By the late 1980s, Mount Everest had a problem. Trails in the region, and even the slopes of the revered peak, were experiencing a major side effect of 30 years of climbers coming to the area:...
Last year, after 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest, many predicted an end to commercial climbing on the mountain. They were wrong. But as climbers converge on Base Camp this April, these...
Learn how to stay safe in avalanche territory.
Playing safely in the mountains requires an intimate knowledge of terrain and an understanding of how a host of variables—including sun, wind, and temperature—affect the snowpack.
The key to digging your friends out alive is how fast you are with these three essential avalanche safety tools.
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Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the 5.10 Coyote Canvas climbing shoes.
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Aigle Shems Midweight Jackets: Reviews With a soft fleece interior and warm, durable merino wool/nylon exterior, this jacket combines our favorite fabrics in one versatile top. 1.9 lbs;...