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MEF offers expedition grants for 2014

30th November 2013 | 0 comments

The Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) are offering expedition grants to climbers who wish to make ascents in remote, unexplored and expensive mountain ranges, with £60,000 set aside for successful applicants in 2014. Thanks to funds donated at the MEF’s 60th anniversary celebrations  this year, the foundation can now offer multiple grants up to a total of £60,000, with a small …

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Alan Hinkes: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

6th August 2013 | 0 comments

Legendary climber Alan Hinkes – the first Brit to scale all 14 mountains over 8000m – is soon to release a new mountaineering title. The book, 8000m: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains: All 14 Summits, will document Alan’s journey for the first time since he completed the challenge in 2005, as he battles arctic temperatures, horrendous weather conditions and struggles …

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Base Camp: Nanga Parbat

12th January 2012 | 0 comments

Simone Moro and Denis Urubko of The North Face-sponsored expedition to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, have reached their basecamp. At 4230m above sea level, even at basecamp the temperatures drop to -15°C, and temperatures will drop further as the team begins climbing the world’s ninth highest peak (8126m), and Pakistan’s second highest (after K2). …