Video: From Base Camp to The Summit of Everest in 3D.

In just a few days time, dozens of teams of climbers will launch their summit bids on Mt. Everest. If you’ve ever wondered what the path to the top looks like, this video will give you an idea of what they’ll be climbing and hiking over in the days ahead. Made with Google Earth, it gives us a 3D view of the South Side of Everest in Nepal, taking us from Base Camp to the summit along the way.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: From Base Camp to The Summit of Everest in 3D

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Video: Remembering Ueli Steck.

We’re likely to see quite a few videos paying tribute to Ueli Steck in the days and weeks to come. The Swiss alpinist was much loved and admired, even outside the mountaineering community. This short video was put together by the team at Climbing Daily over at GrindTV, and it gives us a sense of what drove Steck to push himself to the limit and do things in the mountains that had never been done before.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: Remembering Ueli Steck

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Video: Life at Camp 2 on Everest.

In my update on Everest from earlier in the day, I mentioned that a lot of teams were heading to and from Camp 2 as part of their acclimatization efforts. So what exactly is it like at C2 on the mountain? This video gives us a glimpse of what the place looks like and what staying there for a few days is actually like. While there, climbers tend to rest a lot, but also walk around, sometimes even going higher up the mountain, as their bodies adjust to the thin air. It is all part of the process that gets them ready for an eventual summit bid, which is still a couple of weeks off at this point.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: Life at Camp 2 on Everest

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Video: Scary Footage From Everest Base Camp During 2015 Earthquake.

Today marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9000 people and leaving countless others injured. The disaster leveled homes and building, leaving thousands without a place to live, with food, water, and other supplies difficult to find. Even now, we’re still hearing new stories about what it was like on that day, and in this video we get some new footage, including shots from Everest Base Camp, where more than 20 people were killed in an avalanche. Nepal, and the mountaineering community in general, are still struggling to recover from this event, which has left an indelible mark on everyone connected with that place.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: Scary Footage From Everest Base Camp During 2015 Earthquake

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Video: A View From the Summit of Lhotse.

Autor : Kraig Becker

Earlier today we shared several stories involving Lhotse, the next-door neighbor of Everest. In this video, you’ll go up the mountain to get a look at the surrounding region from must below the summit, including the view back down the approach to the top, and images of Everest itself. As you look across to the tallest mountain on the planet, you’ll also see the ridge that connects the two mountains. That ridge is the way that Ueli Steck will traverse the two summits later this spring. The clip was shot back in 2008, but will still give you an indication of what he’ll face in a month and a half. Obviously not a project for the faint of heart.

Winter expedition to Nanga Parbat 2011/2012: Moro and Urubko expedition Video Dispatch.

Simone Moro takes us into the world of winter mountaneering. After his first winter ascents of Gasherbrum II he introduces us to his next project: to climb Nanga Parbat with Denis Urubko.

   Winter expedition to Nanga Parbat 2011/2012

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedtion Video Dispatch 4.

The North Face Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition Video Dispatch 4; in this video you will watch the guys as they prepare for acclimatization going up to base camp 1 and coming back down after getting the news of the death of a very close friend who is also an alpinist in Italy. This news hit them really hard and they really needed to go back down to reorganize their thoughts. They also meet with their polish friends who are also trying to Summit Nanga Parbat this winter.

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedtion Video Dispatch 3.

The North Face Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition — In this video dispatch, we show The North Face Athletes; Simone Moro and Denis Urubko in life-at-Basecamp (4230m) as they acclimatize and attempt to get to camp1, Enjoy this and more to come soon.

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedtion Video Dispatch 2.

This winter, The North Face Athletes – Simone Moro and Denis Urubko continue on this epic adventure to attempt the summit of Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest mountain in the world. In this video dispatch we bring you the sights and sounds from the second phase of their travel until Basecamp.

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedtion Video Dispatch 1.

The North Face Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition – In this dispatch you will watch Simone Moro and Denis Urubko as they progress in the first phase of the journey from Italy – Islamabad – Chilas and to Basecamp 4230m. Enojoy this and more to come soon.

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OR Winter Market Reports Abound.

Author : Kraig Becker.

Yesterday I mentioned that the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market gear show was underway and that we could expect to see a host of reports from the event giving us a glimpse of the goodies we can expect in our favorite gear shops in the months ahead. True to form, we have a number of websites checking in today with the first look at a bunch of new stuff that we won’t actually be able to buy for months yet.

The Adventure Journal also has some great previews up for a bunch of gear from companies like Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, and Camelbak, to name a few. The theme for much of the new gear seems to center around stylish, but functional, gear that uses high tech fabrics and design to make our outdoor experiences all the better. That’s something we can all get behind I think.

First up, the Outside Blog has several reports posted from the show, including a look at the new super-lightweight snow cap from Outdoor Research that promises to be a down jacket for your head. As a fan of OR’s gear, I have to say that that one looks quite warm and comfy.

Next up, Trailspace.com is doing their usual great job of posting from the show floor as well, including a nice sneak peek at the line of outdoor shoes coming form Adidas. Now, I have to admit, when I heard the sneaker company was looking to get into outdoor shoes, I was quite skeptical, but looking at the products themselves, and there are a lot of them, I’m definitely intrigued. They certainly look nice. We’ll have to wait to see how they actually perform once they hit the store shelves. Check out the video below for an early look.

Finally, the Sierra Blogging Post is also in Salt Lake City for all the fun and festivities. They posted a nice Day One Trip Report with a variety of thoughts on the new offerings from several companies, including Adventure Medical Kits and Black Diamond Equipment.

Needless to say, it looks like there is plenty of good stuff in the pipeline once again. I haven’t seen anything that I can’t live without yet, but plenty of stuff I wouldn’t mind having. I’m a sucker for this stuff!

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