Karakorum

The top of K2 emerging from the clouds into blue sky.

K2: Base Camp Filling Up and A Ski Descent

After a snowy trek, teams are trickling into K2...
Man with snow shovel at grey snowed-in camp

Karakoram Weather Preview: Will Weird Be the New Normal?

Last week, climbers experienced the full blast of Pakistan's...
Snow and rock near the top of K2

K2 and Nanga Parbat: Storms and Crowds

Long expedition convoys are heading toward K2 and Broad...
two ice axes above a wild glacier/mountain scene

Karakoram Alpine Style: Diran, Pumari Chhish, K7

Several small teams are on their way to highly...
Mountain in sunshine

Spanish Duo Aim for Latok II in the Karakoram

Catalan climbers Miquel Mas and Marc Subirana are currently...

Sajid Sadpara Returns to K2 Once Again

K2 has been particularly cruel to young Sajid Sadpara....

Urubko & Cardell Summit Unclimbed Peak in Pakistan

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

Some Climbers in Pakistan Doing K2 First

Climbing multiple 8,000m peaks in a season is harder...
A snowy, rocky Nanga Parbat

Climbers Reach Nanga Parbat, the First of Pakistan’s Summer 8,000’ers

Foreign climbers have started to arrive in Pakistan, and...

Pakistan: Spotlight on Pumari Chhish and Trango Towers

The Pakistan climbing season has begun, with small teams...

Second Seven Summits: K2

The Second Seven Summits, the lesser-known and more difficult...

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...

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