This is one of the coolest climbs that I have done! The thrill and the views were amazing. The summit is about 7650 feet and several of the valleys below are 1200 to 2000 feet so you are really looking pretty far down. The trailhead starts out around 5700 feet so there is roughly 2000 feet of elevation gain by foot.
He’s afraid of heights, so how did Stephen end up on a mountain?
Jim Cantelon speaks with Eric Alexander about how he managed to climb Mount Everest with a team, including his friend, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer. Eric Alexander Mountaineer, Speaker, Suthor Book: “The Summit:Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone” www.highersummits.com
www.peregrineadventures.com Peregrine Tour Leader Jangbu climbs the summit of Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal. Sherpa Jangbu leads tours in Nepal and is the 2nd Peregrine Leader to climb Mount Everest. Find out what it takes to reach the top of the world.
In September 2009, I climbed Zugspitze via the “Klettersteigroute” – up the Höllental (Valley of Hell). Here’s part 2 of the adventure, with a view from the first via ferrata ascent, the hike up the glacier, and amazing vistas from the rock face below the peak! Music by Danny Galixy, galixy.net. Let me know what you think about the video… there will be at least one more episode. More info in the blog post at blog.daviddouglasbooks.com
The ugliest mountain in Norway, according to pioneer WCSlingsby, or the most beautiful mountain in Norway. You decide. The mountain is situated above the Tysfjord area in northern Norway. The three norwegians climbing the mountain is Stein Ivar Gravdal, Cecilie Skog and Rolf Bae. It was a perfect day. A perfect trip. And a good climb. One of many nice experiences Cecilie and Rolf had together, Rolf Bae died in a climbing accident on K2 1st of August 2008. He was caught in an avalanche near the summit.
Four friends battle avalanches and whiteouts as they climb Mt. Rainier.
Are you afraid of ghosts? How about heights? Did you enjoy Fatal Frame? Well if you answered yes to any of those questions, you might just want to take a look at Cursed Mountain on the Nintendo Wii. It won’t win any awards, but it surely is a unique experience and for those that find themselves lost in the mountain, are sure to enjoy this game onetime through. Final Score 7.0
Rappelling requires using a figure-8 and a locking carabiner for a secure point of anchor, and it is best to rappel with a partner so each can inspect the other’s ropes and harnesses before leaning back. Understand the basic principles of rappelling with helpful advice from an experienced climber in this free video on rock climbing. Expert: Jeff Dopp Bio: Jeff Dopp has been climbing since 1980 and has climbed all over the country. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge