2 days ago

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EVEREST While an avalanche, triggered by a serac fall on West shoulder, hit the Icefall and as for first report blocked the route built by the Sherpa Icefall Doctors - further update suggests route is not damaged - first case of Covid19 was reported at Base Camp, forcing the expedition members of the ill climber to respect quarantine .There are news that others climbers were evacuated or leaved the BC by helicopters .The Nepal Government released a weird letter (in Nepalese only) which rule the climbers to "respect social distances while climbing" and declare that climbers will have their opportunity for summit bid on the base of permit serial numbers. First come first served (!?!?)Considering that at BC there are hundreds of people waiting to climb the route, so far equipped till South Col, we'll see the evolution of these serious issues and how Authority will try to enforce the rules ( easy: they will not, they have anyone who can check a silly rule like this)Few climbers will try to climb without oxygen : David Goettler and Killian Jornet - the last could try Everest Lhotse traverse - are the most known and experienced (ph by climber Shehroze Kashif ,Pakistan / the avalanche which hit the Icefall)#montagnamagicaweb #Himalaya #Everest#climbing#alpinism ...
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4 days ago

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Where did I have seen this before ?(ph Mingma Gyaljie Sherpa,Annapurna jumarers queue to summit few days ago)P.S. "dear passengers, ride next stop : Dhaulagiri"#montagnamagicaweb #himalaya#annapurna#jumarism ...
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5 days ago

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Italian veteran alpine guide, strong climber Giampaolo Corona is quietly hanging around in Himalaya.He wrote today his progress , showing a great stamina and commitment"I did not respect the normal times for acclimatization, I asked my body to ignore some flashing red lights.And I did it. Lobuche (4900 m) / Lobuche Peak East (6117) and back in 6 hours. Now non stop I go down to Dingboche and tomorrow I go up to BC Ama Dablam.The greatest satisfaction was the compliments that the local sherpas gave me." (ph Giampaolo Corona) ...
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7 days ago

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A group of people summited Annapurna today.* Edit: as for my Nepalese sources, 67 people summited*For first time in history - and this is not a good record - the Leader of the commercial expeditions on Annapurna normal route, called an helicopter from Kathmandu which dropped 800mt of ropes, gear, O2 bottles,food and maybe candies at 7300mt of altitude, directly at C4 ,where the large group of people camped waiting for their Sherpas opening the highway to summit , on a hard icy final section, which is a climber activity that these people can't do by themselves.Why? Because permit time and business needs didn't meet with wise decisions.This has nothing to do with alpinism or climbing.Of course there are no rules and anyone could decide to be taken by helicopter directly on summit, maybe it will happen soon .But we are free to think that this is pure madness,greed, business reserved for record-seekers.Wish all come down safely and will not spend more words about this sad day for 8000ers mountaineering. ...
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1 week ago

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Cory Richards - american climber, renowned photographer and explorer (1st winter climb of Gasherbrum II with Urubko,Moro / no o2 summiter of Everest) - decided to abandon abruptly his expedition with Esteban "Topo" Mena and Carla Perez aiming at the Dhaulagiri North West Buttress and Ridge route.Cory arrived at BC few days ago, had a look and without further explanation decided to leave the team.His partners are now shocked and disappointed-as for a Carla Perez statement- and it will be extremely difficult that a duo could go ahead with such difficult goal, considering the amount of technical work, gear and equipment that you have to carry up that incredible wall.In the next days another trio composed by Romanian climbers Horia Colibasanu, Marius Gane and slovak Peter Hamor will try the North West Buttress and Ridge route for the third time.The photos of NW buttress and ridge were taken by my grandfather Alfonso Bernardi in December 1975, during an aerial reconnaissance onboard a Pilatus Porter for the 1976 Spring Italian expedition.(source news Desnivel , interview with Carla Perez)#montagnamagicaweb #Himalaya#Dhaulagiri#alpinismo#alpinism#climbing#coryrichards ...
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2 weeks ago

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Lettera di Norman Dyhrenfurth , alpinista, regista e leader della spedizione all'Everest nel 1963 con Hornbein, a mio nonno Alfonso Bernardi.Trovata in mezzo al libro di Hornbein "Everest West Ridge" ! Documento con budget dettagliato (!) ipotizzato per la spedizione del 1971,dove anche tramite nonno Alfonso fu invitato Carlo Mauri. La spedizione fini' male, con la morte di un alpinista indiano, Harsh Bahuguna,già in alto sulla montagna (vedi Wikipedia) Tra i membri, oltre ai citati sopra, Douglas Haston, Don Whillans (uk) , Wolfgang Axt(aut) , David Isles(us), Michel Vaucher (swiss). ...
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3 weeks ago

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the beautiful wind turbine on top of Mont Blanc this morning !(ph Captain Achab)#montagnamagicaweb#CleanEnergyTransition #alpinism#climbing#alpinismo ...
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4 weeks ago

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Annapurna and avalanches. ...
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1 month ago

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I'm late two days but it's very important to me wishing Happy Birthday and many others days like this at Kurt Diemberger, legendary Austrian alpinist, writer,filmmaker, who turned 89 this year.Kurt Diemberger is the only living climber who first summited two 8000ers :Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri.He also became one of first filmmakers at high altitude , then he summited K2 being 62yrs old - where sadly his partner ,Julie Tullis, climber and filmmaker,died on descent.He was a good friend of my grandfather which was editor for his book in Italy in 1961.here a wonderful pic took by Almo Giambisi, another friend of my grandfather, great Italian climber: "camp 1 of K2 in 1983 ,Kurt filming with Italian climber Gigio Visentin"(ph Almo Giambisi, Facebook)#montagnamagicaweb #karakorum #kurtdiemberger#alpinism #alpinismo #climbing ...
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