Mountaineering

K2 and Cho Oyu: Sherpas Advance Despite Strong Winds

Sherpas on K2 have managed to set up a...

Pesce’s Body To Remain on Cerro Torre

Late last month, an avalanche of ice and stones...
Winter aerial view of the epicentre of the Tunguska event in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Tungussky Nature Reserve

Divers to Explore Possible Crater of Siberia’s Famous Tunguska Meteor

A quartet of geophysicists and hydrobiologists has obtained a...
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This Week in Patagonia: New Adventure Routes and a Big Enchainment

The wire from Patagonia is crackling with climbing news...

Sherpas Reach Camp 1 on Cho Oyu; Weather Thwarts Kobusch Again

On K2, Grace Tseng is expected to reach Camp...

Winter K2 Team On the Move — To the Summit?

The team on K2 is on the move, and...

Winter Manaslu Called Off

It is over for the climbers attempting winter Manaslu....
South Col Glacier ice core (8220 m) (red arrow) and Balcony AWS (8430 m) locations (yellow arrow) with South Col camp in the foreground - looking North. The South Col AWS is 500 m South of the camp (outside this picture). Picture by Mariusz Potocki.

Everest’s Highest Glacier Loses 2,000 Years of Ice in 25 Years

Climate scientists have published a groundbreaking study on the...

Masherbrum: One of the Great Remaining Challenges

Only four expeditions, 15 people in all, have climbed...

Snowmageddon: Time Running Out for Winter Teams

With just three weeks to go before the end...

Through the Unknown to the Impossible: Lhotse Middle

At 8,516m, Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on...
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...

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