Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.
How Far Can Kilian Jornet Go Solo? 56 Hours, 104 Miles, 72,000 Vertical Feet
With enough food for 3 days, Kilian Jornet pushed himself to see how far he could go with just a small pack. His endurance feat is nearly unthinkable, but then again, this is Kilian Jornet we’re talking about. This is ‘A Long Day Out.’
Alpinists David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, and Jess Roskelley Feared Dead in Canadian Avalanche
David Lama and Hansjörg Auer have been reported missing after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies, according to early reports from Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung.
David Lama’s 2018 Mountaineering Highlight Reel Is Insane
Alpinist David Lama had some jaw-dropping climbs caught on camera in 2018. Watch death-defying solos, epic powder skiing, and sketchy, loose rock from one hell of a year.
Backcountry Adds Climbing, MTB Gear to Its Branded Kits
Specialty outdoor gear retailer Backcountry introduces its own four-season collection and collaboration with top brands.
Watch: Cory Richards Trains for New Route Up Everest
Cory Richards and Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena are planning a massive undertaking of a new route up Everest. This video profiles Richards and his training.
Sketchy Chugach Line Gives Cody Townsend the Pucker Factor
An out-of-the-blue call leads Cody Townsend on a last-second adventure to Alaska. But conditions on one of the most iconic ski lines in Alaska, the Sphinx, seem to give the team the willies.
Trango Crag Pack 2.0 Review: A Top Backpack Choice for Rock Climbers
The Trango Crag Pack 2.0 is a durable, capable gear-hauler at a great price.
Inside Scoop on Climbing’s Biggest Accomplishments: ‘Impossible Climb’ Book Review
Want to know the secrets behind Alex Honnold’s free solo of El Cap? Or what happened behind the scenes during ‘The Dawn Wall’ or the Golden Age of climbing? A new book, ‘The Impossible Climb’ by Mark Synnott, tells all.
Nepali Mountaineer Attempting All 14 8,000-Meter Peaks in a Single Year
If successful, Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja’s goal to climb every 8,000-meter peak in one year would be amongst the greatest feats in mountaineering history.
Little-Known Climber Free Solos Iconic Patagonian Peak
Jim Reynolds’ free solo climb of the Fitz Roy marks the iconic Patagonian mountain’s second-ever free solo.
New Route Up Everest: Nat Geo Photographer to Attempt Massive Feat
Next month, Cory Richards and Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena will attempt to summit Everest along a route that has ‘never been touched by humans before.’
Meet the Female Porters of Kilimanjaro: Video
Women weren’t always allowed to be porters on Kilimanjaro. This video dives deep into the life of those porters as they haul grueling loads up the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.
‘First Ascent’ Impresses: Eddie Bauer Improves Ultralight 2019 Alpine Shells
Pertex fabrics, ‘super-DWR,’ and featherweight construction: Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent climbing releases for spring 2019 clearly show the brand wants to compete with the best of the best.
Backcountry Ski Safety: What Avalanche Gear Should You Buy?
Before you buy that beacon, shovel, and probe, read this list to make sure you buy the right ones. Stay safe in the backcountry with our guide to avalanche safety gear for backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Epic Photos: Will Gadd Climbs Inside Greenland Ice Cap
Famed ice climber Will Gadd repels deep into Greenland’s ice shelf to learn more about global warming and climb some mind-blowing routes.
The Tallest Mountain on Earth: Mount Everest Timelapse
‘Himalaya, An Everest Time-Lapse Film’ is an awesome, long-form look at life around the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.
Helicopter Crash Kills High-Profile Nepali Diplomats
On the eve of the Himalayan trekking and climbing season, Nepal’s helicopters once again dominate headlines. This time, a tragic crash claimed the lives of seven people, including the country’s minister of tourism and a prolific tour industry entrepreneur.
Climbing the Grand Teton With Colorectal Cancer: A Survivor’s Story
Brian McDonnell and Tate MacDowell were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016. The ailment delayed many adventures, but it didn’t stop them from climbing to the top of one of America’s most classic climbs, the Grand Teton.