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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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Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

Happy Birthday Beckey!
Not that he will view SummitPost or this thread. He isn't one to make a big deal out of birthdays.
Well, it is a big deal. So many decades of first ascents, exploring new areas, writing guidebooks and documenting mountaineering history. The man still has a vivid memory for details of early ascents.
He remains just as obsessive about climbing, though his body is not up to the approaches. He is still ...
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Grandma saves the day with an Avalanche Airbag

Posted today from Whistler:

Airbag was a Christmas present from his grandmother
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Not permitted to use Forum Search

Hey all, just joined the forum but I am unable to use to search function for some reason. When I click the search icon I get redirected to a page that says "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system." Anyone know how to solve this problem? Thank you!
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Most rewarding/favorite summit

As you have probably learned, I'm more for mountains than cliffs and backpacking trips. Everybody that has also read my previous posts knows what my answer is. I want to know what yours was. If you can decide (those that have been doing this the majority of their life might have difficulty answering).
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Mountaineering Beginner Looking for Partners and/or Advice

TL;DR Version: I have some backpacking experience and I am interested in getting into mountaineering. In near future, I would like to explore the glaciers and not so high peaks in Northern Pakistan (where I was born) – primarily in the same area as five of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks. I am here to look for mountaineering partner(s) who are either beginners or wouldn’t mind showing the ropes (pun intended) to a beginner.

I ...
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What was your first climb?

The subject describes the forum. What was it? Mine was a hill outside of Gunnison, Co when I was 17. It was a really cool feeling. Then I went up Guadeloupe Peak in Texas. That was a much more physical, and rewarding, task.
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Looking for trip ideas for next year

This year I did one of the sub summits Las Rodillas on Ixta and climbed Pico de Orizaba.The year before I attempted Cayambe on a two day trip to get some experience. I'm hoping to put together my two weeks of vacation for next year. Not sure when our vacation bid is going to happen. I work for United airlines so I can travel to almost anywhere. I'm curious what a good next step up ...
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Beginner w/ questions

Howdy all, I'm a 22-y.o. at a natural pause in the school/career rat race and I'm increasingly drawn to mountaineering/climbing. I want to explore it but I just don't know where to start, and everywhere else I look online is strangely devoid of actual, practical first steps (thanks, but "spend $500 on cams and nuts" probably shouldn't come first), so... where do I start? There isn't much more than regular hiking trails in my immediate ...
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