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Kilian Jornet Is Climbing Mt. Everest... Again

Two years after his disputed back-to-back summit of the world's tallest mountain, alpinist and ultrarunner Kilian Jornet has received a permit to climb Everest again this fall. If he plans to go for another record, he's not telling people.

Taylor Gee
Sep 6, 2019

The Tragedy on Howse Peak

In April, alpinists David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer went silent during a harrowing expedition in Canada. The climbing community mobilized, first for a search and then for a memorial. In the wake of the tragedy, writer Nick Heil examines the motives of cutting-edge climbers and wonders: How close should we stand to our own mortality to feel alive?

Nick Heil
Aug 28, 2019

How an Indiana Church Became a Rock-Climbing Gym

It sounds like a great idea. Churches have high ceilings, are centrally located, and, recently, have been falling vacant. But redesigning them to accommodate climbing routes? Not so easy.

Craig Fehrman
Jul 25, 2019