Polar Exploration… On The Moon!

Artificial Snow

National Geographic, amongst others, are reporting that NASA has announced plans to build a base at one of the moon’s poles. The base will be solar powered, and is scheduled to be permanently staffed by 2024. By 2025 someone will announce the first solo, unsupported trek to either the North or South Lunar Pole I’m … Read more

New Seven Summits Speed Record! (Again!)

New Speed Record on Dhaulagiri

According to this article over at MountainZone.com Daniel Griffith, a 55 year old Canadian climber, has become the fastest person to climb the Seven Summits, completing the Carstensz Pyramid version in just 187 days. Griffith began his quest by reaching the top of Everest back in May and ended it last week on Vinson. You’ll … Read more

Everest: Beyond The Limit Episode 3 Thoughts

Beyond The Limit

I had the chance to sit down and watch Episode 3 of Discovery Channel’s new mini-series Everest: Beyond The Limit last night, and personally I’d have to say that it was the best episode so far. The first two episodes established who the climbers were, introduced the audience to Russell Brice. Those episodes also explained … Read more

Mountaineering Lore – “The Belay”

Mountaineering Lore

Some of you have undoubtedly heard this story before, but for others I’m sure it’ll be new. Rock & Ice Magazine covered a recent event in which Charlie Houston, now at the age of 93, recounted the tale of a 1953 American expedition to K2, which was unclimbed at that time. When one of the … Read more

Ecomotion Brazil Coverage At SleepMonsters!

Ecomotion Brazil

Adventure racing site SleepMonsters.com is providing Day by Day coverage of the Ecomotion Pro Brazil expedition length adventure race. It’s been difficult to find updates on this event for most of the week, but the SleepMonsters have come through in a pinch. As of this writing Team Sole is in first place, followed by Abarth … Read more

Climbing Community Mourns One Of It’s Own

K2 Best Climbing Scene

I mentioned the story a few days ago about famed rock climber Todd Skinner falling to his death in Yosemite, but at the time the details remained a bit sketchy. Today, GreatOutdoors.com has posted an updated article that gives a few more details. It seems Skinner was rappelling down a new route on The Leaning … Read more

Update on Changabang Missing Climber

Changabang Missing Climber

MountEverest.net has posted an update on those two missing climbers on Changabang in the Indian Himalaya region. The search team now believes that the two Mexican climbers, Andres Delgado and Alfonso de la Parra, may have wandered into a highly restricted sanctuary area, and may be lost or stranded at around 5000 meters up. If … Read more

Hannah McKeand Gears Up

Hannah McKeand Gears Up

After posting about Hannah McKeand’s solo, and unsupported, Antarctic expedition a few times recently, I received this press release over the weekend. It’s great background information on Hannah, her previous adventures, and her polar adventure ahead. Read on: Hannah McKeand in pole position for record attempt In the last weeks of 2006, 33-year old Hannah … Read more

More from Nangpa La


MountEverest.net continues to be the main source of information regarding the recent shootings on Nangpa La, near Cho Oyu. Today’s update offers some photos, albeit very grainy photos, from the mountain, as well as more reports on the events that took place on that day. The story is starting to come together, very slowly, and … Read more

Gear Box: Nike+iPod Review

Nike+iPod Review

I’ve mentioned a few times already that I purchased an 8 GB iPod Nano recently, and along with it the Nike+ system. I’ve had the two for several weeks now, and have used them both a number of times on training runs, and finally feel comfortable posting some thoughts and impressions. In short, the Nano … Read more