Monthly Archives: April 2012

Himalaya 2012: Summits On Annapurna

Everest isn’t the only mountain in the Himalaya that has seen progress in the week-and-a-half I was away.  Climbers on various mountains across the region have continued to work their respective routes, establish camps and acclimatize according to their schedules. … Continue reading

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X-Prize Foundation Names Four Finalist For “Why Do You Explore” Contest

Way back in February I posted information about a contest being hosted by the X-Prize Foundation that asked us “Why Do You Explore?” The contest encouraged us to enter by sending in a video that explained the roll that exploration … Continue reading

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Himalaya 2012: Camp 3 On Annapurna, Ueli Watches The Weather

As teams across the Himalaya are wrapping up their first acclimatization climbs, there is movement in the region for teams that are now ready for the challenges ahead. At these early stages of the season there is still a lot … Continue reading

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Video: Trailer For “Not So Far”

Last year, climber Hervè Barmasse opened three new routes in the Alps, climbing Monte Rosa, Monte, Bianco, and Cerviono. He did so in true alpine style, going in a single push with a minimal amount of gear and each of those … Continue reading

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Polar America Traverse: Across The Arctic By Ski and Kayak

Explorer Yuri Klaver has announced his next expedition and it’s a big one. Beginning in July of this year, Yuri will attempt a traverse of the Arctic on skis and in a kayak. The journey, which he calls the Polar … Continue reading

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Himalaya 2012: Ueli Talks Khumbu Climbs and Permits with Outside

Outside online has an interesting article up today. It seems senior editor Grayson Schaffer ran into Ueli Steck and Freddie Wilkinson in the Khumbu Valley while the two climbers were relaxing in Pheriche while they wait to start their climbs … Continue reading

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Site News: I’m A Traveling Man…

Some quick site news for regular readers. I’m off on another adventure, this time heading to Jordan for a week or so. I leave the country later today and won’t be back until April 28th. That means no updates during … Continue reading

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Video: Rock Climbing In Utah With Bear Grylls

We haven’t heard much from Bear Grylls since he was dropped from the Discovery Channel a few months back, but rest assured the adventurer turned television personality is probably already planning his return to the air waves. He shot the … Continue reading

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Everest 2012: Team Leaders Meet On South Side, Plan Logistics

A very important meeting took place earlier today on the South Side of Everest where the team leaders came together to discuss how they’ll handle the logistics of fixing ropes to the summit and setting the high camps. The teams … Continue reading

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Everest 2012: Climbers In Camp 1 On South Side

The climbs on Everest have officially begun! After arriving in Base Camp last week most of the teams spent the first few days getting settled in and working on their technical skills. With those important duties out of the way, … Continue reading

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