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289 going for Summit of Everest this Season

Two hundred and eighty nine climbers are in a bid to exploit a short window of good weather, which formally begins next week, to stand atop Mount Everest in 2016. Among the bidders, 160 are new climbers.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/289-going-everest-summit
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Mount Everest Poll

New Poll:

I have put up the new Poll question for the month of May, the question is:

"Is using Helicopters to ferry loads from BC to Camp 1 on Mount Everest seen as cheating?"

Please take your vote at http://www.everest1953.co.uk thank you!

Results from the April Poll question:

If Mallory and Irvine successfully summited and returned home, would they had continued to climb mountains?

Yes 76%
No 16%
Not sure 8%
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Yosemite Receives $15,000,000.

Hopefully this money makes it all the way to ground zero. Too many times bureaucracy takes too much off the top.
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/0 ... -upgrades/
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Glenn Dawson and Cal Swoager RIP

Glenn Dawson:aged 103 and longest surviving member of the first ascent:East Face of Mt. Whitney with Bob Underhill, Norman Clyde and Jules Eichhorn passed away 22nd March 2016. Cal Swoager- The Bell, west face of Seneca North Peak and New River Gorge climber fell on 28th February 2016
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Assault on El Capitan

Has anyone watched this documentary on the Wings of Steel route? Am I wrong in seeing Steve Grossman as a complete ass? This guy acts as if those two climbers; Jensen and Smith owed him something?
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Avalanche between Innsbruck and Bolzano

Monte Nevoso/Schneebige(big snow mtn? See the page on SP) near the Austro-Italian border avalanched near the summit. 10 persons were hit of whom 6 died.
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First Winter Ascent on Nanga Parbat

Alex Txikon, Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara have summitted and are now back at C4

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/20 ... nt-of.html

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=43495
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