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Unas imágenes de los días previos al récord. Campos base e intermedios. Una montaña increíble e imponente. Descansar en las noches se vuelve un desafío con tanta luz. El cambio de temperatura entre medio día y media noche es extremo entre 25 a -25 Celsius. La paciencia es clave para esperar el día ideal. . I share some photos from the previous days of the record. Basecamp and intermediate camps. Resting at “night” can be a challenge with so much daylight. The change in temperature from midday to midnight can go from 25 tp -25 Celsius. An impressive and beautiful mountain. Patience is key to wait for the ideal day. . . @nicolasmiranda360 @movistarec #MovistarAventuraTeam @bgr_ecuador @cumbretours
Denali is one of those mountains whose sheer size is almost incomprehensible. The 20,310-foot peak normally takes most climbers roughly two weeks to complete, but a select few of the world’s best like to test their skills and endurance in an attempt to bring that time down. Like, a lot. On Thursday, Ecuadorian-Swiss alpinist Karl Egloff set a new speed record at a scorching 11 hours and 44 minutes, beating Kilian Jornet’s 2014 record.
Egloff shattered the standing record from basecamp to summit, ascending in seven hours and 40 minutes via the West Buttress. This beat Jornet’s time on the route by over two hours. Unlike Jornet, who skied back down, Egloff ran down, and still beat the record. In 2018, American alpinist Colin Haley set a summit speed record by climbing the highly technical Cassin Ridge in eight hours and seven minutes.
Egloff is currently attempting to set speed records on the Seven Summits (most of which are or were held by Jornet). Over recent years, the two have shared a supportive friendship.
Everest as seen from China. Wikipdia photo. While Mt. Everest might be closed to foreigners, a single Chinese commercial climbing expedition has been on the mountain for the past few weeks acclimatizing and waiting for a weather window to make a summit push. If they succeed, it would likely make them the only humans to stand on the planet’s high point this year. There has been little Everest news as of late, minus that involving 5G towers, but according to the Adventure Blog, the Chinese
Two Chinese teams on Everest launched their summit bids earlier this week. Pixabay photo. After Nepal and China completely blocked foreign access to Mt. Everest for this climbing season during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Chinese teams were allowed on the mountain. One team is a commercial expedition, while the other is a group of researchers who are there to make the most accurate survey the mountain yet while there is no traffic on the peak. With bad weather keeping teams in Base Camp for