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Where Ski Mountaineering Meets Trad Climbing: Epic Routes in Rio Negro, Argentina

Athlete Colter Hinchliffe combines skimo, trad, and freeriding in...
Mont Blanc du Créton.

Cazzanelli and Partners ‘Dream’ Up New Route in Italian Alps

The alpinist’s defining challenge is to confront the impossible....
monster penguin

160Kg Monster Penguin Once Roamed New Zealand

In 2017, a churning tide cracked open 57-million-year-old boulders...
svalbard

Tom Cruise Seeks Permit to Film Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ in Svalbard

Everybody knows how much Tom Cruise loves to run...
Quaoar

At Solar System’s Edge, A Dwarf Planet’s Rings Confound Scientists

In the far reaches of our solar system, scientists...
k2 climbing house's chimney

Would You Climb This if Your Life Depended on it? House’s Chimney on K2

Some mountain features will win beauty contests, and some...
brown crab

You Butter Believe It: Early Neanderthals Cooked and Ate Crab

How does fresh crab in a scenic Portuguese seaside...
grandes jorasses first ascent

New First Ascent on the Grandes Jorasses

It took two attempts, but climbers Giuseppe Vidoni, Richard...
stefano ghisolfi excalibur

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...
duck dino1

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...

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