Mountaineering & Mountains

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

Pumori winter ascent by Alex Txikon Co in preparation for Everest

In preparation for the winter ascent without supplementary oxygen of Everest, Basque alpinist Alex Txikon and Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara …


Cerro Adela Sur, new Romanian variation by Capusan, Zolt in Patagonia

Romanian mountaineers Vlad Capusan and Török Zolt have added a new variation to Filo Este on Cerro Adela Sur in Patagonia. The logical new line was …


The beautiful knife edge ridge of the Grand Cornier (3962m) at dawn. Perhaps once I finish all these 4000ers I should do the 3900+ peaks... so many gorgeous summits that just miss the magic height! Shot from the Weisshorn (4506m)

<em>Popular Mechanics</em> Takes a Look at the 7 Tallest Unclimbed Mountains in the World

With all 14 8000-meter peaks conquered, the Seven Summits subdued, and countless other peaks routinely climbed on a regular basis, it is easy to …


INTERVIEW: Angelika Rainer, the first woman to drytool D15

Angelika Rainer has just become the first woman to climb a D15 drytooling route: A line above the Sky, in the Tomorrow's World cave, Italian …


Winter Climbs 2018: Summit Schedule Set on Nanga Parbat, Success on Pumori

Once again the news from the winter climbing expedition continues to come fast and furiously. The weekend had plenty more information to share as all …


Winter Climbs 2018: Summit Bid on Nanga Parbat, Updates From K2 and Everest

More new from the major winter climbing expeditions this season with progress on just about every front. Lets get into the latest updates from all …


Winter Climbs 2018: Camp 2 on Everest, Stalled Out on K2

The major mountaineering expeditions that we're following this winter seem to have updates on an almost daily basis at the moment. That's a bit …



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Winter Climbs 2018: Teams Reach Camp 1 on Everest and K2

Despite the fact that the winter climbing season is really just getting underway in the Himalaya and Karakoram, good progress is already being made …


Video: How to Clean a Climbing Rope

Today's "how to" video from REI is a short and simple one, but a good reminder none the less. It shows us how to clean a clean a climbing rope to …


Winter Climbs 2018: Into the Icefall on Everest, Poles in BC, and a Death on Lobuche

The winter climbing season is starting to pick up steam as the climbers continue to get settled on their respective mountains and prepare for the …


Everest Guide Adrian Ballinger Shares His Thoughts On Nepal's New Climbing Rules

The controversial new climbing rules from Nepal continue to be a source of much debate amongst mountaineers. As you'll recall, the Council of …


AIGUILLE DU MIDI Une vue spectaculaire sur la célèbre Aiguille, saupoudré de blanc ! [A spectacular view on the famous Aiguille, sprinked with white!] 📷 © Marc Lebagy Jan. 2018

Mountain climbers experience mysterious hallucinations that doctors are calling a new condition

• <b>Many climbers who reach high altitudes, especially higher than 7,000-8,000 meters, report hallucinations.</b>• <b><br>Since not all of these visions occur in combination with altitude sickness, the authors of a recent study say episodes of high-altitude psychosis should be considered a new sort of</b> …


Annapurna III—Unclimbed

0<p>SHARES<p>A 12-minute documentary about the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer …


This man may have set a record climbing a frozen NC waterfall. This isn’t for the inexperienced.

The record-breaking below-freezing temperatures felt across North Carolina, and much of the country, might have helped break another record: climbing …


'No one had hitherto believed it possible that the ascent of the Weisshorn could be made in winter.' Our press cuttings archive holds some fascinating information on the first winter ascent on the Weisshorn (4,506m) #onthisday in 1902!

Ground Fall in Eldorado Canyon (Ep. 24)

Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling

You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get …


Joe Tasker Online Exhibition - Mountain Heritage Trust

Welcome to <i>Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker</i>, an online exhibition which has been curated by the Mountain Heritage Trust’s staff and passionate …


Zermaidjoch (Zermaidscharte), 2619 m

Die Wintersaison ist eröffnet: Kurze Skitour im Passeiertal Blick über die...<br>.. weiteres auf sehn-suchtberge

NEWS: First Winter Ascent on Mt. Slesse by Leclerc and Livingstone

<b>British alpinist Tom Livingstone is currently in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, Canada climbing with Canadian hotshot Marc-Andre Leclerc.</b> …


Video: Concordia - The Throne Room of the Mountain Gods

Earlier today when posting about the Polish winter K2 team I wrote that they had reached Concordia, which is close to where they will establish Base …


Climbing Everest. Without Oxygen. In Winter.

In the long history of climbing on Mount Everest, there have been only a handful of summits during winter. And just one person—Ang Rita Sherpa—has climbed the world’s highest peak in the off-season without the use of supplemental oxygen. This winter, Basque climber Alex Txikon aims to become the …


<em>Outside</em> Presents 8 Adventurers Who Changed the World

If you're looking for an interesting read today, look no further than <i>Outside</i> magazine. The iconic publication has posted another article that …


A Look Ahead to Everest 2018

We're just a little over a week into the New Year, and the spring climbing season on Everest is still several months off, but already there are …


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