Watch out cheaters, fair play is catching up

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Someone said a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on. But watch out cheaters, the truth may be catching up.

Fake news, fake records, history rewritten on the fly: The world has had it.

False summit claims have shook Himalaya to the point Nepal Ministry threatened this spring to force all Everest mountaineers who wanted a summit certificate they would have to carry a GPS.

Piolets d’Or discussed evidence in alpinism.

Adventurestats quit doing Himalaya stats years ago and have long battled the issue in other areas, leading recently to several revokes of records in public outlets.

Now European Athletics go even farther, proposing to scrub all records prior to 2005, due to widespread doping in sport. “What’s the point of records if nobody believes them?” asked an official.

More than 100 Olympic athletes who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Games have been sanctioned for doping after the International Olympic Committee embarked on a program of retesting old samples, reports BBC.


Ueli Steck: After the Smoke has Cleared

Piolets d’Or 2017 to discuss need of evidence in alpinism

GPS tracking on Everest The community reacts

Crackdown on Fake Summits Nepal to track climbers

Guinness Revoke Amazon River Record

Nepal: Fake Summit Turns Expensive for Climbers and their Outfitter

Stealing the Amazon


Antarctica current: After the Great Hoax, What’s Next for Szwed?

ExWeb interview, Inaki Ochoa: “the summit is where everything goes down in any and every other direction”

To the real top: Guy’s Manaslu debrief, “I’m glad I’ve travelled this road”

The image proof: Stangl did not summit K2

Christian Stangl’s K2 summit controversy

ExplorersWeb fall 2009 Shisha Pangma true summit special report

ExWeb fall 2009 Shisha Pangma special report final: false summit claims – and the winner is…

Outfitter on Bear Grylls Everest claims: “The permit was NOT to fly over Everest and this did not happen”

Oh Bear! Survival of the fittest – in Bass lake Chalets?

Hoax Galore: When Adventure Meets Politics

ExWeb interview, Inaki Ochoa part 2: “At best we might be able to postpone the death of Everest”

World news

False summit claims (Horrell)

Marcin Gienieczko and the Great Guinness Hoax

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it (AEON)