two climbers squatting on the top completely covered in down suits and face masks.

Winter Nanga Parbat: Bittersweet Anniversary

Eight years ago today, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon,...
a woman walking along a road with a rainbow in the background

Aussies Crush 3,000km Record on New Zealand’s Proudest Trail

Attention, Kiwis: your unsupported land speed record just got...
ski slopes map.

Four Dead, Three Injured In Avalanche at France’s Sancy Massif

Four backcountry skiers, including their guide, died yesterday in...
Babylonian clay model showing a nude couple on a couch engaged in sex and kissing.

First Kiss: Smooching Began 1,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Leave it to a couple of doctoral candidates on...
A stone tool glued into a purposely created handle.

Neanderthals Used Glue to Make Tools

Artifacts have recently revealed that Neanderthals used glue to...
Hiker atop rocky peak, Kyrgyzstan.

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A female skywalker gibbon.

Love Songs Lead Scientists to Skywalker Gibbons

Scientists have found a previously unknown population of skywalker...
Cerro Torre, Patagonia.

Two Elite Teams to Squeeze in Last-Minute Patagonia Expeditions

Two strong teams are hurrying to Patagonia to launch...
Northern green anaconda on a riverbank. Photo: Bryan Fry.

World’s Biggest Snake Found in Amazon

Scientists have discovered the largest species of giant anaconda...
The Endurance listing hard to port, trapped in ice

Weekend Warm-Up: Restored Footage Shows Shackleton’s Ship in its Icy Death Throes

Is it just me, or is it physically possible...
close shot of the sole of Mallory's boot.

1924 Everest Anniversary Reignites Rumors: Did the Chinese Remove Irvine’s Body?

A hundred years ago this spring, George Mallory and...
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Great Explorers: Antoine de Saint Exupery

"The airplane has unveiled for us the true face...
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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...
Komi people on reindeer sleds.

Weekend Warm-Up: Nomads From The Arctic Circle

Instant gratification and instant connection are all that many...
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...
Jamie Aarons atop one of the Munros

Jamie Aarons Sets Overall Record on Munros

Jamie Aarons has completed Scotland’s Munro challenge in record...
Greenland sled dogs

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Abou Heif after winning the race across Lake Michigan

Legends Series: Marathon Swimmer Abdellatief Abou Heif

Many consider Abdellatief Abou Heif the greatest long-distance swimmer...
nick ray kayaking

Man, 59, Kayaking Around Scotland Suffers Medical Emergency

Nick Ray was cruising along in his kayak, about...
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...
Jannu's snowy north face

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #3: Jannu North Face

One of the "remaining problems" of Himalayan climbing was...
From left to right: Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schaeli, and Simon Gietl.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #5: Meru South

On May 13, Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schaeli, and Simon...
the leading climber shots a photo of his partner, climbing below on mixed terrain.

Colin Haley Back in Patagonia

Three months after attempting Cerro Torre solo during the...
The climbers on the summit.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #7: Sura Peak

Marek Holecek returned from his spring in Nepal with...
Romano Benet amongst the seracs.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #8: Kabru South

Peter Hamor didn't have a rewarding experience on Kangchenjunga...
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...

Weekend Warm-Up: Wara Kalap

In this film, set deep in the jungle 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

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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...
Kluchevskaya Sopka volcano.

Russian Outfitter Gets Four Years in Prison For 2022 Kluchevskaya Disaster

Andrey Stepanov, the head of the Extreme Time travel...
Tilman on his stomach reading

Great Explorers: H. W. Tilman

As a dedicated technophobe, I’ve always felt a certain...
Close shot of harila with down jacked and hood on.

Kristin Harila Done With Mountaineering

After climbing all the 14x8,000'ers in three months and...
The climbers on a steep ice section.

Local Climbers Take On Unclimbed Zanskar Peaks

Still relatively wild and lonely, Ladakh offers a long...

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