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grandes jorasses first ascent

New First Ascent on the Grandes Jorasses

It took two attempts, but climbers Giuseppe Vidoni, Richard...
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Ghisolfi Claims ‘Excalibur,’ Suggests It’s Now Italy’s Hardest Route

After prolonged anticipation among rock climbing devotees and fanboys,...
An illustration of three of Jupiter's moons: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

Jupiter Retakes Lead as Planet With the Most Known Moons

Well, it appears that Jupiter has once again outpaced...
alps avalanches

Avalanches Kill 11 in Switzerland, Austria, Italy

A slew of avalanches rocked the Alps over the...
oldest vertebrate brain

Scientists Find World’s Oldest, Best-Preserved Vertebrate Brain

Inside the marble-sized skull of 319 million-year-old fish, scientists...
A bothy, UK

A Woman Is Hiking to Every Bothy in the UK

What is a bothy, exactly? For those not in the...
canoeing on a misty lake.

Weekend Warm-Up: Waterwalker

We often head into the wilderness seeking high adventure,...
esteban topo mena

Alex Honnold Wraps Up Antarctica With What He Calls ‘Actual Rock Climbing’

Warning: The following photos may infect you with an...
straight tusked elephant

Neanderthals Hunted Giant Elephants, Lived in Large Groups

When Neanderthals were first discovered in Germany in 1856,...
A Viking longboat replica at sunset

Dog-and-Pony Show: Vikings Brought Domesticated Animals Along on British Conquests

Picture the effort and inconvenience of traveling with a...
egypt mummy

How Did the Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies? Through Global Trade

These days, we tend to use the word globalization...
more weird space stuff

What Was the Strange Blue Whirlpool in the Sky Over Hawaii?

Something strange happened in the skies above Hawaii on...
Will Gadd rates hollywood ice climbing

Will Gadd Rates Hollywood Ice-Climbing Scenes

How is it possible that Vertical Limit gets a...
space bears

Larger Than the Average Bear: A 2Km-Wide Bear Face on Mars

For centuries, mankind has pondered if there might be...
Samuel Lalande-Markon in March 2022

A 2,800km Bike-and-Ski Traverse of the Entire Length of Quebec

On Feb. 1, Simon-Pierre Goneau and Samuel Lalande-Markon will...
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Newly Discovered ‘Duck’ Dinosaur Had Over 400 Teeth

Even after millions of years, the diversity of dinosaurs...
seb bouin

Seb Bouin Climbs Some Of Portugal’s Toughest Routes — Then Sends Harder FA

Judging from the latest videos from Seb Bouin's time...
a bear taking a selfie in a wildlife camera trap

Winnie-the-Peek-a-Boo: Colorado Bear Poses for 100s of Selfies on Camera Trap

When Boulder, Colorado's Open Space and Mountain Parks team...
an ice shelf

British Antarctic Station Has Front Row Seat to Giant Iceberg Calving

For the second time in two years, an enormous...
high life film still

Weekend Warm-Up: The Final Season of Chamonix’s Oldest Refuge

For those who feel the romantic allure of living...
polar history

Vintage Photos of Polar Exploration — In Living Color

It's easy for many historical purists to dismiss the...
supernova fireworks

Supernova Fireworks: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This,’ Says Astronomer

Nearly a millennia ago, Chinese and Japanese astronomers saw...
Mont Blanc massif

Watch: Climbers From 1899 Descend From Mont Blanc

On paper, the idea of adding color to vintage...
first arctic primates found

Primate Ancestors Lived in High Arctic 52M Years Ago

Researchers have discovered evidence of the first known primate...

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