Karakorum

Yashkuk Sar I.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 2: Yashkuk Sar

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Climbers on a trail with a formidable mountain face behind them.

Alpine-Style Teams in Pakistan: Muchu Chhish, K2, K7, Pumari Chhish

A remarkable summer season has begun in Pakistan. In...
head shots of the two climbers in the mountains

Sad End on Spantik: One Body Identified, Search Called Off

Both Japanese climbers who went missing on Spantik last...
the climber on deep snow, leans on an iceaxe and carries skis on his backpack.

First Ascent and Ski Descent of ‘Little Rakaposhi’

In late spring, after the monsoon has closed down...
head shots of the two climbers in the mountains

Body of One of the Missing Japanese Climbers Found on Spantik

Rescuers have found the body of one of the...
A massive north face of ice and rock.

Russian Trio to Attempt the Unclimbed North Face of The Ogre

The North Face of Baintha Brakk I (7,285m), commonly...
Spantik as seen from the south

‘Traces’ Found of Two Japanese Climbers Missing on Spantik

Ryuseki Hiraoka and Atsushi Taguchi of Japan have been...
climbers with skis on their back reach the summit of the Great Trango Tower, Pakistan

Three Ski Down Great Trango Tower in the Karakoram

It sounds as surreal as skiing El Capitan in...
Climbers sitting on two chairs, surrunded by rags of tent and scattered items.

What Went Wrong on Winter Trango Tower

Maciej Kimel and Michal Krol of Poland expected extreme...
a climber approaches a granite spyre that rises on snowy ground.

Poles Return To Winter Trango Tower

Young Polish climbers Maciej Kimel and Michal Krol are...
Close shot of Adam's face covered in frost.

Bielecki, Urubko, Txikon, Moro Debate, ‘What is Winter?’

The upcoming expedition to Winter Gasherbrum I has stirred...
Gasherbrum I.

A Summary of Past Winter Expeditions on Gasherbrum I

Gasherbrum I, or Hidden Peak, lies in the Karakoram...
Matteo Della Bordella

Matteo Della Bordella’s 2023: From Patagonia to the Karakoram

Matteo Della Bordella has always sought new lines on...
The tiny shillouette of Price climbing along a sharp ridge, suppounded by summits, in full solitude.

Watch: James Price’s ‘Call Of The Karakoram’

When we talked to James Price a year ago...
The view from Charles Dubouloz's tent up on K7.

K7: Dubouloz and Livingstone Reflect on a Difficult Climb

This past summer, we covered Jeff and Priti Wright's...
Trango Tower (a.k.a Nameless Tower). Photo: Mirco

Italian Pair Repeats ‘Eternal Flame’ on the Nameless Tower

Last week, two Italian climbers, Mirco Grasso and Giacomo...
A screenshot shows one of the pictures from the climbers' camera. A red dot at the beginning of the southeast ridge of Gasherbrum IV shows where Golovchenko's remains are presumably located.

Dmitry Golovchenko Confirmed Dead at 6,850m on Gasherbrum IV

Sergey Nilov has confirmed that Dmitry Golovchenko perished on...
Gasherbrum IV as seen from the South.

Gasherbrum IV: Movement At Last

Sergey Nilov and Dmitry Volovchenko cannot wait any longer....
Gasherbrum IV.

Gasherbrum IV: Golovchenko and Nilov On The Plateau

Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov have started their alpine-style...
Latok Peaks and the Ogre's thumb.

New Route on Southwest Face of Latok II

On August 18, Catalan climbers Miquel Mas and Marc...
Gasherbrum IV.

Gasherbrum IV: Golovchenko and Nilov Are Ready to Go

Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov have told ExplorersWeb that...
Shinji Tamura.

Japanese Climber Dies Attempting Unnamed Peak in Pakistan

After each climbing season, news trickles in from interesting...
Gyachung Kang lies on the Nepal-Tibet border

The Second 14: An Alternative For High-Altitude Collectors

Let's face it: the 14x8000'ers challenge is not what...
The couple and Ali Saltoro stand in front of a plane in the basic airstrip of Skardu, with the jagged peaks behind.

Pakistan Alpine Style: No Luck on K7 For Jeff and Priti Wright

Bad weather thwarted Jeff and Priti Wright's second attempt...

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