The North Face is sponsoring Simone Moro and two others to make a winter attempt on 26,660 foot Nanga Parbat in the western Himalayas.
Nonetheless, the Nanga Parbat tragedy struck many observers as heralding a new and darker order of threat to adventurers afoot in Muslim countries. “It’s a game-changer, for sure,” claims one savvy observer of Central Asia.
Thanks to my climbing partner for sending along this link. This details the story of an effort to summit all of Colorado’s 14’ers (14k foot plus peaks) with a speed record.
Beyond the climbing itself, the website is beautiful.