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Gallery: The mountaineering Hawks  Hawthorn FC

The VFLW Hawks had an eventful day on their final day of pre-season camp in Tasmania.

Hawthorn FC
Tributes paid to 'incredible' climbers Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry  BBC News

Andy Nisbet, a pioneer of Scottish winter climbing, and his partner Steve Perry died on Ben Hope.

BBC News
WVU basketball: Huggins clearly frustrated as losses pile up for Mountaineers  Charleston Gazette-Mail

It wasn't just the fact that visiting Texas beat the West Virginia University men's basketball team on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Mountaineers' rehab could prove to be a long process  Beckley Register-Herald

morgantown — You hear the frustration in his voice, the desperation of defeat.

Beckley Register-Herald
Tucson mountaineering couple conquers 22,400-foot Himalayan peak  Arizona Daily Star

Scott and Nicole Clark have climbed dozens of towering summits across the globe.

Arizona Daily Star
Abby Reardon Verbally Commits to West Virginia Mountaineers  SwimSwam

TIDE Swimming's Abby Reardon has announced her verbal commitment to the WVU class of 2024.

Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Eydallin, Mollart, Arnold, Fatton win in France  Planetmountain

The third stage of the Ski Mmountaineering World Cup 2019 was staged this weekend at Le Dévoluy in France. Matteo Eydallin and Axelle Mollaret won the ...

Story's 18 points not enough as Mountaineers fall to Mavericks  The Appalachian Online

Coming off of a 21-point victory over Texas State Feb. 7, the App State women's basketball team came up short against UT Arlington, losing 72-65 in the team's ...

The Appalachian Online
Mazey: WVU Has Something To Prove – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — The Weather Channel was reporting snow showers on Sunday. What better time to realize that West Virginia University baseball ...

Blue Gold News
White Mountaineering Fall 2019 Menswear Collection  Vogue.com

Imbalance and mutation were the overarching ideas behind this high-impact White Mountaineering show. Yosuke Aizawa credited the inescapable “ambience in ...

Ski Mountaineering World Cup, Robert Antonioli and Alba De Silvestro win Individual race in Andorra  Planetmountain

Andorra hosted the second stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2019. Italy's Robert Antonioli and Alba De Silvestro won the Individual race, while ...

Mountaineers fall short at UT Arlington | ASU Sports  Watauga Democrat

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Appalachian State men's basketball team came up on the short end of a 78-68 decision at Texas-Arlington on Feb. 9.

Watauga Democrat
USA SOUTH HOOPS: Lady Mountaineers, Mountaineers fall at home  Richmond Register

The Berea College women's basketball team had a chance to wrap up its first-ever USA South Conference regular-season championship Saturday at the ...

Richmond Register
Mountaineers fall to Iowa State 77-61 | Sports  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

The West Virginia women's basketball team lost 77-61 at No. 22 Iowa State on Saturday night.

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2019 gets off to a blazing start at Bischofshofen in Austria  Planetmountain

Bischofshofen in Austria hosted the first stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. 2019.Robert Antonioli and Marianne Fatton won the Sprint race, while the ...

YMCA of the Rockies announces two guest speakers during the upcoming Mountaineering Weekend  Estes Park Trail-Gazette

YMCA of the Rockies is pleased to present two special guest speakers during the upcoming Mountaineering Weekend that are free and open to the community.

Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Museum bags Munro rarities for centenary display of Kirriemuir’s famous mountaineering son  The Courier

Sir Hugh Thomas Munro may have been born in London, but it was his upbringing on the Kirriemuir family estate in the shadow of the Angus glens which ...

The Courier
Mountaineer boys basketball picks up pair of victories  New Jersey Hills

BERNARDSVILLE – The Bernards High School boys basketball team earned a pair of wins over the week.

New Jersey Hills
January giveaway winners announced: 6 people won Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags  goHUNT.com

goHUNT INSIDER Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 degree sleeping bag giveaway winners announced.

WATCH: Former Mountaineer Makes AAF History  247Sports

West Virginia has two representatives playing in the debut of the Alliance of American Football this evening, with linebacker Terence Garvin and offensive ...

WV MetroNews Flagrant fiasco: Texas Tech suffocates turnover-prone, cold-shooting Mountaineers  West Virginia MetroNews

LUBBOCK, Texas — Hands tucked into his tanned slacks, Bob Huggins turned away from the court action with a here-we-go-again expression. He really wasn't ...

West Virginia MetroNews
Gear Spotlight – Ski Mountaineering | FREESKIER  Freeskier Magazine

Welcome to a special Backcountry Issue installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that ...

Freeskier Magazine
White Mountaineering Collaborates With adidas & Danner for FW19  HYPEBEAST

Gearing up for the Fall/Winter 2019 season ahead, White Mountaineering has just debuted its latest collection packed full of collaborative efforts. Taking on the ...

Mountaineers looking for leaders but may have to wait a while  247Sports

Jordan McCabe played in the Tennessee game. He endured the stretch that saw West Virginia go from an early 12-point lead to a 10-point halftime deficit.

Two Former Mountaineers Playing in the New AAF Tonight  247Sports

The Alliance of American Football kicks off later today, with half the league playing this evening and the games being televised nationally on CBS. Five former ...

Two Mountaineers sign with different Bearcats  Joplin Globe

Mount Vernon's Will Boswell and Luke McKinzie have been Mountaineers, and after signing college football letters of intent early Wednesday morning, they will ...

Joplin Globe
Mountaineers Visit Cameron for Thursday Night Dual  GoDuke.com

Match 8. Duke (2-5) vs. Appalachian State (5-6). February 7, 2019 | 7 PM | ACC Network Extra. Cameron Indoor Stadium | Durham, N.C.. ACC Network Extra ...

WVU football: Brown, Mountaineers add 3 to recruiting class on National Signing Day  Charleston Gazette-Mail

MORGANTOWN — New West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown was in a unique predicament trying to put the finishing touches on the ...

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Everest, marriage or education? Why the Malik twins chose to scale new heights  Economic Times

In 2013, Nungshi and Tashi Malik set off to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 21.

Economic Times
WV MetroNews Tynice Martin gets rare breather as Mountaineers cruise past Kansas  West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia's star guard earned some well-deserved late rest as the Mountaineers ran away from the Jayhawks.

West Virginia MetroNews
USA SOUTH WOMEN: Lady Mountaineers move one step closer to regular-season title  Richmond Register

BEREA -- The Lady Mountaineers moved one step closer to their first-ever USA South Conference regular-season championship on Wednesday at the Seabury ...

Richmond Register
The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/11/19): Huggins Out Of Answers On How To Turn The Season Around  The Smoking Musket

From full-court pressure, man-to-man and a series of zones, West Virginia continues struggling to stop easy baskets.

The Smoking Musket
Mountaineers' National Signing Day Recap: Brown Held Serve and Added Bodies  Last Word on College Football

On National Signing Day, the Mountaineers and Coach Brown held serve and added bodies, finishing the 2019 cycle addressing urgent needs.

Last Word on College Football
Former sports editor at The Mountaineer wins media award  The Mountaineer

CONCORD — Canton native Deb Williams, who began her journalism career at The Mountaineer, is this year's recipient of the North Carolina Motorsports ...

The Mountaineer
WV MetroNews Elite challenge: Mountaineers 2-11 against No. 1-ranked teams  West Virginia MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia has two wins the previous 13 times it faced a No. 1-ranked team, games that included finishes that became mythical ...

West Virginia MetroNews
USA SOUTH HOOPS: Lady Mountaineers pull away from Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg  Richmond Register

The Lady Mountaineers got to a bit of slow start Monday during a non-conference match-up with Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg at the Seabury Center.

Richmond Register
App notes: Elon's softball team blanks App State 4-0 | ASU Sports  Watauga Democrat

ELON — Hitting the ball was not a big problem for the Appalachian State softball team in its first three games of the Elon Softball Opening Weekend Tournament.

Watauga Democrat
Official Look at UGG x White Mountaineering for FW19  HYPEBEAST

Footwear brand UGG and Japanese label White Mountaineering have partnered up once again for its third official collaboration. The Yosuke Aizawa-helmed ...

Global Mountaineering Equipment Market Insight Report 2018 – Arc'teryx, CAMP USA, Deuter, Cassin, Big Agnes, Asolo  Industry News Source

The global “Mountaineering Equipment” Market research report gives point to point breakdown along with the data of Mountaineering Equipment market's ...

Industry News Source
WVU Mountaineer visits Rosedale Elementary  WVNS-TV

On Friday, February 8, 2019, students at Rosedale Elementary sported their gold and blue to welcome the WVU Mountaineer, Trevor Kiess.

USA SOUTH HOOPS: Mountaineers top Pfeiffer; Lady Mountaineers beat LaGrange  Richmond Register

The Berea College men's and women's basketball teams picked up wins over USA South rivals on Saturday.

Richmond Register
Seacat's blocked shot preserves Mountaineers' win over ULM  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — Appalachian State center Hunter Seacat went from wearing goat horns to making the biggest defensive play in the Mountaineers' 85-84 victory over ...

Watauga Democrat
Interview with extreme ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison  ISPO

People like superheroes: Not a gram of fat, sinewy forearms, radiant faces. Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison are extreme skiers and mountaineers. And they are ...

Top Five Games for Mountaineer Athletics in February  The Smoking Musket

Check out the biggest matches this month for some of WVU's best teams.

The Smoking Musket
West Virginia Mountaineers Get First 2020 Verbal from Tide Swimming's Abby Reardon  Swimming World Magazine

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, ...

Swimming World Magazine
Mountaineer enters a new era  Adirondack Explorer

InThe McClellands have sold the Mountaineer in Keene Valley to the Wise family. The transfer of ownership took place on Nov. 1.

Adirondack Explorer
Tributes paid to mountaineer after Sutherland tragedy  Inverness Courier

A CLIMBER from the Inverness area, described as a "gargantuan and inspiring figure," is being mourned by Scotland's mountaineering community following a ...

Inverness Courier
WV MetroNews Mascot program imposes 1 year term limit on WVU Mountaineer  West Virginia MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The mascot program known across West Virginia for picking the Mountaineer is undergoing a policy change. The WVU student taking ...

West Virginia MetroNews
Original Mountaineer musket auctioned off at Bob Huggins fish fry  WDTV

This year a very special item was added to the auction fundraiser- the original WVU mountaineer muzzle-loader that was made by Marvin Wortring in 1978.

Rhinos and Mountaineers win big to tighten contest for Logan Cup | ESPN.com  ESPN

Timcyen Maruma and Tafadzwa Tsiga were the stars with the bat, while Ziwira, Mavuta, and Tiripano impressed with the ball in this round | ESPN.com.

Former Oklahoma Sooners QB Austin Kendall commits to West Virginia Mountaineers  ESPN

Former Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall has committed to West Virginia and is enrolling there to participate in spring ball with the Mountaineers, a source ...

How Mt. Triglav Became a Slovenian National Symbol. Part Three.  Total Slovenia News

February 10, 2019. Read part one here and part two here. The main task of the Slovenian Mountaineering Society (Slovensko Planinsko Društvo, SDP), ...

Total Slovenia News
TransCanada's Mountaineer XPress seeks to start more segments  Seeking Alpha

Columbia Gas Transmission asks for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin *service* on additional segments of its Mountaineer ...

Seeking Alpha
Sharpshooting Mountaineers top Wolverines - Girls Basketball  Polk Sports

Mitchell rolled to a 39-15 halftime lead Friday and went on to post a 77-48 victory over Polk County in Western Highlands Conference girls basketball action in ...

Polk Sports
WVU women fall at Iowa State  West Virginia Illustrated

AMES, Iowa - Despite a career-high 24 points from freshman guard Madisen Smith, the West Virginia University women's basketball team's win streak came to ...

West Virginia Illustrated
Oklahoma Sooners to allow Austin Kendall transfer to West Virginia Mountaineers  ESPN

Oklahoma, after initially blocking quarterback Austin Kendall from transferring to West Virginia, will allow the graduate student to play for the Mountaineers next ...

WVU basketball: Mountaineers turn their attention to No. 1 Tennessee  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Before this college basketball season started, the scheduled game between West Virginia University and Tennessee appeared to be one of the headliners for ...

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Iconic Mountaineers sign destroyed  WTRF

A Wheeling woman is feeling confused and hurt after a piece of her history was destroyed on her property along Washington Avenue earlier this week.

WVU basketball: Baylor runs past Mountaineers 85-73  Charleston Gazette-Mail

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University men's basketball team did not get to enjoy its first Big 12 conference win of the season for very long.

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Dakota Zellmer, Sport Information Intern LA GRANDE, Ore. - After winning at least a share of the title a night prior, the No. 9 Eastern Oregon women's basketball ...

Kansas vs. West Virginia score: Mountaineers upset No. 7 Jayhawks in final seconds  CBS Sports

West Virginia forward Jermaine Haley fearlessly attacked the rim and finished with strength in the final 10 seconds to give the Mountaineers a shocking 65-64 ...

CBS Sports
Bruised and battle tested. Mountaineers play host to Kansas this afternoon  WV News

MORGANTOWN — Most college basketball teams want to be part of the Elite Eight.

WV News
WV MetroNews Huggins benches two starters, Mountaineers still fail to respond  West Virginia MetroNews

Bob Huggins tried to send a message by benching two starters, but West Virginia still fell flat in a home loss to Oklahoma State.

West Virginia MetroNews
Columbia Gas' Mountaineer XPress seeking to start up more facilities in West Virginia  S&P Global Platts

Houston — TransCanada's Columbia Gas Transmission asked US regulators on Thursday for approval to begin *service* on additional segments of its ...

S&P Global Platts
Jordan McCabe: 'Players Need to Change WVU Culture' – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

MORGANTOWN — This wasn't how he pictured it, Jordan McCabe admitted. Not 10-13, not losses by 20 or more points, not last place in the Big 12. He, and the ...

Blue Gold News
West Virginia's Class of 2019 – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown has added three additional signees to WVU's class of 2019. Jordan Jefferson, Rashean ...

Blue Gold News
Chris Davenport's Anti-Gym Training Routine  Outside

There might not be a mountain on this planet that 48-year-old Chris Davenport can't ski. Following a dominant competitive big mountain circuit in the early 2000s ...

Martin, Mountaineers Upset No. 12 Longhorns | News, Sports, Jobs  Wheeling Intelligencer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tynice Martin scored a season-high 27 points — 16 in the opening quarter — to lead West Virginia to a 64-58 win over No. 12 Texas on.

Wheeling Intelligencer
WVU Confirms Xavier Dye As Final Football Assistant – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Xavier Dye will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the ...

Blue Gold News
Mountaineers eyeing NCAA Tournament | Sports  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

As the season dwindles down, the Mountaineers are looking forward to the postseason and qualifying wrestlers for the NCAA tournament in March. But first ...

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
SVC pulls out win on Senior Day  Bennington Banner

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team chalked up an 85-69 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) win over Lesley ...

Bennington Banner
WV MetroNews Late gunsmith's first Mountaineer muzzleloader to be auctioned for charity  West Virginia MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Speechless, humbled, overwhelmed. Those are some of the words Kevin Turner used to describe the feeling he gets from his work ...

West Virginia MetroNews
Nashoba can't withstand Mountaineers' rally  Sentinel & Enterprise

BOLTON -- Winning isn't easy. It's earned through hard work and determination. For three and half quarters on Tuesday night, the Nashoba Regional boys' ...

Sentinel & Enterprise
Don't change the Mountaineer mascot  The Landmark

As some of you have seen, the Wachusett Regional High School Improvement Council have recently released a survey “seeking input on the depiction of the ...

The Landmark
Warren lifts Texas-Arlington over Appalachian St. 78-68  The Seattle Times

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brian Warren had 22 points as Texas-Arlington beat Appalachian State 78-68 on Saturday. Edric Dennis had 14 points and six ...

The Seattle Times
Mountaineers reliant on a mix of contributors | Sports  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

In a successful season headlined by injuries and a lack of depth, the West Virginia women's basketball team hopes to reach their fifth NCAA tournament ...

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
Musical Mountaineers take sunrise hikes to a new level  KING5.com

The Musical Mountaineers who bring the beauty of sunrises and music to you.

Local mountaineers conquer Mt. Hood in Oregon  Tri-City Herald

Local climbers Dustin Wintczak, Jason Fidorra and Whitman Rayburn recently climbed to the top of Mount Hood in Oregon.

Tri-City Herald
Maybe Brown can take Mountaineers somewhere  Beckley Register-Herald

morgantown — There are very few things I remember from the sociology course I took back in high school, except for part of one exceptional teacher's lectures in ...

Beckley Register-Herald
Mountaineers Offer 2022 NC Linebacker  DubVNation.com

Now that the 2019 recruiting cycle has come and gone, the West Virginia coaching staff has turned their collective attention towards the future. This time,

Trainee mountaineers take on trash rolled down Darjeeling hills  Mongabay-India

In January this year, over a hundred trainee mountaineers rappelled down Tenzing Rock, a natural rock in India's Darjeeling city, named after the legendary ...

'Shutdown Hunger, not America' event held by Mountaineers for Progress  WBOY.com

Mountaineers for Progress were out in front of United State's Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office demanding that she make a statement on the longest-lasting ...

Cavs delight Kids Day crowd with win over Mountaineers  Kingsport Times News

WISE — Virginia-Wise won big in front of the kids Tuesday. Five Cavaliers players finished in double-figure scoring and a sixth had double-figure rebounds on ...

Kingsport Times News
A Mountaineer Writes A Firsthand Report From The World's Melting Glaciers  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with journalist Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," on climate change and its consequences to nature and ...

Mountaineers stay undefeated against Navy | Sports  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

The second-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers rifle team close out their final home game of the season against the Navy Midshipmen with a win, 4706-4660.

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
Trevor Kiess reflects on time spent as the Mountaineer  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

While some universities are represented by cartoonish animals and silly characters, WVU is represented by the Mountaineer.

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
Self previews contest with Mountaineers at weekly presser  Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head coach Bill Self discussed his team's upcoming match up with the West Virginia Mountaineers at his weekly press conference ...

Kansas Jayhawks
National Signing Day: Three-star Georgia Cornerback Tavian Mayo Chooses West Virginia  The Smoking Musket

Mayo gave the coaching staff his commitment last week and made it publicly official today.

The Smoking Musket
Mountaineer bike trail network bill passes House; Senate version gets committee OK, goes to floor  The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON — One of two bills in circulation to create a north-central mountain bike trail network won unanimous approval of the House of Delegates on ...

The Dominion Post
Five Mountaineers Accept Invite to Reese’s Senior Bowl  The Smoking Musket

Will Grier, David Sills V, Yodney Cajuste, Tevon Wesco and David Long Jr. have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan.

The Smoking Musket
Mountaineer injures spine climbing Aldery Cliff  Buxton Advertiser

A mountaineer who was climbing on Aldery Cliff was treated by an ambulance he fell awkwardly onto the base of the crag.

Buxton Advertiser
Mountaineers Most Wanted: Six Spots Left  247Sports

A look at who could fill out the rest of the class for WVU.

Mountaineer now limited to one term after rule change  The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

Future Mountaineers will now be limited to serving one term due to an update in the 2019-2020 Mountaineer Mascot application.

The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline
Former Mountaineer A.J. Howard earns Super Bowl ring  Watauga Democrat

ATLANTA — For the fourth time, an Appalachian State graduate will receive a Super Bowl ring.

Watauga Democrat
West Virginia introduces Neal Brown to Mountaineer fans  WKYT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WKYT) -- New West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown was introduced to Mountaineer fans at halftime of Saturday's basketball ...


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Mountaineering is the set of activities that involves ascending mountains. Mountaineering-related activities include traditional outdoor climbing, hiking, skiing, and traversing via ferratas. Indoor climbing, sport climbing and bouldering are usually considered mountaineering as well.While mountaineering began as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed big mountains, it has branched into specializations that address different aspects of mountains, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow, or ice or on level ground. All require various degrees of experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety. It is still common to venture out and seek the summits of peaks, whether unclimbed or not; this practice is known as peak bagging.Mountaineering is often called alpinism, and mountain climbers are sometimes called alpinists, although use of the term may vary between countries and eras. The word "alpinism" was born in the 19th century to refer to climbing for the purpose of enjoying climbing itself as a sport or recreation, distinct from merely climbing while hunting or as a religious pilgrimage that had been done generally at that time.The UIAA, the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, is the International Olympic Committee-recognized world governing body for mountaineering and climbing, addressing issues like access, medical, mountain protection, safety, youth, and ice climbing.