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Suggestions for Newbie

Good Morning All:

I am 27 and looking to climb my first mountain. I have always been into the outdoors stuff and was an avid rock climber. My fiancé and I want to climb a mountain and are debating between doing a Ranier climb or Kilimanjaro climb. Does anyone have any other suggestions for mountains where newbies can climb with a guide? Also, open to any suggestions on how to get into true mountain climbing! ...
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Mountaineering Researchers Request Your Help w/ Short Survey

Hello Summit Post Community!

I am part of a research team at Columbia University and INSEAD that is studying mountaineering processes and outcomes and we would like to invite experienced climbers to complete a short online survey to help with our research.

We would very much appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to help with this important research by completing this survey: https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/? ... ywFP98Tssl

Additionally, ...
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The Cobra (Fisher Towers) has fallen

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/08/s ... fter-photo

See link for photo credits.



I guess I'm lucky that I was able to climb it. I'll have to modify the SP page a bit!


Anyway, the quote a put on the original SP page was:

More than one climber has used the phrases that “it shouldn’t be there” or that “it may not last much longer”, ...
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Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby girl

Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?
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Wolverine speed climber

A wolverine is released from a trap and summits Mt. Cleveland in record time. Go to 3:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz_UwI5K6tM
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Giving up and unfit friends..


Im just here to share my experience on the haute route (chamonix-zermatt)...

I left for the haute route on the 30th of june with my friend (we used his car).

After getting a flat tire thanks to bad visibility in the evening and road works in chamonix, we left the day after in the afternoon to argientiere after getting the tire replaced (around 3pm).

Because this was the first time me and my friend ...
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Tibetans Inherited High Altitude Gene Article

This article may explain why Sherpas are more able to perform at high altitude:

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/ ... ient-human
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The Last Great Climb The Last Great Climb

Have you watched The Last Great Climb :?: They are going to show it here and I don't know if going to the cinema. How is the movie :?:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/86704813? ... autoplay=1
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Appalachian vacation

Enjoying a change of scenery this week with hiking and trail running in the Blue Ridge mountains, but looking forward to getting back to the Rockies....the humidity is killing me. :shock:
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