Nirmal Purja’s 14x8x7 and the limit of Altitude Tourism

189 days is the time it took Nirmal Purja “Nims” and his team to climb the 14 principal summits above 8000 meters. Nims, a former Gorka soldier and UK navy special forces, was born near Dhaulagiri, and this was the first 8000m he summited in 2014. 5 years later he announced his Project Possible with…

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Mountaineering and Doping

The term doping is widely used by organizations that regulate sporting competitions to explain the use of drugs or methods to enhance performance and/or is harmful to the athlete’s health and is considered unethical, and therefore prohibited, by most international sports organizations. PED’s (performance-enhancing drugs) are substances that are used to improve any form of activity performance…

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Risk, Consequence, Exposure and Compromise.

“That’s super risky!” is what you will probably think watching Alex Honold free soloing El Capitan. But Alex disagrees. In this interview for National Geographic Alex says that what he does “is very high consequence, but I don’t think it’s particularly risky. The odds of me actually falling are very low.” We often put ourselves…

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Training, Activities, Test and Social Activities

We all love to go out to the mountains, and all for different reasons and goals; to get fit, to find peace, to exercise, to win a race, to climb a summit, to spend time with friends, to have unspected adventures or achieve a technical route. So what do we do when we go out…

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Alpinerunning Playbook

Life is a game of renounces. I renounce clothes,I renounce technology,I renounce the safety rope,I renounce rules and inertia…To be naked. Naked to reborn,without mindets,without playbooks I Renounce life? Never.I renounce death? Not either. I go fast, not to be first,  not to win nor compete but because I can,  because I like-it  and because…

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the most important word of “freeclimbing” is free

“Free climbing is a specific rock climbing term that was created in contrast with aid climbing. It refers to climbs in which climbing protection such as ropes, tri-cams, nuts, and other aid-climbing equipment, may be used to protect against injury during falls, but cannot be used in ascending the climb. The term free climbing originally meant “free from aid”. The White House post…

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what means light on mountaineering?

Mountaineering has always been a harsh world, traditionalist and of surnames, where the word “change” has been taboo and “ethics” a god that no one had a clear image. A world of strong egos where secrecy was as strong as the fellowship of the “roped party”. It was a world where the projects were going…

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