Winter Climbs 2020: Moro and Lunger to Attempt Gasherbrum Traverse

The Summit of Gasherbrum I

We’re now less than three weeks from the official start of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means some of the best mountaineers in the world are getting ready to depart on some seriously challenging expeditions. We already know that several teams will attempt K2 in the days ahead, as they look to make … Read more

Winter Climbs 2019: K2, Alaska Expeditions Set to Begin

K2 Pakistan

Now that the New Year has arrived, and winter is in full effect here in the Northern Hemisphere, the major winter mountaineering expedition teams are preparing to embark on their adventures. Over the coming weeks we’ll be following two teams on K2 and another on Nanga Parbat, as well solo climbers in Alaska and Nepal. … Read more

Video: Pobeda – Climbing the Coldest Mountain in the World

Tamra Lunger and Simone Moro are no strangers to climbing tall, impossibly cold peaks. But this past winter they traveled to Sibera to take on a mountain named Pik Pobeda, which holds the distinction of being the coldest peak on the planet. To put things in perspective, temperatures on the mountain reached -71.3ºC (-96.3ºF), turning … Read more

It’s Official – Polish Ice Warriors Will Return to K2 in 2019/2020

This past winter one of the expeditions that we followed closely was the attempt by the Polish Ice Warriors team to make the first winter ascent of K2. If you paid attention to those posts you probably know that it was one of the most interesting expedition teams to follow in recent memory with a … Read more

Winter Climbs 2018: Poles Make a Change on K2, Summit in Siberia

While it has only been a couple of days since I posted my last update on the major winter expeditions that we’ve been following so far this year. There has been a steady stream of news over the weekend that makes it worth of yet another update. Things are happening quickly right now, and the … Read more

Winter Climbs 2018: Injury on K2, Summit Bid Scheduled for Everest

It seems the news from the two big winter expeditions that we’ve been following is coming at a fast pace. Just when you think there isn’t much new to share, suddenly their is an update that brings important information. Such is the case for both K2 and Everest, where things are progressing nicely. We’ll start … Read more

Winter Climbs 2018: Moro and Lunger Head to Siberia

The winter climbing season is barely underway, and so far our attention has mostly been focused on Alex Txikon’s no-O’s attempt on Everest and the Polish team currently en route to K2. But there are some other interesting climbs to keep an eye on as well, including the latest expedition for Simone Moro and Tamara … Read more

Major Winter Expeditions Aiming at Big Mountains in 2018

With the autumn climbing season in the Himalaya all but over, we’ll now turn our attention to the winter ahead. While there are never a large number of expeditions that take place during that season, the ones that do are usually incredibly interesting to follow. This year looks like it, will be no different as … Read more

Alpinism Online Interviews Simone Moro

Italian climber Simone Moro is one of the most accomplished and ambitious mountaineers climbing today. He has completed four first ascents of 8000-meter peaks in the winter, and over the course of his career, he has redefined what it means to go light and fast in the mountains, usually without Sherpa support. As he approaches … Read more