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Nanga Parbat, Fourth Expedition Announced

Daniele Nardi to solo Mummery Rib. Winter 2012/13, Italian climber Daniele Nardi had two unsuccessful attempts on Nanga Parbat’s Mummery Rib. ”It’s because it spared my life, it let me taste its violence and its honey, the Queen of the Mountains, the killer mountain.
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Patagonia New Routing Continues

Patagonia, 2013, Cerro Marconi Central – La SuperWhillans The season is off to its typical “old Patagonia” start, with extreme wind and weather. It has not stopped climbers from ascending a number of new lines.  Colin Haley and Rolando Garibotti have climbed a new
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Patagonia’s D’Artagnan, New Route

Patagonia 2013 Ben Erdmann, David Gladwin, and Kim Ladiges have climbed a sub-summit of Cerro Domo Blanco in Patagonia, which they call Punta Los Tres Mosqueteros. Their route, D’Artagnan, M6, 5.11, C1, 400 m, climbs the obvious dihedral on the left of the north face. The
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The Crowdfunded Expedition

The Justice for All expedition who are attempting Nanga Parbat this winter received 80 per cent of their money from crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the effort of individuals who network, usually via the Internet, to support a goal initiated by other people or organizations. The
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Planed Solo on Nanga Parbat’s Diamir Face

-Nanga Parbat Solo Winter Attempt - German mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits, plans on soloing the Diamir Face on Nanga Parbat this winter. “Nanga Parbat is for me – and has also been for Gerlinde, for a long time – the most beautiful 8,000er. After having finished the
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Patagonia Rescue

Patagonia Rescue, December 2013 Two climbers rescued from the base of Fitz Roy’s Supercanaleta. The climbing in Patagonia has been compared to Chamonix and the Bugaboos, fine alpine granite in a remote location. If an accident happens in the Bugaboos or Chamonix, rescuers
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Cerro Torre Saga Continues

Persona Non Grata (Not Welcome) Some climbers want a public apology from Jason Kruk and Hayden Kennedy for their removal of bolts off the Compressor Route. Remember in 2012, when Jason Kruk and Hayden Kennedy chopped the bolts of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia?
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No Winter Attempt on K2 in 2013/14

K2 has never been summited in the winter. There have been attempts to climb it in winter, but none have been close to getting to the top. In 2012 a vigorous Russian team was aiming for a first winter ascent. The expedition ended on with the death of Vitaly Gorelik due to
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International Mountain Day

Today is International Mountain Day, December 11. From the UN: Covering around 27 per cent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and wellbeing to 720 million mountain
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Boswell on The Demon

Greg Boswell, who recently spent a few weeks in Canada with Nick Bullock on a sending train, just climbed the first winter ascent of The Demon, IX/9, on the Happy Tyrolean’s Wall, with Douglass Russell.  From Boswell’s blog: I eventually committed to a super thin pick
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