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What are the Top 20 Tallest Mountains?

The tallest peaks on Earth have long captured the imagination of the world’s most elite climbers. While there are lofty peaks scattered across the globe, the 20 tallest mountains on Earth are all located within the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges of South Central Asia. These peaks have long and storied histories, both in terms of …

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Difference Between Hiking and Mountaineering Boots? (Comparison Guide)

If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, you may have come across a handful of different options that are labeled for “mountaineering” instead of hiking. Since these shoes look a lot like fancy hiking boots, you may be wondering if there’s actually a distinction between mountaineering and hiking boots or if …

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The 10 Best High Altitude Hikes in the U.S.

High altitude hiking is a rewarding experience. You have a chance to get above the treeline and see extensive valley views. Plus, the good news is that even if you aren’t an expert mountaineer, you can still hike to the top of some amazing high altitude peaks.  The top 10 high altitude hikes that we …

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How to Train for High Altitude Hiking at Sea Level

Despite our love of the mountains, many of us live in coastal cities. Whether it’s a job, family, or the lifestyle that keeps us entrenched in the hustle and bustle of city life, living in a major city can make it difficult to get out and explore wild places. Although many of us city dwellers …

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Is Running Good for Mountaineering?

Mountaineering isn’t necessarily a leisurely stroll – the term encompasses any activity that involves ascending mountains, such as traditional mountain climbing or skiing. Athleticism and strength is required in order to not only possess the ability to complete the task at hand, but also to have a good time. It’s no fun to set out …

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15 Must See Himalayan Mountain Climbing Documentaries To Stream Now

If you are feeling the need for some serious adventure, the documentaries on this list will definitely deliver, as they transport you to the Himalayas and share stories of triumph, tragedy, and incredible journeys. 1. Ama Dablam   This 50-minute documentary was a finalist in the Blue Mountains Film Festival, and for good reason. Filmmaker …

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Garmin inReach Explorer+ (An In-Depth Review)

We’ve all heard the saying, “hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” Well, having a satellite communicator on you during a trip certainly prepares you for any situation. You no longer need to sacrifice safety to be out of cell-service. Not only can you send out an SOS in the case of an emergency, …

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Mountain Quotes: 50 All-Time Favorites

Here are 50 of my favorite mountain quotes, with a generous helping of John Muir the naturalist’s words mixed throughout for good measure. Not all of these quotes are rosy and sweet, and neither are the mountains… “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we …

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