Big peaks, 14ers, slogs, fast-and-light alpine assaults… anything with a summit.
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.
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.
Breaking Down Kilian Jornet’s 24-Hour Uphill Record Gear
Last week, Kilian Jornet did what he does best, crushing the 24-hour record for vertical gain. This is the kit he used to do it.
Pico de Orizaba: Gear I Used to Climb Mexico’s Highest Mountain
At 18,491 feet, Orizaba is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third-highest in North America. Here’s the equipment that helped me and my team make it to the summit.
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.
Vague Path: Your Almost Official Guide to Fell Running
Americans don’t really get Britain’s fell running. Is it mountain running? Is it trail running? Why does it get its own designation? So we asked an expert fell runner to break it down in all its mud and glory.
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.
Dog Helps Owner Trigger First SPOT X SOS Call
Someone had to be the first to initiate a rescue with the new SPOT X two-way communication and navigation device. Darrel Comeau just never thought it would be him — or his dogs.
Climbing a 14er: 5 Lessons to Remember
Climbing a 14er is an adventure accessible to many people. But it isn’t a walk in the park! Keep these tips in mind whether you’re preparing for your first 14er or just tagging another.
Summit Scramble on the Matterhorn With Kilian Jornet
It’s thousands of feet down on either side. Kilian Jornet makes it look easy, practically running on the snow, rock, and ice.
Ropeless Speed Climb: Watch Dani Arnold Set Record on 4,000-Foot Face
The north face of Grandes Jorasses offers 3,937 feet of rock climbing. Dani Arnold broke the speed record this summer, completing the Cassin route in 2 hours 4 minutes without a rope.
Ptarmigan Traverse: Gear for a Classic Mountaineering Route
The Ptarmigan is unrelenting: 35 off-trail miles with 25,000 feet of elevation change along a series of jagged peaks in Washington State’s North Cascades. Here’s all the gear you need to suffer through it.
Summit Twice, Run Around: Grueling Rainier Infinity Loop Sees New Record
Inspired by Chad Kellogg’s life of perpetual motion, a pair of Coloradan adventurers claims the fastest known time of the 130-mile, 40,000-foot-gain challenge on Mount Rainier.
Watch: David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Unclimbed Nepali Peak
Conrad Anker and David Lama set out to climb Lunag Ri in 2016. During the pair’s second attempt, Anker survived a heart attack.
Scandal on Everest: Fake Permits Issued to Climbers
Nepali officials have uncovered an apparent scam. The con artists faked government documents, sent unapproved climbers up Everest, and pocketed thousands in permit fees.
Teton Tested: Salewa Raven 2 GTX Review
Salewa offers a solid climber at a reasonable price point with its Raven 2 GTX. Out of the box and onto the mountain, we brought the Ravens out for a spin up (and down) the Grand Teton.
Hilaree Nelson Replaces Conrad Anker as TNF Team Captain
Known for impressive ski mountaineering in the Himalayas, Hilaree Nelson will take the role from Conrad Anker, who held the position for 26 years.