The Seven Summits or Nine Summits are an epic mountaineering adventure of challenge, perseverance, and excitement. The seven highest mountains of the world’s seven continents. However, there is a matter of dispute between the Bass and Messner lists, which gives us an additional two peaks to conquer. As a result of this there is nine peaks to summit.
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Today I would love to introduce you the Douchebags Base 15L, small but roomy backpack which has been my daily companion for last few weeks.
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First of all the mtxplore team want to apologize for the lack of updates really, to be honest we have been very busy with testing products, as we just don’t want to write a review without testing the product through some really though testing, as we feel we should be fair both to the product and our readers.
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Denali, 6194 m, or Mount McKinley was previously the official name of the mountain, is located in the state Alaska and is part of the Alaska Range. It is the highest peak in North America and is one of “The Seven Summits“. Denali is known for its beauty, its alternating weather and at times harsh cold conditions. The trip requires local leaders from one of the operators that are allowed to guide tours at Denali.
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How are your navigation skills? Studies in the mountains shows that almost everyone has a map and compass in the backpack, but only about half can actually use the tools to take out a course.
If you learn to use a map and compass properly, the winter trip will be much safer and easier.
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Today I have had Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast, and lately I have started to to make the portion extra large.
Every time I start making Oatmeal Pancakes I make enough for about 3 people so I have some pancakes to spare.
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So many people ask me, how do you train for the mountains? You are walking 10+ hours a day up there, and you live down in Malta next to the sea, how can you get ready?
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Boots for any climbing over snow and ice needs to be of a type that will let you use crampons. Boots are graded according to their compatibility with different types of crampon.
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We received the Arcteryx Alpha AR Jacket a few weeks ago, the carbon version. First idea that came to my mind was, damn its light. Its designed for Climbing, Alpine and extreme conditions. It is a hardshell jacket, so its meant to be the top layer in bad weather. I do recommend sizing up for your hardshell only due to the reason that you will normally wear a few other layers under.
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Today I was thinking of bringing you a superb tip for breakfast. It is important to get a good start.
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