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Re: whats the hardest mountain climbing route in the world

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:52 pm

At one time The Chief had a link to a video of some guys climbing 5.? in Antarctica, wearing super stiff boots and burdened with lots of crap.
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Re: whats the hardest mountain climbing route in the world

Postby CClaude » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:59 pm

thespiffy wrote:Never heard of this route, I had to look it up. (Hummingbird Ridge)

I found a picture of the route in The American Alpine Journal;

http://books.google.com/books?id=_bRSqS ... te&f=false


Edited to add below comment;

I was in a local shop last night, picked up A31 and thumbed through it. I landed right on a page discussing Mt Logan and it also touches on the Hummingbird Ridge route if anyone is interested.

Table of contents can be found here; http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP31

The level of Hummingbird is high there are things with a higher level of difficulty and commitment. Although it doesn't qualify for this conversation (since no-one has successfully climbed it yet, the Nort Face of Devils Thumb is up there. Probably more people have died attempting it as compared to those that have backed off trying it. It would require you to be strong, fast and extremely lucky (since the face is straffed with avalanches often).
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