Trekking Ladakh’s Langtang and Chang valleys: the videos

Trekking Ladakh’s Langtang and Chang valleys: the videos

I left you a month ago having climbed the easy trekking peak Dzo Jongo East and made a valiant attempt on Dzo Jongo West in a whiteout. With the peaks happily under our belt, we experienced four days of trekking joy as we crossed high passes linking the Langtang and Chang valleys in a landscape that changed with every day.

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Did Rudyard Kipling’s explorer see Hamish MacInnes looking behind the ranges?

Did Rudyard Kipling’s explorer see Hamish MacInnes looking behind the ranges?

The title of Hamish MacInnes’s book Look Behind the Ranges is taken from Rudyard Kipling’s poem The Explorer about a man who is urged to cross the mountains behind his home by an inner voice. But what would Kipling’s explorer have made of Hamish MacInnes?

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The Ghosts Above – 36 minutes of Everest porn, free on YouTube

The Ghosts Above – 36 minutes of Everest porn, free on YouTube

In 2019, the mountaineering film maker Renan Ozturk and climbing writer Mark Synnott led an expedition to the north side of Everest to look for the body of Sandy Irvine. They didn’t find him, but they brought back a sumptuous feast of photography.

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How not to do the Cuillin Ridge, by cyclist Danny MacAskill

How not to do the Cuillin Ridge, by cyclist Danny MacAskill

In today’s post I’m going to show you the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen (at least on this blog). If you’ve been following my series of posts about the Cuillin Ridge, you will know that it’s not a place to venture without a rope – or with a bike.

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If you climb a peak that collapses in an earthquake, did you still climb it?

If you climb a peak that collapses in an earthquake, did you still climb it?

On 7 August, an earthquake in the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho, caused a famous rock feature known as Baron Spire, affectionately known as Old Smoothie, to collapse. It also caused a man to shoot a video with the most entertaining commentary ever recorded.

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