Seven Summits or Nine Summits

mtxplore Seven Summits or Nine Summits
by Geir Mjosund 20/03/2016

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.

Continue reading “Seven Summits or Nine Summits”

GoPro Hero4 Black – Review

gopro mtxplore

by Geir Mjosund 25/05/2015

For those who do not know it: GoPro is an action camera. That is a tiny camera that is designed to be easily mounted on places where it is difficult or impossible to reach with conventional camcorders. It might be a helmet, behind a surfboard, on the handlebars, the gun barrel, fishing rod, car and so on. GoPro have even been into space. Imagination, not the sky’s the limit. Yes, well, imagination and depths greater than 40 meters, temperatures below minus 10 and over 50 plus. They do great at the places where most of us go, whether it’s in the city, in the mountains or at the beach.

Continue reading “GoPro Hero4 Black – Review”

Kazbek

kazbek mtxplore
by Geir Mjosund 21/05/2015

The Caucasus mountain range is for many an unknown chapter. And if they have heard of this mountain range that stretches from the Black Sea in the west to the Caspian Sea in the east it is probably because they associate it with Europe’s highest mountain Elbrus. However, what many do not know is that the Caucasus is not only located in Russia, but extends through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

Continue reading “Kazbek”

Denali

denali mtxplore

by Geir Mjosund 12/01/2015

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.
Continue reading “Denali”