Big Wall climbing

climber high on a granite cliff

Making the Most of It in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge

There’s a tradition of improvisation on Mount Dickey in...
The climber on aid-climbing gear to pass a crack on otherwise smooth granite.

Alaska: New Winter Route on The Moose’s Tooth

Marcin Tomaszewski and Pawel Haldas of Poland have safely...
Climbers sitting on two chairs, surrunded by rags of tent and scattered items.

What Went Wrong on Winter Trango Tower

Maciej Kimel and Michal Krol of Poland expected extreme...
the climbers standing under the wing of a plane inside a hangar.

Polish Duo Targets Alaska’s Legendary Moose’s Tooth

One year after opening a remarkable winter route in...
Head shot of Evgeniy Glazunov, with woolen cap and sunglasses on his forehead.

Solo Climber Glazunov Dead on Ak-Su

Evgeniy Glazunov of Russia, missing on 5,355m Ak-Su in...
A climber under a huge roof.

How a Four-Man Team Free-Climbed Patagonia’s Treacherous ‘Riders on the Storm’

When Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nico Favresse, Siebe Vanhee, and...
A skier on a steep, sposed patch of snow in the iddle of a sheer, shady north face.

Guillaume Pierrel Skis Down the North Face Of The Dru — Somehow

The main challenge with skiing the North Face of...
a climber approaches a granite spyre that rises on snowy ground.

Poles Return To Winter Trango Tower

Young Polish climbers Maciej Kimel and Michal Krol are...
Alex Honnold portrait plus him climbing

A Conversation With Alex Honnold About His New Series, ‘Arctic Ascent’

BY ALEXANDER HARO On a Tuesday afternoon in August of...
Sasha DiGiulian and Mariana 'Mango' Ordonez.

Sasha DiGiulian and ‘Mango’ Ordonez Climb El Sendero Luminoso

Sasha DiGiulian and Mariana ‘Mango’ Ordonez have climbed the...
Free as Can Be

Weekend Warm-Up: Two Generations Bond on El Cap in ‘Free as Can Be’

Don't meet your heroes. That's how the old saying...
The climber progress up a vertical crack up the granite tower.

Torres del Paine: New Attempt to Free Climb ‘Riders on the Storm’

The first free climb of Riders on the Storm...
the leading climber shots a photo of his partner, climbing below on mixed terrain.

Colin Haley Back in Patagonia

Three months after attempting Cerro Torre solo during the...
Climbing on Greenland’s big walls.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #9: Greenland’s First Winter Big Wall

Marcin Tomaszewski and Pawel Haldas "fell in love with...
The winners stand on stage, smiling and holding their trophies.

New Route in Tien Shan Wins Russian Piolet d’Or

The new route up 6,873m Military Topographers Peak has...
Two climbers on a smooth granite face, they partially swamped glacier at their feet.

New Climbs on Baffin Island

Noah Besen, James Klemmensen, Shira Biner, and Amanda Bischke...
The climbers smile with a background of snow powdered granite spires rising from the snowy valley floor.

Ladakh: The Thin Line Between Triumph and Tragedy

Elisabeth Lardschneider, a young promising member of the Italian...
A moment of the climb up a rock dihedral.

Come Back As Friends: Seven Days on Bhagirathi III

Climbing a 1,400m line with difficulties up to 6b+/A2...
Two climbers on the Longhope route, the world's hardest sea cliff climb.

Weekend Warm-Up: Not a Hope in Hoy

Adventure climbers in the UK don't need to head...
El Capitan in fine weather

Unknown Climber Outruns Alex Honnold for El Cap Speed Record

The fastest man on The Nose of El Capitan...
The view of the two ramps from Laguna Sucia.

A Big Wall Ski Descent in Patagonia

On September 21, Vivian Bruchez, Aurelien Lardy, and Jules...
rock spires rising right from the quiet water of the fjord.

Fay Manners and Michelle Dvorak Bag Two New Big-Wall Routes in Greenland

Fay Manners and Michelle Dvorak have left two new...
a climber follows a crack up a vertical granite wall.

New Route on Ladakh’s 5,800 Jamyang Ri

In July, a quiet European team headed for one...

Sign up for ExplorersWeb Emails