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seano missing?

Sean O'Rourke, also known on his blog as Dr. Dirtbag has not been heard from since May 8. He posted a notice of his ascent of Lackawana Peak on his blog at that time and moved on to Buckskin but was turned back by lightning. We are fairly certain that on Tuesday May 9 Sean attempted a climb of Shoshoni and Apache Peaks from the Long Lake Trailhead They received heavy snow in that area ...
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Hillary Step gone

According to this FB post, the Hillary Step is gone:

https://www.facebook.com/34365556908532 ... =3&theater

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RIP Royal Robbins

A legend has left us.
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What's wrong with this picture?

I was just searching on Amazon and this came up.

What's wrong with this picture?:

https://www.amazon.com/Hiking-Scene-Mex ... 69&sr=8-26

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Crampon/ice axe climbing Crampon/ice axe climbing

Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on climbs that require crampons/ice axe but not rope. So no glaciers. Preferably in Europe but I'll take suggestions for anywhere. The higher and more challenging the better.
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Do you recognize these mountains?


Where? I assume the foreground might actually be superimposed on the background.
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Mountaintop Weather and Climate

It took a lot of time to dig up data (two of my biggest hobbies are mountains and weather), but I revised and expanded the Fact Sheet Interesting Weather Statistics for US Mountain Summits:

http://www.summitpost.org/interesting-w ... its/171585

In addition to previous weather data on several US Mountaintops (including Pikes Peak and some wind stats for Longs Peak, Mt Washington, Denali, White Mountain 2, etc.), added were a Mt Spokane ...
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Hey guys , new guy question.

Hey guys, I've been lurking this site for awhile trying to take in any info I can. I've come to a point where I'm not sure which direction to go..

I'm not new to the outdoors. Most of my life I have hiked, camped , fished etc. I was in the Marine Corps Infantry for 4 years which had its own various forms if hikes ( humps) , camps and outdoor survival.
Although I've been ...
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Inconsistency with prominence on peak lists?

I will preface this by saying that the only list I have completed is the Adirondack 46 and that list is a total mess. Nominally it represents the 46 highest peaks (over 4000') in the Adirondacks, however at least four of the peaks are under 4K', at least one 4K' is omitted and many of the peaks are not actually ranked (have insufficient prominence). However, this is a great list, with a great history and ...
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Broad peak permit issues for people of Indian origin

I found an American group that was planning to do Broad peak + K2 this year (2017) on this forum who were using the same logistics company I was in touch with for over a year. After I confirmed the trip, they told me that even though I am American but of Indian origin they cannot arrange my permit. They said they tried and were told it was not possible, further they said I ...
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