Andes

Aconcagua from the air.

Two Die on Aconcagua

The climbing season has just started on 6,962m Aconcagua,...
Nieves Gil (left) and Lucia Guichot.

Spanish Women Climb Fitz Roy’s ‘Supercanaleta’

After six intense days and five bivouacs, Lucia Guichot...
file headshots of the climbers

Bodies of Missing Climbers Found on Cerro Marmolejo

Yesterday, rescue pilots spotted the bodies of Ignacio Lucero,...
Lucero poses on the summit in a sunny day, with a ski mask on his forehead.

Guide and Two Clients Missing on Chilean Volcano

Argentinian mountain guide Ignacio Lucero and his two clients...
Cerro Nora West in winter

A First Ascent In Northern Patagonia

Last week, Italians Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera made...
aerial of Amazon with small boat making ripples

Expedition Wants to Prove the Amazon is the World’s Longest River

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Africa's Nile River...

Aconcagua Season Starts on Friday

On Dec. 1, Aconcagua National Park officially opens, and...
Fuego volcano

Weekend Warm-Up: Fuego is Fire

In Fuego, a brief seven-minute film named after a...
a gloved hand holds an Andean leaf-eared mouse

The Strange Case of the Marvelous Mountaineering Mice

On some volcanic peaks high in the Andes live...
Volcan Puntiagudo in Los Lagos, Chile.

Two Extreme Skiers Die On Chilean Volcano

On Oct. 11, Christophe Henry of Chamonix, one of...
Marva Peak, Peru and the new route of the first ascent of the peak.

Slovakian Duo Makes First Ascent of a Peruvian 5,000’er

From July 15 to Aug. 15, Slovakian climbers Marek...
"Ya Pe Cholo" on the northwest face of 6,162m Ranrapalca.

New Route in the Cordillera Blanca

At the end of August, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou,...
Via Dei Nembresi on Illampu in thte Cordillera Real.

New Routes on Bolivia’s Cordillera Real

Two new routes have been opened in Cordillera Real,...
Nevado Huascaran.

Avalanche Kills Guide in the Andes

An avalanche has killed local guide Edgar Huaman Asis...
The new route on the north face of Nevado Ausangate.

Japanese Pair Make First Ascent of 1,100m North Face of Ausangate

It took them five hard days, but Yudai Suzuki...
Lake Nordenskjold and behind Torres del Paine.

A Freak Accident Near Torres del Paine

This has been an unusually fatal season in Patagonia,...
Aconcagua view

Another Climber Dies on Aconcagua After Ignoring Guide’s Plea

Again, a foreign climber has died on Aconcagua in...
Climbers in line progress on a hard snow couloir

Two Dead, Two Badly Injured on Aconcagua

John Michael Magness, a 58-year-old U.S. Army veteran, died...
Aconcagua.

Two Months, Ten 6,000m Peaks In The Andes

In less than two months, a pair of European...
tim howell

WATCH: Climber Pulls Off First Wingsuit Jump From Aconcagua

One of BASE jumping's most ambitious pioneers brought in...

Natural Wonders: Penitentes

The Spanish word 'penitente' translates as remorseful. It refers...
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...

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