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Weekend Warm-Up: Breaking The Pennine Way Record
Weekend Warm-Up: Breaking The Pennine Way Record

Fell running is how the English describe running mountains or high moorlands. Fell runners tend to be a unique breed. I was first introduced to....

Restarted: A Roundup of Long-Haul Expeditions on the Move
Restarted: A Roundup of Long-Haul Expeditions on the Move

Since March, many expeditions around the world have been in limbo, waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to ease before restarting. By now, several have. Across the....

Greenland Expeditions: One Retreats, One Evacuates, One Nears the Finish
Greenland Expeditions: One Retreats, One Evacuates, One Nears the Finish

Poor conditions have continued on the Greenland Ice Sheet, with storms and hurricane-force winds pinning down some teams for days. As continuing bad weather is....

Himalaya: Nepal Opens, Chinese Target Cho Oyu
Himalaya: Nepal Opens, Chinese Target Cho Oyu

After a six-month lockdown, Nepal has decided to resume international flights and issue climbing permits to foreign groups, starting September 17. The opening also applies....

Interview with Felix Berg about Shimshal First Ascents and More, Part I
Interview with Felix Berg about Shimshal First Ascents and More, Part I

Just when it seemed that no foreign expeditions would visit Pakistan this year, SummitClimb Europe Director and guide Felix Berg showed up in Gilgit to....

Storms, Deep Snow Hinder Greenland Expeditions
Storms, Deep Snow Hinder Greenland Expeditions

Despite unfavorable conditions, the three Greenland expeditions are progressing across the Inland Ice. Norwegian sisters Aase and Hanne Seeberg are performing strongly on their east-to-west....

Ben Cook’s Unusual UK Round Trip
Ben Cook’s Unusual UK Round Trip

What do you do after you’ve just walked the length of the UK from south to north? If you’re Ben Cook, you cycle back south....

Himalayan Update: Colin Haley on K6, and More
Himalayan Update: Colin Haley on K6, and More

In a last-minute decision, American Colin Haley, who currently lives in Chamonix, decided to join his Italian friends Jeff and Pritti Wright for an ambitious....

Book Review: Winter 8000
Book Review: Winter 8000

It’s difficult to describe what is like to climb an 8,000m peak in winter. It’s easier to say what it’s not like. It’s not rewarding.....

Louis-Philippe Loncke Completes Another Monster Pack Marathon
Louis-Philippe Loncke Completes Another Monster Pack Marathon

In his latest monster pack challenge, Louis-Philippe Loncke has become the first person to cross the Pyrenees unsupported. He completed the 800km journey from Hendaye,....

Ultrarunner Completes Mammoth Mountain Circuit
Ultrarunner Completes Mammoth Mountain Circuit

Scottish ultra-marathoner Donnie Campbell has added to the recent slew of falling mountain running records in the UK, by breaking the record for the fastest....

Breaking: ALE Cancels Antarctic Season
Breaking: ALE Cancels Antarctic Season

Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) has just confirmed that the 2020-21 Antarctic season is cancelled because of COVID-19. On the ALE website, co-owner David Rootes....

Man Killed by Polar Bear in Svalbard
Man Killed by Polar Bear in Svalbard

An unidentified man died yesterday after being attacked by a polar bear at a campsite just outside Longyearbyen, in Svalbard. Others nearby shot at the....

Northwest Passage Sailor Ignores Arctic COVID Restrictions
Northwest Passage Sailor Ignores Arctic COVID Restrictions

Every summer, a half dozen cruise ships and a few small yachts traverse Canada’s Northwest Passage, but not this year. Because of COVID, foreign pleasure....

Mother and Daughter Hike Across Iceland
Mother and Daughter Hike Across Iceland

Two Icelandic women, Iðunn Bragadóttir and her 20-year-old daughter, Þóra Dagný Stefánsdóttir, have spent 32 days traversing Iceland. The duo started on the Reykjanes peninsula....

Greenland Expeditions Underway
Greenland Expeditions Underway

COVID drags on, but a few resourceful expeditions have made it to Greenland and are now underway. Belgian guide Dixie Dansercoer and three clients have....

Weekend Warm-Up: Alpinists at Large
Weekend Warm-Up: Alpinists at Large

Latok 1, a 7,145m giant in Pakistan’s Karakoram, had been untouched and unchallenged by mountaineers because of its immense difficulty. Then in 1978, a group....

More Teams Heading to Pakistan — and Manaslu
More Teams Heading to Pakistan — and Manaslu

Although it may be hard to believe in this miserable year, climbing action is picking up in the Himalaya. While Pakistan’s 8,000’ers will remain untouched....

Himalayan News: Second Summit in Shimshal, Nepal Closes Again
Himalayan News: Second Summit in Shimshal, Nepal Closes Again

Three days was all Felix Berg and his SummitClimb team needed to complete their double-header. After their first success last Thursday, they bagged an even....

Alice Morrison Begins Part III of Her Atlas Expedition
Alice Morrison Begins Part III of Her Atlas Expedition

On August 20, Alice Morrison started her 1,400km expedition across the Atlas Mountains from the Mediterranean to the Sahara. This is the third leg of....

Trail Maps of the Indian Himalaya
Trail Maps of the Indian Himalaya

Peter Van Geit had planned spend six months this year fast hiking 5,000km and exploring new passes across the Indian Himalaya. After the pandemic hit,....

Weekend Warm-Up: USS Nautilus Operation Sunshine
Weekend Warm-Up: USS Nautilus Operation Sunshine

In 1958, President Eisenhower ordered a U.S. Navy mission of such secrecy that most of the crew were not aware what it was until after....

Pakistan Update: Germans Summit Unclimbed Peak
Pakistan Update: Germans Summit Unclimbed Peak

Great news just in from Pakistan: German Felix Berg, Mirza Ali Baig and three German clients bagged the first ascent of a 5,770m peak in....

Louis-Philippe Loncke: The Monster Pack Man Takes on the Pyrenees
Louis-Philippe Loncke: The Monster Pack Man Takes on the Pyrenees

Louis-Philippe Loncke, is aiming to become the first person to cross the Pyrenees unsupported. The 43-year old, self-styled “Mad Belgian” started on July 26 from....

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