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FIRST ASCENT: Ed Viesturs The Art Of Mountaineering

From a boy who grew up on the flatlands of Illinois, Ed has established himself as America's premier high-altitude mountaineer. He's the first American and the fifth person to summit all 14 of the world's 8000-meter peaks, all without the use of supplemental oxygen. He moved to Seattle in 1977 to study at the University of Washington and then at Washington State University, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He began guiding on Rainier with RMI in 1982 and has participated in 30 Himalayan expeditions since 1987. Here, Ed talks about the Art Of Mountaineering and why going up is optional, but coming down is mandatory.

FIRST ASCENT: Dave Hahn - How To Become a Mountaineer

Dave Hahn's 12 summits (so far) of Everest are the most of any non-Sherpa in history. A guide with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. since 1986, he has twice received prestigious awards for rescue work. In 2009. he was named Best Mountain Guide by Men's Journal. Dave knows what it takes to become a great mountaineer and what you need to take on mountains like Everest.

Building A Career In Mountaineering In India | Pahadcast: Abhijeet Singh | 4Play

In this episode of the Pahadcast, noted mountain photographer Abhijeet Singh revisits his mountaineering journey and how he eventually built a career in mountaineering in India.

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MSR Remote™ Mountaineering Tents

A strong, four-season shelter for two or three mountaineers, Remote winter tents offer the protection you need with the livability that keeps you levelheaded for days or weeks in the harsh alpine. Built to withstand fierce winds and heavy snow loads, the double-wall tent features a sturdy central-support frame and durable Easton® Syclone™ poles. Reinforced guy-out points provide reliable tension, and snow flaps seal out spindrift. With its spacious interior and gear-harboring vestibule, the Remote 2 tent becomes a secure haven when you’re hunkered down on the side of a mountain.

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SALEWA | Why not | Aaron Durogati & Arnaud Cottet - Ski Mountaineering in the Pala Group

It is early in the morning. The sunshine, which has just popped out above the plateau is beginning to caress the Pale’s tips. Some rays slice the terse air; crampons, clipped onto boots which hardly weight a kilo and a half, spurt up blue, minuscule fragments of ice. The sandwich built skis, light and performing, stand out above the three heads. The sharp edges capture the pure morning light, biting only into the air, for now.
Silence. Only the delicate sound of increasingly narrow turns cut out by three pairs of skis slices through the air with regular harmony.
Every ski mountaineer has looked for the perfect line sooner or later. Probably the perfect line does not exist. Probably, because dogmas belong only to fundamentalists. Probably every descent is perfect: the issue is to understand why.

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Fitness Test for Mountaineers (2018)

I use this test to measure the success of my online training clients who are training for mountain climbing. We conduct the MAC test under the same circumstances every 4 weeks. To enquire about training with me click here

This is my version of the test designed by Steve House and Scott Johnson, hence the name Modified Alpine Combine, or MAC.

Email me at if you want to make faster progress and crush it in the mountains.

For this test you will need the following:

A bench or step 1 foot in height
A comfortable backpack with 20% of your own bodyweight within, (or you can make it say 10,15 or 20 lbs to start off with, how much isn't important at the beginning, we just need to know exactly how much so we can retest under the same circumstance.

Necessary equipment:
✅A bench or step to perform bodyweight dips
✅A bar to perform pull ups on
✅A box around 20 inches high to perform box jumps

Optional equipment:
✅An exercise mat for situps & pushups
✅A crowd clicker

Combine all the reps from the six exercises to get your MAC number For example.

52 Dips 2 mins rest after each exercise
32 Situps 2 mins rest after each exercise
50 Pushups 2 mins rest after each exercise
42 Box jumps 2 mins rest after each exercise
28 Pull ups . 2 mins rest after each exercise
245 step ups

Total = a MAC test score of 449

Ensure that you choose a variation of the exercise that you will stick to over the next few months. Plan to progress, and pick a variation that is challenging, meaning when you improve you have consistent measurements and can see improvements. ie if you can only do 2 pull ups in a minute that's fine you gotta start somewhere

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In this video Chase Tucker from Base Camp Training and Trekking FAQs gives a demonstration of his modification of the Training for Alpinism Alpine Combine test. This is an excellent way to test your progress and see if your training is working.

Cerro Torre - Mountaineering in Patagonia

Making-of the movie Ritmo Latino :
The story of two alpinists, Bruno Sourzac and Ramiro Calvo, bewitched by the same mountain: Cerro Torre. In the heart of Patagonia, this granite monolith rejects many suitors, even the most gifted ones.
Ramiro has produced a funny and touching film of the Franco-Argentinean team making the ascent. While not a tango, the music driving the climbers is a key element in the story. Ramiro talks about how and why he made the film, underlining values dear to Argentineans: friendship, laughter and passion...

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REI Presents: Follow Through

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

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Why are ice climbing axes and mountaineering axes different? | Ice Climbing Vlog Ep. 6

Choosing the right ice climbing axe or mountaineering axe for you in 2020 can be really hard!

In this alpine climbing vlog episode I will touch the differences between the two major types of ice axes - the mountaineering axe and the technical ice climbing axe. And besides that, Petzl has released the Petzl Quark 2018 version, which now contains some pretty cool features making it a contender for the best allround ice axe - at least in my opinion

The Petzl Quark 2018 is now a standard item in my alpine climbing kit.

There are several key differences between a mountaineering axe and an ice climbing axe such as length of the shaft, the aggressiveness or curve of the shaft, the handle of the ice axe, and the teeth on the pick. Besides that the mountaineering ice axe comes in different sizes that should suit you, which the ice climbing axe does not - watch this alpine climbing vlog episode and find out how to choose the best size.

In the vlog you can see the:

- Grivel Tech Machine technical ice climbing axe
- Petzl Summit Evo mountaineering axe
- and the Petzl Quark 2018 allround mountaineering and ice climbing axe

Other brands have made ice axes like the Petzl Quark such as Grivel North Machine, Black Diamond Viper or the Edelrid Riot. However the Petzl Quark 2018 adds some nifty features such as adjustable finger rests and a foldable handrest.

Before you watch the alpine climbing vlog episode on the differences between the ice climbing axe and the mountaineering ice axe, here is a short disclamer; I am not associated with any or the brands mentioned, nor have I received any product from neither Petzl or Grivel. What I tell in the vlog is solely based on my own experiences and personal views! Yup, now go ahead watching i vlog!


Esistono diverse differenze chiave tra un'ascia da alpinismo e un'ascia da arrampicata su ghiaccio come la lunghezza dell'asta, l'aggressività o la curva dell'albero, la maniglia dell'ascia da ghiaccio e i denti sul plettro. Oltre a ciò l'ascia da ghiaccio per l'alpinismo è disponibile in diverse dimensioni che dovrebbero adattarsi a te, cosa che l'ascia da arrampicata su ghiaccio non fa - guarda questo episodio di vlog di arrampicata alpina e scopri come scegliere la taglia migliore.

Nel vlog puoi vedere:

- Ascia da arrampicata su ghiaccio tecnica Grivel Tech Machine
- Ascia da alpinismo Summit Evo Petzl
- e la piccozza per alpinismo e arrampicata su ghiaccio Petzl Quark 2018

Altre marche hanno prodotto piccozze come il Petzl Quark come Grivel North Machine, Black Diamond Viper o Edelrid Riot. Tuttavia, Petzl Quark 2018 aggiunge alcune caratteristiche eleganti come i poggiapolsi regolabili e un poggiatesta pieghevole.

Prima di guardare l'episodio di vlog dell'arrampicata alpina sulle differenze tra l'ascia da arrampicata su ghiaccio e l'ascia da ghiaccio da alpinismo, ecco un breve divulgatore; Non sono associato a nessuno dei marchi citati, né ho ricevuto alcun prodotto da Petzl o Grivel. Quello che dico nel vlog si basa esclusivamente sulle mie esperienze e opinioni personali! Sì, ora vai avanti a guardare i vlog!


Il existe plusieurs différences clés entre un piolet d'alpinisme et un piolet d'escalade sur glace, telles que la longueur du manche, l'agressivité ou la courbe du manche, le manche du piolet et les dents du pic. Outre le fait que le piolet d'alpinisme est disponible en différentes tailles qui devraient vous convenir, ce que le piolet ne fait pas - regardez cet épisode de vlog d'alpinisme et découvrez comment choisir la meilleure taille.

Dans le vlog, vous pouvez voir:

- Hache technique d'escalade sur glace Grivel Tech Machine
- Hache d'alpinisme Petzl Summit Evo
- et la hache d'alpinisme et d'escalade polyvalente Petzl Quark 2018

D'autres marques ont fabriqué des piolets comme le Petzl Quark comme Grivel North Machine, Black Diamond Viper ou Edelrid Riot. Cependant, le Petzl Quark 2018 ajoute quelques fonctionnalités astucieuses telles que des repose-doigts réglables et un repose-mains pliable.

Avant de regarder l'épisode vlog d'alpinisme sur les différences entre le piolet d'escalade sur glace et le piolet d'alpinisme, voici un bref révélateur; Je ne suis associé à aucune des marques mentionnées et je n'ai reçu aucun produit de Petzl ou de Grivel. Ce que je dis dans le vlog est uniquement basé sur mes propres expériences et opinions personnelles! Oui, maintenant allez-y en regardant i vlog!


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A History In Mountaineering - Grivel | Climbing Daily Ep.1347

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Grivel has had a rich history in the climbing world, pioneering equipment and manufacturing techniques that we still see the benefit of today, 200 years since they were founded. We went for a tour round their museum in Courmayeur in Italy to discover more.

A History In Mountaineering - Grivel | Climbing Daily Ep.1347

‪Melissa Arnot: What it Takes to be a Mountaineer‬

Whittaker Mountaineering and First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot talks about life in the mountains, her upcoming Everest trip, and women in mountaineering.‬ Learn more about Melissa at

Hanging out with Mountaineering Legend Conrad Anker

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An avalanche in the Himalayas killed rock climber Conrad Anker's best friend, Alex Lowe. The same avalanche also changed Anker's life forever. Watch as he reflects on accepting death every day, the sacrifices he makes to pursue climbing, and pushing both his physical and mental limits.

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Mountaineering 101: What to Bring

If you’re looking to take your adventures to new heights, then mountaineering might be your ticket. This advanced activity combines elements of intense trekking and climbing to give athletes a sense of exhilaration as they explore some of nature’s most beautiful peaks.

With no pre-cut trails to follow, and with conditions often in the extremes, mountaineering is not something you should just pack up and go for impulsively. Packing the proper gear and hiring a guide are starting points for a mountaineer’s success.

Beginning with your apparel, be sure to check with local authorities and weather forecasts to get a better understanding of what conditions you’ll encounter. According to Mountain Madness Alpine Guide Marina Fitzpatrick, your apparel should be warm and waterproof, but you don’t want to sweat yourself out of your equipment.

“You don’t want to get too hot, because if you’re too sweaty and the wind picks up, it’s going to be hard to warm yourself back up,” says Fitzpatrick. “You also don’t want to be too cold, so it’s a balance between bringing enough stuff and not too much stuff.”

If your mountaineering adventure is a multi-day trek through the environment, then you will undoubtedly need a sleeping system in your pack, as well as your trusty mountainside cookware. In your mountaineering pack, you should include a sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, food and water, as well as a camp stove. “And then, of course, first-aid gear and a map is always a good idea,” says Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick adds that if glacier travel is expected, then your mountaineering gear should also include crampons, a harness, ice axe, climbing helmet, some carabiners and even some ice screws and pickets to build snow anchors if situations call for them.

When packing all of your mountaineering gear, your main focus should be on balance and center of gravity. Having a well-balanced pack can make a difference on the mountain in terms of comfort and ease of carry, so in order to accomplish this, pack your heaviest items as close to your back as possible. Fill in air pockets with softer items, such as tent canvases and additional layers. Your gear doesn’t have to be perfectly organized as you’ll have plenty of time to take everything out and organize at camp. When it comes to packing for the trek, try and get your gear as compact as possible.

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Learning The Hard Way: Old School Mountaineering | Climbing Daily Ep.1338

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Climbing used to be different. Today we interview two old school legends of the climbing world, Adrian and Alan Burgess. In a time before helicopter rescue and modern ice gear pushing the limits of mountaineering meant putting your life on the line....

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The Best Training For Mountaineering - Stairs and Hills [E1]

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Please enjoy the video, and I am sorry that references and links to articles and studies quoted in some videos are missing due to an description error.

Warning - important message about Wim Hof Method, please read carefully.
The breathing exercise has a profound effect and should be practiced in the way it is explained. Always do the breathing exercise in a safe environment (e.g. sitting on a couch/floor) and unforced.
Never practice the exercises before or during diving, driving, swimming, taking a bath or in any other environment/place where, should you pass out, a serious injury could occur. Wim Hof breathing may cause tingling sensations and/or lightheadedness. If you’ve fainted, it means that you went to far. Take a step back next time.
The cold is a powerful force. We strongly advise to gradually build up exposing yourself to the cold. Always train without force and listen to your body carefully. If it is not practiced responsible, there is a risk of hypothermia.
Do not practice the method during pregnancy or when having epilepsy. Persons with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before starting with the Wim Hof Method.

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2016 Mountaineering Compilation

Favorite memories of what was an incredible 2016 in the mountains.

How To Layer For Mountaineering Trips

A good layering system is an essential part of your mountaineering gear. Gino from Next Adventure covers all the bases discussing base layers, mid layers, outer shells, and more.

9 Tips for Mountaineers Heading to Mont Blanc

In this video, I share 9 tips for mountain climbing that will definately increase your enjoyment and hopefully your success in the mountains. I had Mont Blanc in mind when I made this video, but these beginner tips for mountaineers will apply to almost any mountain!

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
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How to Prepare Your Gear (and body) for Everest Base Camp

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Ama Dablam - Beyond The Void - Full Mountaineering Documentary by HugoFilm

Ama Dablam – Beyond The Void is a documentary film about an expedition to climb the 6.856 meters high peak in the Himalayas. It’s an adventure film for general audiences. Main character is Simon Yates “the man with the knife” who became world famous when the film “Touching The Void” came out. Ama Dablam is a film about two ordinary guys who want to climb big mountains, and their adventure with one of the most famous mountaineer of our times.The expedition went through despite a serious accident on the planned route in 2006 when an Englishman, two Swedes and 3 Sherpas died in an avalanche in camp 3. This year one expedition almost suffered the same faith.

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My Regrets and Lessons on Beginner Mountaineering Gear

I share the things I love, my regrets, mistakes and lessons from the last few years of gear decisions. I take you through my major technical gear purchases from my beginner mountaineering gear such as crampon, boots, harness, helmet, ice axes and more.

Scarpa Phantom Tech
Grivel Mont Blanc Axe
Grivel G14 Crampons
Wild Country Trad Harness
Outdoor Research Gloves
Camp Helmet
Black Diamond ATC
Black Diamond Guide Pro
Black Diamond HMS Carabiner

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How to Prepare Your Gear (and body) for Everest Base Camp

How to Buy Gear that Lasts!

Learn the Basics of Altitude

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????️Basic Trekking Kit List:

Mountain Strength:
Uphill Endurance:
Trek Starter:
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