Climbing

Into The Wild: Gaurishankar

For a time in the 19th century, 7,134m Gaurishankar...

Belgian Pair Attempting the Third Ascent of the Dawn Wall

This winter, Siebe Vanhee and Sebastien Berthe traveled to...

Charles Dubouloz Solos the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses

"I launch myself, I dare, I doubt, I'm scared,...

The First Repeat of one of Scotland’s Hardest Mixed Climbing Routes

The Wailing Wall (Scottish winter grade IX 9, 90m)...
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Drones Help Scottish Rescuers Search for Victims Lost in Tough Terrain

The next time you hear the high-pitched whine of...

The Hidden Treasure: Kongur Tagh, 1981

Kongur Tagh (7,719m) lies in the Kashgar Mountains, near...

Newcomers’ Guide: Bouldering Grade Scales

One reason for bouldering’s skyrocketing popularity is its low...
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Top 10 Expeditions of 2021, #4: Baruntse

For Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh, it only took...
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Watch Adam Ondra Make a Brutal 9b First Ascent in the Czech Republic

This Christmas, the world's most prolific sport climber delivered...
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Top 10 Expeditions of 2021, #5: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Solos Patagonia’s Fitz Traverse

Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll was part way through day one...

Top 10 Expeditions of 2021: #7: Sharaghrar

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...
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Yuji Hirayama, 52, Climbs 8c+ First Ascent in Japan

Yuji Hirayama is a legend in rock climbing. Back...

Delirium: Ghent Kangri, 1961

At 7,401m, Ghent Kangri is the third highest mountain...
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Alex Honnold Grinds Out Long Route That May Be Hardest in U.S.

Synthetic Happiness has six pitches at 7c+/5.13 or harder...
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The 10 Best Sport Climbs of 2021

The best sport climbs usually result from calculative dedication....
Climbers in 1977 at Dope Lake. Photo: Rick Schloss

Friday Night Movie: ‘Valley Uprising’ on Amazon Prime is a Total Hoot

If you haven't seen the 2014 documentary, Valley Uprising,...
Mont Blanc plane crash

Climber Finally Gets Reward from Jewels He Found from Mont Blanc Plane Crash

On January 24, 1966, an Air India plane carrying...

Weekend Warm-Up: Troll Wall

Troll Wall, in Norway's Trolltindene massif, is the tallest...
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Dive Surprisingly Deep with Adam Ondra in ‘Beyond Focus’ (Video)

Want to hear what the world’s best rock climber...
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Climber Breaks Foot, Then Sends 9a+: Stefan Scherz is a ‘Papichulo’ Indeed

If you don't speak colloquial Spanish, you may or...

Alex Megos Bags Two of the World’s Hardest Climbs in Siurana, Spain

In less than two weeks, German climber Alex Megos...
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Italians Add to Rich Mont Blanc History with First Ascent of ‘Cascata Major’

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, alpinists Francesco Civra Dano...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: The Trango Towers

In the Karakorum, a group of rock towers feature...

Mountains Climbed Just Once, or Not At All

Far from the murmur of people and the glow...

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