Monthly Archives: April 2013

Everest 2013: Ueli Ways In And The Sherpa Side Of The Story

The story of the conflict that broke out on Everest this past weekend continues to dominate the news in the world adventure today. While I know many of us are ready to put the event behind us and move on, … Continue reading

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Everest 2013: Ueli Steck and Simone Moro Attacked, Lives Threatened By Sherpas

Updated: It seems that reports now confirm that Ueli, Simone and Jon have left the mountain. Their expedition is over for the year. I’ll get to a normal Everest update later this morning, but wanted to share this breaking news … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Duluth Trading Co. Armachillo Shirt And Cargo Shorts

When you live deep in the heart of Texas you really only have two seasons. You have the comfortably warm days between November and May, and then you have the blast furnace known as summer that runs June through October … Continue reading

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Video: Climbing Makalu

Earlier today I reported the first summit of the season in the Himalaya with Iranian climber Azim Ghychisaz knocking of Makalu, the 8481 meter (27,825 ft) peak located just to the southeast of Everest. This mountain isn’t nearly as well known as … Continue reading

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Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Review

One of the perks of writing this blog and contributing to others is all of the great gear I get the opportunity to test and review. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been riding around on a brand new Cannondale … Continue reading

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Everest 2013: No Rest For The Weary

Now that a bout of good weather has settled over Everest most of the teams are taking advantage of it to get in an acclimatization rotation. For some, it will be their first time up the mountain but others are … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit

One of the best advances in technology over the past couple of years has been the improvements made in rechargeable batteries. Those little power sources have become smaller and lighter while also increasing their power output. As a result, we … Continue reading

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Everest 2013: Teams On The Move Once Again

Following the heavy snowstorms that Everest this past weekend, many of the teams spent the early part of the week either bedded down in Base Camp or trying valiantly to descend back to that point from either Camp 1 or … Continue reading

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Himalaya 2013: Action Away From Everest

While the bulk of my coverage from the Himalaya this season has centered around Everest thus far, it is important to note that there are plenty of climbers on other mountains in the region as well. Just like their companions … Continue reading

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Video: EpicTV Interviews Mike Libecki

Explorer and climber Mike Libecki was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for putting up first ascents in Borneo and making first descents on snowboards in Afghanistan. Recently he sat down with the crew over at EpicTV to … Continue reading

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