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Nirmal Purja Sets New Record Time for Climbing 8000m Peaks

There are only 14 peaks over 8000 meters on Earth, and climbing even one of them is a serious endeavor undertaken by only the most experienced mountaineers (with the possible exception of Everest). However, 43 people have now climbed all 14— an achievement many would consider the crown jewel of high-altitude mountaineering. All of them spent years chipping away at the list. That is, all but one: Nirmal Purja summited Tibet's Shishapangma, his final 8000m summit, on October 29th, a mere six months and seven days after starting his world record attempt. In doing so, he took the record from Kim Chang-Ho, a South Korean whose time of seven years, 10 months and six days had stood since 2013.

RELATED: Steamboat Shatters October Snowfall Record

Purja's world record attempt is part of Project Possible, a program intended to inspire people to reach their full potential. With more and more people becoming interested in high-altitude climbing, it's impossible to say how long the record will stand, but it's safe to say that we're feeling pretty damn inspired.

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​Backcountry.com Is in Hot Water After Suing For Trademark Infringement
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​Backcountry.com Is in Hot Water After Suing For Trademark Infringement

​Backcountry.com Is in Hot Water After Suing For Trademark Infringement

So are we even allowed to still call this "backcountry" skiing? Jasper Gibson/TGR photo. Online gear retail giant Backcountry.com is facing immense public and industry backlash after pursuing lawsuits against other businesses using its namesake. The original trademarks to protect the word “backcountry” were filed a year ago to cover the company’s new line of branded apparel and equipment. Recently, it came to light that the Salt Lake City-based e-commerce giant started suing all manner of

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Early-Season Avalanche Kills 2 Skiers in Austria
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Early-Season Avalanche Kills 2 Skiers in Austria

Early-Season Avalanche Kills 2 Skiers in Austria

The avalanche was triggered off-piste and dragged two skiers over the cliffs into the gully. Zeitungsphoto.at photo. An avalanche buried and killed two Dutch skiers outside of Sölden, Austria this weekend. The skiers were part of a larger group traveling off-piste on a glacier run, carrying airbags and avalanche beacons, when one triggered the avalanche. The area around Sölden saw nearly two feet of new snow in recent days, falling on top of unstable early-season layers. The Tirolean

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Killington Is First East Coast Resort to Open For the Season
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Killington Is First East Coast Resort to Open For the Season

Killington Is First East Coast Resort to Open For the Season

The wait is over for all you die hard east coast skiers and riders looking to make you first turns of the season. Vermont’s Killington Resort is now open for daily operations, with two runs on the upper mountain open off the K-1 Express gondola and the North Ridge Quad, as well as access to the Woodward Mountain Park. RELATED: Steamboat Shatters October Snowfall Record From Killington: Ticket prices are $59 for adults, $50 for seniors and $45 for youth. The early season 2 for 1 deal we