one each to #5. More info on the previous post.

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Posted: February 19, 2020, 12:51 am
Breaking : Denis Urubko back in Base Camp after surviving an avalanche - from Explorersweb
A tragic weekend in the Italian Mountains - The Alpine Arch and in the Appenines - Montagna.tv
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Urubko ends Broad Peak Summit Push -- from Alan Arnette
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https://explorersweb.com/2020/02/17/breaking-denis-urubko-back-in-base-camp/ -- Breaking : Denis Urubko back in Base Camp After Surviving Avalanche.
https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/urubko-abandons-summit-attempt-on-broad-peak/#more-47694






https://www.montagna.tv/155945/weekend-nero-in-montagna-tra-incidenti-mortali-in-fuoripista-e-su-cascate-di-ghiaccio/ --- A tragic weekend in Italian Mountains - The Alpine Arch and in the Appenines



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/17/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-urubko-ends-broad-peak-summit-push/  --  Urubko ends Broad Peak summit push



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 02/16/2020 PCT I-10 North
With James Hall, Chris Weber and Duke, his Golden, we set off where the PCT crosses the I-10 to do the 8.25 mile PCT to the Whitewater Visitor Center. Did not see anyone till we got close to the Canyon View Loop trail several hours later. The Desert Bloom has begun including many golden yellow desert poppies. The hike winds by some wind turbine energy farms and has amazing topography with some neat steep canyons and vistas.
Pacific Crest Trail: Section C (San Bernardino Mountains)
Section C is essentially a diagonal traverse of the San Bernardino mountains. With snowy peaks standing over 11,000 feet tall, this is the highest range in southern California. From Cabazon the trail climbs 6,000 vertical feet up Mission Canyon to the Coon Creek Jumpoff, a spectacular cliff set thousands of feet above the desert. Hope to get to this part of the PCT in a week or two.

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Greg Boswell, Jeff Mercier discover unclimbed ice around Lofoten and Tennevoll in Norway


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Posted: February 17, 2020, 7:10 pm
Tres Cruces Norte (Argentina) -  Trip report with pictures from Seano on his website (Dr Dirtbag
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Urubko to launch Broad Peak Summit Push Feb 17 - Arnette 
Mt Hood (Oregon) - Reid Glacier Headwall - Trip report with pictures - from Cascade Climbers
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http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/02/15/tres-cruces-norte/ -- Seano -- Tres Cruces Norte - Atacama



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/15/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-urubko-launch-broad-peak-summit-push-tomorrow/  -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Urubko to launch Broad Peak summit push - February 17
https://www.montagna.tv/155936/denis-urubko-stanotte-inizia-il-tentativo-di-vetta-in-solitaria-sul-broad-peak/




https://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/topic/103290-tr-mt-hood-reid-glacier-headwall-02122020/?tab=comments#comment-1158571  --  Mt Hood - Oregon - Reid Glacier Headwall




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TORRE EGGER - Lower east pillar - “MA’s Vision”.In January of 2019, Brette Harrington and Quentin Linfield Roberts, climbed a new line on the lower east pillar of Torre Egger, a line first scoped by the late Marc-André Leclerc. Brette and Quentin climbed nine new pitches (around 400m), finding difficulties to 7b. In 2019, bad weather prevented them from continuing on to the summit..About a week ago, and together with Horacio Gratton, they reclimbed their line and linked it into the upper part of Titanic (950m altogether). Ice in the cracks prevented them from free-climbing the crux, and forced to make a three pitch variation to their original line. They spent four days on the climb, two full climbing days, one waiting for conditions to improve at the half-height snowfield, and one descending. https://www.facebook.com/Patagonia-Vertical-563620956987849/


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Posted: February 15, 2020, 10:02 pm
Tres Cruses - Sur (Argentina) - Trip report with pictures from Seano on his website (Dr Dirtbag)
Grandes Jorasses - Historic first repeat on the South Wall - from PlanetMountain.com (English )
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : What went wrong on K2  --  from Alan Arnette on his blog
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http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/02/14/tres-cruces-sur/ -- Seano -- Tres Cruces - Sur -- Argentina -- Trip report with pictures




https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/grandes-jorasses-yann-borgnet-charles-dubouloz-storica-prima-ripetizione-sulla-parete-sud.html -- Grandes Jorasses - Historic First Repeat on the South Wall




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02 ... ong-on-k2/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : What went wrong on K2



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Three “paralpinists” from the Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne Gmhm Chamonix spent five weeks in the area looking for base-jumping “exit points.” This as part of a National Geographic Adventure film that is scheduled to come out in June.
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Pierre Sancier, Arnaud Bayol and Alban Alozy, jumped the west face of Mojón Rojo on January 26th, landing 1300 meters below. On February 6th, they tried to jump down the north face of Aguja Poincenot, but wind got in the way. On February 8th, they jumped the west face of Aguja de l’S, down the route “Besos to Pesos”, flying 1300 meters.

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Posted: February 15, 2020, 12:46 am
New Mont Blanc Route and France vows to protect the Peak - from Gripped Magazine
Will the Corona Virus impact the Spring Everest season - from Alan Arnette on his blog
Vitaliy Musiyenko : First Winter Ascent of "Hairline" on Mt Whitney - from Rock and Ice mag.

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https://gripped.com/news/new-mont-blanc-route-and-france-vows-to-protect-peak/ -- New Mont Blanc Route and France vows to protect peak.




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/13/will-the-coronavirus-impact-spring-everest-season/ -- Alan Arnette -- Will the Corona Virus impact the Spring Everest Season.



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/13/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-fighting-the-weather/




https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/first-winter-ascent-of-hairline-v-5-10d-c2-mt-whitney/ -- Vitaliy Musiyenko : First Winter Ascent of "Hairline" om Mount Whitney








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Actually, I wanted to start from camp one and head towards camp two. It's already much warmer than a month ago, but still quite windy - it already cracked my tent again . Yesterday morning the wind was so strong that it bent the tent down to 30cm and I had a litre of water in my sleeping bag . Then, nevertheless, have packed and have gone. But I didn't get very far - I had to bow to the wind and turning around was the only sensible thing to do - I almost flew away while walking! Just as the base camp came into my field of vision, a lot of clouds came up and a lot of sand was swirling in the air - let's see how it develops. Maybe I'll go as high as I can without a lot of luggage and check the route again . PS: In camp one the tent could not be repaired - too cold for the glue .


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Posted: February 14, 2020, 1:51 am
Colin Haley and Alex Honnold in Patagonia : Aguja Guillaumet, Aguja Mermoz and Aguja Val Biois in one day - from Barrabes.com
Italian team opens a 600 meter new route on Stanhardt Needle in 3 days - from Desnivel.com
Marc-Andres vision is a new route on Torre Egger in Patagonia -from Gripped Magazine website

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https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10806/colin-haley-alex-honnold-patagonia -- Colin Haley and Alex Honnold in Patagonia : Aguja Guillaumet, Aguja Mermoz and Aguja Biois in a day




https://www.desnivel.com/escalada-roca/matteo-della-bordella-matteo-bernasconi-y-matteo-pasquetto-abren-il-dado-etratto-en-la-aguja-standhardt/ -- Italian team opens a 600 meter new route on Stanhardt Needle in 3 days



https://gripped.com/news/marc-andres-vision-is-new-route-on-torre-egger/ -- Marc-Andres vision is a new route on Torre Egger in Patagonia




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South Africa’s first all-women team sets out to climb Mount Everest

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Posted: February 12, 2020, 4:49 pm
Colin Haley and Alex Honnold ascend three Patagonia needles in one day - from Desnivel.com
Tourists in sneakers rescued in Ben Nevis Blizzard - from BBC News and Daily Telegraph
The die is cast, a new line on Aguja Stanhardt in Patagonia - from PlanetMountain.com
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https://www.desnivel.com/escalada-roca/colin-haley-y-alex-honnold-ascienden-tres-agujas-patagonicas-en-el-dia/ -- Colin Haley and Alex Honnold ascend three Patagonian needles in one day.





https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51447226 -- Tourists in sneakers rescued in Ben Nevis blizzard

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https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/il-dado-e-tratto-nuova-via-dei-ragni-di-lecco-aguja-standhardt-patagonia.html -- The die is cast, a new line on Aguja Stanhardt in Patagonia.

The die is cast, the new via dei Ragni di Lecco on Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia

The route of Il dado is drawn, north face of Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia (Matteo Bernasconi, Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo Pasquetto 02/2020)


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Latok 3 - 6915 meters - Choktoi Glacier - Pakistan 

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2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs: Warming Conditions

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Posted: February 11, 2020, 8:22 pm
Mount Whitney - First Winter Ascent of the Hairline V5, 10D, C2+ - from Vitaliy M Blog
Three Back to Back Big Wall Ascents in Patagonia - from Explorersweb.com website
Baldy 600 times by Mark Aguilar - Shin's 600 th summit hike with pictures - Facebook
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New page on Personal Websites in the General Section of the Forum at Summitpost.org

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https://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/personal-websites-t71571-1395.html -- Vitaliy M -- Mount Whitney - First Winter Ascent of the Hairline V5, 10d C2+





https://explorersweb.com/2020/02/10/three-back-to-back-big-wall-ascents-in-patagonia/ -- Three Back to Back Big Wall Ascents in Patagonia



Album Baldy 600
Today's hike on Baldy
Shins 600th Summit 👏🎉
We met around 7:30 this morning at the trailhead at Baldy it was great seeing people I only see sometimes twice a year sometimes once a year.
Beautiful weather today after a while got a little chilly on the summit had a great time with everybody today.
Had lunch with a few people at Baldy Lodge...Thanks Shin
Just another Bitchen Day on Baldy for a special reason and a special person...🤜






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CHP - Inland Division Air Operations

H-82 with a hoist rescue in a narrow slot canyon near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park After sustaining a serious leg injury on a remote trail, a hiker was very fortunate when people nearby heard his cries for help. An Inyo County Sheriff's Office SAR rescuer was inserted, packaged the victim, and both were hoisted out and transported to a local air strip. National Park rangers transported the injured victim to a nearby hospital. A well planned, coordinated effort, and even better outcome for all involved.



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Posted: February 11, 2020, 12:14 pm
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Only a Few Remain - from Alan Arnette in his detailed blog
Zsigmondy Coiloir at Cima della Undici in the Sesto Dolomites (Italy) -by PlamnetMountain.com
12 Year old Mumbai girl becomes youngest in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua - Mtn Planet
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http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/07/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-weekend-update/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Only a few remain.




https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/zsigmondycouloir-alla-cima-delle-undici-dolomiti-di-sesto-egarter-pfeifhofer.html -- Zsigmondy Couloir at Cima della Undici - in the Sesto Dolomites (Italy).




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/12-year-old-mumbai-girl-becomes-youngest-in-the-world-to-summit-mt_-aconcagua-7435  --  12 Year old girl summits Aconcagua

12-year-old Mumbai girl becomes youngest in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua


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Posted: February 10, 2020, 10:21 pm
Pakistani military rescue Lotta Hintsa and Don Bowie from Broad Peak by helicopter
Great Himalaya Trail in 99 days - 1700 kilometers for 175,000 meters of elevation gain
Don Bowie amoung 2 rescued from Pakistan's Broad Peak - from PlanetMountain.com

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https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/pakistani_military_rescues_finnish_beauty_queen_off_mountain/11200085 -- Pakistani military rescue Lotta Hintsa and Don Bowie from Broad Peak
RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army Aviation pilots have rescued two foreign mountaineers from Baltoro Glacier on Sunday.
The two climbers Donald Allen Bowie from United States of America and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva from Finland were part of the International Winter Expedition attempting to summit Broad Peak. The climbers were stranded at Baltoro Glacier en-route to the Broad Peak due to sickness.
It is here to mention that four pilots of Pakistan Army were awarded the French military medals for rescuing a French mountaineer from the Nanga Parbat in 2018.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/canadian-climber-among-2-rescued-from-pakistan-s-broad-peak-1.4803706




https://www.montagna.tv/155286/great-himalaya-trail-in-99-giorni-senza-assistenza-il-record-di-due-giovani-catalani/ -- Great Himalaya Trail in 99 days - 1700 Kilometers for 175,000 meters of elevation gain.




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/don-bowie-among-2-rescued-from-pakistans-broad-peak-7430  --  Don Bowie amoung 2 rescued from Pakistan's Broad Peak

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Posted: February 9, 2020, 9:52 pm
Fabian Buhl Paraglides off Cerro Torre in Patagonia - from PlanetMountain.com
Snow Leopards Nail Last Winter Peak - from Explorersweb.com website
Cerro Torre summited by Sebastian Alvaro - from his facebook post
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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/fabian-buhl-paraglides-off-cerro-torre.html -- Fabian Buhl paraglides off Cerro Torre (Patagonia)





https://explorersweb.com/2020/02/08/snow-leopards-nail-last-winter-peak/ -- Snow Leopards Nail Last Winter Peak






Summit on cerro torre. Our colleagues Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Mari Iraola and martin pala have uploaded today, at 16 hours of Argentina, to the summit of Cerro Torre. It was his first attempt and this season no one had yet uploaded to the tower. A party has uploaded yesterday before them which is of great merit, because the last long of the mushroom can take five hours of work and it's not the same to be the first than the seconds. But I'll tell you when they go down At the See More




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Fabi is the first person to fly off the summit of Cerro Torre after climbing up it (more historic details later). Together with Laura Tiefenthaler and
, they climbed the Ragni route, cleaning copious amounts of rime as they “re-opened” the route during the first ascent of the season. Working with a French team composed by Christoph, JB and Matthieu, they “opened” (cleaned) all but the last 15 meters of the final pitch.
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Fabi chose to fly off very early in the morning so as to avoid thermal exchange winds. The take-off was not without excitement. As he took the first steps, he realized that one of the lines was tangled, but he knew that if he stopped, he would have a hard time recovering psyche to try again, so he kept running, hoping the line would untangle as he loaded the glider (it did not). After a 17 minute flight, he landed on the Torre Glacier, in the vicinity of the “nunatak”. He wished he would have stayed in the air longer, but his hands got quite cold (the freezing line was at 2000m).
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Thirty one years ago, in 1988, Matthias and Michael Pinn climbed the Supercanaleta and flew off the summit of Cerro Fitz Roy. Four days later, together with Uwe Passler they climbed the Compressor route, again carrying their paragliders, but were unable to fly off the summit due to poor weather. A week later they hitchhiked a ride back to the summit in a helicopter, and all three flew off. In 1991, Roman Tschurtschenthaler also hitchhiked a ride to the summit in a helicopter, and flew off.


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Posted: February 8, 2020, 11:51 pm
Cerro Cachet NW Face first ascent in Patagonia by Swiss Climbers - from PlanetMountain.com
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Weekend Update - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog.
Rescue on the Skyline Trail of Mt San Jacinto by helicopter - by Palm SpringsMountedPolice S/R
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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/cerro-cachet-nw-face-first-ascent-patagonia-lukas-hinterberger-nicolas-hojac-stephan-siegrist.html -- Cerro Cachet NW Face first ascent in Patagonia by the Swiss.





http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/07/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-weekend-update/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Weekend Updates




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On February 6th at approximately 1:30pm the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue were called out for an injured hiker in the mountains above Palm Springs. Palm Springs Fire hiked in and handled patient care of a knee injury, while a member of PSMP-SAR was inserted on a hoist via CHP Helicopter H-60. After insertion the patient was hoisted and airlifted off the mountain to safety. AMR then transported the patient to a local hospital for further evaluation


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Posted: February 8, 2020, 12:37 am
Haley and Honnold together in Patagonia in 2020 - Cerro Torre Traverse history -  Montagna.tv
Winter expeditions on Broad Peak and Everest : Back to Base Camp - from Stefan Nestler blog
El Muerto - Argentina --  Seano  --  Trip report with pictures  (Dr Dirtbag )
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https://www.montagna.tv/155371/alex-honnold-e-colin-haley-in-patagonia-di-nuovo-insieme/ -- Alex Honnold and Colin Haley together in Patagonia






https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/winter-expeditions-on-broad-peak-and-everest-back-to-base-camp/ -- Winter expeditions on Broad Peak and Everest : Back to Base Camp.



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Déjà vu...The history repeats. Karakorum winter, weather is fine for the summit, the top is not far away already, but... the partner gets sick. The threat of edema, he need to descend urgently. Denis Urubko does everything possible to save his friend.





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http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/02/07/el-muerto/  --  El Muerto (IArgentina) --  Trip report with pictures from Seano



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On February 6th at approximately 1:30pm the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue were called out for an injured hiker in the mountains above Palm Springs. Palm Springs Fire hiked in and handled patient care of a knee injury, while a member of PSMP-SAR was inserted on a hoist via CHP Helicopter H-60. After insertion the patient was hoisted and airlifted off the mountain to safety. AMR then transported the patient to a local hospital for further evaluation.

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Posted: February 7, 2020, 11:34 pm
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Broad Peak summit push stopped - from Alan Arnette's blog
Breaking : Tension on Everest : Jost Kobusch descends at night. - from Explorersweb.com
Sundance Buttress - Sidetrack -Rocky Mountains - Colorado  --  Trip report with pictures
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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/06/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-broad-peak-summit-push-stopped/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Broad Peak Summit Push Stopped.



https://explorersweb.com/2020/02/06/breaking-tension-on-everest-jost-kobusch-descending-in-the-night/ -- Breaking : Tension on Everest - Jost Busch descends at night.




http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/lumpyridge#sidetrack  --  Sundance Buttress - Sidetrack - Rocky Mountains - Colorado


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A few days ago, Alessandro Bau and Giovanni Zaccaria climbed a four-pitch new line on the east face of Cerro Piergiorgio. They started via the classic “Cara Este” route, to then head right, climbing four pitches (3 x 60m, 1 x30m) in a stunning ice-filled corner with difficulties to WI5 and M6 - the crux being finding adequate protection. In the upper half they joined “Esperando la cumbre” (Giordani-Maspes 1996), climbing three more pitches (35m M5/6, 25m M4, 45m M6), and reaching the top of one of the gendarmes at the northern end of the summit ridge. The name refers to a delicious apple crumble they ate at Piedra del Fraile.

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Posted: February 6, 2020, 11:41 pm
Cochamo Valley in Chile -Romanian mountaineers climb up El Ultimo Vuelo del Condor -PlanetMt
Chile/ Argentina - Chochamo Valley and Ref. Frey - Trip report with pictures : BecauseFlatSucks
Broad Peak : Another snag for Urubko,- Bowie -- from Explorersweb.com website
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Posted: February 6, 2020, 2:24 pm
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Its Cold Up There - Update - Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Gottler and Barmasse : New route on Cho Oyu or Plan B - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
The next summit push on Broad Peak by Urubko and Bowie started today - from Montagna.tv
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https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/goettler-and-barmasse-new-route-on-cho-oyu-or-plan-b/ -- Stefan Nestler -- Gottler and Barmasse : New Route on Cho Oyu or plan B






https://www.montagna.tv/155269/urubko-e-bowie-verso-le-vetta-del-broad-peak/ -- Urubko and Bowie - The next summit push on Broad Peak started today. -- Urubko and Bowie - The next summit push on Broad Peak started today.





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Francesco Ratti ci racconta l'invernale della lunga cresta nella valle del Cervino - Montagna.TV

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Posted: February 5, 2020, 11:39 am
Broad Peak, Everest, K2 : The Stuggles Continue - from Explorersweb.com website
Cerro Peineta - Patagonia - New Route "wake up and fight" - from Patagonia Vertical -facebook
John Snorri and Tomaz Rotar reach 6600 meters on K2 - from Desnivel.com
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https://explorersweb.com/2020/02/03/broad-peak-everest-k2-the-struggles-continue/ -- Broad Peak, Everest,K2 : The Stuggles Continue.




https://www.facebook.com/Patagonia-Vertical-563620956987849/ -- Cerro Peineta - Patagonia - New Route "wake up and fight"
A few days ago and on the west face of Peineta, Sebastian Pelletti (AU) y Cristobal Vielma Sepulveda (CL) opened a beautiful 400 meter line to the left of Capicúa Pastor (Arancibia-Fica 2005). The red colored granite is of superb quality, with long clean corners, finger to fist cracks, and a couple of difficult slab sections to connect one crack system to the next. They found difficulties to 5.11 and A1, climbing mostly free, with a few short sections of aid, some thin, requiring pitons and micro-nuts. The weather on the day of the ascent was cold and windy, and although Seba and Cristobal started late they managed to reach the summit by 6PM. They rappelled “Billy the Kid” (Garber-Lloyd 1993), leaving their line completely clean


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Ojos del Salado summits!
Expedition leader, Rob Wymer, reports:
"I am delighted to report that at approximately 3pm on Sunday 2 February Kevin, Adell and Rob B, plus Chilean guide, Paula and myself summitted Ojos del Salado, at 6893m the world's highest volcano. Despite perfect weather conditions, it was a tough climb due to unusual snow cover from a week ago making the going underfoot very tiring. The incredible views from the small summit did make up for our weariness!

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Posted: February 4, 2020, 2:20 pm
Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia, new east face climb by Bau and Zaccaria - PlanetMountain.com
Alex Txikon and his team must overcome the loss of injured Garcia to summit - by Desnivel.com
Chochamo Valley - Chile/Argentina - Trip Report with pictures - from BecauseFlatSucks website
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02.02.2020 from Planetmountain
On the east face of Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia Alessandro Baù and Giovanni Zaccaria have opened a new ice route called Scrumble de manzana
https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/cerro-piergiorgio-patagonia-east-face-climb-alessandro-bau-giovanni-zaccaria.html -- In English



Patagonia, nuova via sul Cerro Piergiorgio per Baù e Zaccaria - Montagna.TV


https://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/alex-txikon-llega-al-cb-del-everest-y-jonatan-garcia-es-evacuado-tras-caer-en-una-grieta/ -- Alex Txikon and his team must overcome the loss of injured Jonathan Garcia to summit Everest




http://becauseflatsucks.blogspot.com/2020/02/chileargentina-chochamo-valley-and-ref.html  --  Chochamo Valley - Chile/Argentina


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I’ve now been in Patagonia for one month, and the weather has been remarkably bad, even by Patagonian standards. On Saturday, despite high winds, @fabi_buhl and I had a fun day in the mountains, climbing Cerro Electrico and Aguja Guillaumet. It wasn’t the sort of big objective we’d been dreaming about, but we were happy to have a big day of moving quickly in alpine terrain. It’s a way to climb Guillaumet as a day trip that I would highly recommend, with less trail than the normal approach, and more high alpine terrain. The majority of the past month the weather has been too poor to go alpine climbing, but unlike an expedition to a place like Denali, life in Chaltén is pretty darn good during the bad weather. There’s much less wind and precipitation around town than up in the mountains, with lots of bouldering, sport climbing, and hiking/running to do. The first photo is of my longtime friend, climbing partner, and mentor, @rolo_garibotti simul-soloing an easy multi-pitch route across the river from town. Photos 2-5 are from Guillaumet on Saturday,

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Posted: February 3, 2020, 5:41 pm
Four Nepali trekkers missing at Myaddi's Khopralek were rescued - from the Himalayan Times
Toralles,Elias and Busom sign a new route at Grand Charmoz - Archysport.com + Montagna.tv
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Incident in the Khumbu Icefall --  from Alan Arnette's blog
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https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/four-trekkers-rescued/ -- Four Nepali trekkers missing at Myaddi's Khopralek in Nepal were rescued.




https://www.archysport.com/2020/01/toralles-elias-and-busom-sign-a-new-route-at-the-grand-charmoz/ -- Toralles, Elias and Busom sign a new route at Grand Charmoz in the Mont Blanc Massif

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#Lobucheamadablam Pinnacle! Alex fearing went up to ama dablam today. It wasn't a little bit. Tomorrow, the two will go down to the base. As long as there is no direct connection with them, news from Gurla Mandata
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Posted: February 3, 2020, 12:47 pm
Summit attempt on Broad Peak called off -by Stefan Nestler; - Allen Arnette on his detailed blog
Fitzroy Supercanaleta in Patagonia by Fabrezio Della Rossa - from PlanetMountain.com website
New Route on Grand Charmoz, in the Mont Blanc massif by Elias, Toralles, Busom - Montagna.tv
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https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/summit-attempt-on-broad-peak-abandoned/#more-47546 -- Stefan Nestler -- Summit attempt on Broad Peak Abandoned
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/01/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-summit-push-called-off/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Summit Push called off.





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https://www.montagna.tv/154967/le-grand-charme-nuova-via-sul-massiccio-del-monte-bianco-per-il-trio-elias-toralles-busom/  --  New route on Grand Charmoz in thr Mont Blanc massif.


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Posted: February 2, 2020, 12:47 pm
Siebe Vanhee fires fine big walls in Cochamo Valley - Chilean Patagonia - from Planet Mountain
20/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Injury and Summit Push - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/siebe-vanhee-fires-fine-big-walls-in-cochamo-valley-chile.html -- Siebe Vanhee fires fine big walls in Cochamo Valley - Chilean Patagonia





http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/30/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs/ -- Alan Arnette - 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs . Injury and Summit Push




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/02/01/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-summit-push-called-off/  --  2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Summit Push Called Off


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Cerro Torre is one of the mountains of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in South America. It is located in a region which is disputed between Argentina and Chile, west of Fitz Roy. The peak is the highest of a four mountain chain: the other peaks are Torre Egger, Punta Herron, and Cerro Standhardt.

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Posted: February 2, 2020, 12:10 am
British climber summits remote Antarctic Mountain only 10 people have ever seen - PlanetMtn
Dennis Urubko and Tom Bowie summit push on Broad Peak - from Montagna.tv website
Incahausi and El Fraile - Puna de Atacama - Argentina - Trip report with pictures from Seano

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https://mountainplanet.com/blog/british-climber-summits-remote-antarctic-mountain-only-10-people-have-ever-seen-7413 -- British climber summits remote Antarctic mountain only 10 people have ever seen.



https://www.montagna.tv/154973/denis-urubko-e-don-bowie-a-6950-metri-sul-broad-peak/ -- Dennis Urubko and Don Bowie summit push on Broad Peak




http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/01/29/incahuasi/ -- Incahausi - Puna de Atacama - Agentina -- Trip report with pictures by Seano
http://www.drdirtbag.com/2020/01/30/el-fraile/ -- El Fraile - Argentina




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Our fourth Aconcagua expedition of the season with @estebantopomena @realmarksjustin is underway! The team is at base camp prepping to move up to C1 tomorrow. Woo woo! Let’s get this send train going team @ Aconcagua

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Posted: January 31, 2020, 10:14 pm
Winter 8000 meter Update : Urubko and Bowie push up Broad Peak - from Explorersweb.com
Tatra Trilogy (Poland/Slovakia) by Jablonski and M. Czech - from Wspinanie.pl/2020
All of Colorado's 14ers climbed by a Siberian Husky. Third dog ever to do so. - SnowBrains.com

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New Page on Personal Websites in the Forum of the General Section at Summitpost.org
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https://explorersweb.com/2020/01/28/winter-8000m-update-urubko-and-bowie-head-up-broad-peak/ -- Winter 8000m Update : Urubko and Bowie push up Broad Peak




https://wspinanie.pl/2020/01/wadim-jablonski-michal-czech-trylogia-tatrzanska/ -- Tatra Trilogy by Jablonski and M. Czech





https://snowbrains.com/all-of-colorados-14ers-climbed-by-siberian-husky-third-dog-ever-to-do-so/ -- All of Colorado's 14ers climbed by a Siberian Husky. Third dog ever to do so




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Update from Rob Wymer's Ojos del Salado team
"The team is just back at camp at the lovely Laguna Verde, having summited Nevado San Francisco 6018m. This mountain on the Chilean/Argentine border packs a punch, with a lot of height gain in not a lot of distance! So far now then, we've climbed mountains to over 4, 5, and 6000m, plus had an amazing experience generally in the high Atacama desert. This country is just staggering; I've seen a few mountainous areas around the world in my time, but nothing like this! We've all agreed that if we went the highest volcano in the world, and tomorrow we move camp to Atacama (Base) Camp at 5200m. We'll spend a couple of days there further acclimatising home tomorrow, we'd be extremely happy with what we've achieved and experienced. However, eyes are now on the prize of Ojos del Salado, before attempting the summit on either Saturday or Sunday. Wish us luck! "


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Posted: January 29, 2020, 1:49 am
Matteo Della Bordella repeats Itaca nel Sole in Valle dell 'Orco, Italy - from PlanetMountain.com
Broad Peak -The Summit Attempt Begins (Denis Urubko) -from Montagna.tv (English translation
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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/matteo-della-bordella-repeats-itaca-nel-sole-caporal-valle-dell-orco.html -- Matteo Della Bordella repeats Itaca nel Sole in Valle dell' Orco, Italy




https://www.montagna.tv/154887/broad-peak-inizia-il-tentativo-di-vetta-denis-urubko-sono-pronto/ -- Broad Peak - The summit attempt begins




https://rockandice.com/climbing-accidents/old-tat-breaks-on-evolution-traverse/  --  Accident prevention on the Evolution Traverse (Sierras)


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Posted: January 28, 2020, 5:46 pm
2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Bad Weather - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Alpine Team New Zealand - Change is coming - Report with pictures from their website
Mitre Peak - Karakorum History - from Janusz Majer (English translation available)

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https://alpineteam.co.nz/2020/change-coming -- Alpine Team New Zealand - Change is coming





https://zrzutka.pl/fk-mitrepeak2020 -- Mitre Peak (Pakistan) - Karakorum History - (English translation given)




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Don Bowie and
made a sprint rush yesterday on Broad Peak , climbing from base camp at 4850mt to 6840mt, gaining 100mt more and working hard on ice, then climbing back down to base camp.
Don also wrote that "We pushed our existing high point up 100m vertical to just below Camp 3 before getting chased off the face by hurricane winds and low temps. Now back in base camp waiting the next weather window."

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HUNZA: Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has cleared the Sost-Khunjerab section of the Karakoram Highway.
Pakistan-China border will be re-opened on February 2 for five days to give passage to over 186 containers loaded with Chinese goods stranded at Tashkurgan.
Pakistan-China border remains closed from December 1 to March 31 under the Border Protocol Agreement.



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