History

Newcomers’ Guide: The Yeti

The Yeti, it seems, has shown its elusive head,...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: The Trango Towers

In the Karakorum, a group of rock towers feature...
Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...
Aerial operations search for missing skier Rudi Moder at RMNP in Feb. 1983 Photo RMNP

Long-Lost Skier’s Body Found After 38 Years

On February 13, 1983, 27-year-old ski mountaineer Rudi Moder...

“Don’t Let a Polar Bear Eat My Remains”: Paul Bjorvig’s Adventures on Franz Josef Land

The Norwegian Paul Bjorvig (1857-1935) usually isn’t considered a...

New Polar Expedition Scholarship for People of Color

PolarExplorers is seeking applicants for its newly minted Matthew...

The Norse Lived in North America by 1021 AD

Just this week, Danish researchers discovered evidence that supports...

Exploration Mysteries: The Mary Celeste

On December 4, 1872, a crew sailing for Gibraltar...

The Himalayan Database Gives the Past a Pass

But it strengthens the criteria for future Manaslu summits. This...

Exploration Mysteries: The Chiricahua Apaches of the Sierra Madre

In the 19th century, the Sierra Madre Occidental was...

Everest Exhibit Live-Streams on Monday Sept. 27

The Alpine Club in the UK is celebrating a...
eiger north face

Weekend Warm-Up: Eiger: Wall of Death

Unless you're a bleeding-edge alpinist, there’s not a whole...

August 22, 1961: First Swim Across Lake Michigan

In every sport, there are key moments where people...
Mont Blanc from Italy - c V Luca Shutterstock

August 8, 1786: 1st Climb of Mont Blanc

Though we may never know the exact time, place,...

Exploration Mysteries: Skeleton Lake

Nestled in a valley between the three peaks of...
Black and white photo of Bailey

Eccentric Explorers: Frederick Marshman Bailey

Frederick Marshman Bailey achieved great success as a British...

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