Alps

route map of Grands Murailles

Cazzanelli Opens New Route From his Front Door

When not guiding or preparing for an expedition, Francois...

4th Climber To Conquer The Alps: 82 Peaks In 78 Days

While many alpinists have climbed all of the Alps'...
skier on steep terrain, mountains in background.

First Ski Turns of the Season: Down the Grandes Jorasses’ North Face!

Le Linceul, a couloir next to the Walker Spur...
The Ötzi mummy

Ötzi: Shedding Light on Archaeology’s Most Famous Frozen Mummy

A new paper by archeologists from the Oppland County...
wingsuiter flying over small figures atop Mont Blanc

The Longest Wingsuit Flight in History

Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte, and Nic Scalabrino have performed...
The young victim bouldering

Climbing Talent Jonas Hainz Dies Soloing on Monte Magro

Promising climber and rescue specialist Jonas Hainz (25) died...
rocks covered in ice and snow, a climber heading up.

A New Line on One of the Most Popular Peaks in the Alps

Francois Cazzanelli and Jerome Perruquet spent all summer in...
Bodhichitta alpstein

First Ascent of Hardest Route in Switzerland’s Alpstein Massif

In 2017, German climber Michael Wohlleben established the hardest...
west face of dru

Weekend Warm-Up: First Ascent on Les Drus, Live

What does it take to establish a first ascent...
alex huber

Still ‘Uber’: Alex and Thomas Huber Keep Crushing In Their 50s

The first time I heard the Huber brothers’ names,...
rockfall on the Cosmic Ridge

VIDEO: Mont Blanc’s Cosmic Ridge Collapses, Just Missing Climbers Below

When the Arête des Cosmiques near Mont Blanc collapsed...
A roped-up climber traverses an exposed area of loose rock.

Climbers Rescued from a Closed Matterhorn – and Fined Heavily on the Spot

Closing the Italian side of the Matterhorn -- where...
A cute little wodden cabin, surrounded by a metalic rail, perched by a col on a massive rocky face.

The Crumbling Alps: Now The Bivouac de la Fourche Has Fallen

The latest casualty of soaring temperatures and drought in...
The Goûter refuge from above, in snow.

Mont Blanc Refuges to Reopen on Saturday

The Tête Rousse and Goûter refuges, essential stopovers on...
Ferran Latorre guiding in Monte Rosa area, among old, back ice and large crevasses.

The Alps’ Disastrous Summer

Is this the beginning of the end of European...
The Goûter Hut en route to Mont Blanc

‘Pseudo-Alpinists’ Prompt Closure of Mont Blanc Refuges

"I give up," exclaimed the exasperated mayor of Saint...

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