Karakorum

K2: Two Summiters Safely Back in Base Camp; Others Rest in C3

As eight members of the successful summit team recuperated...

K2: First Summit Photo

We now have the first winter K2 summit photo,...

K2: It’s All Over For Carlos Garranzo

After a long night of vomiting, and now with...

K2: Chaos at Camp 2

After a week at Base Camp waiting for the...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #6: Gasherbrum IV’s Shining Wall

As we saw yesterday, some aim to climb the...

K2 Gong Show Continues

“The commercialization of alpinism consists of selling extraordinary first...

K2 Expedition Hits Winter; Small Teams to Shimshal, Langtang

John Snorri and the Sadparas are already experiencing the...

More Skiers Head Off-Piste to Winter Karakorum

The mini-boom in winter ski mountaineering in the Karakorum...

Winter K2: From Savage to Crowded?

While the prospect of a winter K2 expedition was...

The New Alpinism: Sani Pakush

The old days when 8,000m was a reliable yardstick...

Update on Winter Broad Peak

Russian-American Alex Goldfarb and Hungarian Zoltan Szlanko entered the...

A New Route on a 6,000m Peak in Pakistan

Flying under the radar, French climbers Symon Welfringer and...

Updated: Success on K6 Ends Fall Season in Pakistan

This week, climbers squeezed in the season's last moves...

K6 Summit Tomorrow, Bahrainis in Manaslu Base Camp

Although Colin Haley abandoned the K6 expedition last week,...

Colin Haley on K6, Nepal Issues Permits Again, and More

In a last-minute decision, Colin Haley, an Italian-American who...

Pakistan Update: Germans Summit Unclimbed Peak

Great news just in from Pakistan: German Felix Berg,...

Open, Opening or Closed: Adventure Destinations in the Summer of COVID

Countries around the globe are at very different stages...

Weekend Warm-Up: Search for Paradise

It is 1957, and the world is a very...

Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?

Summer hopes are fading for Pakistan's tourism industry. The...

Everest Back to New Normal: Deserted

The Chinese surveyors who summited Everest last Wednesday made...

Fees and Paperwork for a Karakorum Trek

If you've ever dreamed of trekking to K2 Base...

Grim Forecast for Himalaya, Karakorum

While operators cling to a shred of optimism, the...

Where Did the Name K2 Come From?

In 1856, the Maharaja Gulab Singh ruled the Princely...

No-Season Update: Cleaning Everest, Training Indoors

Nepal Mountaineering Association's President Santa Bir Lama has urged...

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