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New Gear Site and Peak Tracking

Hi Everyone--

So, yes, disclaimer, I am writing about my own site here. I had shown this to a few people in the summit post community and they thought it would be nice to share if anyone is interested :)

I recently launched a web app that I have been working on for a while now about and idea I've had for a while. Last year, as ...
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Myanmar High Point Expedition

Anyone else following along this expedition? Pretty good read.

http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic ... mar-climb/
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Interesting goings on happening on Everest.

KATHMANDU: The government issued a directive last month to extend by five years all group permits that were issued to Mt Everest expeditions during the last spring season. This effectively means that the same members of the expedition will have to scale Mt Everest together within the next five years. If even one member of an expedition scales the mountain, permits of others will be cancelled.


http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNe ... 1l99m.dpuf
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Accidents in NA Mountaineering publication

Anyone know where to pick up copies of the older years? I think this one has been published since 1947...
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@creative minds: carbon strut useful for mountaineering?

Dear creative minds,

I am a business grad student from Germany and I currently have a very interesting project running, for which I would like to ask for your expertise. The project is in corporation with an aviation company, who are looking for alternative applications for a product.

The product is a strut assembly similar to a carbon-telescoping pole.

• Material: carbon
• Size: 1m – 1,5m (made in three sections and can be extended ...
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Football talk in the workplace, blaaa!

Read at your own caution if you love to watch sports! At one time in my life I did like watching sports. That was until I discovered my true passion in life, climbing and mountaineering. Doing the 8-5 thing at work I frequently find myself at a loss of words when somone in the office says "hey what about those raiders huh?" I sit there for a minute and then say, "well, I don't really ...
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Seeking the next challenge

Hi all, I've just joined the forum and am looking for some advice.

I have returned to mountaineering this year and have climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro. I'm now looking for a 6000m+ peak to attempt next year. I'm comfortable with crampons/ice axe etc but have no real rock climbing experience. Can anyone give me some suggestions as to what may be suitable?

I've so far been looking at Stok Kangri, Chimborazo and Aconcagua but ...
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Lunch on the Hanging Rock

Lunch on the Hanging Rock at the Glacier Point above Yosemite Valley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmvFma-M_g
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Heather Anderson (PCT) meets Jennifer Pharr Davis (AT)

I thought I should share this photograph with the hiking community. It's a queen of the west meets queen of the east sort of thing. Jennifer had her husband Brew and daughter Charlotte along. Heather and Jennifer had many questions for each other and it was neat to see the interaction. It was obvious that the two had looked up to each other for a long time.

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Heather Anderson currently holds the unsupported speed ...
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What are some problems in mountaineering

Hi guys,

I am currently working with a high-end online marketing start-up and we are trying to solve active problems in a few industries. I have chosen to investigate mountaineering as its a passion of mine (obviously).

Im trying to find out what the biggest problems are for you: The climber.

I understand that this may come off as a bit spammy, but that is not my intention! I have been a member for over ...
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