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The North Face Mountain Festival returns this September

The North Face Mountain Festival returns this September

The North Face Mountain Festival returns to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland with a bang in 2017. Fuelling the outdoor spirits and minds of explorers from across the world, this year’s event takes place at the foot of the Eiger from 14-17 September 2017, doubling in participants from 2016 with an extra night added to the itinerary. Festival goers will be able to climb, paraglide, run, canyon-jump and hike their way around the stunning alpine scenery whilst kicking back … Read entire article »

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MacLeod and Muskett free climb ‘Paciencia’ on the Eiger

MacLeod and Muskett free climb ‘Paciencia’ on the Eiger

Leading climbers Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett have become the first Brits to make a free ascent of a route scaling the North Face of the Eiger. Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, the 3970m peak saw the pair spend just over three days on the mountain before completing the 8a graded multi-pitch Paciencia route, which was first established between 2001 and 2003 by Swiss climbers Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist. Following a steep line through the Rote … Read entire article »

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