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RIP Fred Beckey

We have lost the greatest today....to make it worse, it happened in a year with so many other deaths, however yours is different. You're the one I have looked up to more than anyone else. The one I have idolized, admired, and inspire to be. You lived the life no one has ever lived, and likely no one will ever get to experience again. You invented lifestyle climbing, and changed the culture of american climbing ...
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New fees for National Parks

Get ready for the $70 entrance fee coming to a park near you:
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHom ... ctId=75576
Comment period lasts for 30 days. Make yours now:
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentFor ... ntID=83652
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Climbing above 7000 meters in the Karakoram Climbing above 7000 meters in the Karakoram

Does anyone know of any 7000 meter peaks in the Karakoram that would be possible to achievable without too much technical climbing?

My next step up in altitude is a 7000 meter peak, and at the same time i'm dreaming of seeing the Karakoram giants in person. Any ideas for a realistic peak in this region?

I've been looking at Spantik for a start, but it's about 150 km away from the mountains I'd like ...
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BEFORE ORION. Finding the Face of the Hero BEFORE ORION. Finding the Face of the Hero

I have contributed in that ebook. Might you like it:


Thanks so much
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‘The Climbers’ book - portraits of climbing legends

It only took 19 years but I finally finished it.

In mid-October, 2017 when my book is released it will be exactly that many years, almost to the day, since I took the first photograph (of Glen Dawson) for a portrait project that has since become much larger than I ever imagined.

It started in the 1990s, I simply wanted to photograph a few of the elder Sierra Nevada climbers, and I got them: Glen ...
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Eclipse path

Hope there are some pictures and stories of the eclipse crossing some amazing places. I would think the Tetons would be primo for an amazing stories. Any one have a mountaineering goal for Monday? Please post after event.
https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2 ... -locations
https://visitsunvalley.com/sites/defaul ... %20Map.pdf
http://www.kgw.com/news/eclipse/hike-th ... /462896919
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Is mountaineering underrated? Your opponent is nature. It's possibly the most physically demanding of all. You don't get a ring for success. You don't have sponsors. It's not on TV. It's funded by the people who do it. It's probably the only sport that is done on every continent. It, in my opinion, is by far the most rewarding of all sports.
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Denali Training

What would you suggest for training for Denali? Where should I start? Suggestions for mountains? I have so far done Guadalupe Peak and Enchanted rock. I feel like Guadalupe will only teach you how often you should drink water and Enchanted will help you with balance, but neither are really 'good enough' to train for The Great One.
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Leave No Trace

Today, I decided to go for a hike in the San Gabriels. Originally planning for Badden Powell, but didn't know the road was closed at Islip Saddle so my plan B was bagging Mt. Williamson. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful hike.

The only regretful part was when I found the summit register. I quickly discovered that there was the distinct odor of someone's shit wafting through the air close to the register ...
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website info for elevation gain mountains please

Does anyone have a website they use for reference on elevation gain mountains in the US and worldwide?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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