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K2: Pasang Norbu Sherpa’s Speed Attempt Stalls

Pasang Norbu Sherpa also seems to have given up...

Manaslu: Progress Toward Camp 2

Alex Txikon and two Sherpas made good progress toward...

Manaslu: Impassable Crevasse Forces Search for Alternate Route

A gigantic bergschrund has halted the Manaslu climbers at...

Nepalis on Manaslu: Yes, We’re Going Alpine Style

Teams on Manaslu are stuck in Base Camp because...

K2: Climbers Retreat to Base Camp

The weather window was just too short, the speed...

K2: Sadparas, Snorri on the Move

Pakistan’s Ali and Sajid Sadpara, and Icelander John Snorri...

Weekend Warm-Up: The Ghosts Above

Directed by photographer and filmmaker Renan Ozturk, The Ghosts...

Updated: Climber Missing on Trekking Peak Near K2

Russian-American climber Alex Goldfarb is currently missing on a...

K2: Climbers Past the Bottleneck

The "Nepali Force" team are progressing swiftly toward the...

K2 Summit Night: They’re Off!

And away we go. The push to the summit...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #1: Messner Solos Everest

Beyond the intrinsic value of the activity itself, adventure...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #3: Shishapangma South Face

Audentes fortuna iuvat, the ancient Romans used to say...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #7: Annapurna South Face

On 8,000m peaks, the ultimate goal is to reach...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #10: Bargiel Skis K2

Every year around this time, ExplorersWeb usually offers its...

Everest Height Controversy Ends

After a decade of controversy, Nepal and China have...

Legendary Mountaineer Doug Scott Dies

News has just broken that the great British mountaineer...

What if No One Has Actually Summited All the 8,000’ers?

Every year, there is controversy about summit claims on...

Legendary Scottish Climber Hamish MacInnes Dies

Scotland’s greatest climber, Hamish MacInnes, has died at the...

Interview with Reinhold Messner

As I dial the number, I draw a sharp...

The Quest to Measure Everest’s New Altitude

This year, an unusually lonely Everest has been climbed...

Winter K2 News, Ama Dablam Summit Push

It's another 40 days before the ever-growing Winter K2...

Nepal’s Highway to Everest: Good or Bad?

"Nepal Building a Highway to Everest". The headline that...

Ama Dablam, Winter K2 Preparations

More climbers are signing on to winter K2, beyond...

Teams Head to Khumbu Despite Closure Rumors

Teams are currently heading to Ama Dablam and nearby...

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