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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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Patagonia Season Begins with New Routes

Impressive start to season in Patagonia American alpinist Colin Haley, along with Canadian Sarah Hart, have climbed a new route on Aguja Volonqui, 2,200 m, named El Lobito, 400 m, AI4+, M5, A0.  In November 2013, Italians  Tomas Franchini and Francesco Salvaterra climbed a
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Winter on Nanga Parbat, the Race for the Summit

Nanga Parbat, 8,126 m, is the ninth highest mountain in the world. Two teams have announced they will be attempting to climb the “Killer Mountain” this winter via the Schell Route. Nanga Parbat is one of two 8,000 m peaks that has not been climbed in winter, the other
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Ines Papert Climbs Likhu Chuli I

Ines Papert stood alone on top of Likhu Chuli I, Nepal, 6,719-metres, on November 13th, for its first ascent. Her partner, famed photographer Thomas Senf, had to stay at high-camp due to frost bite.     More on Ines Papert here More on Likhu Chuli at Planet Mountain
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Victoria’s Secret Deviation

Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock have been on a tear since they arrived in Canada. Once again the team have made headlines, this time with the third and fourth ascents of Victoria’s Secret Deviation, M7++, 50 m, on the Stanley Headwall. Boswell onsighted the traditionally
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Rocket Man Climbed

The European climbing team have been sending some of the Rockies hardest and biggest mixed routes
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Patagonia Video

Paul McSorley takes us with him on two of South America's most iconic peaks, Cerro Torre and Cerro Stanhardt
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MEC Contributes 100K For Old Baldy Purchase in Ontario

MEC has a long history in assisting access groups in reaching their financial goals in order to keep the gates open to crags across Canada
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