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Fall 2014: Summit-Bids on Makalu

(By ) The winds recede and there appears to be a summit window on Makalu around the mid of this week. The teams have already launched the summit attempts; British tri-services team on Southeast Ridge and Madison Mountaineering team via normal route. However, ... [Published ExplorersWeb - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Union Glacier start-up team to Antarctica

(Correne Coetzer) On October 17, Adventure Network (ANI) reported that the start-up team has flown to Antarctica to set up camp at Union Glacier for the 2014-15 season.Union Glacier Camp near the Union Gacier blue ice runway serves as Base Camp for skiers, ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

ExWeb interview with Faysal Hanneche, "I learned to be

(Correne Coetzer) Last year the Frenchman attempted an Antarctic kite-ski traverse starting out from Novolazarevskaya Base. Already delayed in South Africa, after landing at Novo storms continued, which meant more delays. This made him impatient, says ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

Dhaulagiri Avalanche: Two Slovaks, Three Nepalese Missing

(By ) The severe weather stimulated by cyclone ‘Hudhud’ recedes in Nepal, leaving a catastrophe of great magnitude behind. Blizzard and avalanches killed several trekkers, climbers and natives in Western Region, whereas dozens are still missing. Rescue ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Mount Sidley, Antarctica’s highest volcano accessible to

(By ) Mount Sidley, the highest volcano in Antarctica, is now accessible through ANI for a wildly remote and interesting adventure to one of the remotest mountains on Earth, Steve Jones from ANI/ALE told ExplorersWeb.While Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Veteran trio to attempt K2 North Face

(Newsdesk) Only two 8000ers remain to be climbed in winter and while Nanga Parbat has had several attempts, last time (2011/12) someone tried K2 was a seasoned Russian team aborting after losing a climber to the frigid mountain.Now a veteran trio from ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

ExWeb interview with Young-Ho Nam, the Gobi Desert is

(Kyu Dam Lee, ExplorersWeb South Korea) Young-Ho Nam, who is on a quest to walk and/or cycle 10 deserts of the world, wrote to ExplorersWeb that he had completed a walk across Mongolia, including the Gobi Desert.This time Mr. Nam was walking and cycling ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

ExWeb interview with Bengt Rotmo, Fall vs. Spring

(Correne Coetzer) Veteran Norwegian ski guide on the Greenland horizontal route, Bengt Rotmo, checked in at ExplorersWeb after his crossing from Isortoq to Point 660 this Fall. He led "a happy international team with people from New Zealand, Denmark and ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Fall 2014 : Success on Manaslu and Cho Oyu, Bad Season on

(Raheel Adnan) It is another successful season on Manaslu and Cho Oyu, where majority of teams made it to the summit in a period of around 8 days. Contrarily, the conditions have been fatal on Shishapangma. All, but one fresh inbound team, have already ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Your Smart Phone going Global: Review of Iridium Go

(Tom Sjogren) Last month Iridium launched what could become a game changer for the company.Iridium "Go" replaces the handheld satellite phone.Creating a wifi hotspot for your iPhone or Android (or Pad) your own smartphone becomes the actual unit from ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 02 2014]
Entities: Iridium, Satellite, Wi-Fi
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

What makes us proud

(Tina Sjogren) While putting up the Occupy Central banner for Hong Kong we checked our status in China. The result surprised us and made us proud. For those of you new to ExplorersWeb, here is a small sample of stories that may have caused the non-grata ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

ExWeb Special: 2014 Polar Tech Roundtable Conference

(HumanEdgeTech) It's a jungle out there when it comes to expedition gear, with truth and small brands getting eaten first. Big names get the best in-store placements; media reviews are tailored to advertisers and sponsored athletes praise one brand while ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 01 2014]

Quotes

Faysal: For the food and gasoline, it’s about 1,2 kilos per day. Last year, I used a very special pot called, "the magic pot”, made by Hovard Svidal and I have been burning only 2 liters over 3 weeks. So, this year, I'm taking less. The sledge should be lighter. Maybe around 160 kilos. More would be insane to pull. I was pulling 180 kilos on the last expedition and it was hell on heart."
"We have new information directly from Sonam Sherpa, from the agency that provided services to our expedition in Nepal. Sonam unfortunately confirmed that Jan Matlák and Vladimir Švancár along with three Nepalese helpers remain missing after the avalanche. Other members of the expedition were flown to Pokhara by helicopter. Three local Sherpa unsuccessfully searched for them today (Wednesday). Tomorrow (Thursday), two members of expedition will also join them.”"
"An expedition to Mount Sidley arrives at the foot of the mountain with a modest amount of prior knowledge and finds its own route up the lower slopes towards one of the ridges leading to the summit. Every step and every route finding decision is on pristine snow, there is no path to follow, no marker wands to guide you, no footprints to follow. Like Vinson this is hard work carrying your tent, food, stove and fuel with you, but at the end of a day's ascent it is up to the guide to find a safe place to set up camp, there is not an established camp to aim for. It is remote expeditionary mountaineering and a great adventure.”"
"Well, it will be climbed … soon. Yes, I have discussed with Denis to go to this mountain. The only reason why I am not going is because a few days after the summit of GII, my wife dreamed that I was dying during the winter ascent of K2 [...] When I had options, I thought why should I go and take risk on K2 while Nanga Parbat is still there. So I decided to go to Nanga Parbat. This is honestly and purely the only reason why I didn’t go for K2."

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Fall 2014: Summit-Bids on Makalu [Published ExplorersWeb - 12 hours ago]
Union Glacier start-up team to Antarctica [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 19 2014]
ExWeb interview with Faysal Hanneche, "I learne... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 19 2014]
Dhaulagiri Avalanche: Two Slovaks, Three Nepale... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 16 2014]
Fall 2014: Bad Weather Halts the Progress on Lh... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 15 2014]
Mount Sidley, Antarctica’s highest volcano acce... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 14 2014]
Veteran trio to attempt K2 North Face [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 13 2014]
ExWeb interview with Young-Ho Nam, the Gobi Des... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 10 2014]
ExWeb interview with Bengt Rotmo, Fall vs. Spring [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 08 2014]
Fall 2014 : Success on Manaslu and Cho Oyu, Bad... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 03 2014]
Your Smart Phone going Global: Review of Iridiu... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 02 2014]
What makes us proud [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 01 2014]
ExWeb Special: 2014 Polar Tech Roundtable Confe... [Published ExplorersWeb - Oct 01 2014]
Fall Climbing Season at its Peak: Updates from ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Sep 30 2014]
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Speed on Manaslu: Andrzej Bargiel's New Record [Published ExplorersWeb - Sep 26 2014]
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