The Backyard and Beyond team gave it a great shot. The summit remains unclimbed, but they showed great courage and determination. Sport NZ Hillary Expeditions are often difficult. They are usually world-first attempts and therefore tough to triumph over entirely. more »
Dunedin’s Paul and Shelley Hersey will lead the expedition to Anidesha Chuli, also known as The White Wave. John Price will be the third member of the team. more »
Neelu Memon has announced she has postponed her attempt to climb the 6960 metre peak of Mt Aconcagua, in Argentina.
“Unfortunately I have not been able to secure sufficient funding for the climb. I was really excited to attempt the expedition, but it is very expensive. Unfortunately the costs of climbing with my disability is effectively more than double that of a regular climber who employs a guide. more »
Mayan Smith-Gobat has arrived in Yosemite Valley, where she’s soon to begin with a few acclimatising climbs. Mayan’s sent though a recent update on schedules and general progress. We also present a video fly-over of the awesomely sheer face of the Half Dome. more »
As her expedition start, mountaineer Christine Burke updates us on preparations to become the first New Zealand woman to reach the summit of both the Gasherbrum 1 (G1) and the Gasherbrum 2 (G2) mountains on the Pakistan-China border, without using bottled oxygen.