Mountaineering

By Hendri Agustin | all about mountaineering sport

Himalaya Fall 2014: Summit Push Underway on Cho Oyu

The pace is starting to pick up in the Himalaya, where last week we saw summits on Manaslu, and we begin this week with a summit push on Cho Oyu as …

Life and Death on America’s Highest Peak

On July 18<b>,</b> 1967, a fierce snowstorm rolled across Alaska’s Mount McKinley (a.k.a. Denali), killing seven of the 12 college students who were summiting the mountain that day.<p>We still don’t know exactly how things unfolded at 17,900 feet. But for Andy Hall, former publisher of <i>Alaska Magazine</i>, the …

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Remembering Mallory and Irvine

This past weekend marked an important anniversary in the annals of mountaineering in the Himalaya, and on Everest in particular. It has now been 90 …

Everest 2014: Acclimatization and Pujas on the North Side

With the South Side of Everest shut down, it is certainly a much quieter season on the Big Hill than anyone of us could have ever anticipated. Still, …

Everest 2014: Another Team Leaves Base Camp, Tensions High On The Mountain

It has been another tumultuous 24 hours on Everest, where tension continues to run high amongst the Sherpas, who continue to mourn the loss of 16 of …

Everest Update: IMG Team Heading Home, Climbing Season Over?

As I've mentioned before, the situation on Everest's South Side is very fluid at the moment, and things are definitely in a state of flux. But, it …

Everest 2014: Season Over On The South Side

Following the departure of almost every major climbing team on the South Side of Everest yesterday, Nepali officials have made it official today. The …

Explorer Mike Horn Climbing Makalu, Before Going Pole-To-Pole

South African explorer Mike Horn has a busy schedule planned for 2014. He is currently in Nepal, where he, and his climbing partner Fred Roux, are …

Everest: Now and Then, Again and Again

<i>Climber and mountain guide Melissa Arnot has summited Everest five times. She is attempting two more summits in the 2014 season. She and Dave Morton co-founded The Juniper Fund.</i><p>Everest is a beautiful and sacred place. Anyone would be hard pressed to disagree with that sentiment. Each season an …

Everest 2014: Icefall Route Complete, Sherpas To Camp 2

It was a busy weekend in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal, where the first teams have started to arrive in Everest Base Camp, and the tent city that will …

Controversy Over Ueli Steck's Annapurna Solo Summit?

One of the biggest and boldest climbs of 2013 was Ueli Steck's amazing solo ascent of Annapurna, the 8091 meter (26,545 ft) Himalayan peak that is …

Video: Border Country - Climbing In The Tian Shan Mountains

Last summer, mountaineers Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, and Liv Sansoz traveled to a very remote region of the world located along the border of China …

Is it More Important to be Mentally or Physically Tough For Everest?

The spring Everest season may still be a couple of months off, but it is approaching rapidly at the moment. In order to get us ready for the start of …

Was Mallory's Body Discovered On Everest In 1936?

I came across an intriguing story over the weekend that Everest fans will most certainly find it of interest. A new story in <i>The Guardian</i> indicates …

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

Camping

Charting Adventure: How to Tell if You Have Altitude Sickness

<b>Today’s Charting Adventure is built,</b> like all AJ’s graphical looks at the outdoor experience, with a heaping helping of humor and a lot of whimsy, …

Pakistan 2013: Hope Fades On Broad Peak, Rescue Operations Underway On GI

The very busy summit season has begun in Pakistan where a number of teams have been successful on their bids to climb the big peaks throughout the …

Traverse

"The mountains are calling, and I must go." - #JohnMuir Getting giddy/ done with this mountain sobriety!

@alexhonnold looking wicked handsome, as he navigates the endless talus ridge towards Split Mountain summit glory! 9 14ers down... I'm literally limping for the finish!

'UNEARTHED' a @thenorthface close to home story coming soon. Teaser live now, search 'green river unearthed' [C4 director @renan_ozturk photo, camp on the green river w/ @dawoods89 @mattsegal @alexhonnold @taylorfreesolo @dickeyphoto]

Pakistan 2013: More Teams Arriving In Base Camps, Summit Bids Underway

Just a quick update from Pakistan today to keep everyone posted on the progress there. The teams are on the move once again and after the travel …