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David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer Presumed Dead in Canadian Rockies The North Face climbers David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer were reported missing earlier this week on 16 April. Reports of an avalanche raised the question of whether this was the cause of their disappearance. The North Face released a statement on their Facebook page on 18 April, noting that the trio had gone missing on 16 April.

The Royal Navy had a Mountain Rescue Team at Royal Naval Station Lossiemouth in the 60/70.s. I received this in an email yesterday. "I was team leader and founder of RNAS Lossiemouth MRT. We were never part of Kinloss MRT as a sub unit, but an individual unit often working with Kinloss. We were on the "Call-0ut" list and went independently to incidents.

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers Not just because the Austrians David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were true legends of modern mountaineering. While Jess Roskelley - whose father John is one of America's most famous mountaineers - was one of the most talented US alpinists. The truth is that with the unexpected death of this world class trio, this tragedy risks being almost unbearable.

Learn This: Perfect Your Protein While there is no secret to good body composition, most climbers could probably step their game up simply by eating more protein.

Conversations with Climbers: Heroes Who do the pros look up to? We asked Lynn Hill, Cedar Wright, and 10 others about their own climbing heroes.

FRI NIGHT VID: Reach: a teenage climber defines her own limits Our Friday Night Video this week is a heart-wrenching feature about a teenage climber called Clare. When she was 13, Clare suffered a life-altering stroke which left her unable to move anything but…

Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley They are missing, and local search and rescue has assumed the worst. We are waiting to learn additional information as the search mission continues. They are valued and loved members of The North Face family.

PRODUCT NEWS: La Sportiva Bushido II The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

REVIEW: La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

PRESS RELEASE: Brand new Outdoor Boulders at The Castle Over the last six months we have been very hard at work re-designing and improving our outdoor boulder field. Our last boulders badly needed a face lift after six hard years. However, rather than just rebuilding them we have included them in our plan to massively improve the quality and quantity of the climbing here.

Three mountaineers presumed dead after avalanche in Canada Climbers David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley missing with rescue efforts on hold for fear of further avalanches.

Death In the Mountains: Part II We were camping at the base of Mount Fitz Roy, and we had a bit of a problem. Several weeks ago, two Brazilian climbers had gone missing on Fitz. Before we left, the Argentinian National Police asked everyone heading into the mountains to keep an eye out for the missing pair, and to take photos of any sign of them.

Sport Climbing 2020 Olympic Schedule Announced The combined climbing events will begin on August 4, 2020, in Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park, a facility that has been constructed for the Games.

David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are feared missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains. The news, still awaiting official confirmation, was first reported by Austria's Tiroler Tageszeitung - and subsequently widely quoted by other media outlets including Italy's ANSA news agency.

JOBS: Part Time Climbing Instructors EICA, Ratho Part Time Climbing Instructors. EICA, Ratho Salary £17,478 p.a. Various Part Time positions : Are you ready to give 100%? We are. The world class Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is looking for experienced, enthusiastic climbers who are keen to help others get a taste for and develop in the sport.

New figures show the huge popularity of hill walking According to new figures, around 2.8 million people regularly go hill walking - making it more 'popular' than football, cricket and rugby put together. The figure was recorded in Sport England's latest 'Active Lives' survey, which is designed to monitor participation in different sports and activities across the nation.

Ice climbing in Val Pramper, Dolomites: new mixed route La Piccola Sgualdrina Francesco FaziTOPO: La Piccola Sgualdrina, Val Pramper, Dolomites. Full text search.

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, last places available for upcoming clinics Tickets are running out for the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

PRODUCT NEWS: Osprey Rook & Renn With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit. The series offers a premium backpacking solution at an affordable price making Rook and Renn ideal companions for those setting off on their first adventure.

David Lama mountain moments compilation 2018 A year of top level mountaineering and climbing by Austrian alpinist David Lama, which culminated in his solo first ascent of Lunag Ri in the Himalaya.

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley Missing After Avalanche World-class Austrian mountaineers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer and leading US alpinist Jess Roskelley are missing and presumed dead following an avalanche on 16th April on Howse Peak in Banff National Park, Canada, according to a press release from Parks Canada referenced by multiple mainstream media outlets.

Thank you Galloway MRT for organising the lecture in Ayr Town Hall last night. It was a long warm 4 hour drive yesterday to my home town of Ayr to speak. at a fundraiser for Galloway MRT. My grand kids were heading home to England on the same day so I am glad my mind was on the drive as I miss them so much. The roads were clear the sun was out and the hills still had plenty of snow high up in the gully's.

Review: Ombraz Armless Sunglasses Our sunglass-destroying tester quickly fell in love with the Ombraz Armless Sunglasses thanks to their bomber, hard-to-drop design.

Camp 4 Campground Switching to Online Lottery System for Sites Camp 4 will no longer be first come, first served for the busy season this year. Instead, the park is testing a lottery system.

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