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When Survival Depends on What’s in Your Backpack

When Survival Depends on What’s in Your Backpack

  What’s in your backpack? If you’re Lonnie Dupre, it’s about 60 pounds of survival essentials. “Trying to carry 19 days of supplies isn’t easy—it requires a hard look at everything you’re carrying,’’ says Dupre, the legendary Arctic explorer and mountaineer who in 2015 became the first climber to complete a January solo summit of […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING, TOP NEWS | Read More »

Rob’s on top of the world after his Mt Everest climb

Rob’s on top of the world after his Mt Everest climb

A twenty six year-old adventurer, who became the youngest Irish man to stand on the top of the world by climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, is the latest recipient of the Limerick Person of the Month award. Rob Mortell reached the summit at 6am Irish time on Monday, May 23. “It’s wonderful to […]

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Mountaineers abandon Mt K2 bids after avalanche

Mountaineers abandon Mt K2 bids after avalanche

KATHMANDU:  The world’s second highest mountain, Mt K2 in Pakistan, is going to draw a blank this summer season after a massive avalanche swept away the Camp III on Saturday morning forcing all mountaineers to quit their attempts. According to Mingma Sherpa, Managing Director at Seven Summits Trek, all climbers including more than 25 climbing […]

July 24th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Indian police couple’s Everest summit claim investigated

Indian police couple’s Everest summit claim investigated

Police in India are investigating claims by two climbers who say they are the country’s first couple to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod told reporters this month that they reached the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit on 23 May. But some mountaineers alleged the couple, who are both police officers, faked […]

June 29th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Pakistan scuttles Lakpa Sherpa’s bid to set Mount K2 record

Pakistan scuttles Lakpa Sherpa’s bid to set Mount K2 record

KATHMANDU:  A Sherpa’s dream to be the youngest person to scale Mt K2 (8,611 m), the world’s second highest mountain, thrice has been shattered after Pakistan denied him permission to scale the peak this season. Lakpa Sherpa, 25, who flew to Islamabad via Muscat International Airport in Oman after obtaining a valid visa from Pakistan […]

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

The view from the top: The first Nelsonian to summit Mt. Everest

The view from the top: The first Nelsonian to summit Mt. Everest

One year after disaster derailed his trek, Nelson man Danny Guard has finally conquered Mt. Everest. He told Adele Redmond about his journey to the top of the world. A cyclone was brewing in the Bay of Bengal as Danny Guard, 8,790 metres above sea level, scaled the near-vertical rock face known as the Hillary […]

June 18th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

The last frontier: the climbers conquering Mt Everest without oxygen

The last frontier: the climbers conquering Mt Everest without oxygen

Another climbing season has finished on Mount Everest, with the inevitable tales of tragedy and triumph. Since 2000, an average of seven people a year have died on Everest. The past two years were especially grim: 19 people were killed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche in 2015, and 16 died in 2014. This year, in comparison, […]

June 17th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

British mountaineers arrive on record-breaking mission to ascend K2

British mountaineers arrive on record-breaking mission to ascend K2

ISLAMABAD:  The first British expedition to attempt to tackle K2 for 12 years, met the Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Patrick Moody, in Islamabad to discuss their record-breaking mission. The seven member expedition is led by Di Gilbert, from the Highlands, who could become one of the first British women to get the ‘gold […]

June 15th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

Nepal’s Lhakpa Sherpa: ‘I want to climb Everest 10 times’

Nepal’s Lhakpa Sherpa: ‘I want to climb Everest 10 times’

Last month Lhakpa Sherpa, reached the peak of Mount Everest for the seventh time, breaking her own world record for the number of ascents by a woman. But she told BBC Nepali’s Surendra Phuyal that she isn’t done with climbing yet. Lounging on a sofa at her brother’s home in Kathmandu, Lhakpa looked sunburned and […]

June 15th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

Tenzing Norgay’s battle to become first to Everest summit paid off

Tenzing Norgay’s battle to become first to Everest summit paid off

Mount Everest, located just outside India, in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet is the world’s highest mountain, with its peak at a staggering 29,035 feet above sea level. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to ascend Everest on 29 May, 1953 – the pair spent just 15 minutes at […]

June 14th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MOUNTAINEERING | Read More »

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