Winter Climbs 2019: K2 Team in BC, Government Shutdown Delays Denali Bid

The current shutdown of the U.S. government has had far-reaching consequences across the country and brought lawmakers to a standstill. One of the areas that is deemed nonessential is the National Park system, which remains closed until the ongoing stand-off between the President and Democratic leaders is resolved. That has put a crimp on one … Read more

Winter Climbs 2019: K2 Teams Unite, Dupre Exits Mt. Hunter

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The 2019 winter climbing season continues to ramp up with interesting developments in all of the major expeditions we’re following this year. As usual for any winter mountaineering project the weather dictates the pace, and ultimately the chances of success, but so far all of the teams are optimistic and focused on achieving their goals. … Read more

Video: The Way of Manaslu

The eighth highest mountain in the world is Mt. Manaslu in Nepal, a beautiful peak that draws climbers and trekkers a like each year. This video takes us deep into the Himalaya to visit the mountain ourselves, taking us on a four-minute journey that is beautiful, fascinating, and enthralling. The short clip is a great … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: More Updates From the Mountains as Season Winds Down

There is no doubt that the bulk of the autumn climbing season in Nepal and Tibet is behind us, with most of the teams already come and gone. But there is still news to share from across the region as a few squads continue to wrap up their expeditions and take advantage of a few … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: Missing Climber on Manaslu, More Summits and a Marriage Proposal on Cho Oyu

We’ve noted on several occasions that the autumn climbing season in the Himalaya is already starting to wind down, and with summits this week on Manaslu, Cho Oyu, and Shishapangma, that looks like an accurate assessment. But, things aren’t completely over yet and there is still news to share, particularly from those 8000 meter peaks, … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: More Summits and the “Dream Line” Skied on Lhotse

To say that it has been a busy couple of days in the Himalaya would be an understatement. This past weekend saw a significant number of summits on several mountains, along with a few historic achievements in the big mountains. And while the commercial climbing season is starting to wind down, there is still a … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: Summits Continue on Manaslu, Cho Oyu

We’ve been monitoring the progress of the climbing teams on Manaslu and Cho Oyu all week long as summit bids have launched both mountains. Now, as the weekend draws near, it seems that both peaks are busy as a good weather window looks to continue over the next few days, bringing opportunities to finish the … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: More Summits on Manaslu and First of the Season on Cho Oyu

Yesterday we had word that the first summits of the fall climbing season in Nepal had occurred on Manaslu, but we also knew that it wouldn’t take long before more would follow. It seems that prediction was accurate, as several other climbers topped out today in what is expected to be a continuous wave over … Read more