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As Loggers Hem in an Uncontacted Tribe, Violence Looms

In a situation that humanitarians call a “disaster in...
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Japanese to Attempt Unclimbed North Face in Pakistan

Yudai Suzuki, Kei Narita, and Yuu Nishida are returning...
The climber on a peaky summit with other sharp peaks around.

Thomas Huber Back to Latok I

Thomas Huber has done his best to stay quiet,...
Andrew Hamilton and Andrea Sansone smiling in rain jackets

New FKT: 58 Colorado Peaks in 12-Plus Days

BY ESZTER HORANYI On July 15, Andrea Sansone and Andrew...
Archaeologists excavate a grave in Sweden

Europe’s First Farmers Disappeared 5,000 Years Ago

In the 14th century, the plague wiped out 50...
Climbers on a flat glacier in a foggy day.

Restless Climbers Move up Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II

The weather has not improved much, but impatient climbers...
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World’s Rarest Whale Found Dead on New Zealand Beach

When a medium-sized cetacean resembling a dolphin washed up...
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Newly Discovered Moon Cave Could Host Future Colony

Location, location, location. Countries and space agencies worldwide are...
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Pakistan Alpine Style: Waiting Games

Bad weather has stalled the progress of alpine-style teams...
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Utah Hikers Found Dead as Record Temps Roil American West

A father and daughter perished from the heat while...
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Ham the Astrochimp: Unwilling Simian Pioneer in the Space Race

The original Mercury space capsule had no window, a...
Tents on the glacier and K2 in background.

This Has Got to Stop: Another K2 Porter Dies

A Pakistani porter died in Concordia yesterday after 16...
Fireflies light up the forest floor of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Natural Wonders: Synchronous Fireflies

Fireflies. Lightning bugs. Whatever you call the little beetles,...
Selena in front of a rock wall, with sunglasses and nose protector.

Nanga Parbat: 15-Year-Old Climber Again Raises Concerns

Jousaf Khawaja of Pakistan and his 15-year-old daughter Selena...
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Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
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Weekend Warm-Up: Sparse, Passionate Storytelling Elevates ‘The Artist’

In a crowded field of climbing films that are...
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Why the Thriving Mississippi Town of Cahokia Disappeared 800 Years Ago

In 1250 AD, a cluster of earthen mounds by...
the north face of Chiling II.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 5: Chiling II

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
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‘This Will Change the World’: Starlink for Backpackers Debuts

BY WILL BRENDZA Starlink released its latest, smallest, and most...
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Young Orangutans ‘Go to School’ For Years to Learn Nest Building

Sumatran orangutans sleep in intricately built nests high in...
Avalanche remains on snowy slope

Brush With Death: Hungarian Duo Survives Huge Avalanche in Hindu Kush

Last week, a big avalanche hit Hungary's David Klein...
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Amazing Drone Footage of Everest, From Base Camp to Summit

As drones improve, the aerial worlds they open up...
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Outfitter Arrested After Fatal Paragliding Accident

How Rodrigo Raineri of Brazil died in a paragliding...
Tibetan cave

Mysterious Denisovans Survived on Tibetan Plateau for 160,000 Years

The discovery of bones in a Tibetan cave 3,280m...