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A little taster for the expedition
Profiles of the men involved
Home: Bergamo, Italy
- Highest helicopter mountain rescue and recovery of an injured climber a(7800 m). May 2013.
- First winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (8035m), February 2011.
- Commercial Helicopter Pilot License with permission to operate in Nepal. 2010.
- First ... Continue reading
What is the outdoors world offering up this week? Take a look...
Arc'athlete and Physics Professor Raphael Slawinski climbs a new mixed route in the Ya Ha Tinda Range, Canadian Rockies as he shares his perspective on personal achievement in the mountains and his commitment to improvement. As he puts it: "Surpassing today, where I was yesterday". Continue reading
Trio of North Face athletes aim to become the first ever climbers to summit the world's ninth highest mountain in winter.
Thought you might like a quick look at the video teaser for The North Face Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2013 with The North Face athletes Simone Moro, Emilio Previtali, and David Goettler aiming to become the first climbers to summit the 8125m mountain in winter.
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world and one ... Continue reading
Stunning footage of two Mountain Hardwear athletes skiing 'the most beautiful mountain in the world' - wow!
Alpamayo in the Peruvian Andes was once dubbed 'the most beautiful mountain in the world' and it is properly stunning, a huge shark's fin of snow and ice in the Cordillera Blanca. I actually climbed it a few years back, but it would never occur to me that it could be ... Continue reading
More outdoor videos to brighten up a dull Friday afternoon and ease you into the weekend - from Patagonia to Everest.
Wall of Paine - South Tower - SE face
You can't beat a bit of Patagonian big-walling to ease your way into the weekend - British Climbers Mike ‘Twid’ Turner, Jerry Gore, Calum Muskett and French cameraman Raphael Jochaud climbed to the top of the Big Wall of the SE Face of ... Continue reading
Outdoors and mountain online video: from Tower Ridge to Torridon and more.
This high octane adventure video comes via Posing Production maestro Alastair Lee and is dusted with genius, called Cross Country Snowboarding, it's an insider's, inside view of 'an outsider sport of an outsider sport'. Makes me grin every time. Enjoy. Continue reading
One Wild Winter In The Scottish Mountains follows the winter of 2012 in the Scottish Highlands apparently with the onus on avalanche fatalities.
We don't know much about this except that it's a new programme due to screen on BBC1 in Scotland on Wednesday 11 December and it's called 'One Wild Winter In The Scottish Mountains'.
The blurb on hte BBC website says:
'The winter of 2012 was one of the coldest, longest and busiest on ... Continue reading
Everest pioneer's body was first 'discovered' in 1936 according to a new biography of 1930s mountaineer Frank Smythe.
Interesting stuff in an article by Ed Douglas in Saturday's Guardian, which reveals that George Mallory's body may have been 'discovered' back in 1936 by 1930s Everest mountaineer Frank Smythe, who then chose not to publicise the fact in the belief that the press would - in his words - "make ... Continue reading
Watch the winner of the Kendal Mountain Festival Best Mountain Adventure Film in full - lovely.
There'll be a full Friday Matinee along in a bit, but we thought the chance to watch the whole of The Road From Karakol, which won the award for Best Mountain Adventure Film at this year's Kendal Mountain Festival, was simply too good to pass up.
It's 25 minutes of thoughtful gentle, amusing, ... Continue reading
'Sexy female climbers take charity calendar to new heights in caravan shoot' trumpets tabloid...
Blimey - that was a little unexpected... Under the headline 'Pictured: Sexy female climbers take charity calendar to new heights in caravan shoot', the Mirror's run a series of photos of some of the best women climbers in the UK and the rest of the world in a series of glam ... Continue reading
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