The Savage Mountain
Amongst peaks over 20,000 feet
, K2 is the hardest and most dangerous. Edurne Pasadan
became the 6th woman to summit on July 29th, but can she survive the curse of the women who climb K2
? K2's danger and challenge has attracted a wide assortment of characters, ranging from the bizarre Aleister Crowley
to the glamourous
Araceli Segarra .
The deadly toll continues. Two Russian climbers are missing
on the mountain. Read a history of 50 years
of K2 summits
, and accounts
of another ascent
What do you do after you climb Mt. Everest?
Climb it again from the other side, of course.
to accomplish that feat. And then what? Cathy O’Dowd
calls it the E to E Challenge.
Everest to Everyday.
So let’s round up a
couple of friends
, hitch up the dogs and mush from Styggedalen to Nordkapp
across 650 km of Arctic wilderness to support the
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
And why not blog it daily with a website run from the back of a sled?
Today, the sled fell in a river
. Sure makes my life seem dull.
Palestinian-Israeli expedition scales Antarctic peak.
The "Breaking The Ice" team of four Palestinians and four Israelis, having not shied away from picking the obvious metaphor for the title of their adventure, reached the summit of a previously unclimbed and unnamed mountain last friday, and named it "The Mountain of Israeli-Palestinian Friendship". Apparently, the mountain didn't collapse under the weight of all this symbolism. There was blogging
Three Climbers die in Fall
on Mt. Hood today. As if that doesn't suck enough, A helicopter crew member is injured critically
after a military helicopter assisting in the rescue goes down. And this right on the heels of a recent climbing accident
on Mt. Ranier, as well as a recent accident
on Mt. Elias.
Ok, that's enough for this season.