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Andaman Sea Bouldering and Beach Climbing Safari, Thailand - 2008-11-04 by simon ramsden

Andaman Sea Bouldering and Beach Climbing Safari, Thailand Blissful trip that combined island hopping through the fabulous Phang Nga bay with climbing on Koh Yao Noi, Thailand's next climbing destination.
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KT Baruntse Expedition 2008 - 2008-08-29 by aneel thakuri

"We realized the mountain had changed in the past few years": Mr.Bo Belvedere Christensen, Leader of KT Baruntse (7129 m) Expedition on Baruntse. On 23rd May' 08, Explore Himalaya's in-house writer met with Bo Belvedere Christensen, leader of the Kipling Travels Baruntse Expedition at the premises of Hotel Marshyangdi. Mr. Christensen, back in Kathmandu after a successful expedition, looked a bit exhausted but nonetheless happy, as he recounted his team's wonderful acclimatization climb to both the Mera peaks as well as the arduous climb to Baruntse. Mr. Christensen disclosed that Baruntse was more technical then he had expected. He as well the members had to contend with bad weather conditions and difficult technical climbing on the last leg of the climb, before reaching their goal. Here we reproduce Mr. Christensen's account of his team's expedition.
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New Year @ 19000 ft - 2008-05-06 by kulbhushan suryawanshi

New Year @ 19000 ft Its about a winter climb in the Himalaya that was conceived only a day prior to its execution
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Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 4 & 5) - 2007-10-28 by stanley gichohi

As we do the final touches on breakfast, the climbers stream in... Walking wounded! And from the look of their eyes, I bet that some have been crying up there. It's quite normal and they do it often. Meantime, we give them time to cool off as we leisurely set their breakfast. Eventually they recover and start to devour their breakfast as we prepare ours. It's going to be a long day and as usual, eat as much as I can.
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The Huber Brothers Conquer El Cap - 2007-10-28 by admin

The Huber Brothers Conquer El Cap Nearly fifty years after the first successful climb of the Nose of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA, Alexander and Thomas Huber have set a new speed-climbing record of 2hr 45min 45sec on October 8th, 2007.
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Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 3) - 2007-10-21 by stanley gichohi

I open my eyes to the bright rays of sun rise and notice that I'm alone in the bunkhouse. Before I jump down I suddenly recall that today is our lazy day as the whole day will be spent here at camp while Evans takes the trekkers for a day hike to acclimatize properly.
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Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 2) - 2007-10-13 by stanley gichohi

Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 2) The night passed not without itís fair share of interruptions especially from the porters' nightmares perhaps due to exhaustion or fear of a rogue Elephant that has been giving trekkers a scare on several occasions at the popular "kona mbaya"(Dangerous Corner) along the Bamboo stretch.
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Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 1) - 2007-09-03 by stanley gichohi

Mount Kenya Trek: A Porter's Diary on Sirimon - Chogoria Traverse (Day 1) Today, the dark rainy clouds continue to hang around Nanyuki town making me wonder why I promised Evans our lead guide on Mt Kenya to include me on his Porters team that will accompany him and a group of Five Trekkers for a 5 day Mt Kenya trek via the Sirimon Ė Chogoria route. It's apparent to me now that the mountain isn't going to be short of rain any time soon. But before I ponder this thought further, Evans calls me to inform me that they're now crossing the Equator which is just a few minutes drive to where we are waiting for them. On their arrival, I am already in the company of the team's cook and the other porters all of who reside in this base climbing town of Nanyuki.
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Climbing Mount Kanamo: Alone in the Indian trans-Himalayas - 2007-07-23 by kulbhushan suryawanshi

Climbing Mount Kanamo: Alone in the Indian trans-Himalayas Account of a solo ascent of Mt Kanamo, a beautiful peak in the Indian Trans-himalayas, situated in the Kibber wildlife sanctuary.
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The Totem Pole - Filming an Iconic Ascent - 2007-06-22 by admin

The Totem Pole - Filming an Iconic Ascent David Vuono, winner of the first Rockclimbing.com video contest, describes the climbing and filming of the Totem Pole in Tasmania.
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Epic day on Washer Woman - 2007-05-28 by mark geikenjoyner

Epic day on Washer Woman Despite being know for loose soft rock, a long arduous approach, predictably hot and windy weather, and little chance of timely rescue support; Washer Woman Tower is one of the most coveted summits in the desert. Itís been on my tick list for years.
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Climbing Caracas - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico - 2007-02-11 by Karl Alexander

Climbing Caracas - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico I spotted my first of this seasonís monarch butterflies solving itís own navigation problem thru the milk cactus on the old military air strip approaching Playa Caracas on Vieques Island. His seemingly random fluttering reminded me that getting from point A to B is often a slow, circuitous route, whether migrating across continents, traversing the metro area or, in my case this morning, bouldering a lava rock wall over the Caribbean Sea.
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Grand Teton North Face one day round trip - 2006-11-06 by sreiser

Grand Teton North Face one day round trip 1994 Trip Report of Grand Teton North Face Ascent - nonstop car to summit to car in the same day. After a decade of climbing dozens of routes in the Tetons, the North Face of Grand Teton remained a fascinating enigma that kept luring me, wanting to know it's mysteries, it's challenges, and it's weakness.
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Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca, Peru 1989 - 2006-11-06 by sreiser

Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca, Peru 1989 1989 Expedition to Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca - July 1989, organized by the Iowa Mountaineers, 24 members mostly from western states, 14 summited in July 1989, summit - 22,205'
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Close Encounters of the Old Kind - 2006-10-30 by floridaputz

Close Encounters of the Old Kind A 25th anniversery climb of Devils Tower with an unexpected guest.
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Sweet Dreams, Soft Rock, Weak Guide, Huge Adventure - 2006-05-23 by averagejoe

Humorous retelling of a climbing experience with a guide down under. I respect good guides from all parts of the world, but occasionally one enounters a guide that isn't so good. I wrote this years ago so my assessment of grade may have been off.
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THE HILL FORTRESS - 2006-05-17 by arjyamaj

One of the not-so-travelled trails in Sikkim...
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Fear and loathing in South-West Tasmania - 2006-05-15 by wesleydouglas

Four Sydneysiders head into the wilds of South-West Tasmania for a mini-expedition of psychologically mammoth proportions.
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A California Kid Climbing the Matterhorn's Hornli Ridge. - 2006-04-28 by tslater

My best suggestion is to hire a local guide, not because you can't climb it, but because they will help you navigate it, and you'll go faster. It isn't the climbing that gets you, it's the clock.
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A Lot to Learn - 2006-04-11 by devkrev

Keep an open mind, and you never know where you might go.
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Ever race to the base of a climb? - 2006-03-20 by Sty Mingersfink

Ever race to the base of a climb? Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery He hears the silence so loud

from For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica.
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When Love Comes A Calling - 2006-03-17 by a510poser

Story about growing up as a climber in the Pinnacles NM.
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Rainbow Dancer - 2005-12-30 by okieterry

Story about our attempts on this wonderful route located on the Shield in the Sandia Peaks, New Mexico.
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The Australian Climbing Titles: a Photo Essay - 2005-10-04 by philbox

A photo journalist trip report on the Australian indoor climbing titles held recently in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
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The Return of The Original - 2005-09-22 by wesleydouglas

Australian rockclimbing pioneer Enn Truupold, 76, returns to climb an adventure route in the Blue Mountains that he helped establish 52 years earlier. It will be only his second time up the entire route. Rod Smith tells the story ...
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