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In the end, life is just another bowl of pasta by rgg

It so happens that, a couple of years earlier, I saw another beautiful ice face just around the corner from our objectives: the Brunegghorn North Face. That sight made a deep impression, but I didn't think I would ever climb it; finding the right partner for something like that isn't easy, and I didn't know Jan yet. However, I had not forgotten. And it had two key selling points to make it an ideal acclimatization goal: it was a bit lower, and the steep part of the face was relatively short.
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Grand Explorations by Scott

We couldn’t do any narrow canyons, but I suggested that we hike another section of Grand Gulch since it would be safe during rains. I hadn’t hiked the section of Grand Gulch between Bullet Canyon and Government Trail, but I wanted to. The recent rains should mean that there would be some wildflowers out, and water sources should be plentiful. There are many ruins that are 800-2000 years old (some of the pictographs are even much older than this) and it is an interesting and beautiful place. Not many people hike Grand Gulch below Bullet Canyon.
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Winter Ascent of Wasatch BM by ZeeJay

After my trip to Tokewanna, the next logical step in my quest for winter ascents of Utah's 13,000 footers was another peak accessed from the East Fork Blacks Fork guard station. However, it was so unseasonably warm, that I couldn't bear the thought of slogging down the potentially muddy road for 11 miles to the cabin. First the weather seemed too hot, then it seemed too unsettled. Finally, a week after a 2' snow dump, it was just right.

I would try for either Mount Lovenia (13219') or Wasatch Benchmark (13156'). Wasatch Benchmark was a little closer but still would be almost 20 miles round trip from the cabin. Lovenia probably had an easier ascent once I dropped my skis. I say probably, because as far as I knew no one had ever climbed Lovenia in the winter or near winter.
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Gathering on Gardners by Mike Lewis

Fletcher Jordan picked me up at Lynnwood at 6:30am and we drove to the trail head with few stops watching the clouds disappear and sunshine prevail while going through the North Cascades arriving at Wolf Creek sometime around 11am. We were warned of the 10.3 mile approach. Even though there is only a 2,500' difference of elevation, the true gain is closer to 3,000' due to over a dozen rises that bump up and down. I was a bit worried about my knee so I brought a brace that gimpilator lent me which turned out to be a good investment. We took it slow on the way in and it was alright. We noticed that the creeks were swollen and silty. About a mile after the trail forks right we heard what we assume was a bear. The Gardner Meadows were snow-free and had deer and rabbit roaming. We arrived at camp early around 4pm and just took the rest of the afternoon to just relax. I had a chilimac supper with unfiltered water listening to birds.
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The World War I in the Dolomites,  may 1915 - may 2015 The World War I in the Dolomites, may 1915 - may 2015 by AlbertoRampini

While the WWI broke out in 1914, the fighting on the alpine chain and on the Dolomites began about a year later, on 1915, May 24th, just a century ago, after the Italian war's declaration against the Austro-Ungarian Empire. Between 1914, July and 1918, November, the First World War involved the greatest world powers and some of the minor ones. It was initially an European war between Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany and Ottoman Empire coalition opposed to other European countries, as United Kingdom, France, Russia and Italy, but with the subsequent involvement of the United States of America and Japan it became a full-scale war, taking the name of "World War" or "Great War". The Italian-Austrian border ran for 370 kilometers along the line drawn in 1866, an almost entirely mountainous border. The mountains were a natural bulwark in which, next to the two warring parties, a common enemy soon made its appearance: the winter at high altitude. Fighting involved different alpine and subalpine groups, as Adamello, Ortles-Cevedale, Carnian Alps and Little Dolomites, but unexpectedly the Dolomite front was the place where the war in altitude reached the limite of sacrifice. "A war within the war", where it was first of all necessary to survive the extreme environmental conditions, then to fight.
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Dog Our Best Friend Dog Our Best Friend by Liba Kopeckova

She gave me bravery on my first trips to Colorado Mountains. I am not sure if I would have been able to reach the summits without her. We spent many nights out alone, but we were not alone-- we had each other.
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The Machard Knot The Machard Knot by ericvola

Although Serge Marchard died at just 18, he had the time and genius to give to the climbing community a magnificent gift, maybe today the most used auto-block, auto-jamming knot.
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Baby Horny Baby Horny by Deb

Micro-baby Horny Toad we came across at the base of the Whites. He apparently wasn't as thrilled about seeing us as we were about seeing him. 22 May 2015

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