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Kilian Jornet Climbs Mount Everest In Just 26 Hours!

Mount Everest – At midnight on the 21st to 22nd of May 2017, Kilian Jornet, 29, reached the summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or fixed ropes in a single push via the traditional route on the Tibetan side of the mountain. Jornet’s alpine style …

Mount Everest’s Iconic Hillary Step Has Collapsed

Mount Everest – After summiting Mount Everest for the 6th time on May 16, 2017, Tim Mosedale, a British mountaineer, returned to base camp and posted photos on social media confirming that the Hillary Step has collapsed. The Hillary Step was 12-meter (39-foot) vertical rock face at 8,790 meters …

Avalanche Kills Road Worker In Tusheti, Georgia

Tusheti, Georgia – On Sunday, May 15, 2017 a road worker was killed in an avalanche while clearing the road from Pshavi to Omalo in the mountains of the Tusheti region in northeast Georgia. The road from Pshavi to Omalo has been closed for 2 months. Rescuers were …

Avalanche Kills 3 Skiers Near Bonneval-sur-Arc In French Alps

Bonneval-sur-Arc, France – On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 three skiers were killed in an avalanche while ascending the Vallonet Glacier below the col du Greffier (3086 meters) in Vanoise National Park (DW.com). The skiers were  in an off piste area near the Albaron sector near Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Haute-Maurienne …

Silverton Guides Gets BLM Approval To Expand Heli-Skiing Terrain

Silverton, Colorado – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 the Bureau of Land Management approved a land exchange that will allow Silverton Guides’ to expand their heli-ski operation by 16,250 acres in the San Juan Mountains surrounding Silverton, Colorado. The land exchange has been a controversial topic in the …

Avalanche Kills German Climber On Illimani In Bolivia

Illimani, Bolivia – On Sunday, April 30, 2017 a German climber was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche while climbing Illimani near La Paz, Bolivia with a guide. The avalanche occurred around 5000 meters during heavy snowfall. Authorities managed to recover the body on Tuesday. The guide …