Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4 Climbers Dead at Everest C4 + Kangchenjunga Traverse Progressing + Chhuldim Sherpa Scales Everest 19 Times +

Four climbers found dead at Camp 4 on Mt Everest - report by the Himalayan Times
Simone Moro y Tamara Lunger en pleno intendode la 1a traversia du cumbres del Kangchenjunga
Chhuldim Sherpa scales Mount Everest 19 times - report by Nepal Mountain News
Meetup Shanghai - Sichuan Tibetan Area Snow Mountains - Hiking Lovers/ Adventurers - May 27 to June 4

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/breaking-four-climbers-found-dead-camp-iv-mt-everest/  -- Four climbers found dead at camp 4 on Mt Everest

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http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-10033/simone-moro-tamara-lunger-pleno.html-- Simono Moro y Tamara Lunger en pleno intendo de 1 traversia de cumbres del Kangchenjunga

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UPDATE: Simone and Tamara have left basecamp and are heading towards camp 3. Follow them live: http://bit.ly/2q8lTPo
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http://www.nepalmountainnews.com/cms/archives/107377 -- Chhildim Sherpa scales Mt Everest 19 times


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Search and Rescue UPDATE
At noon today Dongying “Cindy” Qiu was located deceased at the base of a frozen waterfall near Outpost Camp. It is believed that she fell approximately 60 feet through a snow chute at the top of the waterfall (located on the southwest side of Outpost Camp, about a quarter mile off trail).
“This is an incredibly tragic situation and based on the extreme snow conditions in the backcountry, this could have happened to anyone,” stated Inyo County Sheriff’...
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Climbers descend the Hillary Step

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/23/mount-everests-hillary-step-is-still-there-say-nepalese-climbers   --  Hillary Step is still there


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Everest Huge Wave 3 & Traverse + Mt Edwards (Colorado) + Shishapangma South Face + Climb For Heroes + Everest 100 Ascents Today

Everest 2017 : Huge wave 3 with a Traverse and speed summit - Alan Arnette on his blog
Mt Edwards in Colorado - trip report with pictures from Seano's epic report
Goettler and Barmasse climb through Shishapangma South Face - Stefan Nestler & Planet Mountain
2017 Climb for Heroes by Ellen Coleman and Patrick Moran - pictues
First Albanian woman amoung 100 ascents of Mount Everest today

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/05/22/everest-2017-huge-wave-3-traverse-speed-summit/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2017 : Huge Wave 3 with a traverse and a speed summit



http://www.drdirtbag.com/2017/05/21/edwards/ -- Seano -- Edwards (Colorado)




http://blogs.dw.com/adventuresports/goettler-and-barmasse-climb-through-shishapangma-south-face/  --  Stefan Nestler  --  Goettler and Barmasse climb through Shisapangma South Face


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http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5735&sid=714f8d1ecb0a1f018f1f6a6619399acd   -- Climb for Heroes

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https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/first-albanian-woman-among-100-scales-mt-everest/  --  First Albanian woman amoung 100 ascent of Mount Everest






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Dunderberg Traverse on 5/20-5/21: pure awesomeness!
Snow conditions: Snow was crunchy in the morning down to 9,000 ft. By 11am, we would posthole a few inches on ridges at 11,500 ft as well as north and south facing slopes and couloirs. Foot deep postholing on ridges and south facing slopes lasted between 3pm and sunset before the snow hardened again. Snow at 12,300 ft in the early morning was hard and crunchy but not icy.
Difficulty: IV, class 3-4...
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Everest - 3 New Deaths + New Chamonix Route + Jornet on Everest, Revol on Lhotse + Cactus to Clouds

Everest 2017 - 3 new deaths and 1 missing - report from Alan Arnette on his blog
New 2017 Chanomix Route on wild remote wall - from Gripped Magazine
Jornet and Holzer on Everest, Elizabeth Revol on Lhotse - from Stefan Nestler
Cactus to clouds pictures with the Coachella Valley Meetup Group - 11,000 ft gain

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/05/21/everest-2017-2/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2017 -- Three new deaths - 1 missing




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http://blogs.dw.com/adventuresports/jornet-and-holzer-on-everest-revol-on-the-lhotse/  --  Stefan Nestler  --  Germany  --  Jornet and Holzer on Everest, Elizabeth Revol on Lhotse

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This season - since weather turned to good 15th May Monday 14 climbers reached as first group of the season atop Everest total 124 climbers have scaled the peak till today (21 May) Photo Oncgchhu Sherpa
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Unidentified mountaineers walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Everest on May 19, 2009

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