Greg Cummings is sipping protein drinks and munching protein bars after another morning of going up and down the Manitou Incline — then again, then again, then again, then again and then once more.Six trips on the punishing trail climbing nearly 2,000 feet in less than a mile. Just another day in the 61-year-old’s pursuit to climb the steps as many times as he can on the calendar year.He’s exhausted, so forgive him if he stumbles while trying to explain the toll a mission like this takes on his home life.“I’m so tired, it’s hard to even concentrate sometimes ... It’s just, I’m not as loving and kind, shall we say, as I would normally be when you’re well rested and hydrated and got the right fuel in you and blood sugar is good and on and on. You’re not as good of company, shall we say.“So, yeah. My wife is a very wonderful, enduring individual.”She knows this obsession with the Incline all to well, because Greg has … [Read more...] about Can this man beat the Manitou Incline record for ascents in a year?
PUBLISHED: 13:25 24 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 24 January 2019 Tim Hirst, who attempted to climb Mount Aconcagua a sixth time. TIM HIRST Archant A 75-year-old mountaineer with a lung condition has “admitted defeat” after his sixth attempt to climb South America’s highest peak – but his dogged determination has succeeded in raising £25,000 for charities. Tim Hirst's attempt on Aconcagua. TIM HIRSTTim Hirst, who lives in Mundham, near Loddon, has been battling to reach the 22,837ft summit of Aconcagua since 2003, but he has been forced to turn back each time due to exhaustion, altitude sickness or the extreme weather of the Argentinian Andes.He suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and his latest attempt left him unable to pass base camp after he developed breathing difficulties in the oxygen-starved air.But despite the disappointment he has no regrets after a climbing career which has raised thousands of pounds for charities … [Read more...] about Tenacious climber Tim, 75, fails at sixth attempt to conquer Argentinian mountain
MANILA—Filipina mountaineer Carina Dayondon flew in to the country Sunday night after accomplishing the Seven Summits quest, which entails scaling the tallest peaks of each of the continents. The last of the summits she reached was Mount Vinson in Antarctica on December 16. Dayondon is the first Filipina to complete the feat, and the second Filipino to do so after Romi Garduce in 2012. Pinay mountaineer completes Seven Summits Dayondon, a lieutenant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), arrived in Manila at 9:20 p.m., welcomed by Everest expedition leader Art Valdez, Dr. Ted Esguerra, and PCG spokesperson Capt. Armand Balilo. Besides Vinson and Aconcagua (South America) in 2018, Dayondon summited Kilimanjaro (Africa) in 2015, Kosciusko (Australia) in 2014, Elbrus (Europe) in 2013, Everest (Asia) in 2007 and Denali (North America) in 2006. — Report from Jeffrey Hernaez, ABS-CBN News Para sa iba pang balitang pampalakasan, bisitahin ang ABS-CBN Sports website. … [Read more...] about Pinay mountaineer Carina Dayondon back in Manila after ‘7 summits’ feat
Mountains are some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth. The tallest mountains in the world are all in Asia, mostly in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. We compiled photos of the tallest mountain in 31 different countries. Whether you’re an adventurer, a nature lover, or just a sightseer, mountains make for some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth. When it comes to the highest mountains in the world, Asia is where the action is – the continent is home to the 188 tallest mountains in the world, most of which are in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. But with each country listed by just its tallest mountain, many other countries float up the list. Argentina has the 10th tallest national high point, Aconcagua, while the United States’ tallest mountain, Denali, is 15th on the list. Read more:The highest point in every US state We’ve compiled breathtaking photos of the tallest mountains in 31 different countries, listed in reverse order. Some … [Read more...] about Breathtaking photos of the highest points in 31 different countries, from Denali to Everest
MANILA - Filipina mountaineer Carina Dayondon has successfully climbed the Seven Summits, the tallest peaks of each of the seven continents. This makes Dayondon the first Filipina to finish the Seven Summits and the second Filipino to do so after Romy Garduce in 2012. According to Fung Yu, her teammate in a recent Balangay voyage, he received a short satellite phone call from Dayondon who said she successfully reached the summit of Mt. Vinson on December 16. “She just wanted to say that she has descended from the summit and that her climb was a success. Carina also wanted her family to know she is safe. She also asked about her dogs,” Fung told ABS-CBN News. As of their conversation, Dayondon is back at the Antartica base camp and is waiting for better weather to fly to Punta Arenas in Chile. In 2011, Fung, Dayondon and others were members of a Filipino crew that sailed two “balangays,” an early form of a boat used by early seafaring Filipinos, through the … [Read more...] about Pinay mountaineer completes Seven Summits