Swing and kick… climb frozen falls and faces with crampons and ice tools.
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.
Ouray Ice: Power And Skill At 2016 Ice Climbing Fest
Thirty-three climbers from around the world competed in the 2016 Ouray Ice Festival. Only one made it to the top. This video highlights the power, skill, and sketchy nature of mixed ice climbing.
Ice Climbing Zion
The desert Southwest is known for a lot of things. Ice climbing isn’t one of them … but maybe it should be!
Ice Giants: Shots From America’s Least-Known Climbing Mecca
A few of us on the GearJunkie staff have climbed in the area and can attest to its epic qualities, including massive steep ice that drops off lake-side cliffs, hidden waterfalls in the woods, and ice bouldering near the town.
Guide To Canada’s Little-Known Climbing Mecca
Climbers are currently raising funds for a new guidebook to the region north of Lake Superior.