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Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini Italian alpinist Nicola Tondini remembers Hansjörg Auer, the great Austrian mountaineer who died last week in an avalanche in Canada, along with David Lama and Jess Roskelley.

Bodies of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley Found The bodies of climbers David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley have been found. Trio was killed by an L3 avalanche.

Antarctica - World of its Own The silence was deafening. Our first morning in the frigid waters of the Atlantic, I peered out at rugged, forbidding mountain peaks capped with snow. My wide eyes were met by visions of ages-old glaciers looming large; deep crevices winking steely blue eyes and ice crackling all around.

1967 Duke of Edinburgh Expedition – flooded tents and a wild night at Loch Doon. Wild Galloway. Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition 13 to 16 Oct 1967. End of Day 1 - 13 Oct to 14 Oct 1967. Location Forest Bridge near Loch Doon. We had had a long first day and camped in a "perfect" location. The rain had started at 1930 that night it had been a long day for the group of 4 including me as a 14 year old.

Bodies of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley recovered The bodies of world-class Austrian mountaineers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer and leading US alpinist Jess Roskelley have been recovered following an avalanche on 16th April on Howse Peak in Banff National Park, Canada.

Canada avalanche: bodies of three renowned mountaineers found Remains of two Austrians and an American discovered on Sunday, five days after avalanche in Canadian Rockies.

Felipe Camargo battles his way up El bon combat 9b Brazil's strongest sport climber, Felipe Camargo, has made the third ascent of El Bon Combat, the 9b at Cova de Ocell in Spain established by Chris Sharma in 2015 and first repeated by Austria's Jakob Schubert at the end of 2018.

David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer Presumed Dead in Canadian Rockies The North Face climbers David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer were reported missing earlier this week on 16 April. Reports of an avalanche raised the question of whether this was the cause of their disappearance. The North Face released a statement on their Facebook page on 18 April, noting that the trio had gone missing on 16 April.

The Royal Navy had a Mountain Rescue Team at Royal Naval Station Lossiemouth in the 60/70.s. I received this in an email yesterday. "I was team leader and founder of RNAS Lossiemouth MRT. We were never part of Kinloss MRT as a sub unit, but an individual unit often working with Kinloss. We were on the "Call-0ut" list and went independently to incidents.

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers Not just because the Austrians David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were true legends of modern mountaineering. While Jess Roskelley - whose father John is one of America's most famous mountaineers - was one of the most talented US alpinists. The truth is that with the unexpected death of this world class trio, this tragedy risks being almost unbearable.

Learn This: Perfect Your Protein While there is no secret to good body composition, most climbers could probably step their game up simply by eating more protein.

Conversations with Climbers: Heroes Who do the pros look up to? We asked Lynn Hill, Cedar Wright, and 10 others about their own climbing heroes.

FRI NIGHT VID: Reach: a teenage climber defines her own limits Our Friday Night Video this week is a heart-wrenching feature about a teenage climber called Clare. When she was 13, Clare suffered a life-altering stroke which left her unable to move anything but…

Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley They are missing, and local search and rescue has assumed the worst. We are waiting to learn additional information as the search mission continues. They are valued and loved members of The North Face family.

PRODUCT NEWS: La Sportiva Bushido II The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

REVIEW: La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

PRESS RELEASE: Brand new Outdoor Boulders at The Castle Over the last six months we have been very hard at work re-designing and improving our outdoor boulder field. Our last boulders badly needed a face lift after six hard years. However, rather than just rebuilding them we have included them in our plan to massively improve the quality and quantity of the climbing here.

Three mountaineers presumed dead after avalanche in Canada Climbers David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley missing with rescue efforts on hold for fear of further avalanches.

Death In the Mountains: Part II We were camping at the base of Mount Fitz Roy, and we had a bit of a problem. Several weeks ago, two Brazilian climbers had gone missing on Fitz. Before we left, the Argentinian National Police asked everyone heading into the mountains to keep an eye out for the missing pair, and to take photos of any sign of them.

Sport Climbing 2020 Olympic Schedule Announced The combined climbing events will begin on August 4, 2020, in Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park, a facility that has been constructed for the Games.

David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are feared missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains. The news, still awaiting official confirmation, was first reported by Austria's Tiroler Tageszeitung - and subsequently widely quoted by other media outlets including Italy's ANSA news agency.

JOBS: Part Time Climbing Instructors EICA, Ratho Part Time Climbing Instructors. EICA, Ratho Salary £17,478 p.a. Various Part Time positions : Are you ready to give 100%? We are. The world class Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is looking for experienced, enthusiastic climbers who are keen to help others get a taste for and develop in the sport.

New figures show the huge popularity of hill walking According to new figures, around 2.8 million people regularly go hill walking - making it more 'popular' than football, cricket and rugby put together. The figure was recorded in Sport England's latest 'Active Lives' survey, which is designed to monitor participation in different sports and activities across the nation.

Ice climbing in Val Pramper, Dolomites: new mixed route La Piccola Sgualdrina Francesco FaziTOPO: La Piccola Sgualdrina, Val Pramper, Dolomites. Full text search.

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