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While many ascents have been thwarted by turbulent weather during Patagonia’s austral summer season, Belgian climbers Nico Favresse, Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll managed to squeak out a 19-day free ascent of the 1200-meter route El Regalo de Mwono—originally VI 5.10 A4 when first climbed in 1991-’92, now 5.13b—on the Central Tower in the Torres del Paine.

“This is undoubtedly the climb of the season, in fact it is much more than that, it is one of the hardest big wall free climbs in the Great Ranges,” said Rolando Garibotti, a longtime climber, author and historian of the area.

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On August 1, 2017, a mountain-rescue helicopter attempted an extraction on the Adlersruhe (3,450 meters) below the summit of Großglockner (3,798 meters), Austria’s highest peak. Shortly after the helicopter picked up a patient, it lost control and crashed on the edge of the 300-meter cliff. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Four men breached security at Manchester United’s stadium by getting on the roof and pitch before a match.

The “urban climbers” were chased by the ground’s security staff after they broke into Old Trafford in the early hours of Sunday 4 June, the club said.

It happened hours before Michael Carrick’s testimonial game and less than two weeks after a terror attack killed 22 people at Manchester Arena.

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(KUTV) Someone fired a gun at two groups of rock climbers Monday in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Unified Police confirmed the shootings and said the only possible lead so far is a green sedan glimpsed by one of the climbers. There were no injuries but police said shell casings were recovered.

Nate Lamb told 2News he was climbing with a friend in the pentapitch climbing area in the canyon, around 6:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots whistle past him. He said he was climbing, while his climbing partner was on belay, when the rock face exploded when struck by bullets about seven to 10 times. He estimated the impacts were around five to 10 feet away from him.

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IPOH: The group of youths who scaled the Ipoh sign at Gunung Lang has apologised publicly for their actions.

One of the youths, Norfarihan Baharudin, 24, admitted that they were wrong to do so and hoped for forgiveness.

“We had wanted to apologise earlier after getting to know that our photographs and videos had went viral.

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A rock climber will be added this year to the official list of emojis – those little pictures you can use instead of words in your texts and emails.   It was added thanks to the efforts of professional climber Sasha DiGiulian of Boulder, who lobbied for the emoji, consulted with the designer at emojipedia, and served as its model.

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Hill pays homage to the women who pushed the limits at the genesis of American climbing and inspired her most.

As far as the number of female climbers involved in Yosemite’s early history goes: “It’s a short list,” Hill says. “There were women around, but only if you ask the right person. There were so few of us that some people just didn’t realize we were there at all.”

Today, the ranks of women crushers have swelled in size and certainly in publicity.

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A group of dedicated tree-climbers are scaling towering trees in an effort to help heal the planet.

Protected with little more than a harness and some rope,arborist Jake Milarch has scaled redwoods topping 300 feet — that’s as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

“It’s a humbling experience being next to something so big and so old,” said Milarch from his home in Copemish, Michigan, last month. “Some of these trees have survived for 4,000 years. It’s pretty cool.”

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More than 60 Army cadets who got into difficulty while training on a mountain in Northern Ireland are safe, a spokesman has said.

Cadets from the Cleveland Army Cadet Force in Middlebrough were on a training exercise in the Mourne range in Co Down when they became caught up in bad weather.

Three rescue helicopters, three rescue teams and two senior officers were involved in the operation – and the group included children aged between 12 and 17 years old.

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This time, there would be around 400 climbers who will embark on the journey to scale the 8,848-metre-high Mt Everest from mid-May, according to the Department of Tourism.

As climbers are accompanied by high altitude workers, whose number is usually more than that of climbers, there could be around 1,000 individuals on their way to the summit, creating a queue whose snail-paced movement will be punctuated by frequent halts, The Kathmandu Post reported.

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