Tag: Mountain climbing

Nepal extends Everest climbing dates with hundreds of climbers ‘stuck’
News

Nepal extends Everest climbing dates with hundreds of climbers ‘stuck’

Nepal decided this Friday to extend the deadline to climb the Everest until June 3 for the first time in more than fifteen years, since bad weather and snowfall associated with cyclone Yaas have caused hundreds of climbers to continue waiting their turn. "There are many mountaineers who have completed acclimatization and are waiting for the good weather at Camp 2. We have decided to give them a chance since we estimate that the weather is favorable at the end of May"The director of the Nepalese Tourism Department, Mira Acharya, told Efe.The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), which is in charge of opening the Everest route every year, stated that the region has experien...
21 cold runners die during mountain ultramarathon in China
News

21 cold runners die during mountain ultramarathon in China

At least 21 people died of cold during a mountain race held this Saturday in a tourist area of ​​the north China's province of Gansu, reports the local press today. The race, in which the 172 participants had to cover more than 100 kilometers, the distance of an ultramarathon, cross country in a mountainous area, was interrupted after some of them showed signs of hypothermia and physical problems after the sudden fall of temperatures in a high altitude area. Affected by hail, freezing rain and gales around 1:00 p.m. local time this Saturday, some of them disappeared. Rescue teams confirmed the death of up to 20 of the runners around 08:00 local time this Sunday. The authorities deployed a team of more than 1,200 troops to try to find another runner who was missing, who ...
Two mountaineers die while descending Mount Everest, which claims its first victims this season
News

Two mountaineers die while descending Mount Everest, which claims its first victims this season

An American mountaineer and a Swiss mountaineer reportedly died of exhaustion while trying to descend the Everest, becoming the first deceased during this climbing season on the highest peak in the world.The two climbers died this Wednesday due to a severe deterioration in their health, the director of the climbing agency Seven Summit Treks told EFE on Thursday, Mingma Sherpa. The Swiss Mountaineer Abdul Waraich | died near the southern summit, at an altitude of 8,748 meters, after reaching the peak of the mountain on May 11, the manager of the Seven Summit Treks expedition reported on his official Facebook page, Chhang Dawa Sherpa."Waraich successfully reached the summit, but beg...
Andorran mountaineer and instagramer Stefi Troguet abandons the ascent to Dhaulagiri after testing positive for Covid
News

Andorran mountaineer and instagramer Stefi Troguet abandons the ascent to Dhaulagiri after testing positive for Covid

The adventure of Stefi Troguet, one of the most mediatic mountaineers on social networks, ended when she faced the first ascent of three consecutive eight-thousand what I wanted to do. The Andorran has been infected with coronavirus when he faced the climb to the Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), for which he has had to abandon the expedition. Troguet announced it on her social networks, where she said that she is now waiting in isolation in her tent in base camp waiting for a plane to evacuate her to Kathmandu."I return to Base Camp, isolated in my tent with COVID. We made a push to the summit with most of the people at Base Camp. After one night in C1 (5,850 m) and 2 nights in C2 (6,4...
Kilian Jornet and his return to Everest: how to change mountaineering
News

Kilian Jornet and his return to Everest: how to change mountaineering

The Spanish mountaineer has returned to the roof of the world to attempt a complicated ascent through the western ridge and the continuity to LhotseJornet and Gttler, in their acclimatization.Returning from his double ascent of Everest in the spring of 2017, Kilian Jornet met with criticism of his Italian deed Reinhold Messner, the best mountaineer of all time, the first to complete the 14 'eight thousand' without artificial oxygen, and launched a dagger: he invited you to participate in the own documentary he was filming, 'Kilian Jornet. On the way to Everest. '"Kilian will not be in the books on the evolution of mountaineering," proclaimed the myth. "It interests the sponsors Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this l...
Nepal will put shifts on Everest to avoid the overcrowding of mountaineers
News

Nepal will put shifts on Everest to avoid the overcrowding of mountaineers

Nepal issued new climbing rules for the Everest, in an attempt to curb the crowding of people at the highest peak in the world, just before the start of the ascent season in which you expect to receive a record number of climbers. According to the new rules, a specific number of mountaineers, based on the numbers of permits issued for the climb, they will be able to climb Everest in the first weather window, after the ropes and ladders are attached to the top.A second specified group will be able to summit in the second weather window, and will continue successively until the weather is favorable.“But in case this plan doesn't work out, the expedition teams have had the flexibilit...