Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nanga Parbat Summitpush Begins + Torre Traverse Almost + Greenwood/Locke Winter Ascent + Punta Kafmann

Winter Nanga Parbat summit push begins by Raheel Adnan
Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt a one day Torre Traverse in Patagonia
The Greenwood/Locke in Canada gets a second (known) winter traverse
Punta Kafmann in the Western Dolomites trip report with pictures by Silvia Mazzani  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Winter Nanga Parbat - summit push begins  -- Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt one day Torre traverse in Patagonia  -- The Greenwood/Locke gets a second (known) winter Ascent in Canada -- Silvia Mazzani -- Italy -- Punta Kaffmann - Wesrern Dolomites  Please log in  Please log


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Optimist - New Schneefernerkopf Climb (Alps) + New Route on the Dru (Alps) + Nanga Parbat and Manaslu updates

Optimist - New Schneefernerkopf climb by Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger of Germany
David Palmada reports on a new route on the Dru in the Alps - (in Spanish)
Ali Sadpara's must read interview, Nanga Parbat High Altitute Police.  Bad weather reaches Manaslu
Marc-Andre Leclerk and his epic Patagonia solo from Gripped Magazine  Please log in  Please log
  Skyline Trail
Skyline got a pretty good snow-dump the other day. Ellen, Marilyn, Craig, and a hiker we invited to tag along, Michael from Ohio joined me for the romp from the desert floor to the tram yesterday. Wildflowers are beginning to show, and even a few cactus blossoms were open. The first patches of snow appeared before Florian's rest stop. There was full coverage by the time we got to Flat Rock, and by the time we got to Coffman's Crag we were post-holing a bit. We enjoyed perfect breezy conditions, much appreciated by us polar bears.
— with Ellen Coleman and Marilyn Tomsha.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cerro Torre - Amazing Solo, Magnificent Failure + New Mixed Route in Vallunga (Dolomites) + New Dolomites Website

Leclerk, Honnold, Haley ; Amazing solo, magnificent failure in Cerro Torre area in Patagonia
Amore e Ombra - new mixed route in Vallunga in the Dolomites by planetmountain
New Dolomites website on Summitpost with great photography
Meetup group's photos from the Skyline trail this passed Saturday February 21
Winter climb 2015 (planned) - Peak Pobeda in Kazakhstan  -- Leclerk, Honnold, Haley; Amazing solo - Magnificent failure  -- Amore e ombra -- Adam Holznecht and Alex Walpoth climb new mixed route in Vallunga -- drunkfox (Enrico) -- Italy -- Newer website -- Great photography  Please log in  Please log

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Monday, February 23, 2015