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Watch: Caught in a Massive Avalanche in the Tian Shan

When was the last time you stood below an...
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Measure the Height of a Wave Accurately? One Drone Company May Have the Answer

Given the world's easy access to all human knowledge,...
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Arctic, Antarctica Shatter Heat Records Simultaneously

Over the weekend, soaring temperatures near the planet’s poles...

Poles Head to Trango’s Nameless Tower

Janusz Golab, Maciej Kimel, and Michal Krol have arrived...

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

Denis Urubko has returned to high-altitude mountaineering in grand...

The Ogre: Much More than the Classic Scott/Bonington Survival Tale

Baintha Brakk I (7,285m), better known as Ogre I,...

Manaslu: Departures, Explanations, and Another Storm

The action -- or inaction -- on winter Manaslu...
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Drones Help Scottish Rescuers Search for Victims Lost in Tough Terrain

The next time you hear the high-pitched whine of...

Tomaszewski and Bielecki Open New Route on the Karakoram’s Frigid Uli Biaho

The last we heard, Marcin Tomaszewski and Damian Bielecki...

Winter Himalayan Teams Reach Base Camps. Plus: Sherpas to Antarctica

Winter officially begins in one week, and some teams...

Gelje Sherpa’s Big Gamble: A New Route on Winter Cho Oyu, From Nepal

Gelje Sherpa is trying to become the youngest 14x8000er...

Winter Climbers Prepare in Pakistan and Nepal

Kazuya Hiraide is busy with last-minute preparations in Hunza,...

Great Survival Stories: Tyson’s Wonderful Drift

The 1871-1873 Polaris expedition made it as far north...

Trango Towers: Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member

Marcin Tomaszewski has arrived in Pakistan, ready to tackle...
Female IFMGA mountain guide in Bugaboo Provincial Park

Changing Times: Three Prominent Female IFMGA Mountain Guides

Women make up less than 2% of all mountain...
Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...
Ken Smith, still from 'The Hermit of Treig' documentaryPhoto BBC Scotland

The Hermit of Treig: Man Lives 40 Years Without Electricity or Running Water…in Scotland

Metaphorically and literally, Ken Smith is a man who...
Aerial operations search for missing skier Rudi Moder at RMNP in Feb. 1983 Photo RMNP

Long-Lost Skier’s Body Found After 38 Years

On February 13, 1983, 27-year-old ski mountaineer Rudi Moder...
Chimborazo Peak (6,263m), Ecuador. Photo: Ecuador Planet/Shutterstock

Three Dead, Others Missing, Injured on Chimborazo

An avalanche on Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (6,263m), collided...

Poles Aim for a Winter First in the Karakorum: Shipton Spire

While the Polish National Team still considers whether or...

Five Dead in Lethal Storm on Mt. Elbrus

Four women and one man have died on Russia's...

Tales From the Wild Side: The Lost Boots

I have a strange habit of losing whatever I...

Great Survival Stories: 25 Days Adrift in an Icebox

In 2009, two men drifted helplessly inside an icebox...

Great Survival Stories: Shipwreck, Sharks, and Deborah Kiley

Deborah Kiley's gruesome, five-day ordeal in 1982 began as...

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