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The most impressive traverse ever completed?

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The most impressive traverse ever completed?

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14/02/2021

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has been willingly stuck in Patagonia since Covid-19 kicked off, and making the most of it: jaws dropped around the climbing world when he became the first to solo the Fitz Roy Traverse late last week. This epic route, fantasised about by anyone who has ever seen a photo of the jagged skyline above El Chalten, was first completed by the dream simul-climbing team of Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in 2014. The route traverses the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks: 5km of ridge line with around 4000m of vertical gain.
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Cold winters? A prediction

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27/01/2021

What has caused the particularly cold weather that has blanketed the UK in snow this year? How can you get an idea, as early as September, whether to get your skis out and sharpen your crampons for a top winter or not? And how does this tie in with climate change? David Dobson has the answers, and we also round up a selection of the best photos of mountain days in the British snow.
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All Nepalese team become first to summit K2 in winter

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19/01/2021

On January 16, at 5pm local time, climbing history was made. Prior to this day, no Nepali had yet claimed the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. Meanwhile K2 was the only remaining 8000er that not yet been summited in winter. Then 10 Nepali climbers, initially from competing teams, were brought together by a common goal, and the weather gods.
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Toby Roberts becomes youngest Brit to climb 9a

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09/12/2020

Back in March, closed climbing walls and a cancelled competition calendar led to 15 year-old Toby Roberts building a Moonboard in the garden with his dad, and setting a big outdoor goal as training motivation. Within months he had become the youngest Brit to climb 9a: the route was the legendary Rainshadow at Malham Cove.
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Doug Scott, Titan of British mountaineering, dies

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07/12/2020

Doug Scott – one of the most legendary and respected mountaineers of the twentieth century, has died aged 79.
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Hamish MacInnes: Legendary Mountaineer

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24/11/2020

To honour the passing of Hamish MacInnes, legendary mountaineer, founder of Mountain Rescue Teams and inventor of pioneering mountaineering equipment, we would like to share this illuminative interview with him from Summit 93, written by Jonny Dry who was working for the Mountain Heritage Trust at the time.
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How to attend the virtual Kendal Mountain Festival and what to watch

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18/11/2020

The world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival is going online this year, in a huge way. The team behind the event have been pouring their energy into making this their best event yet. Expect stories about people from all walks of life doing extraordinary things, guest speakers, live events, a literature festival, and lots more. The festival starts today and runs until 29 November; content can be watched on-demand until 31 December.
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