The lower part of K2 as seen from Base Camp, with clouds covering the ski and the mountain.

Mummified Body Found on K2 Identified

The mountains take lives, and eventually, they return the...
Jupiter showing its Great Red Spot

The Uncertain History of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot appears on nearly all images...
Climbers on a snow slope in the shade, the opposite peak in the sun behind them.

More Gasherbrum II Summits and a Final Attempt on Broad Peak

Several oxygen-assisted climbers summited Gasherbrum II yesterday and today....
stony arctic shoreline

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K2 with clouds behind it from the air.

Glider Flies Above K2 for the First Time

The winds are too high on K2 for climbers...
deceased sailing couple

Trans-Atlantic Sailors Found Dead on Remote Island off Canadian Coast

The bodies of Sarah Packwood, 54, and her husband,...
Broad Peak shows a serac barrier and a snow ramp above covered in clouds.

Disappointment, Frustration on Broad Peak as Time Running Out

High winds continue to thwart all attempts on Broad...
desert adventurer pulling a wheeled cart

Louis Loncke Returns to the Simpson Desert

Belgian adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke, who styles himself the Mad...
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The Best Pocket Knives of 2024

A pocket knife should be strong and versatile, but...
portrait of Gasherbrum II

Gasherbrum II Summits

Gasherbrum II had its first summits of an unstable...
Latok I.

A Short Climbing History of Latok I

"Why [Latok I] again?" Thomas Huber asked in a...
CLimber on a snow-loaded ramp with a rope.

Broad Peak Summit Push Aborted

The Karakoram forecast was wrong again. Relentless snowfall and...
A buffalo in a holding pen, preparing to be released onto Shoshone land.

Weekend Warm-Up: A Shoshone Man Restores Buffalo to Past Haunts in ‘Homecoming’

Jason Baldes, a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe,...
cowboy hatted man with other man holding work torch and mask

Weekend Warm-Up: Sparse, Passionate Storytelling Elevates ‘The Artist’

In a crowded field of climbing films that are...
a man climbs a tree

Weekend Warm-Up: Explore the Costa Rican Cloud Forest in ‘Climbing Giants’

In Costa Rica, unique trees grow in a special,...
fell runner on overcast Welsh ridgeline

Weekend Warm-Up: Trail Running Every Mountain in Wales

Will Renwick is the first to tell you that...
pakistani man with arms crossed in jacket

Weekend Warm-Up: Cash, Contempt, and Controversy on K2

"A game of life and death.” “Something that will live...
skiing dirt

Weekend Warm-Up: Downhill on Dirt

James Pavelick, creator of the popular Rise & Alpine...
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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...
Andrew Hamilton and Andrea Sansone smiling in rain jackets

New FKT: 58 Colorado Peaks in 12-Plus Days

BY ESZTER HORANYI On July 15, Andrea Sansone and Andrew...
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...
the north face of Chiling II.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 5: Chiling II

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
The climbers on a sunny but windy summit, totally covered in snow

Muchu Chhish Finally Summited!

One of the great remaining problems in the Karakoram...
Ultar Sar on the right, Bojohagur Duan Asir on the left. On the far left is Hunza Peak and the distinctive rock needle of Bublimotin.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 4: Ultar Sar

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
the climber on vertical mixed terrain. leaning on both ice axes with the void at his feet.

Climbers Adapt to Drought, Danger for New Routes in Cordillera Blanca

Climbing teams are busy in Peru's Cordillera Blanca despite...
Climbers in a snow cave, seen from the botttom of the cave with seracs and blue sky in background.

Pakistan Alpine Style: No Summit on Ultar Sar

Ethan Berman, Sebastian Pelleti, and Maarten van Haeren gave...
David Goettler, left, and Mike Arnold.

No Summit on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat

After a long silence, news finally came from the...
Jannu (Khumbhakarna) North Face and Jannu East.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 3: Jannu East

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Rghe climber pose for a selfie before departing, with helmets and bagpacks

Failure on Nanda Devi East But First Ascent of a Lesser Peak

They didn't succeed on Nanda Devi East, but Piolet...
Climbers on a trail with a formidable mountain face behind them.

Alpine-Style Teams in Pakistan: Muchu Chhish, K2, K7, Pumari Chhish

A remarkable summer season has begun in Pakistan. In...
Goettler looks up and Arnold sits by the tent's gate on a snowy mountain camp

Goettler Returns to Nanga Parbat For Fourth Alpine-Style Attempt

David Goettler has returned to Pakistan's Nanga Parbat with...
The climbers on the summit holding banners of sponsors.

Nepalese Bag First Ascent of Patrasi Peak

Just days after arriving, Vinayak Jalla Malla, Pasang Rinzee...
Shivling.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 1: Shivling

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
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...
Everest at night from Base Camp, with a lamp on a chorten

Climbing Community Reacts to NYT Article on Nirmal Purja

The climbing community is reacting to the article published...
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...

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