Swing and kick… climb frozen falls and faces with crampons and ice tools.
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.
Denver Hosts First US Ice Climbing World Championship
Athletes from around the world traveled to Denver to climb in the heart of downtown. It was the first time the U.S. hosted the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championship.
Kilian Jornet Skis Europe’s Tallest Vertical Rock Face: Watch ‘Troll Wall’
This wall is so steep it’s hard to believe Kilian Jornet made it down. Watch him ice climb up, then ski down slopes of more than 60 degrees. His accomplishment marks the first ski descent of the Troll Wall.
Alaska Gear Test: Patagonia M10 Anorak & Galvanized Pants Review
The Patagonia M10 Anorak and Galvanized Pants blend minimalism and performance for hardcore alpine adventures. But these garments took a beating in our Alaskan ice climbing test for this review.
Why Climb Solo? David Lama Summits Lunag Ri Alone
Burgeoning alpinist David Lama climbed one of the hardest unclimbed mountains in Nepal three years after his first attempt, foregoing a partner to make it to the top.
World’s Skinniest Half Rope: Edelrid Pro Dry 7.1 Review
We put ‘the skinniest and lightest half rope money can buy’ to the test.
Watch: Will Gadd Climbs Sketchy Icicles With ‘Natural Gear’
Ice climbing falls are sketchy enough. Will Gadd takes it a step further by testing snow stakes and V-threads with full-weight falls on one of the most overhanging ice climbing arenas: Helmcken Falls.
Watch: David Lama Summits Unclimbed Nepali Peak Solo
After multiple attempts, David Lama successfully climbed the 6,907-meter Lunag Ri in Nepal. He did it completely alone.
Dynafit TLT Speedfit Ski Touring Boot Review: Good for Ice Climbs?
Switch from tight, ‘ski mode’ to articulating ‘walk mode,’ strap on some crampons, and send the icefall. We tested Dynafit’s TLT Speedfit ski touring boot to see how it performs on ice climbs.
Watch: Chinese Professor Climbs China’s Biggest Ice After Hours
He Chuan is a university professor by day. But when winter comes, he relentlessly searches for China’s most beautiful, daunting ice climbs. Here, he tackles the 140-meter WI6 route ‘Merry Christmas.’
Ice Climbing Goes Urban: Denver to Host 2019 World Cup Finals
Next year’s UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing competition finale will take place in the shadow of skyscrapers.
Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review
Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.
Conrad Anker Establishes New Route for Fallen Friend
Nearly 20 years since an avalanche claimed Alex Lowe’s life, Conrad Anker creates a new ice route in honor of his former climbing partner.
Watch: Dani Arnold Free Solos Epic 1,000-Foot Ice Climb
Arnold on-sight climbs one of the hardest and most dangerous climbs in the Alps, entirely without a rope, in just over one hour.
10 Essentials: Winter Ice, Alpine Climbing Gear
Gear up and get ready to scale mountains, climb icy walls, and turn frigid summits into your personal play-land with the best winter climbing gear.
First Look: Black Diamond’s Ultralight ‘Vision’ Climbing Harness
Super strong, feather light: The Vision is Black Diamond’s light, minimal harness for alpinists. We put it to the test alpine climbing in the Cascades for this review.
Hyalite Alpine: Climbing Ice With Conrad Anker
More than 20 years after meeting the legendary climber for the first time, we swing axes together on a test-piece in the mountains above his home in Bozeman, Montana.
Frozen Falls, Crashing Waves: ‘Michigan Ice Film’ Reveals Lake Superior Climbing Mecca
Lake Superior and towering cliffs set the stage for ‘The Michigan Ice Film,’ a production that captures the intensity and spirit at one of the country’s least-known meccas for climbing ice.