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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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.
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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.
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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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Happy New Year from MtXplore
I will say something about listening
to sit completely quiet
and hear the earth breathing
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Avalanches are fascinating. Meanwhile the enormous forces that can be triggered by something as light as snow is frightening. The horror scenario is to be buried under several tons of snow, which quickly becomes hard as concrete.
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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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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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