Illustration of the system that revealed the existence of Gaia-BH3.

Milky Way’s Biggest Black Hole 33 Times Bigger Than Our Sun

In the career of an astronomer, it’s hard to...
head shot of an Indian man

Weekend Warm-Up: How One Extraordinary Man Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park

At 550 hectares, Majuli is the world’s largest river...
bumblebee on a yellow flower

Sleeping Bumblebees Can Survive a Week of Drowning

If you fall into a deep sleep in a...
a dolphin

Pacific Tribal Leaders Give Whales and Dolphins Legal Personhood

Tribal leaders from New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tonga,...
The wingsuit pilot as seen from a frontal headcam, Aconcagua south face behind.

Wingsuit Jump from Lhotse Would Be the Highest Ever

Tim Howell of the UK is currently one of...
Wisdom the albatross

Old But Bold: World’s Most Ancient Wild Bird Still Looking For Love

Pretty much any idea reality TV producers come up...
head shots of the billionaire and his mystery girlfriend

Investigation: Billionaire Staged Death on Matterhorn to Join Russian Girlfriend

Years after a supermarket billionaire went missing near the...
Skeletons 2 and 3 are sacrificial victims, killed using incaprettamento.

Stone Age Women Buried Alive in Ritual Murders

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of several ritual Stone...
Close shot of Anna Tybor with mirrowed sunglasses

Anna Tybor to Ski Dhaulagiri and Nanga Parbat

Another Pole is skiing down two more 8,000m peaks...
Sherpas on a mace of ice on Everest plant flags to mark the route

Everest: Icefall Open but Climbers Advised to Hurry Through It

The route through the Khumbu Icefall has finally opened....
men lift a dirty gladiator-style helmet from a hole

Ancient Greek Gladiator-Style Helmet Unearthed in Croatia

Burial mounds in coastal Croatia could help rewrite the...
The climbers smile, shoulder to shoulder, with high mountains behind them.

U.S. Ultrarunners Aim For FKTs on Pumori and Lhotse

Last year, ultrarunner Tyler Andrews of the U.S. went...
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...
surfer in tube

Weekend Warm-Up: ‘Calypte’: Sailing & Surfing Around the World

BY ALEXANDER HARO This review first appeared on The Inertia.   Torren...
The overall winner. Krystle Wright captures Angela VanWiemeersch scaling a cra

See the Winners of the World’s Best Adventure Sports Photo Contest

For the first time, a woman has won the...
Fuego volcano

Weekend Warm-Up: Fuego is Fire

In Fuego, a brief seven-minute film named after a...
bikepacking the Balkans, Wes Anderson

Weekend Warm-Up: Bikepacking The Balkans — In The Style of Wes Anderson

It began as a review of a film. Our intrepid...
The tiny shillouette of Price climbing along a sharp ridge, suppounded by summits, in full solitude.

Watch: James Price’s ‘Call Of The Karakoram’

When we talked to James Price a year ago...
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...
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...
The planned new route on Shkhara's south face.

Winter Expedition Heads to Georgia’s Highest Peak

The Hungarian National Climbing Team is heading to Georgia...
The sun rises on the upper sections of Civetta.

Winter Dolomites: New Route On The East Face of Civetta

Contrary to last season (which was very dry), the...
two pictures showing two completely different summits.

Nepali Ascent of Chhopa Bamare Disputed

It turns out that the claimed first Nepali ascent...
Grossglockner.

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

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

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
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...

Weekend Warm-Up: Wara Kalap

In this film, set deep in the jungle of...
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

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
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...
San Boran Peak.

Avalanche Kills Five Climbers in Iran

On Nov. 24, an avalanche hit nine members of...
Panch Chuli V.

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Panch Chuli, 1992

In the summer of 1992, an Indian-British expedition headed...

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