Karakorum

AAC Grantees Promise an Exciting Summer of Elite Alpinism

Recipients of the American Alpine Club's annual Cutting Edge...
Ali Raza Sadpara

Famed Pakistani Climber Ali Raza Sadpara Seriously Hurt in Fall

The man Pakistani mountaineers call "master of the masters”...

Sherpas Reach Camp 1 on Dhaulagiri; Trango Attempt Ends

Imagine Nepal's rope fixers on Dhaulagiri, led by Mingma...

Climbers Start Up Gangapurna and Trango

The Polish team has started its climb up Trango's...

Gangapurna and Trango Towers Expeditions Begin

This winter's climbing in the Himalaya and the Karakoram...

Poles Head to Trango’s Nameless Tower

Janusz Golab, Maciej Kimel, and Michal Krol have arrived...

Winter K2 Team On the Move — To the Summit?

The team on K2 is on the move, and...

Masherbrum: One of the Great Remaining Challenges

Only four expeditions, 15 people in all, have climbed...

The Ogre: Much More than the Classic Scott/Bonington Survival Tale

Baintha Brakk I (7,285m), better known as Ogre I,...

On The Meaning of Companionship: Haramosh, 1957

Mount Haramosh was first noted in 1947 by a...

Tomaszewski and Bielecki Open New Route on the Karakoram’s Frigid Uli Biaho

The last we heard, Marcin Tomaszewski and Damian Bielecki...

Delirium: Ghent Kangri, 1961

At 7,401m, Ghent Kangri is the third highest mountain...

Winter Pakistan: A Frostbitten Kazuya Hiraide Airlifted to Hospital

Something has gone wrong for Japanese climber Kazuya Hiraide...

When Darkness Comes: K2 in 2005

Before 2005, only a few climbers had climbed K2...

Kazuya Hiraide Back in Pakistan to Train For K2 West Face — and Nail Some First Ascents

Three-time Piolet d'Or winner Kazuya Hiraide left for Pakistan...

Winter K2: Tseng’s Team Confirmed

We now have confirmation that Taiwan's Grace Tseng will...

Trango Towers: Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member

Marcin Tomaszewski has arrived in Pakistan, ready to tackle...

Weekend Warm-Up: Andrzej Bargiel’s Doo Sar Karakorum Adventure

This is a story meant for a new generation...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: The Trango Towers

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

Winter Karakorum: Client Grace Tseng Bound for K2, and Maybe More

Two years ago, we wondered about the future of...

Marcin Tomaszewski on Tackling Shipton Spire in Winter

A strong Polish team led by Marcin Tomaszewski leaves...
Photo: Graham Zimmerman link sar

Weekend Warm-Up: Link Sar. Plus, an Interview with Graham Zimmerman

In June 2019, alpinist and filmmaker Graham Zimmerman set...

Poles Aim for a Winter First in the Karakorum: Shipton Spire

While the Polish National Team still considers whether or...

Rakaposhi Rescue Aftermath

Jakub Vlcek, Peter Macek, and Wajidullah Nagri are safely...

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