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Weekly trekking tales #17

All about Ladakh

Devil On Wheels™ is doing a comprehensive series on Ladakh. Check it out if you’re headed to Ladakh in 2016.

Kangchenjunga Base camp

A beautiful two-part photo blog by The Thinking Particle on Green lake trek to the base of Mount Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (8,586 m). Part 1 & Part 2

Dream ride

Jimmy Chen on Meru and beyond

As an adven­turer, alpin­ist and skier, Chin, 42, has crossed the Chang Tang Penin­sula of north­west­ern Tibet unsup­ported on foot and skied from the sum­mit of Ever­est. He also claimed the first ascent on the cen­tral pil­lar of Mt. Meru in India, known as “The Shark’s Fin,” which is the sub­ject of his lat­est and critically-acclaimed film “Meru” co-directed with his wife, Eliz­a­beth Chai Vasarhe­lyi.

 Jimmy Chin in MERU. Cour­tesy of Music Box Films. Photo by Renan Ozturk.
Jimmy Chin in MERU. Cour­tesy of Music Box Films. Photo by Renan Ozturk.

The Clymb interviews Jimmy Chen. Read more.

Hypothermia myths debunked

We did a comprehensive article on hypothermia this winter. Now, NOLS helps you debunk some common myths about hypothermia. Read more.

Book preview – Finest routes in the Alps.

Ben Tibbetts is an adventure photographer and IFMGA British Mountain Guide based in Chamonix, France. He is working on a book of the finest routes in the Alps, available in 2017

UKClimbing (UKC) does a digital preview feature on Ben Tibbetts – The finest routes in the Alps. Definitely worth a read. Ben Tibbetts photography website can be found here.

Skurka on Suunto

Andrew Skurka reviews Suunto Dual Comfort Belt and finds some issues with quality.

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