Hillary and Tenzing in 1953 mountain clothes

Everest Season Closes on International Everest Day

Everest's 2024 season ended today. All the remaining teams...
A Sherpa on a snow slope, pulls the rope he is clipped in from inside the packed snow

Kangchenjunga: Angry Crossfire in Base Camp as Poles Descend

The atmosphere was far from friendly in Kangchenjunga Base...
a submersible

Billionaire Funds New Submersible to Dive to Titanic Depths

Nearly a year after the ill-fated Titan submersible imploded...
The board lying on the glacier rocky gound at an empty Everest Base Camp

Everest Billboard Comes Down as Season Nears End

It was the first controversy of the 2024 Everest...
pictographs of supernova?

Do These Ancient Pictographs Show a Supernova?

In 1953, two CalTech astrophysicists with a side passion...
selfie of two smiling alpinists

A First Ski Descent in the French Alps

Benjamin Vedrines and Nicolas Jean have made the first...
The Polish climber in yellow jackets and in a yellow tent.

Two Surprises: A Kangchenjunga Summit, and an Attempt on Cho Oyu

As we mentioned yesterday, commercial teams returned to Base...
Tent camping on the tundra in Lake Clark National Park

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2024

A good night's rest is vital to the success...
Climbers on a snow-loaded summit ride on Everest, in clouds

Everest ‘Dirty Politics’ Leads To Claim Of Rope Cutting, Gov. Investigation

Nirmal Purja made bold claims on Sunday, posting on...
an anglerfish on a beach

Treasure from the Deep: Deep-Sea Anglerfish Washes Ashore in Oregon

There's rare, and then there's deep-sea anglerfish rare. Only...
Kangchenjunga alpenglow

Kangchenjunga: A Bitter Ending With No Summit

It's been a long wait with no reward for...
Expedition AKOR team.

Canada West to East Trades Pedals for Paddles

Nicolas Roulx and Catherine Chagnon have completed the cycling...
skiing dirt

Weekend Warm-Up: Downhill on Dirt

James Pavelick, creator of the popular Rise & Alpine...
a man on a boat holds up a bag of blood

Weekend Warm-Up: Are Sharks Really Attracted to Human Blood? This YouTuber Finds Out

Does the smell of human blood really whip sharks...
a Pakistani boy skis

Weekend Warm-Up: Pakistanis Take to the Slopes in ‘A Journey About Sharing’

Two hundred and thirty million people live in Pakistan,...
a man paddling a canoe

Weekend Warm-Up: Alone Across the Canadian North by Canoe

When an author, Ph.D, and man called one of...
two people on skis looking over a steep descent

Weekend Warm-Up: Trail Running Legend Killian Jornet Skis the Steeps

"Steep skiing is a very, very unique discipline. Basically,...
Marek Holecek, left, and Matej Bernat arm in arm at Sura Peak base camp.

Weekend Warm-Up: Sarcasm, Humor, and the First Ascent of Sura Peak

The trouble on Sura Peak, at first, was that...
black cyclist racing white cyclist

Must-See Documentary: ‘Champion of the Race,’ the Story of Major Taylor

Major Taylor broke more than 30 world records and...
Alex Honnold portrait plus him climbing

A Conversation With Alex Honnold About His New Series, ‘Arctic Ascent’

BY ALEXANDER HARO On a Tuesday afternoon in August of...
Climbing Czech sandstone in "Lords of Trad."

Weekend Warmup: Adam Ondra tackles Czech Sandstone in ‘Lords of Trad’

The big walls in Yosemite and the Alps are...
Free as Can Be

Weekend Warm-Up: Two Generations Bond on El Cap in ‘Free as Can Be’

Don't meet your heroes. That's how the old saying...
climber in orange on vertical ice

‘Searching for Christmas Tree’: An Ice Climbing Alternative to ‘Home Alone’

This Chinese climbing doc has nostalgia, mystery, and an...
two men stand atop a mountain

Weekend Warm-Up: Climb, Paraglide, and Cycle Through the Alps With ‘North 6’

There are six north faces in the Alps that...
Nicholas Bourne on his 1998 Africa run.

Brit Who First Ran Length of Africa in 1998 Calls Current Controversy ‘A Storm in a Teacup’

Nicholas Bourne, a British runner who ran the length...
a bearded runner yelling

Updated: Ultrarunner Completes Length of Africa — But Was He the First?

Today, Russ Cook finished his south-north run along the...
Two runners on a trail with huge mountains in background.

The Great Himal Race: 1,700 km From Tibet to India

The Great Himalayan Trail is a monster trek, the...
Camille Herron on her way to setting the women’s six-day world record.

560 Miles in 6 Days: Camille Herron Sets New Women’s World Record Run

American ultrarunner Camille Herron has set another world record. This...
Matthew Pavitt on the Cuillin Ridge traverse.

Winter FKT of Scotland’s Cuillin Ridge Traverse

On Jan. 11, Matthew Pavitt set a new FKT...

French Cyclist Completes 1,400Km Midwinter Ride Across Lapland

Joffrey Maluski of France has cycled 1,436km across Lapland...
searchers at night

Chinese Organizers Jailed Over 2021 Ultramarathon That Killed 21 Runners

An infamous 2021 ultra-marathon that tragically killed 21 people...
a scenic sunset of the Murray River in Australia

Novice Kayaker Shatters 30-Year-Old Record on Australia’s Longest River

Dave Alley doesn't consider himself a kayaker. Yet the...
Jornet's early adventure shoe sketches.

Weekend Warm-Up: Kilian Jornet is ‘Nnormal,’ and Also Isn’t

Kilian Jornet has been designing gear since he was...
jack smith

Long-Distance Legend: Meet the Man Who Skateboarded Across the U.S. 5 Times

This article was originally published on GearJunkie. Unsteady, vibrating skateboard...
Bonhomme's injured foot.

Bonhomme’s Injury Forces Him to Abort Trans-Alps Run

As we reported earlier this week, Paul Bonhomme set...
Paul Bonhomme's route

Paul Bonhomme Sets out to Run the Length of the Alps

Mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has set out to run...
The Stane Belak-Strauf Memorial Route.

Classic Climbs: The Northwest Face of Ama Dablam, 1996

For many, 6,814m Ama Dablam is one of the...
A climber on a vertical ice gully, Lakes in background

New Himalayan Alpine-Style Route by Dubouloz and Welfringer

Charles Dubouloz and Simon Welfringer describe themselves as dreamers...
climber high on a granite cliff

Making the Most of It in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge

There’s a tradition of improvisation on Mount Dickey in...
Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush range.

Free Permits for Tirich Mir in 2024-25

Overlooking the town of Chitral in Pakistan, Tirich Mir's...
The Himalayan unclimbed peaks under the sun.

South Korean Pair Target Two New Khumbu Routes

Ahn Chi-young and Woo Seok-ju of South Korea will...
a climber on a pile of stones, in front of a big ice face.

Nives Meroi Clears Up Their Kangchenjunga Plans

Peter Hamor, Nives Meroi, and Romano Benet's upcoming expedition...
General view of Kangchenjunga massif, with 4 points marked.

Hamor, Meroi, and Benet Back to Kangchenjunga

Old rockers never die, they say, and veteran alpinists...
The climbers carry their skis on their backpacks and headlamps as they walk on a narrow ridge with the first lights of day.

K2 Training, Vedrines-Style, in the French Alps

"We don’t do all this just for sport. We...
Vedrines and Billon on the summit of Les Droites

Benjamin Vedrines on the Historic Dru-Droites-Jorasses Trilogy

The international climbing community is starting to comprehend the...
An unnamed 3,000'er near the south wall of Shkhara.

Shkhara Team Delays Climb, Warms Up on Unnamed Peak

A few days ago, the Hungarian National Climbing Team...
A photo from the Shkhara south face attempt four years ago.

Shkhara Winter Expedition Reaches the Glacier

The Hungarian National Climbing Team has started its winter...
Topo of the 800m-long Diretissima route on the north face of Schrammacher.

New Route for Sieberer and Waldner on Schrammacher’s North Face

There is still room for true adventure and new...
Saint-Marcel caves.

How Did Ancient Humans Find Their Way Deep into a French Cave?

The Saint-Marcel cave is one of France's largest and...
Grossglockner.

Two Rescues: On an Austrian Mountain and in a Slovenian Cave

Five days ago, there was a difficult, 15-hour rescue...
Revelation Mountains.

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rescued caver mark dickey

Trapped Caver Mark Dickey Survives ‘Hell’ of an Ordeal

Mark Dickey has emerged from the Turkish cave that...
mark dickey, caver, wearing a helmet with his name on it

Elaborate Rescue Continues for Caver Trapped 1,000m Down

Deep in the chambers of a renowned Turkish cave,...
beatriz flamini

‘I Didn’t Want to Leave’: Woman Spends 500 Days Alone In Cave

Beatriz Flamini might be the Michael Jordan of living...
a shot of water pumping equipment in a cave

A Trauma Doctor Analyzes the Thai Cave Rescue: ‘Nothing Short of Miraculous’

You probably already know the story. In 2018, 12 juvenile...
Prolific caver Marion Smith

World’s Most Prolific Cave Explorer Dies at 80

Marion Smith, a caver with 8,291 separate explorations to...
a sign outside of tierra del fuego national park

Tourist Ignores Warnings, Dies From Falling Ice in Ushuaia Cave

A mass of ice fell from the ceiling of...

Exploring Sweden’s Largest Underwater Cave System

In 2007, a group of cave divers began probing...
Volunteer rescuers work to extract injured caver, George Linnane. Photo: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team

Nearly 300 Volunteers Rescue Stranded UK Caver

In the early afternoon of November 6, 2021, 38-year-old...

The Annamites: Vietnam’s Unknown Mountains

The Annamites don’t boast any towering snow-capped peaks. They...
Climbers seem tiny as they progress up the snowy ridge.

Korean-Nepalese Team Summit Jugal I

Led by Lakpa Dendi Sherpa and 14x8,000m climber Um...
Mt. Everest

Climbing Legend? You Still Have to Do Paperwork

"You've got to be joking." That's what Doug Scott scrawled...
a mountaineer overlooks a cloudy precipice

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain

New Zealand alpinist Daniel Joll leads off Changabang with...
two mountaineers

Legendary Mt. Rainier Guide Lou Whittaker Dies at 95

A Mount Rainier icon has lapsed into the alpenglow. The...
Dhaulagiri.

Here’s How Rare No-O2 Climbs on 8,000m Peaks Have Become

As the climbing season starts in the Himalaya, we...
The old leather boot on a stone in Base Camp.

Gunther Messner’s Second Boot Returns to Reinhold

Reinhold Messner has finally received the second boot of...
Red Cross rescuers with mountaineering equipment carry a stretcher.

Two Dead, One Missing on Mexico’s Orizaba

Bad weather stranded a group of 12 climbers last...
Typical cherry-blossom framed image of mount Fuji in spring.

Restrictions Ahead on Overcrowded Mount Fuji

Hiking up Mount Fuji is more of a traveling...
Riso Nemec and Adam Kaniak on the summit of Spik after ascending the challenging Direktna route on the north wall of Spik.

Slovak Duo Climbs Direct North Wall Route on Spik

On Jan. 5, Adam Kaniak and Riso Nemec of...
Glacier National Park in Montana, USA

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Tom Hornbein.

Mountaineers We Lost in 2023

Today, ExplorersWeb would like to remember the mountaineers we...
Cerro Nora West in winter

A First Ascent In Northern Patagonia

Last week, Italians Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera made...

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