The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.
- John Muir
The world’s fourth highest unclimbed peak has just been climbed by German wunderkind Jost Kobusch.
Mountaineering lore is populated with names like Reinhold Messner, Ueli Steck and Jeff Lowe―climbers who elevated style (the means) above the goal (the summit)―and at just 25 years old, Kobusch is intent on living that legacy. (more…)
Sources say two trekkers have died in Manaslu (west of epicentre) with several stranded, while more than 100 are still missing in the Langtang valley (east of epicentre) of Nepal. .
Nepal’s famous Annapurna Circuit takes anything from 19 to 22 days to trek.