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View Everest like never before

Many out us will never get the chance to view Everest in person, I won’t due to suffering from altitude sickness. However thanks to GlacierWorks.org you can have a look at Everest in all it’s glory and basecamp below.

Everest
Everest

Click on the link below and scroll, zoom around the image to have look at the pinnacle peak of the world.

 

http://www.glacierworks.org/the-glaciers/pumori-spring-2012/

 

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Safety Advice in the Mountains

Scafells, mountains in the English Lake District.
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Mountain Rescue England & Wales and Mountain Rescue Council of Scotland have produced three leaflets offering tips and advice on staying safe in the mountains. In particular, the leaflets provide advice on what to take, things to remember to do before you set off, things to be aware of whilst in the mountains, and emergency contact numbers.

The three leaflets include a general version, a version for the Lake District and a version for Scotland. They can either be downloaded by clicking on the links above or by picking them up in select outdoor stores.

So if you’re thinking about heading into the mountains, particularly during the colder seasons, have a quick read through of these leaflets to ensure that you stay safe and have a great time.

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The Asgard Project set to broadcast in September

Mount Asgard
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The Asgard Project, a film following the Berghaus sponsored climber Leo Houlding on his journey to reach the 2000 metre high Mount Asgard, will be broadcast for the first time on Discovery’s new freeview channel ‘Quest’ later this year on September 26. It has been filmed in high definition by award winning film maker Alastair Lee.

Mount Asgard is located in a remote glacial region of Baffin Island in Arctic Canada., and is regarded as one of the most difficult big walls in the world. In the film, Leo attempts to complete the first free ascent and flying descent of Mount Asgard in a 12 day challenge.

The film was first shown at Kendal Mountain Film Festival in November 2009 and is now available on DVD.

More information on The Asgard Project and full details of the expedition can be found at www.theasgardproject.com.

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BBC Scotland to broadcast live climb in HD

Test Card X
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This summer, BBC Scotland are planning to film Dave Macleod and Tim Emmett, two well known figures in the climbing world, ascending the Sron Uladail on the Isle of Harris. Not only will the climb be broadcast live but it will also be in high definition – a world’s first.

The climb will be aired on BBC Two in Scotland and on the BBC HD channel for the rest of the UK on August 28. The running time is expected to be about six hours.

As part of the programme, the two climbers will also attempt to ascend five world-class routes in the Outer Hebrides in just five days in the hope that they achieve a world record.

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Berghaus launch online wall climbing game

Outdoor enthusiasts are now able to experience the adrenaline from extreme wall climbing without stepping a foot outside with Berghaus’s new online extreme wall climbing game.

Players have to lead their climber through several stages, battling the elements, before reaching the summit of Mount Asgard.

The game also includes a feature whereby players can connect to Facebook and unlock awards, video content from the movie and add their name to the leaderboard. Also, by connecting to Facebook, players can invite their Facebook friends to play the game and compete against each other.

So, if you aren’t able to get outdoors but need that adrenaline fix then why not try it out at www.climbmountasgard.com

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11 year old schoolboy set to climb England’s highest peak for charity

This weekend, Cameron Haverly, an 11 year schoolboy from Waterloo, will climb Scafell Pike in the Lake District to raise money to help disadvantaged communities in Sierra Leone . Cameron organised the climb to support The Waterloo Partnership – a scheme linking Waterloo in Merseyside and Waterloo in Sierra Leone.

At 3,209 feet high, Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England. Having come from a family of keen hill walkers, Cameron is relishing the challenge. He will climb the peak along side his father, Dan.

Cameron said: “After hearing all about what happened in Haiti I decided I wanted to raise money for charity. Then I came up with the idea of climbing a mountain because I really like to hill walk. I’ve always wanted to climb Scafell Pike and I can’t wait to get up there! I am very excited. I will be climbing with my dad and we have got all our equipment sorted. We have raised over £200 already and I have even sponsored myself!”

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Packer and Silverton Complete Three Peaks

Major Phil Packer and TV presentor Kate Silverton have completed the three peaks challenge in 72 hours to raise money for Sports Relief

It was a major achievement for Mr Packer who injured his spin while on tour in Iraq. He since has walked the London Marathon, rowed the channel and climbed El Capitain.

The pair started on Friday morning at Ben Nevis but were cut short 100m from the top due to a snow storm.

A drive down to Scarfell Pick in the Lakes was the second task, they reached the top on Saturday evening.

On Monday at 1:50 pm the pair reached the top of snowden to complete the challenge. The pair were joinded by Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Clive Woodward fir the final peak.

Mr Packer said: ”We are absolutely delighted; it has been a super adventure. We knew each other well before we started and with the team around us, and a challenge that was completed in the spirit of Sport Relief, we have finished this journey as great friends.”

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Blond Brit to Climb Everest

Bonita Norris looks like your average 22-year-old, blond hair and attractive but this 22-year-old is looking to climb Everest next month.

With no previous climbing experience she decided 18 months ago to climb the peak. She climbed Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world which turned out to be an eyeopener.

With sponsorship of £50k covering costs the Brit will set off for the summit next month with the aim to raise another £50k for charity.

Head over to www.bonitanorris.com for more details.