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Hiking and Climbing Adventures

Welcome to Hiking & Mountaineering Blog! Sharing my personal hiking & climbing experiences, photos, other ‘s excursions, upcoming hiking events mainly in So Cal, other blogs mainly in the news plus links to information of interest to all hikers, mountaineers & mountain lovers. Updates to Hiking & Mountaineering are expected almost daily, so please check back often.

 Masherbrum ; Holecek, Groh and Petrecek at the attack of the West Wall - from MountainBlog.it (in English also)

Gasherbrum 2 : Harila and Friends Summit 10th 8,000er  -- from Explorersweb.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/masherbrum-7-821-m-holecek-groh-e-petrecek-allattacco-della-parete-ovest/  -- Masherbrum - Holecek, Groh and Petrecek at the attack of the West Wall ( in English also )




https://explorersweb.com/gasherbum-harila-number-10/   -- Gasherbrum 2 : Harila and Friends Summit 10th 8,000er


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Posted: August 8, 2022, 3:33 pm

Gasherbrum 2 : Summit for Harila, Lanovskala, Shehroze Kashif, Grace Cheng, and 5 Nepalese Guides  -- from MountainBlog.it (in English also)

Mt Temple - Canada - the Eiger of N. America - Trip Report with pictures - from 14ers.com

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New Page on Personal Websites in the General Section of the Forum at Summitposr.org

Personal Websites : General - Page 172 (summitpost.org)

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/gasherbrum-ii-vetta-per-kristin-harila-liliya-ianovskaia-shehroze-kashif-grace-tseng-e-cinque-guide-nepalesi/  -- Gasherbrum 2 Summits : Harila, Lanovaskala, Shehroze Kashif, Cheng and 5 Nepalese Guides (in English also)




https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21810  --  Mt Temple - Canada - The Eiger of N.America - Trip report with pictures.


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Posted: August 8, 2022, 10:21 am

 The Madman's Ball : Alpine Style Push on Masherbrum  --  from Explorersweb.com

Ink Rocks South - Sierra Challenge - California - Trip report with pictures - by Summitpost.org

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https://explorersweb.com/the-madmans-ball-alpine-style-push-on-masherbrum/   --  The Madman's Ball : Alpine Style Push on Masherbrum.




https://snwburd.com/bob/challenge/2022/peaks/ink_rocks   --  Ink Rocks South - Sierra Challenge - California - Trip report with pictures.


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Posted: August 8, 2022, 4:06 am

 K2 Speed Ascent Records : Who Wears the Crown ? -- from Explorersweb.com

On the trail of the Barba at Cresta del Mont Rouge de Triolet (Mont Blanc) - from PlanetMountain.com ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/k2-speed-ascent-records-who-wears-the-crown/   --  K2 Speed Ascent Records : Who Wears the Crown.




https://www.planetmountain.com/it/notizie/alpinismo/sulle-tracce-del-barba-cresta-del-mont-rouge-de-triolet-monte-bianco.html   --  On the trail of the Barba at Cresta del Mont Rouge de Triolet (Mont Blanc) (in English also)


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Posted: August 6, 2022, 8:59 pm

 K2 Summer 2022 : A Great Year for Women Climbers  --  from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog

Pseudo Alpinists Prompt Closure of Mont Blanc Refuges  --  from Explorersweb.com

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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2022/08/05/k2-summer-2022-a-great-year-for-women-climbers/   -- K2 Summer 2022 : A Great Year for Woman Climbers.


https://explorersweb.com/pseudo-alpinists-prompt-closure-of-mont-blanc-refuges/   --  Pseudo-Alpinists Prompt Closure of Mont Blanc Refuges.



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Posted: August 6, 2022, 2:14 am

Hungarian dances and alpine style at Bondit Peak - by Montagnes-magazine.com (in English also)

Climber killed in fall and 1 rescued after pair got off-route near Crestone Traverse, Colorado - from Climbing.com

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https://www.montagnes-magazine.com/actus-danses-hongroises-style-alpin-bondit-peak   -- Hungarian dances and alpine style at Bondit Peak ( in English also )



https://snowbrains.com/climber-killed-rescued-crestone-traverse-colorado/   -- Climber Killed in Fall and 1 Rescued After Pair Got-Off Route Near Crestone Traverse, Colorado.


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Posted: August 5, 2022, 8:06 pm

 Far from Empty : Who's Still Climbing in the Karakorum  --  from Explorersweb.com

Navajo Peak - Airplane Gully to Northeast Ridge - Colorado - Trip report - from StephAbegg.com

Speed Ascent on Nanga Parbat - from Alpinist.com

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https://explorersweb.com/far-from-empty-whos-still-climbing-in-the-karakoram/   --  Far From Empty : Who's Still Climbing in the Karakorum.




https://sites.google.com/stephabegg.com/colorado/tripreports/navajo   -- Navajo Peak - Airplane Gulley to Northeast Ridge - Colorado - Trip report with pictures


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http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web22c/newswire-nanga-parbat-variation-speed-ascent

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Posted: August 4, 2022, 8:28 pm

 K2 Summit Seen As Never Before From a Drone  --  from Explorersweb.com

North Face of Mt San Jacinto in a day - March 2022  -- from SummitPost.org

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https://explorersweb.com/k2-summit-drone-footage/   --  K2 Summit Seen As Never Before : From a Drone.


https://www.summitpost.org/snow-creek-in-a-day-kind-of-march-2022/1070339   --  North Face of Mt San Jacinto in a day - March 2022.



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Posted: August 4, 2022, 5:12 pm

 Nevado Huascaran ( 6,768m) : Vasquez and Contreras open a new route on the south - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )  

Masherbrum (7,821m) , Holecek, Groh and Petre have completed acclimatization - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/nevado-huascaran-6-768-m-nacho-vasquez-e-martin-contreras-aprono-una-nuova-via-sulla-sud/   --  Nevado Huascaran (6,768m) : Vasquez and Contreras open a new route on the south - from MountainBlog.it (in English also)



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/masherbrum-7-821-m-holecek-groh-e-petrecek-hanno-completato-lacclimatamento/   --  Masherbrum (7,821m) - Holecek, Groh and Petre have completed acclimatization - from MoutainBlog.it (in English also)



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Posted: August 4, 2022, 11:00 am

For First Time In A Century, Record Heat CancellsAlps Climbing Tours  -- by Explorersweb.com 

Italians Finish Siula GrandePush Days Behind Fist Ascentionists  --  from Explorersweb.com

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https://explorersweb.com/europes-alps-crumbling-down-even-matterhorn/   --  For First Time In A Century, Record Heat Cancells Alps Climbing Tours.



https://explorersweb.com/italian-route-on-siula-grande/   --  Italians Finish Siula Grande Push Days Behind First Ascensionists.  




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Posted: August 3, 2022, 3:46 pm

Amazing Latok 2 for Miguel Mas Serrat and Mark Subirana - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also)

Kaleetan Peak - White Ledges - WA - Trip Report with pictures - from Mountaineers.org

Two More Quality First Ascents - in the Peruvian Andes - from Explorersweb.com

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http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/incredibile-latok-per-miquel-mas-serrat-e-marc-subirana/  ---  Amazing Latok 2 for Miguel Mas Serrat and Mark Subirana. (in English also)



https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/alpine-scramble-kaleetan-peak-white-ledges   --  Kaleetan Peak - White Ledges - WA - Trip report with pictures.


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Posted: August 2, 2022, 11:51 pm

 New Route on Uli Biaho Spire - from Explorersweb.com

Vestal Peak - Colorado - Trip report with pictures - from 14ers.com

Jirishanka - Andes of Peru - from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/new-route-on-uli-biaho-spire/   --  New Route on Uli Biaho Spire.




https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=21785   --  Vestal Peak - Colorado - Trip report with pictures.


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Posted: August 1, 2022, 4:11 pm

Chasm View Wall via Royal Flush - Colorado - Trip report and pictures  -- from Steph Abegg

Copper Mountain, Iron Mountain and Pyramid Peak - Washington - Trip Report -- from Mountaineers.org

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https://sites.google.com/stephabegg.com/colorado/tripreports/cvw-royalflush   --  Chasm View Wall via Royal Flush - Colorado - Trip report with pictures.


https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/alpine-scramble-copper-mountain-iron-mountain-pyramid-peak   --  Copper Mountain, Iron Mountain and Pyramid Peak - Washington - Trip Report with pictures/


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Posted: August 1, 2022, 3:37 am

 New Route to Uli Biaho Great Spire (5,620m)  -- from Wspinanie.pl  --  ( in English also )

Alps "Diretissima Gabbarou-Long" on the Grandes Jorasses - from Wspinanie.pl ( in English also)

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https://wspinanie.pl/2022/07/gheza-bau-ratti-refrigeretor-off-width-uli-biaho-spire/   -- New Route to Uli Biaho Great Spire (5620m) - ( in English also)




https://wspinanie.pl/2022/07/alpy-diretissima-gabbarou-long-dla-ilony-gawedy-i-gosi-jurewicz/   --  Alps " Diretissima Gabbarou-Long" on Grandes Jorasses - (in English also)


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Posted: July 31, 2022, 4:55 pm

 First Ascents of the North and East Faces of K7 Central  --  from Explorersweb.com

K2 Summer 2022 : A Summer of Summits  --  from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog

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https://explorersweb.com/first-ascents-of-the-north-and-east-faces-of-k7-central/   --  First Ascent of the North and East Faces of K7 Central.





https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2022/07/30/k2-summer-2022-a-summer-of-summits/   --  K2 Summer 2022 : A Summer of Summits.


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Posted: July 31, 2022, 1:36 am

 U.S. Duo Snags Hardest Alpine Line in Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash - by PlanetMountain.com

New Climb on Jirishanka in Peru by Berg and Roberts  --  from Explorersweb.com

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/new-climb-jirishanca-peru-alik-berg-quentin-roberts.html   --  New climb on Jirishanca in Peru by Berg and Roberts.


https://explorersweb.com/italian-route-peru-cordillera-huayhuash-first-ascent/   --  US Duo Snags Hardest Alpine Line in Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash.


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Posted: July 30, 2022, 11:42 am

 Czechs Acclimatise for Masherbrum Epic : Plus More Karakorum News. - from Explorersweb.com

Washington Climber Found Dead in Olympic National Park. - from Climbing.com

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https://explorersweb.com/czechs-acclimatize-for-masherbrum-epic-plus-more-karakorum-news/   --  Czechs Acclimatize for Masherbrum Epic: Plus More Karakorum News.




https://www.climbing.com/news/washington-climber-found-dead-in-olympic-national-park/   --  Washington Climber Found Dead in Olympic National Park.


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Posted: July 29, 2022, 10:55 pm

 New climb on Jirishanca in Peru by Berg and Roberts -- from PlanetMountain.com

Denis Urubko Summits K2 Alone, Closes in on Record -- from Explorersweb.com

With the climb of K2, Adriana Brownlee sets a new record -- by MountainBlog.it (in English also)

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https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/new-climb-jirishanca-peru-alik-berg-quentin-roberts.html   --  New climb on Jirishanca in Peru by Berg and Roberts.


https://explorersweb.com/denis-urubko-summits-k2-alone-closes-in-on-record/   --  Denis Urubko Summits K2 Alone, Closes in on Record.


http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/con-la-scalata-del-k2-adriana-brownlee-stabilisce-un-nuovo-record/   --  With the climb of K2, Adriana Brownlee sets a new record ( in English also )


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Posted: July 29, 2022, 10:40 am

K2 Summer 2022 : Summits Continue on Broad Peak and K2  -- from Alan Arnette's detailed blog

Mountaineer falls for 350 meters on the Matterhorn and dies. -- from Montagna.tv (in English too)

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https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2022/07/28/k2-summer-2022-summits-continue-on-broad-peak-and-k2/   --  K2 Summer 2022 : Summits Continue on Broad Peak and K2.



https://www.montagna.tv/205086/alpinista-precipita-per-350-metri-e-muore-sul-cervino/   --  Mountaineer falls 350 meters and dies on the Matterhorn. ( in English also )


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Posted: July 28, 2022, 11:16 pm

Record Time on K2 : Harila and Nims Neck and Neck  --  from Explorersweb.com

K2 : Summit details from the Cazzanelli team  --  from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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https://explorersweb.com/new-summits-on-k2-broad-peak-and-gasherbrum-ii/  --  Record Time on K2; Plus Harila and Nims Neck and Neck.



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/k2-8611-m-dettagli-sul-vertice-dei-valdostani-cazzanelli-picco-e-perruquet/   --  K2 ; Summit details from the Cazzanelli team -- ( in English also )



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Posted: July 28, 2022, 4:59 pm

 New Summits on K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum 2  --  from Explorersweb.com

Exum Direct - Tetons - Wyoming - Trip report with pictures -- by Dow Williams on Summitpost.org

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https://explorersweb.com/new-summits-on ... erbrum-ii/ -- New Summits on K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum 2.




https://www.summitpost.org/exum-arete-d ... es/1070938 -- Exum Direct by Dow Williams - Tetons - Wyoming - Trip report with pictures


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Posted: July 28, 2022, 11:06 am

 Denis Urubko Heads to K2 for Record Tying 8,000'er  --  from Explorersweb.com

Huge Alpine News - Mega New Routes in Andes, and Eternal Flame  --  from Gripped.com

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https://explorersweb.com/denis-urubko-heads-to-k2-for-record-tying-8000er/   --  Denis Urubko Heads to K2 for Record-Tying 8,000'er




https://gripped.com/news/huge-alpine-news-mega-new-routes-in-andes-and-eternal-flame/   --  Huge Alpine News - Mega New Routes in Andes, and Eternal Flame.


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Posted: July 27, 2022, 8:34 pm

 Traffic jam in the K2 summit area   -- from Stefan Nestler - Adventure Mountain (in English too

Mountaineer dies on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn  --  from MountainBlog.it ( in English also )

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https://abenteuer-berg.de/stau-im-k2-gipfelbereich/#more-54533   --  Traffic jam in the K2 summit area ( in English also )



http://www.mountainblog.it/redazionale/alpinista-muore-sul-versante-svizzero-del-cervino-2/   --  Mountaineer dies on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn ( in English also )


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https://www.montagna.tv/204914/stop-delle-guide-alpine-anche-al-versante-svizzero-del-cervino-e-alla-jungfrau/  -  Interruption of climbs on Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn

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Posted: July 27, 2022, 6:07 pm

 Urubko Scales Gasherbrum 2 in 15 hours - from Dawn.com

2022 Sierra Challenge - August 5-14 - from Bob Burd of the Sierra Club of California

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1701630/russian-polish-climber-scales-gasherbum-ii-in-15-hours   --  Urubko Scales Gasherbrum 2 in 15 hours.



https://www.snwburd.com/bob/challenge/2022/   --  2022 Sierra Challenge - Aug 5-14


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Posted: July 26, 2022, 10:06 am

 Zangerl and Larcher Also Free Climb Trango Route; Plus Romanian Survives - from  Explorersweb.com

One Pakistani, two UK climbers summit K2  --  from Dawn.com

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https://explorersweb.com/zangerl-and-larcher-also-free-climb-trango-route-plus-romanian-survives/   --  Zangerl and Larcher Also Free Climb Trango Route ; Plus Romanian Survives.




https://www.dawn.com/news/1701443/one-pakistani-two-uk-climbers-summit-k2   --  One Pakistani, two UK climbers summit K2


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