Andes

close shot of Heald with helmet, balaclava and front-lamp, on a sunny summit.

New Route on a ‘Hidden Gem’ in Peru

Americans Nathan Heald and Leo Sallo Chaparro have opened...

Tragedy in the Andes: 3 Dead, 12 Injured

On Saturday at 9:30 am, 15 climbers fell 60m...
two Italian alpinists on the foggy summit

Italians Finish Siula Grande Push Days Behind First Ascensionists

This summer has seen elite alpinists pioneering new routes...
berg and roberts

Two More Quality First Ascents in the Peruvian Andes

Two new first ascents in Peru prove that the...
The East Face of 6,344m Siula Grande

First Ascent of the East Wall of the ‘Touching the Void’ Peak

Two Catalan climbers have set a new route on...

Magic Mountains: Six Sacred Peaks Around the World

Mountains can be holy places, venerated by cultures both...
Three climbers celebrate on the summit of a mountain.

Two New Routes in the Andes and Two Teams Head to Siula Grande

Spanish rock climbers Eneko and Iker Pou, together with...
Pointy Alpamayo in shadow

Alpamayo: Huge Cornices Threaten Routes Up the Popular NW Face

The lovely Peruvian peak comes with many dangers, especially...

Italians to Attempt New Route On the ‘Touching the Void’ Peak

One of the most interesting projects this season will...
A distant view of a snowy, cloud-topped mountain

Second Seven Summits: Ojos del Salado

The Second Seven Summits, the lesser-known and more difficult...

The Pou Brothers Free Climb ‘Aupa Gasteiz’ in the Peruvian Andes

Eneko and Iker Pou managed the first free climb...

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