High altitude mountaineering

Alpine style: New route through the west face of Hungchi (7029m)

The two alpinists Charles Dubouloz and Symon Welfringer made an impressive first ascent in alpine style on the 7000m Hungchi.

Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without artificial oxygen

8000 meter double climb in style: The Pole Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without bottled oxygen in under 48 hours.

Record on Everest: Kami Rita Sherpa climbs the roof of the world for the 29th time

Everest ascent No. 29: Nepalese mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa will reach the roof of the world for the 12th time on May 2024, 29.

Piolet d'Or veteran plans record on Everest

Record attempt: 59-year-old top alpinist Valeriy Babanov plans to become the oldest person to climb Everest without artificial oxygen.

Tenjin Sherpa and Kristin Harila halve Purja's record 8000m time

Norwegian Kristin Harila and Nepalese mountain guide Tenjin Sherpa completed their eight-thousander collection yesterday with the summit of K2. It took them just three months and one day to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world.

8000 record hunter Kristin Harila in the criticism. what's up

The world's eight-thousanders are seething. The reason for this is the record hunt by Norwegian Kristin Harila. She is trying to climb the 14 highest mountains in less than six months. Currently it even looks like after three months.

High-altitude climber Luis Stitzinger dies on Kangchenjunga

The German extreme mountaineer and mountain guide Luis Stitzinger has had an accident on Kangchenjunga. The 54-year-old had reached the summit of the third highest mountain in the world last Thursday afternoon and sent a last radio message around 21 p.m. - he has been missing since then.

Kilian Jornet abandons Everest solo after avalanche incident

Spanish ultra-runner, ski mountaineer and alpinist Kilian Jornet completes his attempt to climb Everest single-handedly and without supplemental oxygen via the challenging Hornbein Couloir. This after an avalanche had swept him 50 meters away and he had already found extremely difficult conditions on the west shoulder.

«What Harila does is announcement mountaineering at its finest»

With the establishment of mountain tourism on most of the eight-thousanders and all of the Seven Summits plus a few other mountains, the required alpinistic skills have been reduced to almost zero. By alpine skills I mean independent climbing, acting and making decisions on the mountain. Everything that used to be required on these mountains has now largely become superfluous thanks to the technical infrastructure on the mountain. It is enough if you learn to walk with crampons in the base camp and to attach yourself correctly to the fixed rope.

World record: Harila climbs all 8000m peaks in 370 days

Kristin Harila has climbed her 14th eight-thousander with Cho Oyu in Tibet. With a time of one year and five days, the Norwegian is currently the fastest woman on the highest mountains in the world. Depending on the interpretation, she even beats record holder Nirmal Purja.

8000m record hunt started: Kristin Harila climbs Shishapangma

Norwegian Kristin Harila on Wednesday started her record attempt to scale the world's 14 highest peaks in less than six months. She started her race exactly where she had to give up last year due to a lack of permits: on Shishapangma.

Billi Bierling: There is no way around her for expeditions

Billi Bierling has worked for the Himalayan Database, the archive of legendary Himalayan chronicler Elizabeth Hawley, for almost twenty years. She is known for cruising the busy streets of Kathmandu on her bicycle to interview expedition climbers from around the world. In her book, she tells of the fascination of expedition mountaineering in the Himalayas and her commitment to people in need.

Kristin Harila plans historic record: 14×8000 in one year without bottled oxygen

Last year she came close to beating Nirmal Purja's 14x8000 record time. Now Kristin Harila wants to try again - and she goes one better: The Norwegian not only wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders in the world within a year, she also wants to do it without artificial oxygen.

Live from the base camp: social media marketing in mountaineering

Instagram, Facebook and Co have also changed the marketing options for mountaineers. In the meantime, alpinists like to be harshly criticized for their appearances in the digital media. But why actually? And what does a social media pro have to say about it?

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Film tip: From child prodigy to world-class athlete

Film recommendation for the weekend: Sasha DiGiulian, once a climbing prodigy, now a professional athlete with numerous First Female Ascents.

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Intimate portrait of Japanese Olympian Miho Nonaka

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Pou brothers and Micher Quito open new route in the Andes: Pisco Sour (640m, 85° M6)

Continuous 20-hour push: Brothers Pou and Micher Quito open a new route in the Andes in alpine style: Pisco Sour (640m, 85°, M6).

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