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An exposed ice section on the Barre des Ecrins.

Benjamin Vedrines Opens Treacherous Gully Up the Barre des Écrins

Benjamin Vedrines has completed another remarkable feat just hours...
a tent and a chorten on snowy ground, and the wind-swept Dhaulagiri face behind.

David Goettler: ‘We Must be Patient’

Today, David Goettler spoke to ExplorersWeb about his attempt...
La Meije.

Ever Upwards: The Zsigmondy Brothers and the Early Days of Alpinism

The Alps, the largest mountain range exclusively in Europe,...
Adam Bielecki at the base of Tilicho Peak.

Adam Bielecki on Style, K2, and Winter Manaslu

With two 8,000m winter firsts on his resumé, Adam...
The Central Tower of Paine.

Three to Attempt ‘Riders on the Storm’ on Torre Central

Siebe Vanhee, Brette Harrington, and Jacopo Larcher are on...
Colin Haley on Fitz Roy.

First Alpine-Style Solo of Fitz Roy’s Goretta Pillar

Colin Haley returned to Patagonia this month to take...
Dhaulagiri in the sun, a tiny figure of a climber on the glacier below.

It’s Over on Winter Dhaulagiri

Continued high winds and coming snow have killed the...
Barmase on a hard snow slop in a bluebird day, roped up with Goettler seen lower down.

Winter Dhaulagiri: ‘It’s Not About Style, But About Respect’

Out of three winter expeditions this season, only one...
Dhaulagiri, well covered in snow and with a cloud covering the summit.

Goettler and Barmasse Go For Dhaulagiri Alpine Style

David Goettler and Herve Barmasse have finally revealed that...
"The Crystal Ship" first ascent route on Pumari Chhish East.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #1: First Ascent of Pumari Chhish East

Pumari Chhish East is a difficult secondary peak of...
The two climbers safely back in camp after their summit

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #4: Karun Koh

Karun Koh is one of the most daunting near-7,000'ers....
Changabang 2022.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #5: Changabang – First Repeat of the Boardman-Tasker-Route

Last spring, three climbers from the New Zealand Alpine...
A vertical snow couloir on Chumbu.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #7: Chumbu

A snapshot of their tent turned out to be...
Paul Ramsden on the Phantom Line.

Top 10 of 2022: #9: Jugal Spire

There is a good reason why Paul Ramsden and...
The line along the south face on Chekigo peak, climbed in November 2022 by a Japanese team.

A Bold Attempt on Chekigo Peak

Last month, from November 5-7, an experienced Japanese party...
A climber on a snow slope, surrounded by brown and white peaks

Canadians Bag New Route on Rolwaling’s Khang Karpo

Maarten van Haeren and Ethan Berman wanted something special...
portrait of Kazuya Hiraide

Interview with Kazuya Hiraide: Seeking Blank Spaces on a Map

Kazuya Hiraide has won three Piolets d'Or, yet still...
A group of early skiers stand on their skis with the mountains behind them.

ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
Portrait of Foygel against rocky mountain backgroud

New Routes in the Remote Northern Tien Shan

The northern Tien Shan ranks among those remote places...
View of Barnaj II. The trio climbed the rightmost of the three grouped pointed peaks.

New Route on Barnaj II in India’s Kishtwar Himal

There were two interesting recent expeditions to the Himalaya...
A shot from above of a vertical wall of ice and a climber ascending.

Pomlaca: A First Ascent in the Crowded Khumbu

Climbing skills go beyond the obvious. There is technique...
A climber on vertical ice covering a rocky face, leading the pitch.

More Details from the First Ascent of Chumbu

There were cheers and toasts in Kathmandu yesterday. Zdenek...
Climbers progressing on a vertical ice wall.

Alpine-Style Teams Struggle in a Washout Season

While commercial teams flock to Ama Dablam and the...
Price smiles tot he camera, a serac behind him in a bright, sunny day.

James Price on his Solo Attempt to Traverse the Karakoram’s Batura Wall

In August, the most intense rains in over 60...

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