News from the Field

Photographer: Courtesy of the American Alpine Club

Alpine Conservation Grants Announced

Climbers with a favorite local climbing area can propose infrastructure improvements through the American Alpine Club’s new Cornerstone Conservation Grant. Designed to help preserve and... Read More

Photographer: DeclanTM/Flickr

Timberland Sells to Gear Giant

Timberland, the New Hampshire-based, family-owned boot and apparel company, will likely accept a $2 billion buyout offer from the VF Corp, owner of the North Face, Wrangler, Reef, and other retail... Read More

Photographer: Tom Evans/El Cap Reports

Honnold Solos The Phoenix

Climber Alex Honnold made the first ropeless ascent of The Phoenix in Yosemite Valley earlier this week, notching one of the hardest free solos ever done in the park. The route, established by Ray... Read More

Photographer: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR/Flickr

Sharks Killed in Record Swim

Open-water swimmer Penny Palfrey set a new world record for the longest unassited ocean swim on Sunday night, but it came steep cost: Palfrey's support crew killed three white tip sharks who the... Read More

Photographer: McSmit/Wikimedia

Serious Crash at Tour of Switzerland

Colombia's Juan Mauricio Soler has been hospitalized after colliding with a spectator on stage six of the Tour of Switzerland. Soler, 28, is reported to have suffered skull fractures and cerebral... Read More