Mountaineering

benjamin vedrines in the french alps

French Phenom Enchains Three Peaks In Ecrins Massif

When Benjamin Vedrines sees a “logical, elegant line traveling...
Aksay Horseshoe

Three Climbers Pull Off 15-Peak Traverse in Kyrgyzstan

In modern alpinism, traverses have become one of the...
The Care Bear Traverse

The Care Bear Traverse; Fitz Roy Rescue Ends

Two weeks after opening a new line on Aguja...
Nanda Devi massif.

The Story of Nanda Devi: Irresistible Will Meets Immovable Goddess

The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is often...
Kosovska bundled up against the winter elements

Top 10 Expedition of 2022: #6: Alina Kosovska’s Solo Winter Traverse of the Transcarpathian Route

As 2022 dawned, more than 100,000 Russian troops were...
Sherpas seen from behind, heading on fresh snow towards far away slopes under a bluebird sky.

The Open Secret is Out: Harila, Gelje, Brownlee Head to Winter Cho Oyu

After weeks of rumors, indirect posts, off-the-record conversations, and...
the summit of Scafell Pike

The Woman Who Climbed England’s Highest Peak in the Early 1800s

These days it's not unusual for all sorts of...

4th Climber To Conquer The Alps: 82 Peaks In 78 Days

While many alpinists have climbed all of the Alps'...
Ama Dablam Base Camp at night

Ama Dablam Stays Open Until 2023

Ama Dablam hosts more climbers each season, leading to...
Sanu Sherpa stands with an ice axe and Nepal flag on his hands, looking to the mountains in the background.

Local Climbers Open a New Route on Nepal’s Ganchempo

It is a new idea, and at the same...
Eiger's Nordwand.

Winter Soloists: Crazy, Maybe. Committed, Definitely

Solo winter ascents lie at the extreme end of...
Portrait of Foygel against rocky mountain backgroud

New Routes in the Remote Northern Tien Shan

The northern Tien Shan ranks among those remote places...
View of Barnaj II. The trio climbed the rightmost of the three grouped pointed peaks.

New Route on Barnaj II in India’s Kishtwar Himal

There were two interesting recent expeditions to the Himalaya...
Ama Dablam 6,812m, Himalaya, Nepal. Photo: Ishita Dharnidharka

French Climber Dies on Ama Dablam

After the death of Mingma Wangdi Sherpa a few...
Kilian shoots a selfie, a steep grey rock slope under his feet and a landscape of mountains and lakes in background.

Kilian Jornet on FKTs vs Records in the Mountains

The celebrated trail runner, skimo racer, and speed climber...
Chumbu, a few hundred meters form Tibet.

Nepal, UPDATED: Action on Annapurna IV, Chumbu, and Pungi

A 14-man Russian team is currently climbing Annapurna IV...
The spires of Torre Egger and Cerro Torre

Ermanno Salvaterra Returns To Patagonia’s Torre Egger

The "Man of Torre" is back in his beloved...
Junko Tabei climbing on bare rocks up Bolivar Peak, Venezuela.

Small Country, Big Impact: A Short History of Japanese Alpinism

It is difficult to find mountains in the Himalaya...
rescue mont blanc

British Man Tries to Climb Mont Blanc in Tracksuit, Nearly Freezes to Death

A 26-year-old British man almost died on France's Mont...
sasha digiulian rayu

DiGiulian, Harrington, and Soderlund Climb 8c/5.14b Big Wall In Spain

Three of the world's leading climbers — Matilda Soderlund,...
boardman tasker

Shortlist of Books Announced for Boardman Tasker Award

Mountain climbing — and literature about it — has...
Portrait of Natalya Belyankina

Natalya Belyankina Becomes the Youngest Woman to Complete the Snow Leopard Challenge

Natalya Belyankina has become the youngest woman to complete...
Matterhorn with red line through it

For First Time In A Century, Record Heat Cancels Alps Climbing Tours

Even the Matterhorn is not an option. The extraordinarily hot,...

Bottled O2 Goes Global on Khan Tengri and Aconcagua

Yesterday, Dmitry Grekov of Ak-Sai Travel announced an unusual...

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