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Ferran Latorre guiding in Monte Rosa area, among old, back ice and large crevasses.

The Alps’ Disastrous Summer

Is this the beginning of the end of European...

Twins Try to Climb Highest Mountain in All 196 Countries

As mountaineers continue to seek new ways of getting...

Pakistanis Summit Gasherbrum I

This morning, all six members of the Pakistani team,...
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Exploration Mysteries: Kapilikaya Rock Tomb

Deep in the mountains of Turkey's Çorum province, an...
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TV Host To Swim From Canada to Greenland

Author and television host Justin Fornal is preparing to...
Portrait of smiling Kashif in K2 Base Camp

Gasherbrum I: Six Pakistanis, Including 20-Year-Old Sheroze Kashif, Going For the Summit Tonight

Nepali guides Pasdawa Sherpa, Dawa Ongchu, Nima Gyalzen, and...
Picture of Gasherbrum I with a red line showing the last part of the climb, from Camp 3 to the summit.

Harila Notches Number 11 on Gasherbrum I; Just Three More to Go

But to beat Nirmal Purja's speed record up all...
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‘STEVE’ Lights Up The Night Sky After Solar Storm Hits Earth

The cosmic phenomenon known as "STEVE" made a surprise...

Great Explorers: Peter Aufschnaiter, the Other Austrian in ‘Seven Years in Tibet’

Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's travel classic, Seven Years in...
Night scene from Masherbrum

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...
polar bear approachers over sea ice

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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