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Climbers Murdered on Nanga Parbat

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

At least nine climbers were killed late Saturday by gunmen at the base camp for the Diamir Face on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, one the worlds 14 8,000-meter peaks. A branch of the Pakistan Taliban has claimed credit for the unprecedented attack. Other climbers on the mountain are apparently safe.

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Olympic Games and Geo Politics Change the Rules on Everest

China exerts influence on Nepal to restrict climbing on the world’s highest peak this spring, and reported restrictions on satellite communication could affect how the news gets out.

Pacific Crest Trail Fest Draws Trail Aficionados

Lovers of the Pacific Crest Trail will gather in
Sacramento this
month to celebrate the 2,650 mile route through the American West, one of the longest on the continent.

Sir Edmund Hillary Dies

Sir Edmund Hillary, the climber who was one of two men to make the first ascent of Mount Everest, in 1953, died in his native New Zealand. In May, 1953, Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first human beings to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. The extraordinary event made both men famous. Hillary had been in failing health for several years.

Tour de France 2007

By GreatOutdoors Staff - July 5th, 2007

Follow along on GreatOutdoors.com as renowned race photographer Beth Schneider covers the 94th Tour de France with daily photos and dispatches.

Red Rock Rendezvous 2007

By Gordy Skoog

A few days of music, climbing and learning new techniques from the
masters at Red Rocks National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada

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New Route on the North Face of the Grand

By Stephen Koch

Good ice conditions in the Tetons this winter enabled Stephen Koch and Hans Johnstone to put up a new route on the north face of the Grand Tetons.

Three Climbers Missing on Oregon's Mount Hood

Officials at Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest said that three climbers are currently missing.

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Climbers Mourn Todd Skinner

By Matt Stanley

Noted big-wall climber and free-climbing pioneer Todd Skinner died Sunday while rapelling off a new route he was attempting on the Leaning Tower in Yosemite National Park.

Mount Rainier Guide Monopoly to End

After more than 30 years of outright monopoly by RMI, Mount Rainier National Park has awarded two new guiding concessions to Alpine Ascents International and International Mountain Guides.

French Team Takes Raid Qualifying Event

With the last of three qualifying events now concluded, a total of 34 teams remain in contention for The Raid World Championships scheduled for Quebec in September.

Team Nike Dominates Raid World Cup Stage

Stage 2 of the Raid World Cup sees a first and third place finishes by two Nike teams as the competition prepares to move to Europe for Stage 3

French Climber Perished on Makalu

Jean-Christophe Lafaille, attempting a solo ascent of Makalu, has been missing for more than a week and is presumed dead.

Skiing at the Speed of Light

By Andrew McLean

The 2006 World Ski Mountaineering Championships in Cueno, Italy, had everything, including avalanches

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Team Spyder Conquers Australia

USA's Team Spyder came out on top in Stage 1 of X-Adventure The Raid adventure race in the blistering heat and hot sun of Margaret River, Australia

Fatal Accident on Mount Kilimanjaro

An accident yesterday on Mount Kilimanjaro's Arrow glacier has
reportedly taken the lives of North American climbers and closed the
Machame Route.

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The Changing Role of Sherpa Climbers

With his seventh Everest summit, climbing leaders such as Lakpa Rita Sherpa are redefining what it means to be a high altitude Sherpa climber on Everest and around the world.

18 Feared Dead in Nepal Avalanche

By Jiban Ghimire

Members of a French expedition and their Nepali support staff are feared dead on Kanguru.

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What's Next for Arctic Refuge?

Two books address the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as congress debates: Drill for oil on the wildlife rich plain, or preserve it as a sanctuary?

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New Guide Services Slated for Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, the site of America's s most lucrative guide concession, may soon see competing guide services after years of virtual monopoly

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