Athletes

Expedition report part 2: Edurne Pasaban on her way to Mount Everest – thinking about basecamp 2

  26. April, 2011 , ,
Spanish Mountaineer Edurne Pasaban has left on an Expedition to climb Mount Everest without oxygen. In case of success, Edurne will be the first women to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders without oxygen. We have recently received a second report from Edurne Pasaban and her experiences during her expedition. read more »

Expedition report part 1: Edurne Pasaban on her way to Mount Everest

  13. April, 2011 , ,
The mountaineer Edurne Pasaban, who became the first woman to conquer 14 “eight-thousanders” in 2008, has left for another expedition on 4 April 2011. Her goal: reach the summit without carrying oxygen. This is an expedition report from the first days in Nepal which we have received from Edurne. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Expedition Camp in the Alps with Ralf Dujmovits

W. L. Gore & Associates is bringing a taste of 8,000 metre mountaineering to the Alps. As part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour, Gore is setting up an expedition camp to give eight passionate, young climbers from across Europe a taste of high-altitude mountaineering for the very first time – without having to travel to the Himalayas. The camp will be led by professional mountain guides Ralf Dujmovits, who has already climbed all the 8000 metre peaks and Hajo Netzer, an expert for high-altitude medicine. read more »

Expedition into the unknown: Stefan Glowacz in the Himalayas

  08. April, 2011 , ,
When Stefan Glowacz talks about his life, he likes to talk about types of climbing as if they are different games. That is because he has played most of them professionally, setting new standards: from competitive climbing at international events to alpine climbing in the remotest regions of the world. There is just one game he has not tried yet: climbing at high altitude. All that is going to change now, because on April 18th Glowacz will be heading to Nepal with top alpine climber David Göttler and specialist climbing and nature photographer Klaus Fengler. Here they want to ascend the 7,030-metre southern summit of the Gauri Shanka – but not by the normal route, of course. read more »

Edurne Pasaban will ascent Everest without oxygen

  01. April, 2011 ,
The latest target: “The 14+1 Challenge: Everest without O2” The mountaineer is returning to the Himalayas to climb Everest (an 8,848- metre peak) with her colleagues Asier Izaguirre, Ferran Latorre and Nacho Orviz. Their adventure, in partnership with GRIFONE/ GORE-TEXº will leave for Nepal on 4 April, can be followed on TELEVISION ESPAÑOLA from 17 April. read more »

Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasabán wins National Geographic Award “Adventurer of the Year 2010″

  15. March, 2011 ,
Edurne Pasaban, first woman to climb 14 tallest mountains, 8,000 meter peaks, has won 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the year award. National Geographic asked their audience to vote for the person who best embodies the spirit of adventure for the 2011 People’s Choice Award. read more »

Ines Papert in Scotland: New Ben Nevis and Cairngorms winter climbs

  21. February, 2011
During a week winter climbing in Scotland, Ines Papert and Charly Fritzer have established Triple X, VIII,8 on Ben Nevis and Bavarinthia IX, 9 at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Winter ascent of the Matterhorn: Daniel Bouskila wins alpine dream with Robert Jasper

On 15 and 16 January, at the bottom of the legendary north face of the Eiger, the casting phase of a quite unique project took place. As part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour, participants from all over Europe had applied to realize their own individual mountain dreams with Robert Jasper, one of the world’s leading extreme climbers. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: The next step towards their alpine dream with Robert Jasper

Four candidates are one step closer to their personal alpine dream. In a dramatic neck and neck race they beat off strong competition from the other candidates. On 15/16 January they will be taking part in a casting at which they will have the opportunity to convince exceptional athlete Robert Jasper of their dedication to outdoor sport. Afterwards the decision will be made as to which of the candidates’ dream will come true. read more »

Spanish Alpinist Edurne Pasabán on the “Adventurer of the Year 2010” nominees list

  13. December, 2010 , ,
National Geographic Magazine has been awarding its “Adventurer of the Year” title for the past six years. The Magazine casts a wide net to find the “Adventurers of the Year”, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. read more »