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Markus Amon

certified mountain guide since 1996

McKINLEY is proud to announce that on September 25, 2013, Team McKINLEY athlete Markus Amon reached the summit of Manaslu. While Amon was part of the Clearskies Ski Expedition, he managed to successfully speed solo the planet’s eighth highest mountain in a total time of less than 12 hours, including the ascent from Camp 2 (6,600 m) to the summit (8,163 m) and the descent back to basecamp (4,900 m) on skis. The beautiful “Mountain of Spirit” in the Nepalese Himalayas is known as one of the more risky 8,000ers to climb. Amon and the Clearskies Expedition team were equipped with brand new products from McKINLEY’s ReD collection, available Spring/Summer 2014.

 

My expeditions

  • 2004 & 2006 Nanga Parbat (8,125m), Pakistan;
  • 2007 Mount Mckinley (6,194m), Alaska, regular route on skis;
  • 2009 Mustagh Ata (7,546m), China, speed ascent;
  • 2009 Island Peak (6,198m), Nepal;
  • 2010 Shisha Pangma (8,013m), Tibet;
  • 2011 Kilimanjaro (5,895m), Tanzania;

About

Place of birth

1973 in Bruck am Grossglockner, Austria

City

Maishofen near Zell am See, Austria

Sports

climbing, expeditions, ski touring, ice climbing, mountain biking...

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Expedition
24.05.2017

Summit attempt canceled...

For the last few days, we climbed as planned from one high-altitude camp to the next. On Tuesday night in Camp 2, we...

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Expedition
15.05.2017

Third acclimatization session complete

We left the base camp on Saturday morning as planned.

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Expedition
10.05.2017

Rest days in the base camp

After we arrived here yesterday, around noon, the weather also decided to turn to "base camp" mode.

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Expedition
09.05.2017

Second acclimatization session finalized and back in base camp

Last Friday, we set out from base camp right after an early breakfast at 06:00 a.m.

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Expedition
01.05.2017

In memory of Ueli Steck

A few words from Markus Amon to the tragic accident which happened very close to them.

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Expedition
01.05.2017

First acclimatization session successfully completed

I tried to keep you up-to-date with our LiveTracker. What is still missing is a detailed report with pictures of the...

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Expedition
26.04.2017

A team is breaking apart!

Only yesterday, we reached the base camp, set it up together and looked back on the last days and weeks.

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Expedition
26.04.2017

A team is breaking apart!

Only yesterday, we reached the base camp, set it up together and looked back on the last days and weeks.

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Expedition
25.04.2017

Everest base camp set up after two hard-working days

As reported, we reached base camp yesterday.

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Expedition
22.04.2017

Chukhung Ri, 5,560m: Day trip from the lodge in Chukhung!

This morning, Hannes and I left for an acclimatization tour to Chukhung's local mountain.

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Expedition
21.04.2017

Chukhung (4,636m): the last lodge before the Island Peak for many

Initially, we wanted to leave Pamboche right after breakfast, but unfortunately, our porters put a spoke in our wheel.

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Expedition
17.04.2017

Sumdur Ri 5,270m

Acclimatization tour from Thame.

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Expedition
16.04.2017

Return of winter on the way to Trashi Labtsa

Yesterday morning, we left Na, the last village and thus also the last lodge before the crossing of the pass.

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Expedition
13.04.2017

Acclimatization and rest days at 4,250m in Na

We spent the last two days here in Na, the last Sherpa settlement in the Rolwaling Valley.

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Expedition
11.04.2017

Na

Today, we hiked the next leg of our trip to the village of Na.

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Expedition
07.04.2017

200km on dusty roads to Gonggar

Post breakfast, together with our porters, trekking guide and kitchen crew, we finally departed Kathmandu.

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Expedition
06.04.2017

Finally arrived...

Days in Kathmandu – Nepal's capital

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Expedition
30.03.2017

Preparation of Markus Amon

"A dream comes true..."
The long awaited start of our Everest expedition comes closer and closer.

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Product test
11.01.2017

Katikati Pants

The trousers are perfect for mountain adventures in the summer and are also ideal for ski touring in the winter.

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Everest Marathon
30.05.2016

He did it....

...in 8 hours 35 minutes as fastest non-Nepali!
CONGRATULATION!

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Everest Marathon
26.05.2016

Trail inspection...

...done!

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Everest Marathon
25.05.2016

Rest day....

...in Gorak Shep

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Everest Marathon
24.05.2016

Gorak Shep...

...the last village in the Solu Khumbu

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Everest Marathon
23.05.2016

Lobuche....

...4,900m!

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Everest Marathon
22.05.2016

Day off...

...at the base of Ama Dablam!

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Everest Marathon
21.05.2016

Trail inspection...

...and off to Pangpoche!

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Everest Marathon
20.05.2016

Gokyo Ri – 5,350m...

...our first summit!

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Everest Marathon
19.05.2016

...reaching Gokyo!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to write yesterday. So I will try to summarize the last two days in this report.

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Everest Marathon
17.05.2016

Acclimatization...

....high above Namche Bazar!

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Everest Marathon
16.05.2016

Namche Bazar...

...arrival in the Sherpa capital!

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Everest Marathon
15.05.2016

Setting out to Solo Khumbu...

...with slight delays!

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Product test
07.03.2016

Zinder Jacket

I was very pleased with the packing size of the Zinder.

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