The Endesa Everest without O2 expedition is home again. In fact, the expedition members have been in Spain since Friday June 3rd 2011. They packed up all their gear at base camp after taking the decision not to climb Mount Everest without O2 with the rest of the expedition team, and set off for Kathmandu a few days ago. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the only thing to do after everything they had gone through. read more »
Our aim is to bring together young outdoor enthusiasts with professional athletes, so they can share their common passion. This is also the motivation for the next step of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour. Therefore, we will arrange exclusive live interviews with our experts. Every month, you have the incredible chance to ask what you have always wanted to learn and to get the answers directly via our social networks. read more »
The Facebook community and professional alpinists Ralf Dujmovits and Hajo Netzer have made their decision: eight mountaineering enthusiasts from four European countries have been selected to attend the Expedition Camp that W.L. Gore & Associates is hosting over the Whitsun weekend high up in an area of the Alps known as the Stubai Alps, just south of Innsbruck. During the four-day camp the participants will gain a real sense of what scaling one of the world’s highest peaks is like! read more »
As part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour, participants from all over Europe had applied to realize their own individual mountain dream with Robert Jasper, one of the world’s leading extreme climbers. The winner was Daniel Bouskila. At the beginning of May he realized his mountain dream with Robert Jasper. Read this report from Robert Jasper which describes what happened on the tour! read more »
Spanish Mountaineer Edurne Pasaban is on her way to reach the summit of Mount Everest without carrying oxygen. Edurne and her expedition team have already been up at basecamp 2 and 3 for acclimatization and now they are awaiting wind to stop at Everest peak to be able to start climbing for their goal: “Everest without O2”. Read here another expedition report from Edurne about the last weeks and days at basecamp!
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »