Climbing and Expedition

Climbing Mt. Elbrus

Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, is also the highest mountain in the Caucasus Range in southern Russia near the border with Georgia. Mount Elbrus with 18,510 feet (5,642 meters) of prominence is the tenth most prominent mountain in the world. This makes it the tallest mountain in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the continents and elite climbers aspire to summit all of them. Read More

Everest 101

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Reaching 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the mountain’s summit straddles the border separating China and Nepal and is mainly in Nepal. It is situated in at the edge of Tibet on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is surrounded by a number of substantial peaks, including Lhotse, (27,940 feet/8,516 meters); Nuptse, (25,771 feet/7,855 meters); and Changtobse, (24,870 feet/7,580 meters). Read More

Island Peak Expedition

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Island Peak at 6189 meters is one of the most popular and busy peaks in Nepal offering novice climbers with an exhilarating climbing experience. Often taken as the first step for any rookie climber prior to his/her summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalayas, climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and serious climber can dream of. Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak lies in the heart of Khumbu region and has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse glacier. The expedition also offers incredible views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. Read More

Tips to prevent AMS

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The onset of AMS symptoms can be fairly common to most lowland travelers in the Himalayas and are not instantly cause for alarm. Symptoms of AMS begin with a headache and slight nausea, sometimes referred to as mountain sickness. Other symptoms then start to manifest themselves including loss of appetite, dizziness, sleeplessness, fatigue or vomiting. This is when medical attention becomes needed. Read More

Young Brit breaks record for swift summit to Island Peak

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Twelve year old Oisin McDevitt is no regular school boy given the number of records he has broken for conquering some of the world’s monstrous mountains. Oisin McDevitt broke another record on 24th October, 2014 – this time for the speed he got to the top of one in the Himalayas. McDevitt climbed 6,200 metres to the top of Island Peak on the flanks of Everest in just four and a half days, something very few adults have managed to achieve. Himalayan Glacier organized the overall trip which was spearheaded by Mr. Chhewang Sherpa, one of the finest climbing leaders from Himalayan Glacier. McDevitt was accompanied by his father and an acquaintance during the expedition. Read More

Nepali female mountaineers’ team to climb tallest Antarctica mountain

An all-woman seven-member mountaineers’ team, which has already successfully climbed the highest mountains in the six inhabited continents, is preparing to start on an expedition to climb to Antarctica aiming to reach the summit of Mount Vinson Massif, the highest mountain there.

Mt Vinson is the last remaining mountain in the teams’ campaign to ascend all the highest mountains in the seven continents.

The team was handed the Nepali flag for its final ascent at an event held by Nepal Mountaineers Association (NMA) in Kathmandu on Monday, December 8, 2014. Read More

Killer Climbs: The 10 Deadliest Mountains in the World

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We love to talk about the most fearsome mountains, the deadliest, the most dangerous, the “Death Zone,” the risks, which one gives us the least chance of standing on top instead of destroying us. Whatever the appeal, it endures. Here are the some of the killer climbs that have made into Top 10 Deadliest Mountains in the World:

1. Mount Everest

Though the infamous Mt. Everest has taken the most lives on this list, it’s high number of attempts each year actually make it’s fatality rate much less. At a rate of about 9%, Everest has claimed more than 200 lives over the years. Read More