If you’re looking to ride your first PNW volcano, there’s more to it than just having the will to do it. The right gear, training, prep and knowledge are key to getting out there safely for some incredible experiences.
Amid growing concerns regarding COVID-19, Nepal has decided to shut down access to Mount Everest and to the rest of its Himalayan Mountains. As of 13 March 2020, the spring climbing season in Nepal is closed.
An essential mountaineering gear list is the first thing every mountaineer/climber should have before starting their journey.
A gear list also comes in handy for professional climbers starting from scratch after an emergency evac that holds their gear hostage on the mountain, or any number of reasons. Either way, here’s a downloadable Essential Mountaineering Gear List for you to keep.
These recommended mountaineering books for beginners comprise our collection of resources for those just starting out on their mountaineering adventures.
Denis Urubko is a stellar mountaineer and one of the most qualified candidates to succeed in a K2 Winter Ascent. His history attempting this feat on K2 goes back 17 years. Without a summit, he ends his mountaineering career in 2020.
On 19 February, Denis Urubko reported the incredible story of his evacuation from Broad Peak. Translated and edited from his words in Russian, Urubko detailed his disbelief after being told a helicopter was on its way to pluck him off the mountain.
Here’s an in-depth guide on how to buy climbing gear on a budget through outlets, discount stores, alternate market deals, gear rental shops and buying used gear.
The Apricot Tours K2 Winter 2020 team crosses the Baltoro Glacier and Concordia and arrives at K2 Base Camp.
Understanding avalanche conditions during winter mountaineering is an important part of safe climbing.
Learn about conducting snow pit tests, pregame research and avalanche survival practices.
The requirements for climbing Mount Everest are the same whether you’re climbing alone or as part of a commercial or private expedition.
Here’s a rundown on what you’ll need to have before you even step foot near Everest Base Camp.
The Apricot Tours K2 Winter 2020 team tests gear, concludes sponsor photo sessions and prepares to depart for Askole.
On 14 Jan, the team departed Askole with four dozen porters and began their K2 Base Camp Trek. It begins in Askhole and winds its way through the Braldu Valley before reaching the famous Baltoro Glacier to Concordia.
The Apricot Tours K2 Winter 2020 team arrived in Skardu and was joined by team leader Mingma G.
They briefed with Liaison Officers and enjoyed a K2-themed cake gifted to them by other members of the mountaineering community in Skardu.
Apricot Tours Announces its K2 Winter 2020 Expedition. Dispatch updates to follow.
This year, we are following a Nepalese expedition attempting to summit K2 during the winter season. Apricot Tours mounted their expedition recently and reached Skardu on 08 Jan 2020.
Back in 2017, we announced the inclusion of ski mountaineering in the Winter Olympic Games. At the time, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board announced that they would be including ski mountaineering in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games – Lausanne. That time is upon us and there’s a lot of excitement surrounding preparations.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites make up a vast mountain range in Northeastern Italy. They are a treasure for climbers and the scientific community.
When we think of the Dolomites, we think of the late Tom Ballard, who felt the most at home in this Italian paradise. Stretching across 350,650 acres (141,903 ha.) of rocky summits, this mountain range has been appealing to mountaineers and scientists for decades.
Here’s the December 2019 Newsletter for upcoming content on Base Camp Magazine.
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Climbing Mount Everest costs over $65,000 when climbing with a commercial guiding company. The cost of your expedition is high due to the amenities offered and the popularity of the climb.
A failed expedition can lead to post-expedition depression, feelings of inferiority and thoughts of quitting. It does not have to feel this way.
This is the first of a series of articles that will cover how to be appealing to expedition sponsors. Learn about social engagement, brand recognition and reputation management.
These general mountain safety tips will help hikers travel safely and be able to enjoy the sights more efficiently. This article covers what to bring and do beforehand.
We’ve compiled a list of must-read books about climbing disasters everyone should check out. From the highly anticipated The Summit book of 2014, to classics like Denali’s Howl, these books are a must-have.
Here are 14 mountain photos for winter climbing motivation some of you may need as the season approaches. Lax your boredom for a bit and enjoy these amazing shots from around the world. Check out some of these neat facts while you’re at it.
Climate change is affecting the global landscape of mountains. Melting glaciers and the changing geography poses potential risks to climbers and the future of mountaineering. Global landscapes are changing fast.
Hiking essentials to pack for semi-cold weather aren’t hard to find. Hiking, unlike mountaineering, requires simple pack gear. But that doesn’t mean you can just go out into the wild unprepared. Here’s a list of essentials to pack for a semi-cold weather day hike.