This is the first Winter Ascent Ever - 2nd February 2011. A great video from The North Face. The North Face® athletes Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards. On the 2nd of February 2011, they made history with the over 8000m winter summit of GII in Karakorum.
In summer 2010, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, Northwest Territories, Canada. Our goal was to free climb the entire 1963 Original Route on the sheer 2000' Southeast Face of Proboscis, and grants from the American Alpine Club encouraged us to document the adventure. The result: Women at Work (VI 5.12 R).
For the past 26 years 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks in winter. On february 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became the first. Cory is now the only american to summit any 8,000 meter peak in winter. The journey nearly killed them. Cory carried a small camera and filmed the ordeal constantly. This is their story, as seen from the raw, honest perspective of cory's lens.
This is a video tribute to a superb alpinism from Polland, Jerzy Kukuczka.
Nanga Parbat forms the western anchor of the Himalayan Range and is the westernmost eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan administered Kashmir. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram range.
This video talks about what the title says...It has some hard to see shots. Don't leave your kids see this please.
Mount Everest Expedition, 8850 meters. Northeast ridge. Philippe Gatta.
When you trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal, you are surrounded by hundreds of peaks… but one of them always catches the attention more than the others: Ama Dablam. Despite its modest elevation - 22,349 feet, compared to its giant neighbors such as Mt. Everest or Lhotse - Ama Dablam has a unique and beautiful shape that attracts climbers from all over the world.
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