Mountaineering

Running up a Mountain Makes It Feel Smaller

You really haven’t lived until you’ve picked vomit out of your own shoes. I learned this nearly a decade ago when I was training for my first marathon on the slopes of Paris Mountain in South Carolina. I had too much gin the night before, and the Carolina summer demanded penance, which I managed to …

Climbing

A New Documentary Looks at Everest in the Wake of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

It was reportedly Joseph Stalin who made the observation: One death is a tragedy, one million a statistic. The 2015 Nepal earthquake took over 9,000 …

Climbing

Mount Whitney hiker among two Sequoia Park deaths

By Ashleigh Panoo<p>Two people died in separate incidents in Sequoia National Park during the weekend, one on Mount Whitney and the other in the Kaweah …

National Parks

2 teens die in April avalanche in western Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say two teenagers have died in an avalanche in western Romania after the country was hit by a blast of wintry weather.<p>Emergency situations chief Raed Arafat told The Associated Press that rescue workers pulled the bodies of two youngsters, aged 13 and …

Romania

Trials, tribulations and kindness on the Great Himalaya Trail, from Everest to Annapurna

Print<p>I was shivering, badly. The frost had gradually covered the fly of my tent, and then crept into the vestibule until finally it covered my …

Climbing

The ice stupas of Ladakh: solving water crisis in the high desert of Himalaya

An ingenious idea to build artificial glaciers at lower altitudes using pipes, gravity and night temperatures could transform an arid landscape into an oasis<p>The idea crystallised in his mind one morning as Sonam Wangchuk was crossing a bridge in the Indian Himalayas.<p>The engineer from Ladakh, in the …

Water

Top 13 World’s Highest and dangerous motorpass or roads (8 mins read)

It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you – …

Trails

6 Rules of Etiquette For Outdoor Climbing

Put simply, the local crag is not the same as the local gym. Certain rules of etiquette exist for outside climbing that don’t typically apply in gym …

Camping

Alex Megos Makes the First Ascent of Fight Club (5.15b)

Watch Alex Megos complete the historic first ascent of Canada's first 5.15 with <i>Fight Club</i> (5.15b), at Raven's Crag in Alberta, near Banff National …

Climbing

Watch: Hayward whips pass out of bounds in dying seconds of Game 3

Gordon Hayward had a career performance in Game 3, but his play in the dying seconds may have played a part in his team's defeat.<p>With his Jazz down …

Sports

Review: Spa Hotel Jagdhof - A Snow-Sure Gem In The Tyrol

Name: Spa Hotel Jagdhof<p>Location: Austria<p>The Spa Hotel Jagdhof is a Relais & Châteaux ski hotel with multi award-winning cuisine, a stunning spa and a …

Hotels

Kai Lightner, 17, aims to be the best rock climber in the country

One of the few blacks at the top of the sport, he’s shooting for the Tokyo Olympics<p>One afternoon about 13 years ago, Constance Lightner was looking …

Climbing

Climbing Mt. Everest Is Terrible for Your ’Nads - Motherboard

If you're a man planning a major trek in the Himalayas or some other mountainous region, I have two things to tell you. First, please do not go on and on about it, I promise you no one cares. Second, your balls might shrink.<p>In a letter to the editor published this week in <i>High Altitude Medicine and</i> …

Climbing

Everest 2017: The Teams to Watch | Men's Journal

The 2017 Everest Climbing Season is officially underway. As of April 16, 2017, Nepal’s Department of Tourism had issued 376 permits for South-side …

Adventure Travel

Weekly Rewind: Conquering Everest with Snapchat, and is the Galaxy S8 worth it?

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep …

Gear & Gadgets

Big City Mountaineers: Climb A Peak, Help Kids In Need

Book a summit adventure, gather pledge donations and sponsors, and help fund wilderness training for kids.<p><b>Whether you’re planning a technical climb,</b> …

Climbing

A Doctor's Mission, Heard by Thousands of Children in Nepal

At an early age, when her grandfather died from a brain abscess that began as a minor ear infection, Dr. Milan Maharjan learned the shortcomings of a …

Health Care

Keita Kurakami sees The Votive Light (5.13d/14a R trad) in Yukawa, Japan

Keita Kurakami leads Hakuhatsuki, or "Gray Haired Demon," (5.13d R) as a rope solo. After taking a ground fall attempting to redpoint the route as a …

Climbing

Riding the Storm on Torre Central, Patagonia

<i>Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert came close to completing a free ascent of Riders on the Storm (VI 5.12d/5.13 A3, 1300m) in January 2016 on the</i> …

Climbing

How to Climb in Yosemite: Gear, Essentials, and Other Tips

Yosemite can seem like a daunting place filled with rules, rangers, and rocks, BIG ROCKS. Rock so big that you can’t take your eyes off them. So big, …

Adventure Travel

The Highest Places on Earth

There are a lot of high places around the world. And we’re not talking about hazy hangouts where marijuana has already been legalized. We're talking …

Adventure Travel

Terrifying footage shows moment four daredevil teens climbed 200ft Thorpe Park rollercoaster without harnesses

This nail-biting footage shows the moment a gang of daredevil teenagers climbed 200ft up one of Britain's tallest rollercoasters.<p>Ringleader Rikke …

Climbing

Seven Brews to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Seven Summits

We weren’t actually there when Richard Bass summited Mount Everest on April 30, 1985, becoming the first to bag the highest mountain on every continent. But we’ll guess what he said as he began the trek back to Base Camp: “I could really go for a beer.”<p>To toast the anniversary of Bass’ …

Beer

Rock Climbing Knots: A Beginners Guide

There is little in climbing as important as rock climbing knots. They are, after all, what keeps you tied to the rope, which ensures you stay alive …

Climbing

Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. Celebrating …

Climbing

Reinhold Messner on the Future of Climbing Mount Everest

The legendary climber talks about the evolution of the climbing industry in Nepal.

Climbing

How To Catch the Lord of the Mountain in Breath of the Wild

<b>The first challenge in mounting and riding the Lord of the Mountain is finding its spawn point. Its alternate name is Satori, so it's perhaps</b> …

RPGs

Daredevil records illegal and dangerous crane climb in Melbourne's CBD

A daredevil climber has recorded the heart-stopping moment he illegally scaled to the edge of a massive crane in Melbourne's CBD.<p>UK stuntman Ally …

Five Years

Best Portable Oxygen Concentrator for Traveling

Whether you’ve got breathing difficulty, are elderly, or just need to be on oxygen, you certainly don’t want to be tied down to your home having to …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch Piolet d'Or Winning First Ascent of Moveable Feast on Thalay Sagar

Watch the Moscow alpine team—Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev, and Sergey Nilov—make the first ascent of <i>Moveable Feast</i> on Thalay Sagar (6,904m) …

Climbing