Winter Climbs 2020: Weather Creates Major Problems for Everest Teams

It was another difficult day on Everest yesterday with all three teams currently on the mountain facing serious challenges due to the weather. High winds and heavy snow have made conditions more difficult than anticipated, which is beginning to put into question whether or not anyone will find success on the mountain this year. We’ll … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: Kobusch Launches Summit Push, Txikon in BC, Urubko Retiring?

It has been an eventful week in the Himalaya and Karakoram, where the winter mountaineering expeditions on 8000 meter peaks continue despite some difficult conditions. After the start of what looked like an exciting and interesting season, we’re now down to just two active expedition teams, with one of those squads biding its time and … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: High Winds Stall Progress on Everest

Perhaps the greatest attribute a high-altitude mountaineer can have is patience. This is especially true in the winter, when changing conditions can alter plans quickly. Yesterday, I posted an update on the status of the three remaining 8000-meter winter expeditions, two of which are on Everest. At the time, they were preparing to set off … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: Weather Improves on Everest, Clock is Ticking on Broad Peak

The three remaining winter expeditions to 8000 meter peaks are all nearing a crucial stage. For the teams on Everest, good weather is in the forecast for the coming days, which means we could see some meaningful progress. But on Broad Peak, the stage is set for a summit push at long last, but the … Read more

Alex Txikon Returning to Everest for No-Os Attempt This Winter

If you thought the winter climbing season in the Himalayas was going to come and go without Alex Txikon taking part, it’s time to think again. Yesterday, the Spanish climber announced that he will once again return to Mt. Everest this winter to make his third attempt to summit that mountain without oxygen during the … Read more

Alex Txikon Discusses Search and Rescue Efforts on Nanga Parbat

Last week we shared an interview that Explorers Web conducted with Alex Txikon regarding his recent attempt to summit K2 in winter. In that interview, Txikon discussed the challenges of climbing that mountain during the harshest season of them all, and gave us insights into the relationship between his team and the international squad that … Read more

Winter Climbs 2019: K2 Summit Push Begins, First Winter Ascent in Canadian Yukon

After spending the past couple of days in southern California testing a new ebike we’re ready to get back t business here at The Adventure Blog. There has been some interesting developments in the world outdoor adventure while I was away, including updates from Pakistan on the last team standing on K2, as well as … Read more