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Urubko: What Happened on Broad Peak, and Why He’s Retiring

The current winter season in the Karakorum has ended with no summits. A crevasse fall put an end to Simone Moro and Tamara Luger's attempt o...

Angela Benavides

Legends Series: Dervla Murphy

People like Dervla Murphy are rare as hen’s teeth. Rarer: Hens have, in fact, been known to possess teeth when they belong to a mutant varie...

Alex Myall

Exclusive: Borge Ousland on Crossing the Arctic Ocean in Winter

Just over two months ago Borge Ousland and Mike Horn appeared out of the darkness on the southern reaches of the frozen Arctic Ocean. Their ...

Ash Routen

Update: Urubko Survives, Txikon Regroups After One Man Down

Denis Urubko didn't summit Broad Peak. His expedition is over, but at least he is safely back in Base Camp. Everything else is slightly conf...

Angela Benavides

Urubko Back in Base Camp After Surviving Avalanche

"Denis is back in Base Camp -- alive!" So reads a short SMS just received from Broad Peak. In a later text to RussianClimb, Urubko said that...

Angela Benavides

Urubko Changes His Mind, Makes for Broad Peak Summit NOW

Denis Urubko just couldn't wait for the wide weather window expected to open by Feb 22. He is going up now, even if he has to endure gale-fo...

Angela Benavides

ExWeb’s Links of the Week

Here at ExWeb, when we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the wider interweb. Sometimes we’re a little ...

Ash Routen

Weekend Warm-Up: Iceland Divide

Iceland has a subpolar oceanic climate; that is, cold winters and cool summers. Naturally, this means a somewhat barren landscape. Throw int...

Alex Myall

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