In small towns with big-time access to wilderness, rising housing values have priced out those who have traditionally made use of the area. Many residents worry that their funky slice of freedom and...
A Swiss gear company is enlisting top climbers to film 360-degree ascents up some of the world’s toughest routes.
A new and physically gruesome form of BASE jumping involves affixing a parachute directly into the jumper’s back—with metal hooks.
Alex Honnold and other Yosemite locals weigh in on what will become of the route that was wrecked when a giant chunk of granite detached earlier this week
Ten weeks after completing a historic ascent in Yosemite, the 30-year-old climber is raising awareness about the sport and contemplating what’s next.
Who summits and who dies on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions is difficult to predict, but according to a new study released this week and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Last February, as the sports world converged on Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, one of the best halfpipe snowboarders in the world made the trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea, instead.
It’s a sad fact: winter is shrinking. The Rutgers University Global Snow Lab reports that the Northern Hemisphere has lost more than a million square miles of snow since 1970.
Used to be, you blew a knee and your options back to action were few—and long. But a fast-growing field of stem-cell therapy is ushering in a new, and much speedier, era of orthopedic recovery.
Dissecting the scary trick halfpipe skiers will need to nail for a shot at gold
Who says cat and heli-skiing are for the one percent? Here’s how to score prime powder at a cut rate.
Who needs muesli and mulled wine? The U.S. hut scene is gaining ground. These DIY trips put you in the best of the backcountry.
Several near deaths on the world’s highest peaks have shed light on a dangerous trend in mountaineering: rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly the powerful steroid dexamethasone....
With its to-the-toe lacing, reinforced toe rand, and outsole made from some of Vibram’s stickiest rubber, the Rift has the DNA of a classic approach shoe.
It’s “the perfect fourteener shoe,” one Colorado-based tester proclaimed, which is perhaps the best compliment a running-hiking hybrid like the PeakFreak can receive.