Mountaineering

Twyford on the crux section of 'The Big Bang' 9a. Photo: Marc Langley

Weekend Warm-Up: The Big Bang

In September 2019, climber Emma Twyford became the first...
mont blanc climbing

Mont Blanc: Steep New M7 Direct Line

Most alpinists on Mont Blanc don't seek out terrain...

Koshar Gang Was Not Easy, Says Urubko; Also, Buried Tents on Manaslu; Some K2 Action

High winds and persistent snow continue to foil progress...
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Canadian Ticks Rare Solo of Patagonia’s Torre Egger

The sun keeps shining this season in Patagonia, so...

Urubko Returns with a New Route on Pakistan’s Koshar Gang

Denis Urubko has returned to high-altitude mountaineering in grand...
The Trans Bhutan Trail passes by 400 cultural and historic sites, including the Tigers Nest Monastery, shown here. Photo: Seema Jakkarin

60 Years on, Bhutan Will Reopen 430km ‘Footpath of Warrior Monks’

In March of 2022, Bhutan will restart its historic...

The Dog That Climbed 7,100m in the Himalaya, and Other Four-Legged Mascots

Oswald Rodrigo Pereira has returned to Manaslu Base Camp...
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Another Patagonia First Ascent, Aptly Named ‘Pain and Gain’

Two Slovakians gutted out a new route in Patagonia...

Newcomers’ Guide: Meteorological vs Astronomical Winter in Climbing

The calendar is important for winter expeditions, especially for...

Cerro Torre: A Timeline of What Happened

As we previously reported, Corrado Pesce's rescue operation ended...

Great Explorers: Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Emmeline Freda Du Faur defied convention by pioneering women's...

Winter 8,000’ers: High Winds Push Everyone Back

"'I haven't seen such a long period of hurricane-force...

Drone Spots Body on Cerro Torre, No Hope for Corrado Pesce

The Italian mountaineer Corrado Pesce "can no longer be...

Avalanche on Cerro Torre Strikes One of the World’s Best Climbers

At dawn, an avalanche hit Argentine mountain guide Tomas...

Everest Obsession: The Pasang Lhamu Case

The autumn of 1990 broke all previous records for...

New Route on Cho Oyu: It’s Now a Race

One year ago, 10 elite Nepali climbers raced for...

Great Explorers: Suersaq, aka Hans Hendrik

Hans Henrik was an unusual polar explorer. He went...
torres del paine

First Ascent of Last Summit in the Torres del Paine Massif

Three soaring spires above a meltwater lake in Patagonia...

Winter 8,000’ers: One Canceled but Four Still Active

While attempts on Nanga Parbat fizzled out this winter,...

Into The Wild: Gaurishankar

For a time in the 19th century, 7,134m Gaurishankar...

Belgian Pair Attempting the Third Ascent of the Dawn Wall

This winter, Siebe Vanhee and Sebastien Berthe traveled to...

Winter Pakistan: Nanga Parbat Ends, K2 Begins

David Gottler and Herve Barmasse have called their Nanga...

Little Hope on Winter Nanga Parbat

With jet stream winds forecast to hit Nanga Parbat...

Kobusch Up Again on Everest, Tseng Approaches K2

Jost Kobusch is patient, but not that patient. "I've...

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