Climbing

Rakaposhi: Climbers Rescued Despite Close Call at 6,200m

The drama on Rakaposhi has ended. This morning, the...

Rakaposhi Update: Climbers Descending!

Despite frostbite, acute mountain sickness, and exhaustion, the three...

China’s Craziest Hikes and Climbs

Backcountry China contains some of the world’s most dangerous...

Rakaposhi: Highly Difficult Rescue Operation Ahead — Help Needed

Things are not looking good on Rakaposhi for the...

Rakaposhi: Climbers Stranded in Bad Weather, and a Diplomatic Mess

Bad weather has stranded climbers Jakub Vlcek, Peter Macek,...
eiger north face

Weekend Warm-Up: Eiger: Wall of Death

Unless you're a bleeding-edge alpinist, there’s not a whole...

Dani Arnold Shatters Speed Record on Petit Dru

He did it on August 15, but the news...

Ama Dablam: A Climbers’ Guide

British mountaineer Kenton Cool’s resumé is bursting at the...

Newcomers’ Guide: Climbing Grades

Earlier, we published a deep dive on how to...

Where Shepherds Stop: The 1991 Tragedy on Kawagarbo

One of the worst-ever mountaineering tragedies occurred not in...

Eyewitness Account: Mehri Jafari’s Fatal Fall on Pobeda

In previous articles, we reported on the fatal fall...
avalanche on kazbek

Caucasus Avalanche Injures Three on Busy Mountain

At least three climbers needed rescue after a huge...
Climbing grades explained

A Complete Guide to Climbing Grades

Simply put, rock climbing grades describe the difficulty of...

Flash Expeditions: Speed and Loathing in the Mountains

In his acclaimed 1999 book, Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light,...
author, climber, barry blanchard

Seriousness of Barry Blanchard’s Injuries After Bad Fall Becomes Clear

It's ironic but all too common that someone renowned...

Legends Series: Naomi Uemura

Few explorers radiate the unassuming, endearing, and gentle image...

Climber Missing on Khan Tengri

The two neighboring Snow Leopard peaks continue to show...
1967 photo of David Roberts on Harvard Mountaineering expedition in Alaska. c. Matt Hale

Revered Adventure Writer David Roberts Dead at 78

With a prolific body of work that spanned almost...

Newcomers’ Guide: The Snow Leopard Challenge

The Seven Summits and 8,000'ers aren’t the only popular...
knights and days on hualcan

Two More New Routes in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Reports are just surfacing of two new first ascents...

Rock Climbing in the Caribbean

Most people think of the Caribbean as a place...

Spaghetti Tour FKT Falls Again, By Over Four Hours

Ultra-endurance athletes, alpinists, and adventurers seem to have really...

How Valentin Mikhailov Died on Pobeda

A rescue mission on a dangerous peak. Inexperienced climbers...
Mount Agner in the Dolomites

Two Big Solos in the Dolomites

At the end of July, 29-year-old David Leduc of ...

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