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Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Anatoli Boukreev ©film.ru
Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest

Legendary Kazakhstani climber Anatoli Boukreev is one of the characters in the Hollywood movie Everest about the tragedy happened in 1996 during the ascent of Everest.

Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest
Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts

An eyewitness has managed to capture the eruption of the Mount Ontake volcano in central Japan that started without warning this Saturday at noon.

Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc
Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc

Three climbers have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.

Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc
Andrey Gundarev ©almazoff.yvision.kz
Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits

Traveler and mountain guide from Almaty Andrey Gundarev intends to be the first Kazakhstani to conquer 7 highest volcanoes on world's 7 continents.

Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits
Maksat Zhumayev. Photo from personal archives
Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest

Kazakhstani mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev has successfully started his solo climb of the North America’s highest mountain peak ‪Mount McKinley.

Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest
Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc
Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc

A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc
Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak
Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak

Three Ecuadorans who survived an avalanche in Nepal that killed at least nine people at the weekend still aim to top out on Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain.

Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak
Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche
Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche

Rescuers in Nepal searched Monday for seven missing climbers after an avalanche which killed at least nine people, swept away in their tents ahead of a final push on one of the world's highest mountains.

Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
International expedition to K2 has set the 4th camp

According to Kazakh climber Maksut Zhumayev, the team has set the route to the fourth camp and set the camp. This fulfills the main goal of their fourth acclimatization ascent.

International expedition to K2 has set the 4th camp
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
К2 expedition stoped several hundred meters before the fourth camp

Chogori is 8,611 meters high. So to reach the peak the team will have to cover another 811 meters of height.

К2 expedition stoped several hundred meters before the fourth camp
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits
International expedition to K2 might challenge the summit before August 9

According to Kazakh alpinist Maksut Zhumayev they’ve received weather forecasts that the weather will be good enough until Tuesday for the final ascent.

International expedition to K2 might challenge the summit before August 9
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Alpinists of K2 expedition spent a night at 7100 m

Good weather on August 4 allowed the team to ascend 500 meters of Chogori.

Alpinists of K2 expedition spent a night at 7100 m
K2 mount. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
K2 expedition covered a record distance in one day

The team of alpinists ascended 1300 meters in 11 hours. Their trip from the first camp to the second was one of the most difficult and exhausting.

K2 expedition covered a record distance in one day

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