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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Yesterday I watched the mountaineering movie Meru for the 4th time. Have you ever had that feeling you can see a movie over and over again, and never get tired of it? For us mountaineers or any profession to be honest, when you watch a movie that is specific to you field of interest, you always pick up something new that you can adapt to your knowledge.
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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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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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Proper layering is one of the most fundamental concepts in outdoor activities, and for many outdoor enthusiasts is the importance of layering well known. Learn how you dress in layers, and you will get much more pleasure from being outside.
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Beginnings are always tough.
“I will start from tomorrow”
“I am not ready”
“I will wait for New Year’s eve to make new resolutions”
“This is to early”.
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Over 200 people have died in Mount Everest’s “death zone.” It does not stop new adventurers from wanting to triumph the highest summit in the world.
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Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia and Northern Europe, at 2,469m above sea level. It is located within the municipality of Lom, in the Jotunheimen mountain area.
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The Seven Summits are an epic mountaineering adventure of challenge, perseverance, and excitement. Climbing them typically takes several years to complete and is a feat that relatively few have attempted and even fewer succeeded – only several hundred to date. The 7 Summits are a lofty but obtainable goal and the ultimate dream of many mountaineers. Scaling the highest points on each continent is more than accomplishing a checklist of mountains; the Seven Summits is the adventure of a lifetime!
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Challenges ahead…. after months of discussion we finally decided to start up our Team Blog and we are now proud to say we finally have made it. Planning, testing, and training is now ahead of us, 2015 will be the year.
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