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Everest 2015: Last Team Calls It Quits – Season Over

In what can only be described as the most devastating season for not only Everest and all of Nepal’s mountaineering industry, but for the millions of residents of Nepal whose lives are changed forever, team Himex has announced their decision to leave Everest Basecamp. After
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The Chad Kellogg Memorial Route

Chad Kellogg was an American alpinist who was tragically killed in Patagonia in February, 2014, by rockfall on Fitz Roy. Kellogg and his climbing partner Jens Holsten had climbed the Afanassieff Route on the northwest ridge of Fitz Roy. After reaching the top on Feb. 14, they
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Everest: Climbing to Resume from Nepal

Despite the obvious signs the Everest season should be canceled, the mountain will remain open from Nepal and the Ice Doctors will rebuild the route through the Khumbu Icefall. Eighteen climbers died during the fatal avalanche, but unlike the season-ending snow-slide of 2014,
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Dani Arnold’s New Matterhorn Speed Record

Dani Arnold sets a new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn by climbing the North Face in one-hour and 46 minutes.  Arnold, the exceptional 30-year-old climber from Switzerland, has made a name for himself all over the world for his extraordinary achievements in mixed
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New Alaska Route: Mount Deborah is Bad to the Bone

Mount Deborah is a 3,761-metre peak in Alaska that has attracted climbers to its icy walls for decades. The first ascent was up the South Ridge in 1954 by Fred Beckey, Henry Meybohm, Heinrich Harrer. The most recent new route was climbed by Will Sim and Jon Griffith up the
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Everest: “Season Closed,” – Raphael Slawinski

Following the earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal that caused avalanches on and around Mount Everest that killed a number of people, the climbing season has been closed. The first word of the closing from the north side came to us from Raphael Slawinski, “We just came out of a
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Everest: Almost Everyone Off Mountain

On Monday, good weather allowed helicopters to rescue stranded climbers from camps one and two and dropped them at base camp, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The Guardian reported that three helicopters flew nonstop to rescue
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Trapped on Everest: Evacuations and Rescues Continue

The chaos continues one day after the 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Over 60 survivors from an avalanche that leveled most of Base Camp on Mount Everest have been evacuated to the capital Kathmandu. At least 22 climbers are confirmed dead and some reports suggest 217 are missing.
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Everest Earthquake: Canadians Safe After Tragedy

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 17 people. A number of Canadian are in the Everest area and all are reported to be safe. It’s the deadliest disaster in the history of climbing on the world’s highest peak. There were over 60
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Everest Earthquake: Death-count Rising – Video Post-Avalanche

An avalanche in Nepal has killed over 1,000 people and at Everest Basecamp, the death count is rising. The magnitude 7.8 quake struck on Saturday about 80 kilometers northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. More on the story from BBC The earthquake started an avalanche that
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