Big Wall climbing

a climber heads toward a n impressive rock and ice spite, leaving his footprints on the soft snow.

Spaniards Off to Complete New Route on Latok II

Miquel Mas and Marc Subirana set off on Tuesday...
A climber on steep, mixed terrain, climbs up a snow ramp.

Climbers on Latok II Progress Slowly in Bad Weather

Miquel Mas and Marc Subirana of Spain have returned...
a climber high on a big wall above an icy sea

Weekend Warm-Up: Anything to Catch a Ride to the Horn of Upernavik

In a world gone mad for bouldering gyms, an...
three small figures at the top of a frozen arctic mountain

Another Backyard Adventure for Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry

In recent years, adventure polymaths Erik Boomer and Sarah...
The climbrs' route in the Kichatna Mountains.

Italians Open New Route in Alaska’s Kichatna Mountains

During three days in early June, Italians Stefano Ragazzo...
A climber on a vertical wall, the frozen sea with the low winter sun at his feet.

Tomaszewski and Haldas: Greenland Climbing Report

Three weeks after arriving on Greenland's west coast, Marcin...
Climber maneuvres on the vertical rock wall, Greenland's ice in background.

New Winter Route on Greenland’s Big Walls

Twenty-six days had passed without news from Marcin Tomaszewski...
Ammon McNeely in 2020.

Legendary Climber Ammon McNeely Dies in Accident

Legendary rock climber, BASE jumper, and Yosemite speed master...
Marzin Toomaszewski on Pakistan's Uli Biaho Tower in 2021.

The First Big-Wall Winter Climb in Greenland

On Sunday, Poland's Marcin Tomaszewski and Pavel Haldas head...
View of Mount Civetta, Dolomites, from Rifugio Vazzoler mountain hut.

Climbers Meet Accidentally When Two Big New Routes Link Up in Dolomites

One elegant new route on Torre Trieste — a...
between two parties

Major First Ascent on El Capitan-Like Wall in India’s Uttarakhand

Three Swiss climbers just freed a massive new route...
Wall in Eastern Greenland

Big-Wall Climbing: What is it, Which Wall is the Biggest, and Why is This Climbing Different?

Last month, American Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay of...
wogu alps

Weekend Warm-Up: Climbers Tackle Mega-Hard Alps Route ‘WoGü’ With Aplomb

There's nothing quite like watching elite climbers wax poetic...
Great Trango Tower against a deep blue sky

Great Trango Tower: The 1992 Grand Voyage Route

There is little shelter on the huge faces of...
woman in orange jacket ice climbing

Climber Anna Pfaff to Lose Toes After Frostbite

From April 19 and April 21, 2022, U.S. climbers...

Weekend Warm-Up: Unknown Factors

In 2018, Hansjorg Auer planned to lead a group...

Tomaszewski and Bielecki Open New Route on the Karakoram’s Frigid Uli Biaho

The last we heard, Marcin Tomaszewski and Damian Bielecki...

Trango Towers: Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member

Marcin Tomaszewski has arrived in Pakistan, ready to tackle...

Marcin Tomaszewski on Tackling Shipton Spire in Winter

A strong Polish team led by Marcin Tomaszewski leaves...

Poles Aim for a Winter First in the Karakorum: Shipton Spire

While the Polish National Team still considers whether or...

Saraghrar, The Forgotten Mountain: An Interview with Archil Badriashvili

Last month, events on Rakaposhi and Manaslu overshadowed the...
Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies

Piolets d’Or Winners Announced

Each year, the Piolets d'Or awards, mountaineering's highest honor,...

Villanueva and Team Report 5 New Big Walls in East Greenland

Between a notable first ascent by an Italian-Swiss-French team...

Tackling the Six Great North Faces of the Alps, Totally Human-Powered

Simon Gietl and Roger Schaeli have set out to...

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