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INTERNATIONAL

Show your love for the mountains on International Mountain Day

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11/12/2014

11 December was International Mountain Day! The theme for this year’s celebration focuses on mountain farming to tie in with the International Year of Family Farming 2014.
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INTERNATIONAL

British climber discovers high altitude Inca ruins

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21/10/2013

British mountaineer and Andes specialist, John Biggar, has recently made an interesting ascent of a remote, isolated peak on the Chile-Bolivia border.
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INTERNATIONAL

Kurt Diemberger wins Piolets d'Or lifetime achievement award

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05/04/2013

After Walter Bonatti (2009), Reinhold Messner (2010), Doug Scott (2011) and Robert Paragot (2012), the fifth Piolets d'Or lifetime achievement award has been bestowed on Austrian mountaineer Kurt Diemberger.
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INTERNATIONAL

Fowler and Price receive King Albert I Memorial Medals

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05/10/2012

Mick Fowler and Martin Price are amongst six mountain men awarded a prestigious 2012 medal from the King Albert I Memorial Foundation.
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Chamonix honours Petit Dru West Face anniversaries

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30/07/2012

To alpinists the Petit Dru is the most easily recognizable granite monolith in the world, and this year there are three anniversaries connected with the West Face, with a celebratory evening on 31 July at the Majestic Congress Centre in the heart of Chamonix.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nick Bullock on: mountains for sale

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13/12/2011

True mountaineering is under threat: consumers are dragging the mountains down to their own level with oxygen and ladders. It's time to stop pretending that standards haven't progressed and start climbing with integrity, says Nick Bullock.
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INTERNATIONAL

Boardman-Tasker awarded to Freedom Climbers

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19/11/2011

Canadian author Bernadette McDonald is enjoying the rare accolade of having won both the 2011 Banff and Boardman-Tasker literary awards.
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INTERNATIONAL

Edmund Hillary remembered on Aoraki-Mt Cook

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17/08/2011

A prominent ridge on New Zealand's highest mountain, 3,754m Aoraki-Mount Cook, is to be renamed after the country's most famous mountaineer, though the decision to do so has not met with universal support.
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INTERNATIONAL

Small grant aids trekking in Afghanistan

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04/08/2011

As the number of climbing and trekking parties to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor continues to increase, there is news that the Linda Norgrove Foundation has contributed a grant to support a new trekking enterprise in the region.
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INTERNATIONAL

John Harlin's Swiss border stories

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26/07/2011

Following his 2010 attempt, which was aborted in the early stages due to accident, American mountaineer John Harlin is currently trying to circumnavigate Switzerland, keeping on or "within a stone's throw" of the frontier.
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