Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.
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.
Flex, Scream, Send: Adam Ondra’s First Ascents Assail the Senses
Sit back, watch, and listen to one of the world’s preeminent climbers send 8c+ and 9a+ routes in the Balkans.
Watch: Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi’s Oscar Speech for ‘Free Solo’
Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. Here’s what they had to say on stage.
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.
Honnold Wears The North Face Tuxedo to Oscars
The North Face’s one-off bespoke tuxedo wore ‘Free Solo’ star Alex Honnold to a victorious evening at the 91st Academy Awards.
Oscars: ‘Free Solo’ Wins Best Documentary Feature
‘Free Solo,’ starring Alex Honnold and directed by Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.
Sport Climbing Proposed for Paris 2024 Olympics
The Paris Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games proposed adding sport climbing and bouldering to the 2024 Games, with a separate competition for speed climbing. That’s two climbing competitions.
GRIGRI Killer? Trango Vergo Belay Device Review
After two recalls, Trango re-released what it calls ‘the world’s most ergonomic belay device.’ So we put the Vergo assisted-braking belay to a first look test.
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.
Alex Honnold Breaks Down Famous Rock Climbing Scenes: Watch
Was Tom Cruise’s climbing in ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ realistic? Alex Honnold analyzes iconic movie climbing scenes from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Cliff Hanger.’
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.
Patagonia Music Video: ‘Done in R1’
Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Nico Favresse put on the show of their lives, dangling high above the ground for the music video ‘Done in R1.’
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.
prAna, Sharma Gaffe Sparks Responsible Caving Dialogue
A controversial image of Chris Sharma in the prAna’s spring 2019 catalog ignited outrage among some climbers. But it also helped bring an important issue into the mainstream.