Annapurna

Txikon talks on the radio out of his tent, his face lightened by a lamp.

Winter Annapurna Attempt Ends

Alex Txikon has called off his attempt on Winter...
A sherpa climber inside a hole in the snow, roped up and with two coils of rope beside him.

Winter Annapurna: Another Setback

The Winter Annapurna team has again retreated from Camp...
Some tents and a line of prayer flags on a rocky BC at the base of a rather dry Annapurna, under a blue sky.

Winter Annapurna: Camp 3 Tomorrow

Alex Txikon's team is back on Annapurna, at Camp...
Urubko with a paper garland around his neck and surrounded by to local climbers.

Winter 8,000’ers: Urubko In Skardu, A New Member on Annapurna

Denis Urubko has finally reached Pakistan about 10 days...
Annapurna with a wind plume flying from its summit.

Winter Annapurna: Waiting For Jet Stream Winds to Ease

The winter Annapurna team is ready for a final...
Txikon in the night, with headlamp and winter jacket, arrives at a tent's gate.

Annapurna Climbers Back In Base Camp

All members of the winter Annapurna team returned to...
Txikon with a neprene face mask in a sunny (and completely dry base Camp).

Winter Annapurna: Everyone Moving Up

The good weather is expected to continue until Wednesday,...
Txikon has his face completely covered by a mask and sunglasses, and a fur-rimmed hood on. Behind, there is a tent planted in the snow.

Winter Annapurna Team Back from Camp 3

Alex Txikon's team has returned to Base Camp after...
Some tents in BC on rocky ground at the foot of an also very dry Annapurna, at night.

Winter Annapurna: Txikon Team Speeds Toward Camp 3

Seizing advantage of stable weather, the Winter Annapurna climbers...
snowy summit of Chulu Far East

Winter Annapurna: Acclimatizing at Chulu Base Camp

Alex Txikon's team reached 4,900m, to the foot of...
Two climbers in red on the rocky summit of a mainly snowy peak, the long valley behind them.

Mattia Conte Joins Alex Txikon on Winter Annapurna

Alex Txikon is currently hiking in to winter Annapurna. The...
Close shot of txikon in dim light, with Ama Dablam rising behind him under a mauve sky.

Winter Preview: Txikon to Annapurna, Urubko Trains For Mystery Goal

Three weeks before the beginning of the winter climbing...
Maloo smiles in relief at the hospital's gates, outside.

Miracle Man Anurag Maloo Goes Home at Last

Anurag Maloo's smile is the result of a series...
Annapurna iv skyline

Medieval Annapurna IV Landslide Would Have Pulverized This Nepal City

In the year 1190, something unusual happened: Annapurna IV...

Back From the Dead: Anurag Maloo’s Message From Hospital

Indian climber Anurag Maloo spent three days in a...
Kristin Harila and her sherpa team on Dhaulagiri last week.

Harila Bags Annapurna, Eighth 8,000’er This Year

Kristin Harila of Norway bagged her eighth 8,000'er of...
The two climbers pose with high-altitude down suits in a tent at some Base Camp.

Harila Hurries to Squeeze in Annapurna, Grace Tseng on Kangchenjunga

The monsoon may reach Nepal a little late, and...
Piyali in a tent, with bare head but otherwise dressed with a high-altitude down suit.

Annapurna Drama Repeats on Makalu: No-O2 Indian Woman Stranded

Piyali Basak of India is stranded on Makalu, unable...
Anurag in bed, intubated, a man by his side with a face mast.

Anurag Maloo Reaches India Safely

Anurag Maloo, the miracle survivor from Annapurna, has made...
The climber posing with two ice-axes and ice climbing gear.

Anurag Maloo: Looking for the Fourth Miracle

Once again, there is encouraging and nearly incredible news...
A man kneels by a climber hanging from a rope, at ground level, while other looks, on a sandy plain by Annapurna BC.

Annapurna’s Airlifted Climbers: Should Their Summits Count?

Should a summit officially count when a climber doesn't...
Maloo laughs in the picture, with a snowy mountain background behind him.

Annapurna Miracle Continues: Anurag Maloo Opens his Eyes

Anurag Maloo, the Indian climber miraculously rescued three days...
Shehroze Kashif holding Pakistani flag on summit

A Note on Using Trackers As Summit ‘Proof’

Annapurna and Shishapangma have brought the first summits of...
the climbers in a tent, with down jackets on.

Adam Bielecki Describes the Annapurna Rescue

Adam Bielecki's third attempt to open an alpine-style line...

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