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Remembering Legendary Alpinist, Bob Craig

23rd January 2015 | 0 comments

In the year 1953, Bob Craig, Dee Molenaar, Pete Schoening, George Bell, Art Gilkey, Charlie Houston, Tony Streather and Bob Bates attempted a new route on K2. Craig played a large role in the expedition, and the heroic rescue attempt of his partners. On January 16th 2015, Bob Craig passed away at the age of 90. Originally published in Alpinist …

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Kenton Cool to climb world's three highest peaks… in three months

14th July 2014 | 0 comments

World-leading high altitude mountaineer Kenton Cool, famous for summiting Mount Everest an astonishing 11 times, is planning to take climbing to new levels of endurance, discipline and capability in his most daring expedition yet: The Himalayan Trilogy. This is Kenton’s quest for personal excellence and spiritual satisfaction, in what will be one of the most epic feats of human endurance ever …

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Grant helps team attempt Nepalese face

27th February 2014 | 0 comments

The winners of this year’s Nick Estcourt Award for mountain exploration have been announced, with the Jannu East Face expedition team taking home a £2000 grant. Lead by Matt Helliker, the four-strong team will use the money to part fund their ascent of Jannu East, an unclimbed 7465m peak in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. Heading past the Upper Yalung …

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First ever Triple Seven Summits completed

3rd September 2013 | 0 comments

Austrian climber Christian Stangl has become the first person to complete the Triple Seven Summits – a challenge requiring him to climb the three highest mountains on every continent. The 47-year-old began seriously bagging peaks in 2008, and with the exception of Ojos del Salado, which he tackled back in 1996, all 21 summits were reached in a period of …