Big peaks, 14ers, slogs, fast-and-light alpine assaults… anything with a 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.
Climbing Season Closed: A Look Back at Record Year on Everest
2018 will go down as one of the most successful climbing years ever on Mt. Everest.
This Is What Summiting Everest Looks Like
Step for step, the final push to the top of the world’s tallest peak looks arduous. Thankfully, Elia Saikaly brought a nice camera to the top!
World’s 10 Most Dangerous Mountains
Did you know that K2 is thought to have a curse against women? Read our list, from Pakistan to New Hampshire, of the world’s 10 most dangerous mountains for climbing.
Australian Steve Plain Crushes ‘Seven Summits’ Record
Four years after a spinal injury nearly left him paralyzed, Steve Plain became the fastest person to reach the peak of every continent’s tallest mountain this week. He finished the coveted Seven Summits in 117 days.
70-Year-Old Double-Amputee Summits Everest
After 40 years and four failed attempts, Chinese climber Xia Boyu became the first double-amputee to summit Everest from the south.