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baruntse

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,...
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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...
Silvan Schüpbach on Tradündition. Photo: Vladek Zumr

Silvan Schupbach Frees Switzerland’s Hardest Trad Multi-Pitch

On October 15, Swiss alpinist Silvan Schupbach freed a...

The Women Who Are Pushing Ice Climbing Forward

As in mountaineering, there are still more men than...
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Bosi Suggests a Soft 9a+ for Raven Tor’s ‘Brandenburg Gate’

Will Bosi needed less than two weeks to clean...

Mingbo Eiger: Bodies of Missing Climbers Found

A search team has found the bodies of missing...

The Alps: Skiing, Climbing, and Crazy Clouds

A roundup of happenings in the Alps during the...
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10-Metre Groundfall Potential? ‘Spicy’ New Trad Route Tests Nerves

In 2016, Jacopo Larcher climbed E11. Then in 2019,...

Cooler Heads Begin to Prevail in ‘Stolen Gear’ Debate

The controversy over the first ascent Tengkampoche's NE Pillar...

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