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K2 Winter Summit 2021!! The First Winter Summit Of The 'Savage Mountain'.

K2 WAS THE LAST OF THE 8,000M PEAKS TO SEE A WINTER ASCENT. Why? K2 is the 2nd tallest (after Everest) and the 2nd deadliest (after Annapurna). In the best of times, K2 is steep and technical with dramatic exposure. It is the host of extreme and hard to predict weather - think temps of negative 65 degrees Fahrenheit, plus hurricane level wind, whiteouts, rockfall, and avalanches. The number one stated reason for death on this mountain is ‘disappearance’. This Winter, an all Nepali team of 10 became the first to summit K2 in the Winter! They summited shoulder to shoulder, with everyone on their team listed as a holder of this first ascent.  Mingma G Sherpa helped lead the historic K2...

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World Record Attempt - K2 Winter Expedition 2020

K2 is the only one of the 8,000m peaks that has never seen a Winter Ascent. Why? It is the 2nd tallest (after Everest) and the 2nd deadliest (after Annapurna). In the best of times, K2 is steep and technical with dramatic exposure. It is the host of extreme and hard to predict weather - think temps of negative 65 degrees Fahrenheit, plus hurricane level wind, whiteouts, rockfall, and avalanches. The number one stated reason for death on this mountain is ‘disappearance’. This Winter, we are proud to be affiliated with two of the four teams going for a world-record winter ascent. We wish them all the best of luck! Mingma Sherpa (pictured here, center) is a part of an...

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Climbing The Seven Summits Everest 2018 Blog: …Second Rotation.. Camp 2…

May 2, 2018 |In Everest |By CTSS Team Photo: Khumbu Icefall - Mount Everest - 2018 The team made their way to Camp 1 yesterday morning, beginning their final acclimatization rotation before returning to base camp to rest in anticipation of the summit. The morning was cold and windy and the night was punctuated by small rockfalls and avalanches off Lintgren and Lo La, not in danger of the route. Soon temps warmed as the crew reached C1 and the sun hit camp. Everyone made impressive time though the ice fall which bodes well for their stated goal of tagging camp 3 on this rotation. Click HERE to read the full blog onhttp://climbingthesevensummits.com/blog/

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SNEWS: Founded on obsession: 12 startups that could be outdoor’s next legacy brands

Startups fueled by passion keep the outdoor industry moving forward. Meet a few launched by industry vets, core users, and garage inventors. by: Olivia Dwyer Feb 6, 2018 We all know the outdoor industry’s legacy brands: Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond. But where are the fresh-faced newcomers destined to become titans? First, why startups matter: “Innovation and industry progression come from the group, not a handful of companies,” says Drew Simmons, founder of PR agency Pale Morning Media. “Even the best company with the largest R&D budget can’t match the innovation from hundreds of brands with small budgets.” Meaning startups fueled by a connection to the outdoors feed the industry’s success and relevancy. Click HERE to read the...

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