This excerpt shows alpinist Andy Kirkpatrick in one of the most grueling parts of expedition climbing, hauling gear.
Frustrated by overly cautious restrictions at cliffs, some climbers are leading efforts to create flexible, evidence-based management
When Kyle Dickman set out on a month-long road trip with his wife and infant son last spring, he was fueled by a carefree sense of adventure that had defined his entire life. Then he got bit by a venomous snake in a remote area of Yosemite National Park, and the harrowing event changed everything.
Last week, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold set the speed record on the Nose. But even they're not sure it was a great idea.
Over the past week, the duo has made repeated attempts to climb the Nose route on Yosemite's El Capitan in under two hours. They finally succeeded.
Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?
The quest for sub-two continues
The climbers sent the historic route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds
The pro climber and free soloist extraordinaire went to D.C. to tell politicians we want to preserve the wild places we grew up with—and not turn them into radioactive tailings ponds