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Galvan and Zerain disappear while attempting second crossing of Mazeno Ridge.

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02/07/2017

Hope of finding the noted partnership of Argentinian Mariano Galvan, and the Spanish-Basque Alberto Zerain, who were attempting an alpine-style ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge, has now faded after an aerial search on the morning of the 1st July.
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Simone Moro talks ticking off the first winter ascents of 8000ers

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14/03/2016

Seracs, storms, brutal cold and ... bragging about love-making skills at basecamp? Italian alpinist Simone Moro has just climbed Nanga Parbat with Alex Txikon (Spain), Ali Sadpara (Pakistan) and Tamara Lunger (Italy). It's his fourth first winter ascent of an 8000er. Simone talks what it's like up there, and why his wife's dream will keep him off K2, the only one of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks that still hasn't been climbed in winter.
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British team makes first ascent in remote east Nepal

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09/06/2014

On April 22 the British team of Dave Barker, Phil Booth, Ken Hopper, Rory Sellar and Paul Vardy, supported by grants from the MEF and BMC, made the first known ascent of Lumba Sumba Peak (5,740m) in east Nepal.
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Expedition succeeds on Everest from Nepal

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25/05/2014

On the evening of the 23rd May, 41-year old Chinese female Jing Wang and her five Sherpa companions became almost certainly the only climbers to summit Everest from Nepal this spring season.
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Urubko reaches the summit of Kangchenjunga alone from the north

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21/05/2014

The former Kazakh and now Russian citizen Denis Urubko has reached the summit of Kangchenjunga (8,586m), establishing a minor variation on the lower face to access the north ridge.
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Climbing in Nepal: changing the rules

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18/05/2014

Shortly before the tragic accident that killed 16 Sherpas and other high-altitude workers, the Nepal government announced a series of new measures aimed at boosting revenue and easing congestion on Everest – to the alarm of the Himalayan climbing community. Ed Douglas reports on how the authorities in Kathmandu are taking care of business.
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Jury trial: Catherine Destivelle at the Piolets d’Or

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11/03/2014

As the world’s most famous woman alpinist during the 1990s, Catherine Destivelle learned all about the highs and lows at the top of her sport. Now she’s on the jury of the Piolets d’Or it seems not much has changed. She talks to Ed Douglas about the pressures of stardom, her plans for the future – and Ueli Steck.
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Everest: not cheaper after all

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21/02/2014

Media around the world have reported that the Everest peak fee has been slashed, prompting warnings of further overcrowding. In fact, as Ed Douglas explains, the changes include a modest increase for most Everest permits, some welcome reductions on other peaks – and some complicated politics.
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Benoist and Graziani repeat Ueli Steck's route on Annapurna

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30/10/2013

Remarkably, just a couple of weeks after Ueli Steck's ground-breaking solo ascent of Annapurna's south face, his route received a second ascent from experienced French alpinists Stéphane Benoist and Yannick Graziani.
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Ueli Steck's historic ascent of Annapurna

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15/10/2013

In one of the most audacious, yet perfectly executed, climbs in recent years, Ueli Steck has soloed a new route on the south face of Annapurna.
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