Karakorum

Biarchedi I: Exploring a New Route

There is no straightforward line of ascent on Biarchedi...

K2: Who Will Fix The Ropes, and Who Will Use Them?

The first staff members of Mirza Ali's commercial expedition...

Pakistan: Blizzard Delays Action

Climbers are either on their way to Pakistan or...

Pakistan Roundup: Who’s Doing What, and Where, This Summer

As teams converge on Pakistan, we've learned of more...

Broad Peak: A Climber’s Guide

Billi Bierling of the Himalayan Database describes the normal...

Pakistan: Uncertain Flights, Secret Plans, and Stomach Bugs

For the increasing number of climbers aiming to double...

Pakistan: Roundup of Summer Expeditions

After the disappointing season in Nepal, teams currently heading...

K2 West Ridge: Interview with Ian Welsted

The Savage Mountain was been tamed with O2 and...
K2 photo, transmitted over the new communications tower

K2 Goes Online

Karakorum climbers will no longer have to text over...

Karakorum Season On The Edge: Nepalis Banned

The arrival of the monsoon usually marks the switch...

Andrzej Bargiel Skis Laila Peak

Andrzej Bargiel has just bagged his expedition's second goal:...
Portrait of Andrzej Bargiel in down jacket

Andrzej Bargiel Makes First Ascent of Yawash Sar II, Skis Down

Today, Andrzej Bargiel and Yendrek Baranowski made the first...

Updated: Karakorum Skiers Risk COVID Closures

Andrzej Bargiel and Luke Smithwick are continuing their separate...

Skiers Bargiel and Smithwick Return to Karakorum

Andrzej Bargiel stunned the adventure world by skiing down...

Sophie Lenaerts on Exploring the Biafo Glacier

When Pakistan reopened to climbers last fall, a handful...

Laila Peak Summit Push Underway

The Polish team is heading for the summit of...

Poles Return To Winter Karakorum, Target Leila Peak

Because of the tragic events on K2, we naturally...

K2: The Fallen Five

Despite the successful first winter summit of K2 earlier...

K2: Second Helicopter Search Finds Nothing

A second helicopter search has found no sign of...

K2: Final Summit Push Has Begun!

Last night at K2 Base Camp, everyone went to...

Pastori Peak: Search For Alex Goldfarb’s Remains Ends

All efforts to retrieve the body of Alex Goldfarb...

K2: Video of Nepalis’ First Footsteps on the Summit

Nirmal Purja has shared a much-awaited video of the...

K2: Sadparas, Snorri on the Move

Pakistan’s Ali and Sajid Sadpara, and Icelander John Snorri...

K2: More Summit Attempts Begin

A week after the first winter ascent of K2,...

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