First ascents

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...
Namcha Barwa on a blue-bird day.

Gyala Peri and Namcha Barwa: Two Hard 7,000’ers Climbed Only Once

At the eastern end of the Himalaya lies a...
Isidora Llarena skies towards Cerro Arenales

A Three-Week Traverse of the Northern Patagonia Icecap

Climbers Isidora Llarena, Rebeca Caceres, and Nadine Lehner recently...
sato pyramide first ascent

Italians Bag First Ascent of Sato Pyramide

When Stefano Ragazzo and Silvia Loreggian first discovered the...
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Adam Ondra Puts Down ‘Second Hardest Route of My Life’

The hardest route remains the groundbreaking 'Silence', 9c, a...
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‘Frigo-combo’: A Long, Cold, Loose First Ascent in Switzerland

If you want to climb Silvan Schupbach and Peter...
laura rogora 80 ghisa

Laura Rogora Climbs Another Beastly Sport Route: ’80 Ghisa,’ 9a

One of the world's hardest women climbers has struck...
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Frigid Bivy Leads to First Ascent in India’s Zanskar

On August 23, a Basque-Catalan climbing team stood on...
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Alexander Megos Completes ‘The Full Journey’ 9b at Margalef, Spain

The now-grown-up wunderkind from Germany flat-out rips at Margalef....
dani fuertes excelsior

‘Always Up, Always Forward’: Veteran Climber Plucks 9a+ Gem

You could call Dani Fuertes a “lifer”. The Aragonese...
Tierra del fuego

Roger Schaeli Forces Exacting Climb Up Little-Known Swiss Mountain

Roger Schaeli’s big new route in Switzerland looks like...
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Climbing Beatdown Leads to Well-Earned First Ascent in Kyrgyzstan

There’s something to be said for pursuing your limits....
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Two More Quality First Ascents in the Peruvian Andes

Two new first ascents in Peru prove that the...
Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson summiting Jirishanca

U.S. Duo Snags Hardest Alpine Line in Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash

American climbing partners Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson have...
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Pou Brothers Announce Even More New Climbs. We Build a Timeline

To say that the irrepressible Hermanos Pou have enjoyed...

Urubko & Cardell Summit Unclimbed Peak in Pakistan

Denis Urubko and Maria Cardell celebrated their sixth anniversary...

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