Climbing

Stunning Traverse in Patagonia’s Grupo La Paz by Pelletti and Co.

Sebastian Pelletti may have been the standout climber in...
'Voie des Guides' on Les Drus in the French Alps, with tom livingstone and tom seccombe

Tom Livingstone: First Free Ascent of the ‘Voie des Guides’?

By the time Tom Livingstone and Tom Seccombe reached...
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This ‘Last Great’ Ice Climb on Ben Nevis is, Literally, a Fear Factory

If you’ve never climbed an ice route that you...
John Bolte atop 'Big Time' in Sequoia National Park, c. 2019. Video still: Tyler Karow

American Climber Dies in Patagonia

On February 23, 2022, rockfall on Patagonia's world-famous Cerro...
Hirayama on FA of Peaceful Mountain 9a circa March 2022 Photo Y. Hirayama

At 53, Yuji Hirayama Stays on the Cutting Edge

Yuji Hirayama is a 53-year-old climber from Japan. And...
Rosengarten traverse in the Dolomites, first solo winter ascent claimed by Simon Gietl circa March 2022. Photo: S. Gietl

Italian Guide Nails Major Dolomites Enchainment, Solo and in Winter

On March 3, 2022, Simon Gietl of Italy's South...
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How Alex Honnold’s ‘The Soloist VR’ Was Made

The logistics required to pull off any adventure filmmaking...
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The Sun Sets on Patagonia: A Look Back on 2021-22’s Adventures Way Down South

Amid one of the most active Patagonian summer seasons...
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Weekend Warm-Up: What We Do in the Shadows

Redpoint (v): To climb a route on lead without...

Gurans Himal: Stories From the Far Western Himalaya

In the far northwest of Nepal lies a little-known...
"An Accidental Life" is a portrait of climber Quinn Brett, who was paralyzed in an accident on El Capitan. Photo: Big Sky Film Fest

An Accidental Life: The Quinn Brett Story

On October 11, 2017, tragedy befell an accomplished young...

Pesce’s Body To Remain on Cerro Torre

Late last month, an avalanche of ice and stones...
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This Week in Patagonia: New Adventure Routes and a Big Enchainment

The wire from Patagonia is crackling with climbing news...
Twyford on the crux section of 'The Big Bang' 9a. Photo: Marc Langley

Weekend Warm-Up: The Big Bang

In September 2019, climber Emma Twyford became the first...
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Mont Blanc: Steep New M7 Direct Line

Most alpinists on Mont Blanc don't seek out terrain...
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Canadian Ticks Rare Solo of Patagonia’s Torre Egger

The sun keeps shining this season in Patagonia, so...

The Dog That Climbed 7,100m in the Himalaya, and Other Four-Legged Mascots

Oswald Rodrigo Pereira has returned to Manaslu Base Camp...
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Another Patagonia First Ascent, Aptly Named ‘Pain and Gain’

Two Slovakians gutted out a new route in Patagonia...

Newcomers’ Guide: Meteorological vs Astronomical Winter in Climbing

The calendar is important for winter expeditions, especially for...

Cerro Torre: A Timeline of What Happened

As we previously reported, Corrado Pesce's rescue operation ended...

Drone Spots Body on Cerro Torre, No Hope for Corrado Pesce

The Italian mountaineer Corrado Pesce "can no longer be...

Avalanche on Cerro Torre Strikes One of the World’s Best Climbers

At dawn, an avalanche hit Argentine mountain guide Tomas...
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First Ascent of Last Summit in the Torres del Paine Massif

Three soaring spires above a meltwater lake in Patagonia...

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