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Fatal accident in Yosemite

Brad Parker died while climbing Matthes Crest in Yosemite on Saturday, the same day he proposed to his girlfriend. Condolences to her and his family.

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Pinto and Fonck on Tunsho Sur, Peruvian Cordillera Central Pinto and Fonck on Tunsho Sur, Peruvian Cordillera Central

Beto Pinto y Guy Fonck ascienden el virgen Tunsho Sur (5.520 m): http://desnivel.com/alpinismo/beto-pint ... sur-5520-m (in Spanish)
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Norway celebrates 50 years Tirich Mir climbing anniversary

Mr. Ralph Hoibakk the 1st scaler of Tirich Mir East 7692m is coming to Chitral-Pakistan with other 4 climbers in August to celebrate his 50 years anniversary of his first attempt. The main peak Tirich Mir 7708m was also climbed for the first time by another Norwegian expedition in 1950, which was led by the famous philosopher Arne Naes.
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Climber Involved in Rescue Issued Citation

This is not just. The rescuer spent several hours with the fallen climber, including building an anchor to secure the victim to the ledge he was on. He waited until SAR arrived to take the injured climber away. After it was all over with, he was issued a citation for interfering with the rescue! How about using a little discretion here?

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/state-r ... ion/nd9rc/
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Ama Dablam Solo Record - Viseo Included

Jost Kobusch of Germany climbed Ama Dablam in record time and at a record young age.

http://gripped.com/routes/ama-dablam-so ... -included/
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Touching the Void thoughts from inside a crevasse on

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/expeditions/2014/06/17/climbing-mount-everest-risking-life-and-limb-for-science/
Ulyana Horodysky had the intention to collect data on particle deposition on Mt. Everest this spring but her expedition was diverted to Himlung Pk in Nepal due to the avalanche on Mt. E.

Himlung Pk, Nepal (7126m) is nearly on the Tibet/Nepal border between Annapurna II and Manaslu. Team member John All while collecting a snow sample( to be examined for soot) from an innocent looking flat area fell 70 feet into a crevasse ...
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