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The Final Frontier
A Story of Seeking Progression

The Final Frontier: A Story of Seeking Progression Written by Amity Warme Amity following pitch seven of The Final Frontier The alarm goes off. It’s still dark outside, but as I awaken, my brain latches on the objective of the day and I quickly perk up. Coffee, breakfast, drive to the trailhead, grab the pack of gear I prepped last night, then my partner and I start the uphill approach to the base of the imposing wall above. Soft dawn light illuminates the forest around us and my psych builds as I hop from boulder to boulder toward Fifi Buttress, just one of the many impressive granite walls that make up Yosemite Valley. Eventually, we emerge from the trees and...

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Ice and mixed season in the Alps Rob Powell & Vittoria Camisassi

Website:North London Mountaineering Club  Instagram: @the_nlmc Spring Newsletter 2021 (Originally Posted in the North London Mountaineering Club Journal) I was 10 metres above my last protection. Really pumped. I was certain a fall was imminent. Technique started faltering and my feet blew out of the ice. God knows how I managed to hold onto my tools and get my feet back on. I started retching. I scolded myself. “Come on! Keep it together!” This is a recollection from my last ice climb of the 2020/2021 season and after that, I am glad the season has ended.  [Rob]: Perfectly on time, the snow arrived on the 1 st December and it wasn’t long before a prolonged cold spell created good ice-climbing...

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David Roeske Summits K2 In Record 19 Days, Without Supplemental Oxygen

Photo by David Roeske HIMALI™ athlete, David Roeske summited K2 on July 25, 2019, without the aid of supplemental oxygen - it is thought to be a record-breaking expedition time of just 19 days. This achievement marks the alpinist’s fourth 8000-meter peak summit without bottled oxygen.  Roeske successfully summited K2 a little over 12 months after unexpected events in July 2018 thwarted his first attempt. During his first expedition to the mountain, Roeske delayed his K2 summit attempt in order to help save the life of British climber, Rick Allen. Allen was lost on neighboring mountain, Broad Peak, the world’s twelfth highest mountain. Roeske and his Swedish climbing partner, Fredrik Sträng, were beginning a summit attempt on Broad Peak when...

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