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Category Archives: Mountaineering

Kristin Harila’s Speed Record on the 8000ers Has Hit a Snag: China

Norwegian climber Kristin Harila is resting in Kathmandu after ascending her a 12th peak above 8,000 meters this year. Now, Harila has just two mountains remaining to complete her goal of ascending all 14 of the the world’s 8000ers. On Thursday, Harila, 36, reached the summit of 26,781-foot Manaslu, after trudging through deep snowdrifts for […]

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Nims Purja Says He Is “Fine and Well” After a Paragliding Accident on Manaslu

Nepali climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja has returned to the high peaks after being airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital following a paragliding accident on Monday, September 19. The Himalayan Times reported Monday afternoon that Purja, 39, struck a rock while paragliding near 26,781-foot Manaslu, and left the mountain’s base camp via helicopter to undergo a checkup […]

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The Debate Over Manaslu’s Summit Is Over. Now, Hundreds of Climbers Want to Reach It.

Climbers are flocking to Nepal’s 26,781-foot Manaslu this month, and government officials are anticipating noticeably bigger crowds than normal on the world’s eighth-highest peak. Nepal’s department of tourism has already issued 394 climbing permits for Manaslu, and officials told Outside that they expect the number to soon surpass 400. By contrast, only 193 climbers sought […]

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He Was on an Expedition to Tackle an Unclimbed Line in Nepal. Instead, He Got a Prison Sentence.

This article first appeared in Rock and Ice’s annual issue, Ascent, 2020. I make my chai from scratch, fresh ginger root, cardamom pods, cayenne, and more. I pound the cinnamon sticks to splinters with a framing hammer. All told it takes two days, so I brew a few gallons at a time. People ask where […]

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Help Big City Mountaineers Introduce More Youth to the Joys of Nature

1,000 wilderness expeditions. 5,000 volunteers. 11,000 kids. 45,000 nights under the stars. Since its founding in 1989, nonprofit Big City Mountaineers (BCM) has been working to break down barriers to outdoor access for young people from disinvested communities. And the numbers don’t lie: they’ve been succeeding. But their work is far from done. The mission […]

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The 20 Best Climbing Films of All Time

Not so long ago, the headline “Dirtbag Rock Climbers Walk Down the Red Carpet to Accept Their Academy Award” would have seemed like an oxymoron—a violation of the very laws of nature. But in 2019 it happened: light stopped being the fastest thing in the universe, up became down, and a little rock-climbing film called Free […]

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Kristin Harila Has Climbed Ten of the Planet’s 14 Tallest Peaks in Record Time

A crowd of onlookers cheered as Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila walked into the polished lobby of the brand new Aloft Hotel in downtown Kathmandu in mid–June.Within minutes of arriving, Harila found herself seated on a couch being force-fed a slice of celebratory cake by people she did not know. The celebration was to honor Harila’s […]

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There Are Conga Lines and Huge Crowds on K2 Now

On July 21 at 10:45 P.M. Pakistan time, five climbers stood on the summit of 28,251-foot K2. They were the first mountaineers to reach the peak’s top during the 2022 summer climbing season, after spending more than 24 hours battling their way to the summit. For Pasdawa Sherpa, Chhiring Namgyal Sherpa, Siddhi Ghising, Dorjee Gyelzen […]

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This Climber Just Scaled All of the 8,000-Meter Peaks, Again

There’s a new champion of the world’s highest peaks.  On Thursday morning, Nepali climber Sanu Sherpa reached the summit of 26,362-foot Gasherbrum II in Pakistan, one of 14 mountains on earth above 26,000 feet (or 8,000 meters) elevation. The ascent marked the completion of an incredible feat that makes Sanu the only person to ever […]

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