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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.

Three First Ascents in Khan Valley - Pakistan - from Mountain.ru (English translation available)
Breaking : Purja Summits Cho Oyu ( # 14) - Explorersweb and Adventure Mountain (Stefan Nestler)
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Summits : Cho Oyu Summits Including Nim's - from Alan Arnette's blog


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

http://mountain.ru/expeditions/current_expedition.php?expedition_id=70&fbclid
Konstantin Markievicz:
" a month ago, our expedition to khan valley, Pakistan ended.
The Expedition was more than successful: we were able to make 3 first climb, to the peaks of Ford Peak II, 6080 M, and Tangra Tower-5820 M. And Trident-5780 m."





https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/23/breaking-purja-summits-cho-oyu/ -- Breaking : Purja summits Cho Oyu
https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/eight-thousander-no-12-for-nirmal-purja/



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/23/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-cho-oyu-summits-including-nims/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season - Cho Oyu Summits including Nim's.




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Posted: September 23, 2019, 7:35 pm
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Trouble on Everest - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Polish Team on Lhotse abandon autumn climbing bid - from Himalayan Times website
French ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia - from PlanetMountain.com
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nirmal-nims-purja-scales-cho-oyu-china-still-unresponsive-to-shishapangma-permit-plea/   --  Below in Facebook


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/22/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-trouble-on-everest/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Trouble on Everest  
 





https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/mountain-hardwear-everest-expedition-polish-team-on-lhotse-abandon-autumn-climbing-bid/  --  Polish team on Lhotse abandon autumn climbing bid

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Rope fixing team on Everest


https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/snow-ski-skimountaineering/christophe-henry-juan-senoret-ski-colmillo-del-diablo-in-patagonia.html  --  French ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia

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Bhagirathi IV, what an adventure. Della Bordella: "We didn't want to go back empty-handed"
https://www.montagna.tv/147635/bhagirathi-iv-che-avventura-della-bordella-non-volevamo-tornare-a-mani-vuote/

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Posted: September 23, 2019, 3:08 pm
Vancouver woman found safe after missing on Crown Mountain, Vancouver CA  for over 17 hours
Alta Luce/ Hochlicht - Italy - Trip report with pictures from Silvia Mazzani at Summitpost.org
Manaslu News by Summitclimb - Daniel Mazur update

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/09/21/rescue-crews-search-for-missing-hiker/ -- Vancouver (Canada) woman found safe on Crown Mountain after missing for over 17 hours



https://www.summitpost.org/alta-luce-hochlicht/1044075 -- Alta Luce / Hochlicht in Italy - Trip report with pictures by Silvia Mazzani



https://www.summitclimb.com/news/recent/manaslu-news/  --  Manaslu News update by Daniel Mazur



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Posted: September 23, 2019, 2:44 am
Black Canyon of Gunnison in Colorado - Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg from her website
Active search for 3 hikers near 4300 ft on Skyline Trail - from PSMountedSearchAndRescue Facebook
Manaslu Update - Daniel Mazur team has reached C3 - from Summitclimb.com

http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/blackcanyon#sceniccruise -- Steph Abegg -- Black Canyon of the Gunnison - Colorado - Trip report with pictures




https://www.facebook.com/Palm-Springs-Mounted-Police-Search-Rescue-220647404612601/ - Active searchfor 3 hikers near 4300 ft on the Skyline trail near 4300 ft
Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue are currently on an active search on the skyline trail for three hikers between Box 1 and Box 2 at approximately 4300 Feet.

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At approximately 9:30PM on September 21st, the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue responded to a 911 dispatch of three hikers that were on the Skyline trail at approximately 4,600 feet and having a difficult time returning to the trailhead. PSMP-SAR had members hike up Skyline to meet the hikers. Once members of PSMP-SAR were on scene with the hikers at Box #1 (2,500 feet) they provided medical aid to the hikers who were suffering from fatigue as the hikers had hiked to the tram only to realize that they had to turn around because they had been given false information that the tram was open when it was actually closed for maintenance. PSMP-SAR members hiked the fatigued hikers off the mountain. At approximately 5:30 AM all personnel and hikers were off the mountain.

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https://www.summitclimb.com/news/recent/manaslu-news/  --  Mazur team reaches C3 on Manaslu
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Pilgrim, Sheila Face, Aoraki/Mt Cook
Rose Pearson and Reg Measures just made the second ascent of Caleb & Kim's Central ice route on the Sheila Face. The ice was in excellent condition, and it shows the worth of Rose's prior scouting of the upper Hooker glacier a week earlier. @ Aoraki / Mount Cook


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Finally a breakthrough in action on Mount Everest and Lhotse. Participants of the Polish Winter Himalayan expedition inform about the establishment of Camp I. The road through Icefall has been traveled

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Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:33 pm
Alpine scramble - Cadet Peak - Cascades - Washington -Trip report with pictures- Mountaineers.com
The Future of Extreme Sky Running - Report with pictures from UKClimbing.com website
Dehydrated hiker airlifted from Palm Springs trail - KESQ News - More in Facebook section below
Climbers eye Virgin Peaks in Nepal - from MountainPlanet.com website

https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/alpine-scramble-cadet-peak -- Cadet Peak - Cascades - Washington -- Alpine Scramble --Trip report with pictures




https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/no_climbing_experience_no_race__the_future_of_extreme_skyrunning-12249 -- The Future of Extreme Sky Running




https://www.kesq.com/news/dehydrated-hiker-airlifted-from-palm-springs-trail/1123501598 -- Dehydrated hiker airlifted from Palm Springs trail





https://mountainplanet.com/blog/climbers-eye-virgin-peaks-in-western-nepal-7174  --  Climbers eye virgin peaks in Nepal

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On September 20, 2019 at approximately 8:20am, a 911 call was made to report a hiker in distress on the Araby Trail. The Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue Unit along with Palm Springs Fire hiked up the trail and determined that the hiker was suffering from symptoms of dehydration. With the aid of the RSO Aviation Unit (Star 90) the hiker was hoisted and airlifted to safety. The hiker was then transported to a local hospital by AMR for further treatment.

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Stok Kangri’s (6,172m) summit reached again by jubilant 360 team. Everyone loved this expedition where every day is totally different from the next. The most common feedback coming back from north India is simply; AWESOME expedition!!! Fantastic effort team no matter which altitude you gained we sure get the feeling the experience was a good one!


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Posted: September 21, 2019, 8:41 pm
Kyrgyzstan - a trek in the Tien Shan between Jailoo and glaciers - from PlanetMountain.com
The climbers who survived a week stuck on Mount Rainier - from MountainPlanet.com website
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Snow stalls progress, clear skies aahead - Alan Arnette's blog

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Kyrgyzstan: a trek in the Tian Shan between jailoo and glaciers (English translation available)
20.09.2019 by Diego Salvi
Diego Salvi presents a fascinating trek of about 280 km in the Tian Shan in Kyrgyzstan, between fertile valleys, lakes, high mountains and jailoo.



https://mountainplanet.com/blog/the-climbers-who-survived-a-week-stuck-on-mount-rainier-7173 -- The climbers who survived a week stuck on Mount Rainier




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/20/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-snow-stalls-progress-clear-skies-ahead/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season: Snow stalls progress, clear skies ahead




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Posted: September 21, 2019, 12:24 am
Monsoon Stalled Over the Himalayas, Summits Delayed - from Explorersweb.com website
Grignetta (Alps) - Naked man in a confused state rescued by the Alpine Rescue Service
Equatorial Ice - Firman and Wright bag rare ascent of  'The Diamond' in Kenya

https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/20/monsoon-stalled-over-himalaya-summits-delayed/  --  Monsoon stalled over the Himalaya, Summits delayed





https://www.montagna.tv/147547/grignetta-uomo-nudo-in-stato-confusionale-recuperato-dal-soccorso-alpino/?  --  Grignetta (Alps) - Naked man in a confused state rescued by the Alpine Rescue Service




https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/equatorial-ice-tristan-firman-and-julian-wright-bag-rare-ascent-of-the-diamond-in-kenya/?  --  Equatorial Ice - Firman and Wright bag rare ascent of 'The Diamond' in Kenya

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August 22nd - Day 6 #tsxchallenge
Mt. Whitney
My team "This is all I have to do today" started our 4,000' elevation gain day at 2:30am and hiked to Guitar Lake for coffee and a chance to get used to the altitude. We continued on under the stars, that gave way to an insanely beautiful sunrise and the CLEAREST blue sky, as we hiked the 11 switchbacks to where the Whitney Portal and Crabtree trails meet. It 100% looks like Pride Rock and I dare you to not have Circle of Life stuck in your head!!
The trail narrowed as we passed the Hitchcock Peaks and their "Windows," my fear of heights/"F U Wind!" Was getting the best of me. Luckily, I had @jennyhostetler (Best guide EVER) to talk me thru them!
Thru the Hillary Narrows, over the ice on the trail and up the last rock scramble to the Summit of Mt. Whitney at 14,505' and the highest point in the Continental United States. All before Lunch!

Longest day on the trail, I got back to my tent at 5:30pm, with my first blister of the trip.

Yes, I shit on the top.
No, I did not add to the elevation LOL

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Day 23 on the JMT. Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal. 15 miles. THE LAST CHAPTER. The alarm goes off at 1 a.m. We break down camp in the dark and begin ascending Mount Whitney by headlamp. At 14,505 feet, Whitney is the tallest point in the lower 48 states. "How much farther until the top, dad?" Loreli asks. I have no answer. The summit is shrouded in a cold darkness. Our only hints are the dots of light from other headlamps meandering upwards into the black sky. As we near the top, the sun rises to reveal God's glory in every direction. Unspeakable beauty. Tears freeze to my face. I'm overwhelmed with pride in my daughter. 3 weeks earlier, she was the one in tears. "I can't do this!" she cried. But now, as we take our final steps to the top, "can't" has lost its grip on her. "Can't" has been dragged 211 miles over 11 passes. It lays frozen on the snowy mountains. It's been washed away in the countless stream crossings. And now, as we stand on top of Mt. Whitney, the last bit of "can't" is starved of oxygen. This is the story of Loreli, the 13-year-old girl who can.

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Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:27 pm
Himalaya Fall 2019 : Climbing Teams Target First Ascents in Nepal - from The Adventure Blog
First Climbing of the West Face of Bhagirathi 4 (6193m) - from Barrabes.com (translated)
Missing Pyramid Peak (CO) hiker found alive after 2 nights and in good spirits
Nepali climber (Nirmal Purja) set for final push in record 14-peak bid - by Mountain Planet

https://adventureblog.net/2019/09/himalaya-fall-2019-climbing-teams-targets-first-ascents-in-nepal.htmll -- Himalaya Fall 2019 : Climbing teams target first ascents in Nepal



https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10675/della-bordella-zaiacomo-schiera-primera -- First climbing of the West Face of Bhagirathi 4 - 6193 meters (Barrabes English translation)




https://www.aspendailynews.com/news/missing-pyramid-peak-hiker-found-alive-and-in-good-spirits/article_00b09d00-d960-11e9-af59-9b614b675fc1.html  --  Missing Pyramid Peak hiker found alive

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https://mountainplanet.com/blog/nepali-climber-set-for-final-push-in-record-14-peak-bid-7172  --   Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

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Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
Climate Change and Mountain Risk - from Explorersweb.com
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Heavy Snow - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
The 50 Best Hikes in the World for your Bucket List -  from Road Affair.com - with pictures

https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/18/climate-change-and-mountain-risk/ -- Climate Change and Mountain Risk




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/18/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-heavy-snow/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Heavy Snow




https://www.roadaffair.com/best-hikes-in-the-world/ -- The 50 best hikes in the world to put on your bucket list



Backpacker hiking in the mountains on a tourist track on the Tour of Mont Blanc, Italy



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Posted: September 19, 2019, 1:46 pm
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Summits Soon - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Climbers eye virgin peaks in western Nepal - from the Himalayan Times
Australian hiker says he crawled inch by inch to survive after a fall - Fox News

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/17/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-summits-soon/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Summits Soon !




https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/climbers-eye-virgin-peaks-in-western-nepal/  --  Climbers eye virgin peaks in western Nepal




https://www.foxnews.com/world/australian-hiker-survives-after-fall  --  Australian hiker says he crawled inch by inch to survive after his leg snapped in half

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Neil Parker speaks Wednesday after being rescued following a fall he suffered on a hike.

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Posted: September 18, 2019, 9:29 pm
New Route on west slope of Bhagirathi 4 for Italian climbers - English translation given - Montagna.tv
Alaska teen runs 26,000 vertical feet in 10 hours - from SnowBrains.com website
Himalaya Fall 2019 : Manaslu gets more crowded, slow steady progress everywhere - Adventure Blog


https://www.montagna.tv/146657/nuova-via-sullinviolata-ovest-del-bhagirathi-iv-per-della-bordella-de-zaiacomo-e-schiera/ -- New route on the west slope of Bhagirathi 4 for Italian climbers




https://snowbrains.com/he-did-what-alaska-teen-runs-26000-vert-feet-in-10-hours/  --  26,000 vertical feet run in 10 hours




https://adventureblog.net/2019/09/himalaya-fall-2019-manaslu-gets-more-crowded-slow-steady-progress-everywhere.html  --  Manaslu gets more crowded - Kraig Becker



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Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:57 pm
Breaking : Nirmal changes plans and hits Cho Oyu first - from Explorersweb.com website
Rock Climbing Documentary ! Free Solo won 7 Emmys - from Snow Brains.com
Black week end in the Alps - from Montagna.tv  - English translation available
Junggeselle Peak and Swallow Tail - WA (Cascades) - Trip Report with pictures - Mountaineers.org

https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/16/breaking-nirmal-changes-plans-and-hits-cho-oyu-first/ -- Breaking : Nirmal changes plans and hits Cho Oyu first

https://www.montagna.tv/146601/nirmal-purja-lascia-il-manaslu-la-burocrazia-cinese-lo-fa-correre-al-cho-oyu/




https://snowbrains.com/free-solo-won-7-emmys/ -- Rock Climbing Documentary "Free Solo" won 7 Emmys on Saturday Night



https://www.montagna.tv/146590/weekend-nero-sulle-alpi-3/ -- Black week end in the Alps (English translation available)




https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/junggeselle-peak-and-swallow-tail  --  Junggeselle and Swallow Tail in the Cascades

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Clyde Minaret SE Face Direct (IV, 5.9+/10a), truly deserving of its place in the 50 Classics

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Posted: September 16, 2019, 10:02 pm
First Israeli woman amoung 530 climbers to scale Mt Manaslu - from Himalayan Times website
The Petit Grepon, SW Corner, South Face RMNP CO (12,000 ft alt) - Trip Report + Pictures - S Abegg
Sudden change in plan for Nirmal Purja  --  from Mountain.ru translated from Russian

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/first-israeli-woman-among-530-climbers-to-scale-mt-manaslu/ -- First Israeli woman amoung 530 climbers to scale Mt Manaslu




http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/petitgrepon2  --  The Petit Grepon - S Face - CO (August)

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(09/16/2019) new!
Sudden change of plan at Nirmal Purji

At the final stage of his ambitious “ Project Possible - 14/7”, Nirmal Purja unexpectedly changed his ascent plan.
September 14, he flew to Cho Oyu.
Just a few days ago, the gurkha appeared in the base near Manaslu and it seemed that he was going to climb it in his swift style.
But already today he wrote on his page: “This morning I ran away from the base near Manaslu in Samagau to catch a helicopter to Kathmandu. In a few hours I will go to China to climb Cho Oyu.

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Visiting Alaskan @seth.d.adams had one day left in Chamonix before heading to the south of France to marry @faust.bernie, his HFG (hot French girlfriend). Yesterday we climbed Aiguille du Peigne (a new summit for me), by the upper North Ridge. It was a high-quality, old-school route, with some stellar pitches, sandbagged ratings, and unfortunately some loose, scary blocks. I was informed before the climb that if Seth were to die, his HFG would yell at me. When Seth decided to grab the loosest block I've ever seen (and had strongly warned him of!), it seemed he was trying to get me yelled at. Fortunately he didn't kill anyone below, and although he bloodied several fingers on his left hand, his ring finger was the only one unscathed... I guess that ring will still fit! @patagonia_climb @petzl_official @scarpaspa @totemmt @ Chamonix, France

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It’s been a fun few days with the team preparing for Mont Blanc. Peaks up to 3500m, and a traverse of the Vallee Blanche have given the team a head for heights, acclimatisation and good mileage on crampons. We are now at the Refuge Tete Rousse waiting to set off for the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow. #fingerscrossed British Mountain Guides Arc'teryx

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Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:08 pm
Trip Report : Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru - from Wildsnow.com - with pictures
Nannie Ridge - Sheep Lake, Cispus Pass and Ives Peak in the S. Cascades WA - Trip Report /Pictures
Chasm View Wall (Red Wall to the Diamond) at 13,000 ft - Colorado - Trip report + pictures S Abegg

https://www.wildsnow.com/26753/cordillera-vilcanota-trip-report/ -- Trip Report : Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru



Jon Gibons and Steve Marolt ascend the lower slopes of Chumpe.


https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2019-09-12.2031177492 -- Nannie Ridge - Sheep Lake, Cispus Pass and Ives Peak, S Cascades - Washington




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Had a great time yesterday climbing the mega-classic Gervasutti Pillar on Mont Blanc du Tacul with @fabi_buhl. Fresh snow from the recent storm made the climbing often a bit trickier and more time-consuming than I imagine it to be in mid summer, but also made the chossy sections much nicer than I imagine them to be in mid summer. The route had a lot of really nice rock, and definitely exceeded my expectations of quality. We got to the summit at 16:30, raced down the North Face, and arrived at the Cosmiques Refuge at 17:10, but alas we were a bit too slow to catch the last téléphérique ride down to town. Having to spend a second, expensive, nearly-sleepless night in a stuffy room with twenty snoring, wheezing people was the only bummer of the outing... Good motivation to either learn to paraglide or dial in the free-solo downclimb of the Mallory Route in any conditions! Photos 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 by Fabi. @patagonia_climb @petzl_official @scarpaspa @totemmt @ Chamonix, France

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Posted: September 15, 2019, 10:08 am
Himalayan Update : Manaslu Crowds, Purja to bag another double header - from Explorersweb.com
New Route along the northern wall of Chon Turosu (5729m) in Kyrgyzstan - by Mountain.ru (translated
Autumn 2019 Himalayan Season : Early Progress - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog

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

https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/13/himalayan-update-manaslu-crowds-purja-to-bag-another-double-header/ -- Himalayan Update : Manaslu Crowds, Purja to Bag Another Double - Header




http://mountain.ru/news/index.php?id_class_news=0#22534 -- New Route along the northern wall of Chon Turosu (5729m) in Kyrgyzstan

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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/13/autumn-2019-himalayan-season-early-progress/ 
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Le refuge du Lac Blanc, à 2352 mètres d’altitude, à Chamonix.

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Posted: September 13, 2019, 10:15 pm
Climb the Matterhorn 4478 Meters - Report with pictures from HighmountaineeringGuides.com
Multiple teams prepare for Winter K2 attempt - from Kraig Becker on his Adventure Blog
Things you didnt know about climbing Mont Blanc - from 360Expeditions.com


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https://adventureblog.net/2019/09/multiple-teams-prepare-for-winter-k2-attempt.html -- Kraig Becker -- Multiple teams prepare for Winter K2 Attempt




https://www.360-expeditions.com/things-didnt-know-climbing-mont-blanc/  --  Things you didn'tknow about climbing Mont Blanc

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Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:12 pm
Winter K2 Preview : Between Mountain Excellence and Commercialization -from Explorersweb.com
Pamir Alai Kyrgyzstan, new climbing routes in the Kara-Su and Ak-Su Valleys -PlanetMountain.com
New multi-pitch up Petit Mont Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif. - from PlanetMountain.com


https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/11/winter-k2-preview-between-mountain-excellence-and-commercialization/ -- Winter K2 Preview : Between Mountain Excellence and Commercialization.





https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/pamir-alai-kirghizistan-nuove-vie-arrampicata-valli-kara-su-ak-su.html -- Pamir Alai Kyrgyzstan, new climbing routes in the Kara-Su and Ak Su Valleys
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Posted: September 11, 2019, 11:18 pm
Autumn Everest : Interview with Garrett Madison - from Explorersweb.com (with pictures)
Eyewitness account of terrifying moment woman slipped to her death off Half Dome in Yosemite
Petunia Peak Traverse in the Olympic Mountains of Washington - from Mountaineers.org


https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/10/autumn-everest-interview-with-garrett-madison/ -- Autumn Everest : Interview with Garrett Madison




https://snowbrains.com/eyewitness-account-half-dome-death/ -- Eyewitness account of terrifying moment woman slipped to her death off Half Dome, Yosemite




https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/alpine-scramble-petunia-peaks-traverse  --  Petunia Peak Traverse in the Olympic Mountains of Washington





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Posted: September 11, 2019, 6:27 pm
Autumn 2019 Himalayan : Manaslu Crowds ! - from Alan Arnette on his detailed, informative blog
Steve Swenon after the First ascent of Link Sar. "Maybe my swan song" - from Stefan Nestler
Carlos Soria at the top of Chukung Ri (5,550 m) , Dhaulagiri is approaching - Montagna.tv,  Barrabes
Auer, Lama, Cesen, Livingston, Strazar ascents honoured by Piolets d' Or 2019 - Planet Mountain

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/09/autumn-2019-himalayan-manaslu-crowds/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan : Manaslu Crowds



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/steve-swenson-after-the-first-ascent-of-link-sar-maybe-my-swan-song/ -- Stefan Nestler -- Steve Swanson after the first ascent of Link Sar. "Maybe my swan song"



https://www.montagna.tv/146173/carlos-soria-in-vetta-al-chukung-ri-5-550-m-il-dhaulagiri-si-avvicina/ -- Carlos Soria at the top of Chung Ri (5,550 meters). Dhaulagiri is approaching

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/hansjorg-auer-david-lama-ales-cesen-tom-livingstone-luka-strazar-ascents-honoured-piolets-dor-2019.html -- Hansjorg Auer, David Lama, Ales Cesan, Tom Livingston, Luka Strazar ascents honoured by Piolets d' Or 2019





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Posted: September 9, 2019, 4:24 pm
Chasm View Wall Directissima - (13,500 ft) in Colorado - Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg
Mt Dana and Clouds Rest in Yosemite - Pictures from Meetup.com - Coachella Valley website
Americam Team makes First Ascent of Unclimbed 7,100 meter peak (Sherpi Kangri 2) in Kashmere


http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/directissima -- Steph Abegg -- Chasm View Wall (13,500 ft) Colorado




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Good memories from a Chamonix Classic last week with Martin Doyle. Majorette Thatcher on the Red Pillar of the Blatiere. Unforgiving offwidths, extra wide cracks, cracks, and yet more cracks. We were glad of the jamming gloves !! Autumnal temperatures meant that the first pitch was freezing, but it got much more pleasant after that.
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Posted: September 8, 2019, 7:38 pm
Latok 1, Lunag Ri, Lupghar Sar West ascents awarded with Piolte g' Or 2019 - by BMC.CO.UK
Lone Cone in Colorado - Class 3 scramble with Bob Burd pictures (Trip report to follow soon)
Winter K2 by Mingma G Sherpa from his Facebook post

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/piolets-dor-tom-livingstone-latok-david-lama-lunag-ri -- Latok 1, Lunag Ri, Lupghar Sar West ascents awarded with Piolets d' Or 2019




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The mountain was first climbed in July 31, 1954 by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli and the record of summiteers reached approximately 460 by 2019 followed by 84 deaths but never been topped in winter. The winter history on K2 shows 6 different years of attempts in the past. And K2 is the only 8000ers remained to be climbed in winter.
Successful routes on K2 are described as South East Ridge (Abruzzi) climbed in 1954 by Italian team, North East Ridge to Abruzzi Spur in 1978 by American team, West Ridge in 1981 by Japanese team, North Ridge in 1982 by Japanese team, North West face to North Ridge in 1990 by Japanese team, South Face or Central Rib climbed in 1986 by Polish team, South West Pillar or Magic Line in 1986 by Polish and Slovak team, North West Ridge to North Ridge in 1991 by French team, South Ease Ridge climbed in 1994 by Spanish team and West Face by Japanese tam in 1997. 1997 was the year where first Nepalese made K2 summit with Japanese Team. The team was under the leadership of Watanabe Tanabe and Nepalese Dawa Tashi, Pemba Dorjee, Gyalbu and Mingma Tseri made to top.
This winter we will try K2 via Abruzzi Route following the traditional and most successful route.
We are 3 members in the team.
1. Mingma G - Nepal
2. John Snorri -Iceland
3. Gao Li -China


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Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:02 am
Two Belgian climbers rescued on the Matterhorn by helicopter after rope snags on rock outcropping
Sergi Mingote to climb all 8000ers without supplemental oxygen in 1,000 days - Explorersweb.com
Woman fell 500 feet to her death from Half Dome cables in Yosemite yesterday - Snow Brains

https://www.montagna.tv/146094/cervino-precipitano-nel-vuoto-ma-la-corda-si-impiglia-salvi-per-miracolo/
Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 5 September, a new tragedy on the Matterhorn was touched . Two Belgian climbers fell to 3,900 meters above sea level on the Italian side. At the time of the accident they were proceeding bound in preservation . The two slipped, falling about twenty meters along the steep wall. Suddenly the rope caught on a rocky outcrop. A fortune not just.
The alarm was raised at 5.00 pm The Aosta Valley Mountain Rescue intervened by recovering the two climbers, who were then transported to the hospital in Aosta. One of the two has reported several traumas in the fall but fortunately it would not be life threatening.



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Posted: September 7, 2019, 3:31 pm
Autumn 2019 Himalayan : Rare Everest Attempts - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Risht Peak (5960m) - First ascent in Pakistan's unexplored Yarkhun Valley - PlanetMountain.com
Mount Robson (Canada) sees few summits climbed via the Kain Face - from Gripped Magazine
230 Permitted to climb 6 mountains (Everest area) this Autumn - from Mountain Planet website

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/09/03/autumn-2019-himalayan-rare-everest-attempts/ -- Alan Arnette -- Autumn 2019 Himalayan : Rare Everest Attempts



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/risht-peak-first-ascent-in-pakistan-s-unexplored-yarkhun-valley.html -- Risht Peak (5960m) in Pakistan. First Ascent in unexplored Yarkhun Valley





https://gripped.com/profiles/mount-robson-sees-few-summits-climbed-via-kain-face/? -- Mount Robson (Canada) sees few summits climbed via the Kain Face





https://mountainplanet.com/blog/230-permitted-to-climb-six-mountains-this-autumn-7054 -- 230 Permitted to climb 6 mountains (in the Himalayas) this Autumn


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En la cima de cima de Brakk Na Brakk. Foto: Rubí, Lladó, Roig y Watson

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Tomeu Rubí, Cati Lladó, Pep Roig, Derek Watson, tops and climbs in Karakorum


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Posted: September 5, 2019, 10:39 pm
Roger Scheali climbs the Eiger (Switzerland)  50 times - from Planet Mountain website
Everest makes a comeback this Fall - from Explorersweb.com website
Pollux (Monte Rosa Massif) - A 21 year old mountaineer, dies on the Swiss side.
The Diamond on Longs Peak in Colorado - Kiener's Route - Trip report with pictures - Steph Abegg

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/roger-schaeli-climbs-the-eiger-50-times.html -- Roger Schaeli climbs the Eiger 50 times (Bernese Oberland, Switzerland)



https://explorersweb.com/2019/09/04/everest-makes-a-comeback-this-fall/ -- Everest makes a comeback this Fall



https://www.montagna.tv/145998/polluce-alpinista-21enne-muore-sul-versante-svizzero/ -- Pollux, a 21 year old mountaineer dies on the Swiss side (Monte Rosa Massif) - English translation available



http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/colorado/diamond7 -- The Diamond (on Longs Peak) Colorado - Kiener's Route





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Tre Cime di Lavaredo: 8/10 thousand euro bill, but the two climbers do not want to pay

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Posted: September 4, 2019, 4:34 pm
Huge new North Twin Traverse ( Rockies)  by Ian Welsted and Alik Berg - from Gripped Magazine
Kilian Journet amoung 10 climbers for Everest, Andrzeg Bargiel eyes record ski descent -Planet Mount
Middle Teton to Cloudvale Dome Traverse -  Trip report with pictures from Summitpost.org


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https://mountainplanet.com/blog/kilian-jornet-among-10-climbers-to-scale-mt-everest-in-autumn;-andrzej-bargiel-eyes-record-ski-descent-7051 -- Kilian Journet amoung 10 climbers to scale Mt Everest in Autumn, Andrzej Bargiel eyes record ski descent




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