Mountaineering & Mountains

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

Kilian Jornet Takes Us On His Record-Breaking Trek Across Mont Blanc

<i>Excerpt republished from Summits of My Life by Kilian Jornet with permission of VeloPress.</i><p><b>Mont Blanc: The Summit Of Pioneers</b><p>Mont Blanc, standing at …


The Adventure Podcast - Episode 30: An Interview with Mountaineer and Filmmaker Ben Clark

On this week's episode we sit down for a chat with Everest summiteer, big mountain skier, and filmmaker Ben Clark, who talks about what it is like to …


No Summit No Cry

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The Alpine Club

Amazing footage and speed. Speed record in the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses on the Cassin route: 2 hours and 4 minutes.

Myanmar climbers eye Hkakabo Razi -- the peak conquered only once

A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers …


Video: Climbing the Abruzzi Spur Route on K2

If you've ever wondered what it is like to climb K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, this video will certainly be eye-opening. It takes us …


BREAKING NEWS – LATOK I Amazing news from Karakoram! After dozens of attempts since 1978, the “impossible” Latok I (7145 m) was finally climbed from north by our Luka Stražar together with Aleš Česen and Tom Livingstone! We congratulate Luka and mates for this huge, astonishing achievement about which we still have little information. Alpinists will come back in Slovenia the next week: stay tuned for details and images!

Rappel Anchor Failure – Trusting Old Gear - AAC Publications - Search The American Alpine Journal and Accidents

<b>It was May 22, my fourth day living on the outskirts of Zion National Park. I had moved there for a summer job and was taking every opportunity to</b> …

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Cutting Edge Podcast


Dani Arnold – Speed record on Grandes Jorasses north face

<b>Mammut Pro Team Athlete Dani Arnold has set a new record time on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. At the end of July, the 34-year old climbed</b> …


Hansjörg Auer: Lupghar Sar West solo interview

Interview with Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his July 2018 solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.


Video: The Mountain in the Hallway - Climbing Grand Teton to Beat Cancer

When it comes to inspiring adventure films, they don't come much more powerful than this. The short documentary below introduces us to Tate MacDowell …


Nepali Municipality Bans Use of Helicopters at Annapurna Base Camp

Officials from the Kaski District in rural Nepal have announced new regulations that ban the use of helicopters at Annapurna Base Camp. The local …


Video: The Silence of the Dolomites

Too often when we discover a video of fanatic landscapes it also includes some loud, overwrought music that sometimes feels out of place. That isn't …


First Ascent of Larkya Main 6,425 Himalaya • Georgian Line

Four climbs and one person to be recognized at 2018 Piolets d'Or in Ladek, Poland

Helias Millerioux, Benjamin Guigonnet and Frederic Degoulet on the summit ridge of Nuptse, en route to completing the first ascent of the South Face …


Up Close with Uisdean Hawthorn

Interview by Adele Long<p><b>Hi Uisdean, how long have you been a member of the Alpine Club?</b><p>Two months!<p><b>Like many UK mountaineers you seem to have cut your</b> …


Video: The First Ski Descent of K2

As mentioned in my update from the Karakoram posted earlier today, Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made the first full ski descent of K2 last …


Karakoram Summer 2018: A Record-Setting Season on K2

While I was away at the Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018 event in Denver, Colorado a lot went down in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan. So much so in …


Andrzej Bargiel completes first ski descent from the summit of K2

K2 (8611m). [Photo] Piotr Pawlus / Red Bull Content Pool<p><i>[A version of this story originally appeared on</i> Backcountry <i>is a</i> …


Patrick Gabarrou on the upper Brouillard ridge.. one of the most inaccessible corners of the Mont Blanc massif! 2 long days climbing to reach here from Val Veny in Italy. On such long routes you have to find the right balance between moving efficiently, fast and moving safely... here we finally put the rope on as we started to fatigue!!

Found these excellent prints from Jimmy Chin nestling in a corner of the archive. Any guesses where it was taken?

Everest’s dark side: the 8 scariest parts few know about the climb

Gaping crevices, howling winds, dead bodies - explorer Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton reveals the lesser known mental and physical challenges required …

Bolt Basics: What Every Climber Should Know

<i>by Jason Haas</i><p>The state of bolts in America<p>In the early days of bolting, climbers were venturing into the unknown, using a wide variety of …

Anchors "In Series"

Many climbers find the transition from top-roped climbing into leading to be daunting. This is especially daunting when the move is tinged with the …

Karakoram Summer 2018: Summits on Gasherbrum II, K2 Push Begins

It seems that it is now "go time" in the Karakoram with teams on the move all over the region. Yesterday we had word of summits on Broad Peak, and …

Marc-André Leclerc 1992 - 2018 | The Bird Blog - Arc'teryx

Words: Bernadette McDonald<p><i>There are only a few climbers in the world like Marc. He approached his passion with humility. He seemed larger than life,</i> …

Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund Awards Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

by Malcolm Bass<p>Thanks to a generous donation from a club member, combined with Alpine Club and Montane recurring funding, we are currently able to …