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Silvo Karo portrait by rocks.

Silvo Karo to Receive Lifetime Piolet d’Or

Silvo Karo will receive the Walter Bonatti-Piolet d'Or Lifetime...
colonel prem chand

Prem Chand, First Indian To Climb Kangchenjunga, Dies

“Goodbye, Snow Tiger,” Indian climber Ramesh Sharma said via...
denali damsels

The ‘Denali Damsels’: American Alpine Club Profiles First All-Women Expedition

While many of today's outdoor companies now appeal to...
Tierra del fuego

Roger Schaeli Forces Exacting Climb Up Little-Known Swiss Mountain

Roger Schaeli’s big new route in Switzerland looks like...
sasha digiulian rayu

DiGiulian, Harrington, and Soderlund Climb 8c/5.14b Big Wall In Spain

Three of the world's leading climbers — Matilda Soderlund,...
fitz roy

Alpinist Defies Doubts For First Winter Solo of Fitz Roy’s ‘Supercanaleta’

Under a blazing sunset in the Patagonian winter evening...
Patrick_Tirler

Climbing Beatdown Leads to Well-Earned First Ascent in Kyrgyzstan

There’s something to be said for pursuing your limits....
alain robert climbing

‘French Spiderman’ Free Solos Skyscraper to Celebrate 60th Birthday

Alain Robert may be at retirement age, but the...
jonas hainz

Climber Executes Confident Free Solo on Frightening Dolomite Rock

If you’re a climber, you might be familiar with...
Ondra on another climb, straining

Can Adam Ondra Onsight This 9a Sport Climb? Find Out

The games we play as climbers proliferate well beyond...
alex huber

Still ‘Uber’: Alex and Thomas Huber Keep Crushing In Their 50s

The first time I heard the Huber brothers’ names,...
piz badile speed record

This Speed Solo Climb on the Piz Badile Will Make Your Palms Sweat

If you were not aware, the Piz Badile is...
youngest to climb 9a

This Kid Just Climbed Harder Than 99% of Us Ever Will — At 12 Years Old

Theo Blass joined the 9a (5.14d) club on Thursday...
boardman tasker

Shortlist of Books Announced for Boardman Tasker Award

Mountain climbing — and literature about it — has...
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...
Klyuchevskaya with weirdly beautiful sunset clouds

Two More Die on Klyuchevskaya; Death Toll Now Eight

Two more members of the 12-person group on Klyuchevskaya...

Slovak Pair Open a New Route on Kyrgyzstan’s Mt. Zabor

On August 13 and 14, Slovaks Juraj Svingal and...
russian climbers die on lenin peak

Two Russian Climbers Die on Lenin Peak

Two Russian climbers died on Kyrgyzstan’s Lenin Peak (7,134m),...
alex honnold sendero

Weekend Warm-Up: Alex Honnold Free Solos on Limestone Razors in Mexico

There’s a sport climber’s paradise in verdant northeastern Mexico....

M9-, WI6+ at 5,000+ Metres!? Slovaks Say They Did It

Climbing in Kyrgyzstan’s relatively unexplored Kookshal Too valley is...
portrait of climber Maria Nechaeva, who died on Khan Tengri

One Death, One Close Call on Khan Tengri

This summer, 7,010m Khan Tengri has again shown us...
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...
tim howell

Another Unusual First: He Climbed the Six Great North Faces in the Alps, Then BASE Jumped Off Them

Former Royal Marine Tim Howell reported on Sunday that...

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