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Parks to climb Everest for science

2nd April 2017 | 0 comments

Richard Parks has announced his upcoming project to become the first person in history to collect a blood sample and muscle biopsy from the summit of Mount Everest, which he aims climb without using supplemental oxygen.

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Bolivian 3 Peaks Expedition – Illimani, Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi

2nd January 2017 | 0 comments

In 2017 Trek & Mountain returns to South America for an amazing trekking and mountaineering trip, and YOU could be on the team! The destination is Bolivia, and our objectives are threefold – Huayna Potosi (6,088m), Pequeno Alpamayo (5,410m) and the mighty Illimani (6,438m). The expedition will be led by Gavin Bate, head honcho at Adventure Alternative, one of the UK’s …

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Sherpa killed in Ama Dablam avalanche

28th November 2016 | 0 comments

Lakpa Thindu Sherpa from Dingboche has been killed in an avalanche on Ama Dablam triggered by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake at about 5.20am Nepal time. A British climber, Ciaran Hill, was also injured but has been airlifted to safety, Trek & Mountain contributor Jon Gupta, part of the team climbing on Ama Dablam, was first on the scene and this …

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Kilian Jornet to attempt speed record on Everest

28th July 2016 | 0 comments

After breaking records on mountains around the world, Kilian Jornet, in the final part of his ‘Summits of my Life’ project will be attempting to establish the record for ascending Everest, by a little-used route on the north face of the peak.   The expedition is to take place in August and September and will be undertaken in alpine-style, the purest and most …

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First British ascent of Infinite Spur on Mt Foraker, Alaska

5th June 2016 | 0 comments

British alpinists Will Harris, Ben Silvestre and Pete Graham have completed what is thought to be the first British ascent of Infinite Spur on Alaska’s second-highest peak, Mt Foraker. The ridge, which soars almost 9,000 feel up the south face of Foraker, has only been climbed a handful of times, with the first ascent by Michael kennedy and George Lowe …

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Leo Houlding completes 1,000-mile Greenland expedition

26th May 2016 | 0 comments

That man Leo Houlding has been at it again! During his latest project the climber and adventurer has completed an unsupported 1,000 mile snowkiting expedition across the Greenland ice cap.  Houlding was accompanied by friend and experienced snowkiter Bruce Corrie, and they covered the distance in under three weeks, despite being confined to their tent for days in a row during …

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T&M readers tick off three Himalayan 6,000ers

26th April 2016 | 0 comments

At the end of April, a tired but jubilant team of Trek & Mountain readers returned to the UK having enjoyed a month-long journey through the colourful mountains, culture and characters of Nepal. The Khumbu 3 Peaks 2016 expedition was always going to be challenging – after all, one 6,000m peak is no small deal, let alone three – but …

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T&M reader team tops out on Mera Peak

16th April 2016 | 0 comments

On 10th April, 10 of Trek & Mountain’s Khumbu 3 Peaks 2016 team topped out on Mera Peak (6,476m), with a further teammember topping out on Mera’s trekking peak. Conditions were cold and windy but the views from the top were spectacular. The team descended to Mera High Camp before continuing with porters/tents down to the Mera La and all the …

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Nanga Parbat climbed in winter for first time

3rd March 2016 | 0 comments

Nanga Parbat (8,126m), the ninth highest mountain in the world and often called the ‘Killer Mountain’, has been summited for the first time in winter. At the end of 2015, The North Face alpinists Simone Moro (Italy) and Tamara Lunger (Italy) set out from Europe to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat and after more than 80 days …