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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.

Chinese base camp now only open for climbers - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
Hurricane Heading for Winter K2 - from MountainPlanet.com and Explorersweb.com
2018/19 Winter Climbs : Hurricane at K2 and Messner weighs in. - from Alan Arnette on his blog


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http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/18/2018-19-winter-climbs-hurricane-at-k2-and-messner-weighs-in/-- Alan Arnette -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : Hurricane at K2, and Messner Weighs in











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Posted: February 18, 2019, 9:07 pm
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway closed indefinitely due to storm damage - Kesq and MtSanJacinto.info
Winter K2 attempt reaches Black Pyramid --  from Gripped Magazine
Infinite Line Project - From Patagonia to Pakistan - from Explorersweb.com
Done in R1 a video - Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva in Patagonia -- from Desvivel

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https://gripped.com/profiles/winter-k2-attempt-reaches-black-pyramid/ -- Winter K2 attempt reaches Black Pyramid




https://explorersweb.com/2018/11/29/infinite-line-project-from-patagonia-to-pakistan/  --  From Patagonia to Pakistan project

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Posted: February 17, 2019, 4:58 pm
Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites  First Ascents- from PlanetMountain.com
Climbers Self Rescue after 100 foot alpine fall injury - from Gripped Magazine
Choss defies gravity - North Ridge of Todi , Swiss Alps - Trip report with pictures - Summitpost.org
Vitaliy M in Patagonia (Cerro Torre) - down below in the Facebook section

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https://gripped.com/profiles/climbers-self-rescue-after-100-foot-alpine-fall-injury/ -- Climber's self rescue after 100 foot Alpine Fall Injury



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A tough and satisfying journey with a solid climbing partner. On the second day of approaching, starting from the snowiest Niponino one can during the summer months, we broke trail for hours, through knee deep snow, over the Standhardt col and established a camp below the dreamy Cerro Torre at 6pm in the evening. That was about 11 hours of hard work right there! 
At 1:30am we were already waking up for the climb. Where the snowy soloable ramp used to be, now was a huge snow crown which required roped climbing to get to and over. Where a few years ago we soloed more steep snow, were threeish pitches of cool mixed climbing which we did by headlamp. More elevation gain took us up to Col De Esperanza, where we grabbed a bite and drank our electrolyte mix. We started simul climbing over the bergshrund and after about 650 feet of simul climbing on hard brittle ice we begun to pitch it out, as the follower was getting showered by ice. After four pitches, we did two tough pitches of rime covered ice and reached the top of Elmo, after which a 60 meter exposed ice ridge traverse lead us to an approach pitch below the mixed pitches and the headwall. We climbed the mixed section in 3 long pitches and tackled the two difficult pitches of steep ice on the headwall proper. Topping it out during beautiful evening colors, we noticed ominous clouds in the distance and rushed on. An hour of tunnel digging hell took us to a spot where we were getting beat by the winds. Another pitch took us to a protected ledge where we waited out the night, hoping for less wind in the morning. Lots of crunches, sit ups, leg raises etc got us through the night and after a very cool tunnel pitch we were just below the summit pinnacle with a short but exposed ridge leading to it. Both of us tried to put on the goggles and crawl to it, but the winds were so hard that rime pellets prevented us from seeing or breathing, while trying to crawl. It was way too crazy to tag the summit, so we made the hard but only normal decision one without suicide tendencies can make. What a ride and what a beautiful climb. On the way down, we took the long way around the Marconi glacier, which was a journey in its own. From hours of monotonous glacier walking while getting blasted by the winds, to waist deep river crossing and climbs over big ice formations, somehow we made it out after all. Appreciating all those little things the city comforts offer and appreciating all the people we have in the family and the friend circle. Journey with a happy end. 
People (me including) somewhat underestimate this route, but it is huge, sustained, committing and tough overall. Especially in conditions it is in now - no easy snice around.


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Posted: February 15, 2019, 8:48 pm
Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes FitzRoy fly by -- from Planet Mountain.com
Recess and Mist Peaks (California Sierras) - Trip report with pictures from Leor Pantilat
Eight Thousanders Aren't Dumps - from Stefan Nestler on his blog Adventure Mountain

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/paragliding-in-patagonia-aaron-durogati-makes-fitz-roy-flyby.html -- Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitzroy flyby




https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/recess-mist/ -- Recess and Mist (California Sierras)




https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/eight-thousanders-arent-dumps/?fbclid  --  Eight Thousanders aren't dumps (Adventure Mountain)

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Posted: February 13, 2019, 6:28 pm
Everest 2019 :Update on Everest Rescue Scams and China "New Rules" -by Alan Arnette on his blog
Rolo Garibotti warns Patagonia climbers about the risk - from Gripped Magazine
Winter 8000ers : K2 Climbers reach 7000 m., Nanga Parbat climbers wait and wait -- Explorersweb


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/11/everest-2019-update-on-everest-rescue-scams-and-china-new-rules/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Update on Everest Rescue Scams and China "New Rules".



https://gripped.com/profiles/rolo-garibotti-warns-patagonia-climbers-about-risk/ -- Rolo Garibotti warns Patagonia Climbers about the risk




https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/12/winter-8000ers-k2-climbers-reach-7000m-nanga-parbat-castaways-wait-and-wait/   -- Winter 8000ers : K2 Climbers reach 7000 meters, Nanga Parbat climbers wait and wait.

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Posted: February 12, 2019, 4:06 pm
26,975 ft Dhaulagiri, Life and death on the 7th tallest peak in the world - Trip report with pictures
A 53 year old Retiree begins a 32,000 kilometer walk around Britain - from Explorersweb.com
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Progress -  from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog


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http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/10/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-progress/  --  2018/19 Winter Climbs - K2 Progress 

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Sunday? That's it. Vasiliy Pivtsov and co. Climbed today at 🗻 k2 until the exit of the black pyramid on approx. 7400 meters. Material deposited, down, tomorrow to base camp. Strong performance, hats off! 👍-Sunday rest? No way. Vasiliy and co. Climbed today on 🗻 k2 to the top of the black pyramid at about 7,400 meters. Equipment deposited, down, tomorrow to base camp. Strong performance, hats! 👍
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Posted: February 10, 2019, 9:37 pm
Experience : I climbed 61 mountains in a year - by Emma Svensson - from MountainPlanet.com
Pivtsov's Team on K2 at 7000 meters - from Stefan Nestler on his blog (also Russian Climb twitter)
First Winter Ascent of Mount Colwell on Vancouver Island - from Gripped Magazine in Canada


https://mountainplanet.com/blog/experience:-i-climbed-61-mountains-in-a-year-6580 -- Experience : I climbed 61 mountains in a year - Emma Svensson



https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/pivtsovs-team-on-k2-at-7000-meters/#more-43522    -- Stefan Nestler -- Pivtson's Team on K2 at 7000 meters






Despite the strongest wind, vasily beers, tursunali aubakirov, Roman Abildaev and Mikhail Daničkin are slowly but stubbornly moving towards the black pyramid.
Artem went down to base camp.
Despite the strong wind, Vasily Pivtsov, Tursunali Aubakirov, Roman Abildaev and Mikhail Danichkin slowly but persistently moving towards The black pyramid.
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Posted: February 10, 2019, 3:55 pm
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 and Nanga Parbat stalled by the weather - from Alan Arnette on his blog
Does Ecuador replace Nepal fot the best 20,000 foot climbs ? - by Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Mojave Front Range Peaks (California) - Trip report with pictures from Bob Burd (Sierra Club)


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Posted: February 9, 2019, 5:37 pm
Rescue, Death, Sends and Good Patagonia Weather - from Gripped Magazine
Top Scottish climbers die in climbing accident - from Gripped Magazinr
Lekker time on Yellowwood Anphitheatre, Du Toits Kloof, South Africa - Supertopo.com

https://gripped.com/news/rescue-death-sends-and-good-patagonia-weather/ -- Rescue, Death, Sends and Good Patagonia Weather



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02/06/19 Indian Canyons
With Chris Weber, Joellen and Cathy.
Hiked the Jo Pond Trail. Reached snow at 2750'. Had to retreat shortly afterwards. We were not p
repared for the strong cold wind and snow. We needed microspikes and snowshoes to continue. Chris, don't know how you did it in your Tevas.

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Posted: February 7, 2019, 10:45 pm
Winter Climbs 2019 : K2 Team at full strength despite news of injurie -  by Kraig Becker - Adv Blog
11 Year Anniversary Weekend on Mt San Jacinto by Ellen - from MtSanJacinto.info website
Rescue missions led by the PGHMin Chamonix on Tuesday the 5th of February, 2019 -Chamonix.net

https://adventureblog.net/2019/02/winter-climbs-2019-k2-team-at-full-strength-despite-news-of-injuries.html   -- Kraig Becker -- Winter Climbs 2019 : K2 Team at full strength despite news of injuries



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Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:20 pm
New line on Fitzroy in Patagonia for the Pou Brothers (English translation) - Barrabes + Montagna
Mountaineer Mingma Gyahu Sherpa feted with Piolets d" Or Asia - from MounainPlanet.com
Bolivian Cholitas women ponder Everest attempt - from Gripped Magazine

https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10517/haizea-apertura-hermanos-pou-patagonia -- New Line in Patagonia on Fitz Roy for the Pou Brothers (English translation available)

https://www.montagna.tv/cms/136436/una-nuova-via-in-patagonia-per-i-fratelli-pou/   (English translation available)

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Sorry for not replying to messages and emails, last 10 days at summercamp 2019 were fairly busy. Had an attempt at cerro torre, brutal storm beat down there, long day (16 hours?) to hike out and following day a hike back in to paso Superior, which gains something like over 5,000 feet. The best weather of the season was predicted so it was no time to rest. Although my original partner/friend had frostbite on Cerro Torre and needs to recover, I was able to hook up with two other parties and climbed the Red Pillar of Mermoz which to my surprise I was able to lead/follow clean, including the lead of the hardest crux pitch (7a+) which was at the time running with water. Even though we did all 3 of the hardest pitches and supposedly all the best ones, we had to quit after 11 of 15 pitches because rest were running with water. It was a good thing as finishing would take much longer and I have been to the top of Mermoz in the past anyways. I was back to camp at 21:30pm and Ted, my partner for the following day's attempt at Fitz Roy, wanted to wake up in about 5 hours, at 02:30, so to his surprise after 3 harsh days, I was still all in and he was nice enough to help me melt water. Even though we have not climbed together in the past, Ted Hesser and I started up Fitz Roy's California route as planned. 
Earlier in the year I watched the documentary about its first ascent and the film raised my interest in trying that particular climb. To our luck, the route was in great conditions. Good ice and dry rock. Because both of us love photography, we planned to sleep on the SW flank of Fitz Roy around the top of the route to get some cool photos of Cerro Torre at sunrise. The dream came true, it was a beautiful sunrise, due to which we did not start climbing till like 10am, taking in the beauty and a nice breakfast. When we did get back to climbing, we realized the wind picked up, which brought us to reality of being on a huge mountain and still needing to find our way to the top and deal with a dangerous descent. Fortunately, it all came together and we got down in time to witness another beautiful sunset and sunrise sleeping at La Brecha. Do have to mention a falling rock size of a mini bus scared the living shit out of me as we absailed down the peak. Fortunately the walls are so steep that it was falling away from us, although during the split second of the event all you really can think of is which one of the many shells gonna blow your head off. Because I have been going hard every day for the last week, these next several days will be for hibernation. Time to rest and digest. I left to the mountains 10 days ago with Chris Koppl at 172 lbs, yesterday after hiking out, I was 158lbs. How about this mountain climbing diet eh? 
Another interesting thing about the day we climbed Fitz Roy...that same day another two Ukrainean guys and a Russian lady topped out via the same route. What the hell is the probability of three Ukraineans on Fitz Roy in the same day?! lol They were also nice enough to hook us up with some food so that we could bivy in La Brecha and enjoy the beautiful views at sunrise, instead of rapelling below other people at night and hiking to camp, which was very nice of them
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Playing the waiting game here in town a few more days. Not festering too much but maybe a little. Going back and forth on weather and route conditions. A classic Chalten experience. Practicing the dark arts of predicting the future. Trying to make the right decision ahead of time. Safety and success depends on good judgement. Tricky tricky.

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Posted: February 6, 2019, 8:27 pm
Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Final Trip Report - by Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Winter 8,000er Update : Two quit Nanga Parbat (Nardi and Ballard) - from Explorersweb.com
Avalanche in Italy claims 4 lives - 8 People died in Italian Avalanches over the weekend -Snowbrains
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Stalled, Nanga Regroup - from Alan Arnette's detailed blog

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/04/ecuador-2019-climbing-the-volcanoes-final-trip-report/ -- Alan Arnette -- Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Final Trip Report



https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/04/winter-8000er-update-two-quit-nanga-parbat/ -- Winter 8,000'er Update: Two quit Nanga Parbat (Nardi and Ballard)



https://snowbrains.com/avalanche-italy-claims-lives/ -- Avalanche in Italy claims 4 lives - 8 People died in Italian Avalanches over the week end




http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/02/04/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-stalled-nanga-regroup/ -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 Stalled, Nanga Regroup



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Posted: February 4, 2019, 10:29 pm
8000er winter expeditions : Between flight and race - From Stefan Nestler on his blog site
Langutai Barfi -  (7017 meters) in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan - Report + pictures from Summitpost
Peitler Dolomites in Italy - New winter climb - from PlanetMountain.com
Tom Ballard reports from Nanga Parbat - Part 2 - from Explorersweb.com
Breithorn Traverse (E-W) Italy/Switzerlans -- Report with pictures from Summitpost

https://abenteuer-berg.de/en/8000er-winter-expeditions-between-flight-and-race/  -- Stefan Nestler (Germany) - 8000er winter expeditions : Between flights and race

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https://www.summitpost.org/langutai-barfi/1029620   -- Langutai Barfi 7017 m -- Hindu Kush -- Pakistan



https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/peitlerkofel-dolomites-simon-gietl-mark-oberlechner-add-new-winter-climb.html -- Peitler Dolomites - New winter climb



https://explorersweb.com/2019/02/02/tom-ballard-reports-from-nanga-parbat-part-ii/ -- Tom Ballard reports from Nanga Parbat - Part 2




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Posted: February 4, 2019, 4:13 pm
Hilgard and Julius Caesar (Sierra Nevada) - Trip report with pictures from Leor Pantilat in California
Ragshur - Lang Shar (6089 meters) Unclimbed in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan - by Summitpost.org
K2 Winter Climb 2019 - Roman Abidlaev reaches Camp at 6800 meters - Russian Climb twitter


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Posted: February 1, 2019, 10:05 pm
Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Chimborazo "Summit" - from Alan Arnette's blog
2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 progress, No Manaslu, Nanga Parbat fragments - by Alan Arnette's blog
India's first Piti-Dharr Ice Fest results in a flurry of first ascents - from Alpinist.com
Four stranded climbers evacuated from the Great Himalayan high route - by Himalayan Times

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/01/29/ecuador-2019-climbing-the-volcanoes-chimborazo-summit/ -- Alan Arnette -- Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Chimborazo "Summit"



http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/01/30/2018-19-winter-climbs-k2-progress-no-manaslu-nanga-fragments/    -- 2018/19 Winter Climbs : K2 progress, No Manaslu, Nanga Fragments




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Posted: January 31, 2019, 4:17 pm
Les Drus : Triple Couloir tracked by Julien Herry and Laurent Bibollet - from PlanetMountain.com
Tom Ballard Reports from Nanga Parbat - Report from Explorersweb.com
Recent RMRU Activity from MtSanJacinto.Info website and Rmru Search and Rescue
Glacier Point Ski - pictures from Calicokat (Jim Porter) in Yosemite
Equador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Chimborazo Summit - from Alan Arnette (Below in Facebook)

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https://explorersweb.com/2019/01/30/tom-ballard-reports-from-nanga-parbat/ -- Tom Ballard Reports from Nanga Parbat




http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5948&sid=d08e35581c103fc4e13ca4298be48f2a  --  Recent RMRU activity - Search and Rescue from Riverside




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K2: Alex Txikon and his team equip up to field 2, 6.700m
 INCREDIBLE! 🔻
We have equipped up to Camp 2 at 6700 meters in just 2 days. It is a real success and we are very happy. I am very proud of the whole team, we have equipped a new route line. After equipping with 1,100 meters of rope until Camp 1, we have taken another 1,200 meters of rope with us. The weather has been quite good although the strong wind has not helped much. However, we have worked well and we still don't believe what we have achieved.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Waldelmar Kowalewski, who was hit by a block of ice or a stone in his left collarbone. He went down at a slow pace and the partners at the Base Camp went to help him. He is fine, but he will return home tomorrow to recover.

Apart from that, the colleagues who have rested for the last few days in the Base Camp will take over from Nuri, Wallung, Cheppal, Gelsen, Pasang and me, as we have been working very hard at high altitude.
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Posted: January 30, 2019, 6:19 pm
Two Polish climbers flown out of K2 Base Camp - from Stefan Nestler's blog
Corno Stella Diedre Rouge - first free winter ascent (NE Face of Corno Stella) in Alps - Planet Mtn
First Ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoco in Patagonia - from MountainPlanet.com
Winter 8000ers Update : Gale on Manaslu, East Face of K2 "Inpossible" - from Explorersweb.com

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https://mountainplanet.com/blog/first-ascent-of-cerro-mangiafuoco-6562 -- First Ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoco in Patagonia



https://explorersweb.com/2019/01/28/winter-8000ers-update-gale-on-manaslu-east-face-of-k2-impossible/ -- Winter 8000ers Update : Gale on Manaslu, East Face of K2 "Impossible"




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As we got up at 11 pm last night, Jan 27, the view of the stars from the High Camp on Chimborazo was breathtaking.
The Milky Way looked like a long narrow cloud and the billions and billions of stars made even the best known constellations like the Southern Cross, Orion, Big Dipper almost invisible.

We left at midnight for our summit push full of energy and optimism. I felt great, yes great, at 17,500 feet. The benefit of living and climbing in Ecuador the past ten days.

We made good time as we began following a nondescript path under an unstable rock wall for about an hour. We were swift and deliberate with our motion. Soon we left the wall for the flanks of this extinct volcano. Honestly, Chimbo is more of a mountain than a volcano like Cotopaxi with its perfect cone shape.

This volcano thinks it’s a massif with five summits and a base that takes up several square miles.

Anyway, the wee hours of the morning passed as we navigated the route to the light of the stars. An impressive glow soon emerged on the summit as a half moon said hello.

The climb was challenging, more so than Cotopaxi. The snow was hard and icy at times and the angles were relentless, a constant 35 to 55 degrees that became more aggressive as we closed in on 20,000 feet.
Then it happened.
With seemingly no warning, the stars disappeared, our calm morning became a play named Gale and snow began to fall. All that was missing was Bing Crosby.
Our group of eight held an impromptu conference at 20,433 feet on Pico Veintimilla, one of the sub peaks of this “volcano”. We were a quarter of a mile away, 131 vertical feet, from the invisible main peak of Chimborazo standing at 20,564 feet.
So close yet ... Hell we couldn’t see anything!!!😜😩
So with the objective danger of the rock wall, which was known to hurl soccer and microwave oven sized boulders on top of really nice people aka climbers as the sun warmed the walls, it was determined an orderly retreat was a honorable decision to get back to High Camp ASAP. Oh, and snow was blowing up our noses.
So did I get the highest point on the planet as measured from the center of the earth? Did I poke my head into the atmosphere higher than when I was on Everest? And most importantly, did I win my battle with that know-it-all 6th Grader who challenged me with “my dad says Everest is not the highest mountain...”
Well, actually the answer to all those questions, while fun, is not all that important. What is, is that I found a new country I really like with some wonderful people, I figured out I can still climb to 20,000 feet and I confirmed that climbing mountains, even if they are cone heads, feeds my essence and makes me happy.
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Posted: January 29, 2019, 5:46 pm
Climbers resume efforts to scale K2, Nanga Parbat, as the weather improves - MountainPlanet.com
Winter K2 with Alex Txikon by Mountain.ru translated to english - with pictures
Loop hike around Capitol Butte, Arizona (Sedona area) - Ttip report with pictures from Summitpost

https://mountainplanet.com/blog/climbers-resume-efforts-to-scale-k2-nanga-parbat-as-weather-improves-6561 -- Climbers resume efforts to scale K2, Nanga Parbat, as weather improves



http://mountain.ru/expeditions/current_expedition.php?expedition_id=69#21566 -- Winter K2 with Alex Txikon




https://www.summitpost.org/loop-hike-around-capitol-butte-13-8-miles/1029302 -- Loop hike around Capitol Butte, Arizona




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Posted: January 28, 2019, 4:24 pm
Spontaneity, altruism, and drama in Patagonia - from PlanetMountain.com
This 90 year old still climbs mountains like itsnothing - from MountainPlanet.com
Two climbers missing on Fitzroy, One dead - from Rock and Ice website
The Grand Canyon - Rim to River with the Coachella Valley Meetup Group - Pictures

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/spontaneity-altruism-and-drama-in-patagonia.html   -- Spontaneity, altruism and drama in Patagonia




https://mountainplanet.com/blog/this-90-year-old-climbs-mountains-like-its-nothing-6560 -- This 90 Year Old climbs mountains like its nothing



https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/two-climbers-missing-on-fitz-roy-one-dead/  -- Two climbers missing on Fitzroy, One dead

https://gripped.com/news/climber-dies-and-others-missing-in-patagonia/       



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Posted: January 27, 2019, 5:34 pm
Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Cotapaxi Summit -- Trip report with pictures - Alan Arnette
Two climbers missing on Fitzroy (Patagonia), One dead - from Mountainplanet.com
In Patagonia two Italians make the first ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoca - from PlanetMountain.com


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https://mountainplanet.com/blog/two-climbers-missing-on-fitz-roy-one-dead-6558 -- Two climbers missing on Fitz Roy (Patagonia), One Dead.




https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/pioneering-patagonia-paolo-marazzi-luca-schiera-climb-cerro-mangiafuoco.html -- In Patagonia two Italians make the First Ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoca

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Posted: January 26, 2019, 5:43 pm
Climbing Patagonia by Vitaliy M - Report + pictures - +; update- Vitaliy M Facebook - PlanetGranite
Bolivia's Cholita Climbers Summit Aconcagua - from UKClimgers.com website
Winter Expedition climbs 2019 : Mother Nature keeps everyone in Base Camp - The Adventure Blog


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Posted: January 25, 2019, 10:47 pm
Thomas Bubendorfer discovers No Country for Old Men - First Ascent in the South Tyrol of Italy
Engelskante (Angels Ridge) in the Italian Tyrol - Trip report with pictures - Summitpost (A.Rampini)
Two rescued from Mt San Gorgonio after hiker slides one ice - from MtSanJacinto.info and Facebook
Everest North side partly closed for spring cleaning - from Explorersweb.com

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/thomas-bubendorfer-discovers-no-country-for-old-men-in-south-tyrol-italy.html  --  First Ascent in the Italian Tyrol



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Stella is Back Home—
After two hikers were rescued from the San Gorgonio Mountains on Monday by Sheriff’s Aviation, it was discovered their dog Stella had run off and was left behind.
Off-duty San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Teams, off-duty San Bernardino County Fire personnel, mountain community residents, and even one of the off-duty rescuer’s dog, Kronos, all pulled together to find Stella.
After hiking several miles, Stella was located yesterday afternoon. They heard her yelping and barking before they could see her. One of the residents hiked up the mountain about 250ft above the trail to where Stella was at and was able to control slide with her in his arms back down to the trail.
Today, Stella was reunited with her owners Jennifer Graham and David Westberg, and all were as happy as can be. A great ending to a scary ordeal.
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SUMMARY: On Monday, January 21st, at approximately 2:30 pm, the victims, David Westberg and Jennifer Graham were hiking at the 7,800' level when Westberg slipped off an icy trail and slid approximately 150' down a steep slope. He came to rest against a tree, which prevented him from sliding further. Injured in the fall and unable to climb upslope, Westberg called 911 for help.  

Sheriff's Helicopters 40King4 and Air Rescue 307 responded to the area and located Westberg and Graham.  Due to the steep, rugged and icy terrain, crews determined a hoist rescue would need to be conducted. 40King4 lowered a San Bernardino County Fire Fighter/Paramedic down to Westberg, who accessed Westberg's injuries and prepared him for the hoist rescue. 40King4 then hoisted Westberg and transported him to awaiting EMS personnel. 

Air Rescue 307 lowered a firefighter/paramedic down to Graham, who accessed Graham's injuries and prepared her for the hoist rescue. 40King4 then hoisted Graham and transported her to awaiting EMS personnel. Due to nightfall, the crew of 40King4 had to conduct the last hoist evolution of the mission utilizing night vision goggles.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of hiking in hazardous conditions such as steep, rugged, mountainous terrain covered with snow and ice. Without the proper training and equipment, this type of activity can lead to serious injury or death.

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Stella is Back Home—
After two hikers were rescued from the San Gorgonio Mountains on Monday by Sheriff’s Aviation, it was discovered their dog Stella had run off and was left behind.
Off-duty San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Teams, off-duty San Bernardino County Fire personnel, mountain community residents, and even one of the off-duty rescuer’s dog, Kronos, all pulled together to find Stella.
After hiking several miles, Stella was located yesterday afternoon. They heard her yelping and barking before they could see her. One of the residents hiked up the mountain about 250ft above the trail to where Stella was at and was able to control slide with her in his arms back down to the trail.
Today, Stella was reunited with her owners Jennifer Graham and David Westberg, and all were as happy as can be. A great ending to a scary ordeal.
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Posted: January 24, 2019, 10:47 pm
Winter 2019 : Simone Moro and Gyalje Sherpa returned from 6100 meters - by MountainPlanet,com
Famous Bikini Hiker dies from Hypothermia - from Gripped Magazine.com
Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Cayambe -- from Alan Arnette's blog - report with pictures
Two rescued from Mount San Gorgonio after hiker slips on icy trail, slides about 150 feet

https://mountainplanet.com/blog/winter-2019:-simone-moro-and-pemba-gyalje-sherpa-returned-from-6400m-6542     -- Winter 2019 : Simone Moro and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa returned from 6400 meters on Manaslu



https://gripped.com/gripped-outdoors/famous-bikini-hiker-dies-from-hypothermia/ -- Famous bikini hiker dies from hypothermia

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Ecuador 2019 : Climbing the Volcanoes : Cayambe




https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/2019/01/22/two-rescued-mount-san-gorgonio-after-hiker-slips-slides-mountain/2652167002/    -- Two rescued from Mt San Gorgonio after hiker slips on icy trail, slides abour 150 feet

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Posted: January 23, 2019, 10:08 pm
Winter Expeditions : Waiting for the end of snowfall - from Stefan Nestler on his blog
Expedition to find missing plane on Tupungato in Argentina - from Gripped Magazine
China to cut Everest climber numbers to clean up world's highest peak - MountainPlanet.com
Winter 8000ers - Off they go - from Explorersweb.com
Groat Mountain - South Ridge (Washington) - from Steph Abegg - Trip report with pictures

https://blogs.dw.com/adventuresports/winter-expeditions-waiting-for-end-of-snowfall/  -- Stefan Nestker -- Winter Expeditions : Waiting for end of snowfall



https://gripped.com/gripped-outdoors/expedition-to-find-missing-plane-on-tupungato/ -- Expedition to find missing plane on Tupungato - Argentina



https://mountainplanet.com/blog/china-to-cut-everest-climber-numbers-to-clean-up-worlds-highest-peak-6540    -- China to cut Everest climber numbers to clean up world's highest peak



https://explorersweb.com/2019/01/21/winter-8000ers-off-they-go/  -- Winter 8000ers - Off they go




http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/washington/northcascades/groat   -- Steph Abegg -- Groat Mountain -- South Ridge -- Washington





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Pero have been found with a problem: a big crack prevents the step just under the 6.400 m where they were going to plant their shop field 2.

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Climbers shrug off harsh weather, Vow to scale K2 - from MountainPlanet.com
Silver Peak Loop (N Sierras) - Trip report with pictures - from Leor Pantilat's blog (California)
Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort, new climb on the Mont Blanc Massif - from PlanetMountain.com
Ecuador Volcanoes 2019 : Ready for Cayambe - from Alan Arnette's blog





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The last few days have been very eventful. We acclimatized on the local mountains, visited the local market and went to 15,000 feet on Cayambe and now are are at 11,000 feet preparing to go up tonight for a summit attempt starting midnight.


I haven't seen the volcano but everyone tells me it's behind the cloud so I have to trust them. When we went up yesterday and there was a light rain but strong winds probably 30 mph, so instead of making a day walk up to the glacier we just spent three hours in the hut at 15,000 feet. I know I know 🙂.
I have had a small set of problems mainly G.I. issues. I'm not sure what I ate or drank but something didn't agree with me so I spent about 24 hours doing colonoscopy prep then purging like a supermodel but now I'm feeling fine.

We have a very nice international team that is motivated and excited to be here. The Mountain Madness leadership is stellar.

I continue to be overwhelmed with the beauty of Ecuador, the rolling hills covered with grass, the volcanoes, the mountain hillsides and especially the people of this is a special country.

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  Leo billion, max bonniot and Pierre Carving arrived at el chaltén last day Tuesday. They had been following the weather and saw a three-day window and thought to try the southeast edge of Cerro Torre. The first day left from chaltén and arrived to the col of patience, where they slept inside a crack. On the second day there was pretty wind, but they also managed to get to the foot of the final wall, where they spent several hours carving a platform for their tent above the ice towers. That night there was a lot of wind and thought I'd have to get down the next day, but as dawn dawned decided In the final wall followed the lama-Ortner variant, and they had quite difficulty because many of the shots and fissures had ice or snow. They reached the summit at 10:30 am of the third day, with winds from up to 80 km / h. They started down immediately, and that same day they returned to the chaltén, completing the seventh ascent of the southeast edge of cerro torre in just three days round and back from the village! The one of them was the first and only ascension of cerro torre in what goes of the season.
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