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In 2018 We Redefined Human Limits

  • Camille Herron Set a 24-Hour Running Record
  • Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Break Two Hours on El Cap’s Nose
  • Karel Sabbe Smashed the Appalachian Trail Speed Record
  • Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison Became the First to Ski Down Lhotse
  • Ida Nilsson set the Fastest Known Time on the Grand Canyon’s double-crossing classic. 5 Days Later Taylor Nowlin beat that time by three minutes
  • Lhakpa Sherpa Summited Everest a Record Ninth Time
  • Eliud Kipchoge Set a new Marathon World Record
  • 70-year-old double-amputee Xia Boyu summited Mount Everest

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Watch: The Art Of Living – Rannveig Aamodt

Watch: Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa, the Man Who Climbed Everest 21 Times

“The true beauty of Nepal is not the mountains, but the people who live in their shadow.” ~ Apa

From Vimeo:

Every spring the summit of Mount Everest draws people from around the world. But in its shadow live the Sherpa, a resilient, religious people, who, despite the riches surrounding the highest peak on earth, are still quite poor and uneducated.

A child of the Khumbu, Apa Sherpa climbed Everest 21 times. Pulled away at the age of 12 to work as a high altitude porter, like so many others, he would leave his family for months, risking his life on the mountain. Through his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he aims to create a different future for his people.

As Apa says, “without education we have no choice.”

Visit the Apa Sherpa Foundation to learn more.

Watch: Higher Truths

Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings. The first  identifies the presence of suffering. This is evident in this film as we witness Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens head up the Tibetan Plateau in pursuit of skiing adventure.

 

The Logistics of Climbing Everest

Watch: Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro Climbing North Hemisphere’s Coldest Peak, Pik Pobeda

From YouTube: Sakha is a region of highs, lows and little else. It’s home to Pik Pobeda, the highest mountain in Siberia, and where the lowest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere was recorded – a deadly -71.3C. It’s also the desolate and hostile landscape in which alpinists Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro found themselves in February 2018, preparing to attempt the first ever winter ascent of this 3003m frozen monolith.

Glory or Death: Climbing Mount Everest

Watch: Tine Mena summited Mount Everest. Now, she’s inspiring others to explore

Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Mount Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, set a new world record on Wednesday by ascending Mount Everest for the 22nd time.

Meanwhile, Lhakpa Sherpa, 45. reached the summit of Mount Everest for the ninth time, thereby breaking her own record for the most summits of the world’s tallest peak by a woman.

More: Outside Magazine // Reuters  // Associated Press

Australian who was told four years ago he would never walk again sets a new record for climbing the Seven Summits

Australian Steve Plain set a new speed record for climbing the Seven Summits — the highest peaks on each continent.

That it took him only 118 days to complete the circuit would be remarkable enough. However, his achievement came just four years after he broke his neck in a surfing accident and was told that he might never walk again.

More: DW.com // The Australian

 

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