Mountaineering

Latok I.

A Short Climbing History of Latok I

"Why [Latok I] again?" Thomas Huber asked in a...
Shivling.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 1: Shivling

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Everest at night from Base Camp, with a lamp on a chorten

Climbing Community Reacts to NYT Article on Nirmal Purja

The climbing community is reacting to the article published...
Climbers seem tiny as they progress up the snowy ridge.

Korean-Nepalese Team Summit Jugal I

Led by Lakpa Dendi Sherpa and 14x8,000m climber Um...
Mt. Everest

Climbing Legend? You Still Have to Do Paperwork

"You've got to be joking." That's what Doug Scott scrawled...
two people on skis looking over a steep descent

Weekend Warm-Up: Trail Running Legend Killian Jornet Skis the Steeps

"Steep skiing is a very, very unique discipline. Basically,...
a mountaineer overlooks a cloudy precipice

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain

New Zealand alpinist Daniel Joll leads off Changabang with...
two mountaineers

Legendary Mt. Rainier Guide Lou Whittaker Dies at 95

A Mount Rainier icon has lapsed into the alpenglow. The...
Dhaulagiri.

Here’s How Rare No-O2 Climbs on 8,000m Peaks Have Become

As the climbing season starts in the Himalaya, we...
The old leather boot on a stone in Base Camp.

Gunther Messner’s Second Boot Returns to Reinhold

Reinhold Messner has finally received the second boot of...
Red Cross rescuers with mountaineering equipment carry a stretcher.

Two Dead, One Missing on Mexico’s Orizaba

Bad weather stranded a group of 12 climbers last...
Typical cherry-blossom framed image of mount Fuji in spring.

Restrictions Ahead on Overcrowded Mount Fuji

Hiking up Mount Fuji is more of a traveling...
Matthew Pavitt on the Cuillin Ridge traverse.

Winter FKT of Scotland’s Cuillin Ridge Traverse

On Jan. 11, Matthew Pavitt set a new FKT...
Grossglockner.

Two Rescues: On an Austrian Mountain and in a Slovenian Cave

Five days ago, there was a difficult, 15-hour rescue...
Riso Nemec and Adam Kaniak on the summit of Spik after ascending the challenging Direktna route on the north wall of Spik.

Slovak Duo Climbs Direct North Wall Route on Spik

On Jan. 5, Adam Kaniak and Riso Nemec of...
Glacier National Park in Montana, USA

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
Tom Hornbein.

Mountaineers We Lost in 2023

Today, ExplorersWeb would like to remember the mountaineers we...
Cerro Nora West in winter

A First Ascent In Northern Patagonia

Last week, Italians Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera made...
San Boran Peak.

Avalanche Kills Five Climbers in Iran

On Nov. 24, an avalanche hit nine members of...
Panch Chuli V.

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Panch Chuli, 1992

In the summer of 1992, an Indian-British expedition headed...
Kluchevskaya Sopka volcano.

Russian Outfitter Gets Four Years in Prison For 2022 Kluchevskaya Disaster

Andrey Stepanov, the head of the Extreme Time travel...
Tilman on his stomach reading

Great Explorers: H. W. Tilman

As a dedicated technophobe, I’ve always felt a certain...
Close shot of harila with down jacked and hood on.

Kristin Harila Done With Mountaineering

After climbing all the 14x8,000'ers in three months and...
The climbers on a steep ice section.

Local Climbers Take On Unclimbed Zanskar Peaks

Still relatively wild and lonely, Ladakh offers a long...

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