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February 18

ALEX TXIKON WINTER EVEREST ATTEMPT: REPORT FROM CAMP 2

  Alex Txikon continues with the Winter Everest attempt, the crew has reach Camp 2, after some problems during the ascent where Jonatan felt into a crevasse suffering an accident from which he fortunately recovers already, out of danger. Let’s get Alex Txikon’s report from Camp 2     _____________________   REPORT FROM CAMP 2 […]

February 04

ALEX TXIKON WINTER EVEREST ATTEMPT: UPDATE ON JONATAN’S ACCIDENT & ROUTE-FIXING DETAILS

  After achieving Ama Dablam. as acclimatization a few days ago, the expedition was already moving to winter Everest Base Camp. In the first sections of ascent we have the Khumbu Waterfall, probably the section with the highest number of accidents accumulated on this mountain due to the constant variation and rupture of the ice […]

January 22

ALEX TXIKON REACHES C2 ON WINTER AMA DABLAM BEFORE EVEREST ATTEMPT

  The Basque climber Alex Txikon has reached C2 in Ama Dablam, the first stage to his returns to winter Everest. After attempting K2 in winter this year, Alex Txikon is now preparing to tackle Everest, on what will be his third expedition to the highest mountain on Earth off season. “Third time’s a charm,” […]

December 12

ALEX TXIKON RETURNS TO WINTER EVEREST: “THIRD TIME’S A CHARM”, BEFORE THAT, HE WILL TRY ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND AMA DABLAM

  The Basque climber Alex Txikon will returns to winter Everest. Previously, he will sail and look for new routes in the Antarctic Peninsula; then will head for Nepal where he’ll firstly climb Ama Dablam After attempting K2 in winter this year, Alex Txikon is now preparing to tackle Everest, on what will be his […]

March 20

ALEX TXIKON SUMMIT ATTEMPT IN K2 DISMISSED: THE STRONG WIND SLOWS DOWN THE ATTEMPT IN K2 AND THE MOUNTAINEER AND HIS TEAM SET COURSE BACK HOME

  In our mountaineering section we have been followed the Alex Txikon expedition these days to K2 with no oxigen. Unfortunately and due the strong wind, the team was not able to continue the ascent from 7150 meters. Let’s have a look at the video and see the all the feelings, obstacles and achievements lived […]

November 22

Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg document their Cho Oyu expedition on the short mountain film “Testing Ourselves”

. . Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg launched yesterday the short film “Testing Ourselves”. The film narrates the express acclimatization process as followed by them during their last expedition to the Himalayas, where both tried to climb the Cho Oyu together, before Kilian went on to face his Everest ascent. In addition to the scientific […]

Annapurna 2.010: Mediático, auténtico, trágico.

*Annapurna: Macizo montañoso de 55km en Himalaya. Culmina en 8.091m. La diosa hindú que le da nombre representa la abundancia en las cosechas. Fue el primer ochomil conquistado. Coronado en 1.950 tras una sobrehumana combinación de coraje, talento e insconsciencia por la cordada del experto Lachenal y el entusiasta Herzog. Hasta hoy, el libro de […]

Mujeres en los Ochomiles

*Wanda Rukietwicz en 1.968, con las técnicas y materiales de la época. Wanda abrió el camino. En 1.986, la bravísima polaca fue la primera mujer en coronar los 8.611m del K2 y bajar para contarlo. Siguió escalando, y uno tras otro coronó hasta ocho de los catorce gigantes de la Tierra. Y no eran sólo […]

¡Enhorabuena Edurne! 12º Ochomil en el Kangchenjunga

Los expedicionarios Edurne Pasaban, Juanito Oiarzabal, y Asier Izaguirre coronaban por fin hoy 18may09  la cumbre del Kangchenjunga.  Ferrán Latorre se adelantó unas horas y tras hollar la cima bajó por delante a la seguridad de las tiendas del campo 4.  Por otra parte, Alex Chicón y Jorge Egocheaga  no lograron finalmente coronar la cima. […]