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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Trail runners who run roads / Road runners who run trails

A few days ago, the american runner Jim Walmsley beat the long standing 50 miles World Record in 4:50:07 (he averaged 5:48 per mile and 3:36 per kilometer- here his impressive Strava). The previous 50-mile world best of 4:50:21 was set by South African legend Bruce Fordyce in 1983. Earlier this year he tap the trial’s qualifier…

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The History Of Going Fast In The Mountains

Going fast to the mountains is not a contemporary activity. If we think that the innovations or tendencies of the lightweight practices in the mountains are recent we are very erroneous, because since the begining of climbing mountains or walking in the valleys, there was someone who wanted it do it quickly. For some time…

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Franz Nicolini, not only the 82 4000m of the Alps in 60 days

When in june Ueli Steck start his project 82 Summits I saw a video in the Facebook of a friend, it was some images of him and another friend doing many summits, in fact all the 4000m summits in the Alps, linking all them by cycling or running, and they did in only 60 days.…

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The anonymus idols #2

A friday evening the headlights of a van light up the routes of the mediterranean coast to the east. Some hours before the eyes of a fireman and a policeman shine when they see the a sunny weather forecast on the Alps, some hours after, the backpack is always ready, they start driving from the Catalan…

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The anonymous idols. #1

All of us has been vibrating with the images of alpinists as Ueli Steck, Steve House, Mark Twight, Jean Cristophe Lafaille, Cristophe Proffit and many more who with them images and books has been inspiring us. I will not talk about this heroes, I will talk about other heroes, who nobody knows if you don’t…

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