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The treacherous history of the Matterhorn can be read in books and snowy graveyards, but to write it you've got to survive it

The peaks of the Italian Alps may look daunting, but climbing them is la dolce vita.

A crash course in old-growth tree climbing (it's tree hugging's rambunctious younger sibling). Wanna come out and have some deep fun?

A corps of rock rats in a hurry is putting the pedal to the mettle in big-wall climbing

A partner drops out, one thing leads to another, and suddenly our hero finds that peer pressure has him fighting for his life

An avalanche in Tibet takes the life of Alex Lowe

The rules (there are only three of them) remain the same for a lifetime, and they come from the mouths of babes

To save the day when the crevasse hits the fan; to be chased by AK-47-wielding bandits; to be the one guy who's gotta say, "Time to turn around, everybody"—this is what it means to be a professional guide. (Still interested?)

In an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book by the men who led the quest to solve the mystery of George Mallory's disappearance, the authors for the first time reveal the evidence they uncovered—and offer their chilling re-creation of Mallory and Irvine's last hours.

Alaskan eccentric Trigger Twigg attempts the first winter ascent of the world's tallest face

And other tales from the urban climbing gym

As a young climber, David Roberts believed in the greatness of risk. Then death came suddenly, too easily. And it came again and again.

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