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MOUNTAINEERING K2, The Killer Mountain …

UNBELIEVABLE! For every 4 people who have summited the 8612 m – the second highest mountain on earth, the highest in Pakistan – another one dies! So far, 84 climbers of 27 nationalities have lost their lives. Why? The top three causes of death are 1 Falling (33 %), 2 Avalanches (18 %) and 3 … Weiterlesen »

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OH, WHAT A SHAME! The Horror at Mt. Everest

WHEN TWO GREATS MEET – Mt. Everest, the highest mountain with 8848 m, and the Italian Reinhold Messner, the first to summit all 14 Himalaya peaks with more than 8000 m. Jim Clash of the „Explorers Club Magazine“ met the living legend and asked him: „What is your take on the commercialization of climbing on … Weiterlesen »

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GEOGRAPHY Lost & Found … (No. 38)

Naturally, you say, it is the Grand Canyon in the United States: 1 mile or 1,6 km deep. No, say the Peruvians, our Colca Gorge is 3,2 km or 2 miles deep, measured from the highest summit to the deepest bottom. Uuhh, disagree some geologists: Summit to bottom ist not correct, it should be measured … Weiterlesen »

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