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Great Balls of Fire: Biggest Comet Ever Is Hurtling Our Way

Scientists have spotted a massive — and only somewhat...

Extremely Rare Death Valley Fish Found in Highest Numbers in Decades

Take a deep breath and say this along with...
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Arrogance or Modesty: Franco Cookson’s Odd First Ascent

If you didn't know who Franco Cookson was until...
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Dave MacLeod Repeats ‘Lexicon,’ Hardest Trad Climb in England

Scottish climbing legend Dave MacLeod climbed what many think...
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‘Shaft of the Abyss’ on Golgotha Pushes Marin, Helander to the Limit

Andres Marin and Clint Helander had to work hard...
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Flurry of Repeats on France’s Hardest Trad Climb

James Pearson's Le Voyage (E10, 7a) sat without a...
The Hubble Space Telescope magnifies Earendel by tens of thousands of times along the "magnification line." Photo: NASA/ESA/Brian Welch (JMU)/Dan Coe (STSCI)/Peter Laursen (DAWN)

The 13-Billion-Year-Old Twinkle: Hubble Spots Most Distant Star Yet

Earendel is Old English for "morning star" or "rising...

Pluto’s Ice Volcanoes: A Cold, Hard Shell With a Warm, Gooey Centre

Pluto is weird. Before the scientific community decided it...
Martin Sieberer (left) and Simon Messner (right) on the Schrammacher summit, March 24, 2022. Photo: S. Messner

Simon Messner Leaves Innsbruck With Frozen Toes and a Great New Route

Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer risked life and limb...
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Laura Tiefenthaler Defeats Doubts for Eiger North Face Solo

Alone at 3,970m on the North Face of the...

Adam Ondra is So Far Ahead of Everyone Else, It’s Crazy

Adam Ondra has carried the “world’s best climber” mantle...

There Are Over 200 Earth-like Planets Beyond Our Solar System: NASA

NASA says that among over 5,000 identified extraterrestrial planets,...
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Arctic, Antarctica Shatter Heat Records Simultaneously

Over the weekend, soaring temperatures near the planet’s poles...

Asteroid That Caused Dinosaurs’ Extinction Hit Earth in Spring, New Research Shows

By now, it's old news — 66 million-year-old news...

Stunning Traverse in Patagonia’s Grupo La Paz by Pelletti and Co.

Sebastian Pelletti may have been the standout climber in...
'Voie des Guides' on Les Drus in the French Alps, with tom livingstone and tom seccombe

Tom Livingstone: First Free Ascent of the ‘Voie des Guides’?

By the time Tom Livingstone and Tom Seccombe reached...
ben nevis fear factory

This ‘Last Great’ Ice Climb on Ben Nevis is, Literally, a Fear Factory

If you’ve never climbed an ice route that you...

Mexican Woman Wants to Build Her Country’s First Thru-Hiking Trail

Most long-distance hikers are familiar with the thru-hiking Triple...
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The Sun Sets on Patagonia: A Look Back on 2021-22’s Adventures Way Down South

Amid one of the most active Patagonian summer seasons...
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Weekend Warm-Up: What We Do in the Shadows

Redpoint (v): To climb a route on lead without...
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Shark Kills Swimmer, Media Demonizes Sharks; Who’s Attacking Who?

Yesterday, a fatal shark attack in Sydney, Australia captured...
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Sydney Shark Attack Triggers Search, Beach Shutdown

On Thursday, shockwaves rippled through Sydney, Australia, as authorities...
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This Week in Patagonia: New Adventure Routes and a Big Enchainment

The wire from Patagonia is crackling with climbing news...

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