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Hard Conditions on Masherbrum and Gasherbrum I

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh are advancing slowly on...
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Seb Bouin Climbs Another Mega-Hard Ondra Route: The World’s First 9b+

In his latest Instagram post, Sebastien Bouin said he...
An illustration of three sail boats with West-African patterned sails.

Exploration Mysteries: An Early African Voyage to the Americas?

Fourteenth-century Malian ruler Mansa Musa was possibly the richest...
Piles of garbage on K2

Climber Appalled by K2 Conditions, Calls it a ‘Pigsty’

Flor Cuenca of Peru doesn't make as many headlines...
Tomas Petrecek takes a selfie half body out of a tiny bivouaq tent, during the acclimatization phase before attempting Masherbrum.

Masherbrum Update: One Retreats

It was not the difficulty of the mountain but...
Van Geit in front of his tent in a grassy field

Fast-Hiking 1,000Km Across the Indian Himalaya

In mid-August, Peter Van Geit sets out across the...
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Officials Kill Polar Bear After It Injures Tourist in Svalbard

A French woman survived a polar bear attack while...
Kristin Harila smiles some days ago at K2 Base Camp

Gasherbum II: Harila and Company Summit #10

Kristin Harila, Pasdawa Sherpa, and Dawa Ongchu have summited...
Two climbers stand out in black against the all-white glacier on approach to Masherbrum.

The Madman’s Ball: Alpine-Style Push on Masherbrum

This might be the last good weather window in...

One Northwest Passage Kayaker Drops Out

On August 3, weather and ice were finally favorable...

Beyond Oxygen: What it Means to Have A Sherpa At Your Side

Yes, there is a clear distinction between climbing an...

ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
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Weekend Warm-Up: Rakchham, Bridge Between Worlds

In the northern Indian province of Himachal Pradesh, Rakchham...
Artists interpretation of a plesiosaur in the water.

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

K2 Speed Ascent Records: Who Wears the Crown?

French alpinist Benoit Chamoux holds the record for the...
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35 Years Ago Today: Lynne Cox’s World-Changing Swim Across the Bering Strait

Thirty-five years ago, during the Cold War, American endurance...
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NASA Records Fastest Melt Ever in Svalbard

The record heat experienced across the globe this summer...
The Goûter Hut en route to Mont Blanc

‘Pseudo-Alpinists’ Prompt Closure of Mont Blanc Refuges

"I give up," exclaimed the exasperated mayor of Saint...
Renowned French physicist Etienne Klein (left) posted an image of a slice of chorizo sauaged (right), asserting that it was the red dawrf star Proxima Centauri (middle). Photos: Commons, NASA

Chorizo Centauri? Award-Winning Physicist Trolls Media With Image of Sausage

Award-winning French physicist Etienne Klein has issued a public...
L/R: Pakistan's climbers Imtiaz Sadpara, Sajid sadpara and Shehroze Kashif

Far From Empty: Who’s Still Climbing in the Karakoram?

Over 150 climbers summited K2 recently, but now most...
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Extremes on Mont Blanc Prompt Mayor to Seek ‘Funeral Deposit’ for Climbers

The mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, a village at the foot...
Capture of drone footage around K2 summit, showing the climbers on the top and the mountain landscape around.

K2 Summit Seen As Never Before: From a Drone

Photographer Sandro Gromen-Hayes had a history of poor luck...
Anna Taylor Stef Glowacz and Phillip Hanns to bike-and-climb peaks throughout Europe

Two Ambitious Bike-and-Climb Expeditions Officially Underway in Europe

Young British climber Anna Taylor aims to summit 100...
Bundled up Ousland smiles on icefield

Borge Ousland Heads North Again

Even Borge Ousland is apparently not immune from the...
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