Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Optimist - New Schneefernerkopf Climb (Alps) + New Route on the Dru (Alps) + Nanga Parbat and Manaslu updates

Optimist - New Schneefernerkopf climb by Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger of Germany
David Palmada reports on a new route on the Dru in the Alps - (in Spanish)
Ali Sadpara's must read interview, Nanga Parbat High Altitute Police.  Bad weather reaches Manaslu
Marc-Andre Leclerk and his epic Patagonia solo from Gripped Magazine  Please log in  Please log
  Skyline Trail
Skyline got a pretty good snow-dump the other day. Ellen, Marilyn, Craig, and a hiker we invited to tag along, Michael from Ohio joined me for the romp from the desert floor to the tram yesterday. Wildflowers are beginning to show, and even a few cactus blossoms were open. The first patches of snow appeared before Florian's rest stop. There was full coverage by the time we got to Flat Rock, and by the time we got to Coffman's Crag we were post-holing a bit. We enjoyed perfect breezy conditions, much appreciated by us polar bears.
— with Ellen Coleman and Marilyn Tomsha.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cerro Torre - Amazing Solo, Magnificent Failure + New Mixed Route in Vallunga (Dolomites) + New Dolomites Website

Leclerk, Honnold, Haley ; Amazing solo, magnificent failure in Cerro Torre area in Patagonia
Amore e Ombra - new mixed route in Vallunga in the Dolomites by planetmountain
New Dolomites website on Summitpost with great photography
Meetup group's photos from the Skyline trail this passed Saturday February 21
Winter climb 2015 (planned) - Peak Pobeda in Kazakhstan  -- Leclerk, Honnold, Haley; Amazing solo - Magnificent failure  -- Amore e ombra -- Adam Holznecht and Alex Walpoth climb new mixed route in Vallunga -- drunkfox (Enrico) -- Italy -- Newer website -- Great photography  Please log in  Please log

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Aconcagua Speed Record Smashed Again + Nanga Parbat Summit Bid Strategy + Dromedary Peak + Piolet d' Or 2015

Karl Egloff  smashes Aconcagua speed record by almost an hour in 11 hours 52 minutes
Nanga Parbat summit bid strategy  and 'bad omens' on Manaslu - by Raheel Adnan
Dromedary Peak in Utah trip report with pictures by Andy Sherpa
Piolet d' Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs - Planetmountain
Nicolas Favresse climbs Ganesh trad at Bedami in India - Planetmountain  -- Aconcagua speed record smashed again by Karl Egloff in 11 hours 52 minutes  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Nanga Parbat summit bid strategy -- Andy Sherpa -- Utah -- Dromedary Peak  -- Piolet d' Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs  Please log in  Please log   --   Aconcagua Video

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Trollwegen Troll Wall + Italians at Manaslu and Nanga Parbat Update + Kauai Getaway + Everest Route Change

Trollwegen Troll Wall - Polish alpinists add Katharsis - North Face
Italians at Manaslu and Nanga Parbat freezes - updates by Raheel Adnan
Kauai Getaway - great pictures by cedarandsand
Everest's standars route to change through Khumbu Icefall
First ascent of the Matterhorn video  -- Trollwegen Troll Wall - Polish alpinists add Katharsis - North Face  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Italians at Manaslu - Nanga Parbat freezes  -- Cedarandsand -- California -- Kauai - great pictures  Please log in  Please log

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