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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 …

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'First On The Continents' evening this Thursday

26th November 2014 | 0 comments

On the 27th November, seven of the world’s legendary climbers will gather in London to tell their first-ascent stories from each of the seven continental land masses. Hosting FIRST on the CONTINENTS will be Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best-known mountaineer. Sir Chris celebrated his 80th birthday in August by climbing The Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot vertical sea stack, repeating …

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Extreme weather ends Nanga Parbat expedition

23rd March 2014 | 0 comments

The North Face athletes Simone Moro and David Goettler have cut short their winter attempt of Nanga Parbat following adverse weather conditions on the mountain. The pair were forced to retreat just 1000m shy of the summit after bitter temperatures and wind speeds of up to 80km/h meant it was too dangerous to continue the climb. The 64 day-long expedition, …

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ShAFF 2014 tickets now on sale

6th March 2014 | 0 comments

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, with more than 100 adventure sports films from award winning filmmakers set to grace the big screen. Held at the Showroom Cinema & Workstation and Sheffield Hallam University Campus, the festival will take place from 4 – 6 April with a weekend packed full of short and feature …

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Nepal increases security on Everest

5th March 2014 | 0 comments

Climbers heading for Mount Everest could soon encounter extra security, following the decision by  Nepal to deploy a team of security officials at base camp. Heightened security levels on the mountain come as a result of last year’s conflict between European mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro and a group of Sherpa, after a fight broke out regarding the fixing …

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Moro and Goettler to attempt winter Nanga Parbat

11th December 2013 | 0 comments

The North Face are supporting an expedition to attempt the first ever winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in the western Himalayas. Set to depart later this month, The Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2014 will see The North Face athletes Simone Moro and David Goettler battle extreme conditions as they endeavour to become the first Alpinists to reach the summit in …

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Reel Rock 8 Film Tour 2013

14th September 2013 | 0 comments

The Reel Rock 8 Outdoor Film Tour 2013 will travel to the UK next month as part of a world-wide circuit showcasing the latest adventure and rocksports films to audiences across the globe. Kicking off on October 2 in Lancaster, before journeying to Sheffield, Aviemore, Loch Lomond, London, Penrith, York and Bristol among others, the tour will consist of more …

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Stricter guidelines set for Everest expeditions

5th August 2013 | 0 comments

Climbers on expedition to Mount Everest will face tighter regulations as of next year, when Nepalese government officials are to be stationed on base camp. The decision follows the conflict faced by mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro earlier this year, when the pair were attacked by a group of Sherpas after allegedly triggering an ice fall at 24,500ft. Precautions …

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Steck and Moro announce Everest NO2 exped

4th April 2013 | 0 comments

Celebrated mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro have announced their NO2 Limits Expedition 2013 to Everest. The intention is to summit via a new route (to be decided depending on conditions) and without oxygen. The team consists of Mountain Hardwear athlete Ueli Steck (Switzerland), Simone Moro (Italy), and Jonathan Griffith (UK) who will be performing filming duties. Simone Moro is …