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First Iranian to climb all 8000 m peaks

Azim Gheychisaz has become the 37th person to climb all 8000 m peaks and the 19th to do so without oxygen:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-thousander
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Hillary Step Gets Knocked Down

RIP Hillary Step. Wonder what it looks like now.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... rs-confirm
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Colin Haley Solos North Buttress of Mt Hunter in Alaska

http://gripped.com/news/colin-haley-sol ... in-alaska/ -- Colin Haley solos big alpine line in Alaska - North buttress of Mt Hunter

Colin Haley, Alpinist posted 5 photos on Instagram.
15 hrs ·
In May 2012 I attempted to solo Begguya via its North Buttress, and in a moment of extreme exhaustion, turned around a mere 80-100 vertical meters below the summit. That is not a lot of mountain left on a roughly ...
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K2 in the face of winter; the final peak in their portfolio

Fourteen of earth’s mountains exceed 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), and climbers have reached the peak of 13 in winter. K2 is the forbidding exception. Ten Polish climbers hope to make history by reaching the summit next winter.

Scaling the World’s Most Lethal Mountain, in the Dead of Winter
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/spor ... inter.html
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Annapurna, 14th 8000 for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet

Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited the top of the Annapurna at 10:30 (local time) on May 11 together with the Spanish Alberto Zerain and Jonatan Garcia. For the two Italian mountaineers which are roped also in life, it's their 14th Ottomila, all climbed in pair and in light style. Annapurna, the 10th mountain of the Earth 8,091 m, was the first of the 8,000 to be climbed (June 3, 1950, French expedition). See ...
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World Premiere: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
http://dirtbagmovie.com/

The film will World Premiere over Memorial Day Weekend at Mountainfilm in Telluride (May 26-29),
https://www.mountainfilm.org/media/dirt ... red-beckey

followed shortly by the Northwest Premiere on June 4 and June 10 at SIFF in Seattle.
https://www.siff.net/festival/dirtbag-t ... red-beckey

Be Careful! He still might steal your woman and steal your route..
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86 year old Everest Climber has Died

Nepal’s octogenarian mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan has died at the base camp of Mt Everest on Saturday afternoon.

86 year old Everest Climber has Died
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Earthquake Strands Climber on Mount Logan (with Video)

An earthquake has stranded an Argentinian climber on Canada's highest mountain - Mt Logan

http://gripped.com/news/earthquake-stra ... unt-logan/


First summits of the season on Dhaulagiri
https://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2 ... on-on.html -- Rahhel Adnan -- First summits of the season on Dhaulagiri
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RIP Ueli Steck

Shocking news. One of the greats is gone.

Horribly tragic news is coming in that Swiss climber, Ueli Steck, 41, has died on Nuptse near Camp 1 off the Western Cwm. I have received 100% confirmation from multiple sources at Everest. I am told his wife has been notified. His body was recovered and is now on transport to Kathmandu. Durga Dutta Dhakal DoT Director confirmed the incident and saying his body was now at ...
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