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Mountaineering News Saturday 30th July 2016

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Fitzroy Traverse for Honnold and Caldwell
  Fitzroy Traverse for Honnold and Caldwell American climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have made the first ascent of the 5km long Fitzroy Traverse in Patagonia, Argentina. The duo traversed the following peaks in their mega link-up: Aguja Guillaumet, Aguja Mermoz, Cerro Fitz Roy (3405m), Aguja Poincenot, Aguja Rafael Juárez, Aguja Saint-Exúpery and Aguja de l'S. This route was Honnold's first route in Patagonia. The pair got a
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Everest: Not Cheaper After All
  Everest: Not Cheaper After All Media around the world have reported that the Everest peak fee has been slashed, prompting warnings of further overcrowding. In fact, as Ed Douglas explains, the changes include a modest increase for most Everest permits, some welcome reductions on other peaks – and some complicated politics. When Nepali newspapers reported that peaks fees were being slashed, the response in Western media was p
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The Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race
  The Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race The Power of Four SkiMo Race connects Snowmass, Buttemilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mt. The event is a teams race for teams of two, vertical of 9,000+ ft, winning time of around six hours. The route is not particularly technical, but the vertical and distance are selective. With over 10,000 feet of vertical gain, including summiting the Aspen Highlands Bowl, this race is the perfect opportunit
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‘Walking With Jason’ - Book Paying Tribute to Son
  ‘Walking With Jason’ - Book Paying Tribute to Son Batavia, Ohio - John F. Hunt’s son, Jason, was an aspiring Wilderness Educator. At only 24-years-old however, Jason fell while on vacation, and passed away from his injuries. John’s new book, “Walking With Jason” (published by AuthorHouse), recalls the pain of losing a son, and his short, but incredible life. In “Walking With Jason,” John tells of Jason’s path to becoming a Wilderness Educator.
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New Lakes Winter Climbing Conditions Guide
  New Lakes Winter Climbing Conditions Guide A new guide for winter climbers has been developed by a large group of winter activists in the Lake District. This is a great step forward for winter climbers in the Lakes and the downloadable booklet contains a wide variety of useful information for winter warriors, including: - Advice on when and where to find good conditions - How to avoid damaging the crag and turf - A list of Lakes cr
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