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patagonia chalten massif

Canadian Ticks Rare Solo of Patagonia’s Torre Egger

The sun keeps shining this season in Patagonia, so...
patagonia climbing

Another Patagonia First Ascent, Aptly Named ‘Pain and Gain’

Two Slovakians gutted out a new route in Patagonia...
torres del paine

First Ascent of Last Summit in the Torres del Paine Massif

Three soaring spires above a meltwater lake in Patagonia...

Belgian Pair Attempting the Third Ascent of the Dawn Wall

This winter, Siebe Vanhee and Sebastien Berthe traveled to...
ain sefra, algeria snow

Rare Snow in the Sahara Yields Surreal Visuals

Turns out the sun, sand, and snow cohere to...

The First Repeat of one of Scotland’s Hardest Mixed Climbing Routes

The Wailing Wall (Scottish winter grade IX 9, 90m)...
undersea fiber optic cable

Something (or Someone) Broke Svalbard’s Internet; Authorities Seek Answers

Believe it or not, Svalbard, Norway has famously reliable...
australian mygalomorph spider fossil

New Fossils Write Missing Chapters of Australia’s Jungle Origin Story

New South Wales’ arid bush country is dry and...
drone pilot

Drones Help Scottish Rescuers Search for Victims Lost in Tough Terrain

The next time you hear the high-pitched whine of...
doomsday glacier researchship

Scientists Embark For ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Seeking Rate of Decay

If the tongue of the Thwaites Glacier collapses, we're...
mauna kea, hawaii

To Repeat The ‘Full Ascent’ of Mauna Kea, You’ll Need A Submarine

Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain by most...
spinlaunch accelerator

New Tech Flings a Projectile into Space

In 2021, a startup tested a system capable of...

Newcomers’ Guide: Bouldering Grade Scales

One reason for bouldering’s skyrocketing popularity is its low...
baruntse

Top 10 Expeditions of 2021, #4: Baruntse

For Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh, it only took...
adam ondra on kout pikle

Watch Adam Ondra Make a Brutal 9b First Ascent in the Czech Republic

This Christmas, the world's most prolific sport climber delivered...
sean villanueva o'driscoll patagonia fitz traverse

Top 10 Expeditions of 2021, #5: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Solos Patagonia’s Fitz Traverse

Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll was part way through day one...
Yuji hirayama

Yuji Hirayama, 52, Climbs 8c+ First Ascent in Japan

Yuji Hirayama is a legend in rock climbing. Back...
antarctic ice shelves

Live, Ancient Creatures Found in Pitch Black ‘Oasis’ Beneath Antarctic Shelf

Floating atop Antarctica’s Weddell Sea in 2018, a team...
alex honnold

Alex Honnold Grinds Out Long Route That May Be Hardest in U.S.

Synthetic Happiness has six pitches at 7c+/5.13 or harder...
iceland kayaking

Extreme Kayaking: Dropping Massive Waterfalls in Iceland

If you're into extreme kayaking and want to huck...
Best Sport Climbs: paige claassen dreamcatcher

The 10 Best Sport Climbs of 2021

The best sport climbs usually result from calculative dedication....
dig uncovers crucifixion

U.K. Archaeologists ‘Stunned’ to Find Crucifixion, World’s Fourth Ever Discovered

At a dig in Fenstanton, a village in Cambridgeshire,...
everest house

Historic George Everest House Reopens as Map Museum in India

The world's tallest peak has always commanded human reverence....
world's coldest school

Kids in World’s Coldest Town Finally Get a ‘Snow Day’ — at -60°C

Oymyakon, in extreme northeastern Siberia, is the world's coldest...

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