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By Marjan Schoeke | Of the fascination of mountains, the Alps and mountaineering.

The 2017 Piolet d'Or Goes to British and Russian Climbers

<i>The 2017 Piolet d’Or has been awarded to Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden for a new route on Nyainqentangla and to Russians Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry</i> …

The Alpinist: Melissa Arnot Reid

In 2005, at the end of Melissa Arnot Reid’s first month working as a guide for Rainier Mountaineering, the 21-year-old walked into her boss’s office to quit.<p>That month offered both an introduction to guiding—she was leading clients to Mount Rainier’s 14,410-foot summit—and to the misogyny that’s …

Mountaineering

Video: How Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington Climbed Cho Oyu in Just 14 Days

Somehow I missed this video when it came out a few months back, but it's still incredibly interesting and relevant now as the climbing season ramps …

Mountaineering

Himalaya Spring 2017: Kilian Jornet Moves Up Speed Record Attempt as Chinese Play Politics with Permits

As expected, the spring 2017 Himalayan climbing season is delivering all kinds of interesting stories and plot lines to follow. In addition to a …

Mountaineering

Two Climbers Use Social Media to Give Us #EverestNoFilters

Last spring, veteran mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Corey Richards set off for Nepal to not only bag the summit of Everest without the use of …

Mountaineering

Himalaya Spring 2017: Record Year on Everest Confirmed

In the months leading up to the start of the spring climbing season in the Himalaya there was a lot of speculation that it would be a record-setting …

Outdoors

Ueli Steck's Groundbreaking Expeditions Called into Question

Controversy has once again reared its ugly head in the world of high alpine mountaineering. Last week, while I was away in Idaho, an article was …

Outdoors

Veteran Sherpa guide has brain haemorrhage

A former Sherpa guide who was the first person to scale Mount Everest 10 times has suffered a brain haemorrhage.<p>Ang Tshering of the Nepal …

Travel

Broomfield climbing guide returns to Everest after 2014 disaster ended first attempt

On April 18, 2014, Ricardo Peña was at base camp on Mount Everest, hiking toward the Khumbu Icefall, when a block of ice tore away from the glacier, …

Mountaineering

Two Climbers Return to Everest to Snapchat the Summit

In 2016, Cory Richards summited Mount Everest. Adrian Ballinger did not. Now, the duo is returning together to conquer the epic mountain and once again capture their expedition, and summit, on Snapchat.<p>Last year, Cory Richards reached the summit of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. This …

Mountaineering

As rock gyms climb in popularity, what are the effects on ethics?

Indoor rock climbing showed double-digit year-over-year growth in 2015, though it did wane a bit last year. The overall upward trend is predicted to …

Mountaineering
Rock Climbing

How to Find Climbing Partners at the Crag

I pulled into the parking lot at Smith Rock State Park solo. I had opted not to put out a call for partners on Mountain Project the night before. I …

Mountaineering

The wild survival story about an Air Force pilot who got his plane stuck atop Mount Rainier

The pilot landed on Mount Rainier's summit on April 12, 1951, only to become stranded when his plane wouldn't restart. After a night in the cold, he …

Mountaineering

Meet a traveller: Bonita Norris, Everest summiteer

For many of us Mount Everest takes on a kind of mythical quality, destined to remain in the realms of our imaginations. But for this bold traveller, mere dreams of the mountain wouldn’t suffice and she set herself on a course to climb the world’s highest peak.<p>In 2008 Bonita Norris had never climbed …

Travel

Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to summit Mt Everest, on her epic journey

It was a glorious Sunday morning in the November of 1995, and Cathy O’Dowd was busy procrastinating. The thought of getting back to her Master’s …

Mountaineering

Before the ascent: postcards from Everest

Waiting to summit Everest gives mountaineers time for introspection. Artist Derek Eland travelled to Base Camp to ask those on their way up to write down their hopes and fears<p>Why do people risk their lives to climb Everest? Artist Derek Eland spent six weeks living in a one-man tent at the Everest …

Mountaineering

Lightening ascent: Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington climb Cho Oyu in 14 Days

The video documenting Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington making a lightening fast ascent of Cho Oyu (8188m) in Tibet in autumn 2016.<p>Last season …

Two climbers send Switzerland's longstanding Gondo Crack project (5.14b R) on trad gear

The Gondo Crack is a 17-meter finger crack in Switzerland, just a few minutes away from the Italian border, that was bolted by the Italian climber …

Adventure Travel

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Rettung an der Ama Dablam / Südtirol Heute vom 12.04.2017 um 18.30 Uhr

Als Favorit markieren Südtirol Heute<p>Noch 6 Tage verfügbar<p>Abspielen<p>Anhalten<p>Zurück<p>Vor<p>Lautstärke anpassen<p>Lautstärke anpassen<p>00:00 | …

Lazaunspitze, 3313 m mit Schartenrunde

Langgrubjoch - Saldurscharte/Lazaunscharte - Lazaunspitze:<p>Herrliche Überschreitung im Schnalsertal<p>Ausgangspunkt unserer heutigen Skitourenrunde ist</b> …

How to Break in New Hiking Boots

Please follow and like us:<p><b>With hiking season upon us it’s time to think about the state of your hiking boots.</b><p><b>Perhaps you’re like me – in love with</b> …

Camping

The deadly toll of B.C.'s stunning backcountry

Winter activity-related deaths average 23 each year, about half from avalanches<p>Alastair Ferries followed footsteps along the edge of a snow ledge …

An Oral History of the First U.S. Ascent of Annapurna (Oh Yeah, and It Happened to Be the First Female Ascent, Too)

On October 15, 1978, Vera Komarkova, Irene Miller, Chewang Rinjing Sherpa, and Mingma Tshering Sherpa stood in a dazzle of afternoon light on the summit of 8,091-meter Annapurna. Around them, only the tallest snowy peaks of the Nepalese Himalayas crested the blue haze. There was a chill in the air, …

Mountaineering

Train Hard, Fight Hard: Tips To Climb Big Mountains

Follow these seven tips and push your limits on high-altitude summits.<p><b>Holly Budge has two world records under her belt</b>. In 2008 she became the first …

UFC

Jeff Lowe: The Climber Who Refuses to Fall

<i>This story first appeared in the June 2012 issue of Men's Journal.</i><p>Even for a gutsy, celebrated climber like Jeff Lowe, it was an audacious attempt: a …

Mountaineering

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