Training begins at birth and never stops.
Your post-Everest interview with the tough Miss Hawley was a "second summit"
The story behind an all-women's monthlong exploration of the Raru Valley.
Cartoon-form Alex Honnold is plenty inspiring too.
Do you compare your outings to others' and sometimes feel less than? Maybe a little perspective is needed.
Thinking about scaling the world's tallest peak solo? You're out of luck.
Voluntary restrictions on site formerly known as Ayers Rock didn’t come close to succeeding
Northwest mountaineering legend is credited with more first ascents than anyone in North America.
Jost Kobusch summited the nearly 24,000-foot Nangpai Gosum II, in the Himalaya, earlier this month
Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds climbed the 31-pitch route in 2:19:44
Perkins was killed by the slide. Kennedy survived, but distraught at the loss, took his own life.
It took 60 days and enough vertical gain to enter outer space.
...and things don't go as planned. Oh, no, they do not.
So, this happened. Eldorado Canyon’s Bastille Wall turned into a climber’s convenient store.
It's been a deadly summer on this Colorado 14er, and this tiptoe scramble is one reason why.
A meditation on the kinds of injuries we just might not come back from.
Nobody knows you like your first and longest climbing partner—so how do you say goodbye?
If you've never fallen off a treadmill while trying to run backwards with a pack on, you're not trying hard [...]
It was a busy weekend on the world's highest peak, with more than 200 summiting in just two days.
The best climbers (and biggest goons) in the world take on unclimbed routes in east Africa.
New film addresses the complicated issue of gender relations and sport.
Steck dies while preparing for ambitious route up Everest
You can't understand Mallory without knowing his war experience, says the author, a veteran of Iraq.
The rock savant and business man was an early evangelist for the clean climbing revolution.
It's a classic Moment of Relief...
The agency is looking closer at climbing gyms and other adventure businesses, too.
Because flowers and chocolate just doesn't cut it anymore—and maybe they never did.
Banff adventure film workshop leads to this cute and fun story about babies who send.
A dash of first ever this, a little bit of first ever that, and a healthy dose of badass.
Critical advice from Dave Hahn, who's done it more than almost anyone.
Slow and heavy, that's the ticket, says the Piolet d'Or winner. Wait, what? says the other guy.
Some pieces of gear become coffers for our goals and dreams and aspirations.
The Czech climber defied expectations at every turn.
Leo Houlding leads a first ascent on the remote wall just after the birth of his daughter.
Denis Urubko is a household name...almost nowhere, but given his amazing accomplishments on the world's [...]
Chris Figenshau is best known as one of the world's best high-angle photographers, but that's just the tip of [...]
“The bone and meat are still [there]...so that will be a surprise for someone,” joked Greg McKee.
The report he died in a car accident was especially tragic, given how much he suffered in life, but that [...]
Frank Sanders has helped more people deal with the Devil than anyone. Relax, he's a climbing guide.
The climbing community was upset that the magazine used women as props. See what OR did about it.
They say people living the nomadic adventure life are running from something. She says she's running to it.
Alpinist Sue Nott's climbing career was brilliant, controversial, and far too short.
Here's why grades suck. Here's why they don't. And here's an acknowledgement of the contradiction therein.
The weeklong trek included 112,000 feet of vertical and was fueled by dreams of ice cream and pizza.
The man who died in Pakistan was nice, normal, humble, and decent--qualities all too rare in a culture hungry [...]
Anatoli Boukreev saved 3 in 1996 debacle, while a certain famous writer 'slept in his tent'
The two were planning five days to climb and descend, but haven't been seen for more than a week.
K2's Gilkey is one of the most famous memorials in mountaineering--but it didn't include everyone who died [...]
The Boardman Tasker prize just announced its shortlist--a fantastic collection for tent-bound days or [...]
'Please don't die,' pleads climber as mountain runner races by on quest to set new mark across the craggy range.
"The naming of things is the beginning of all ignorance," and other lessons gleaned from a life on rock.
Will Gadd wanted to ice climb on all seven continents. Kilimanjaro's withering glaciers added a sense of urgency.
In 2014, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin put up a 2nd ascent, and in the process put the spotlight on this [...]
The hard-climbing, hard-drinking Scotsman redefined Himalayan alpinism and notched first ascents throughout [...]
In 1970, Haston and Don Whillans changed climbing forever by completing the first ascent of Annapurna's south [...]
In May, four climbers turned to canoes for a six-day journey in search of new climbing routes.
AJ takes a first crack at this sorta trail runner, sorta approach shoe; what it really is is a hybrid without [...]
Do you climb because the mountains are calling or because that list app won't fill itself?
Are printed guidebooks going the way of the piton? Not for this loyal romantic.
Adrian Ballinger turned back less than two hours from the summit of Everest. Why that was the best decision [...]