A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch
An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.
With fall marathons back on, we’re celebrating the return to racing—and the positive side effects it can have on our lives
Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether
A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.
Turns out, you don’t get as confident on the rock as Honnold is without broadening your repertoire of moves and expanding your comfort zone
Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.
With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage
Josh Ourada fell 200 feet while free-soloing in Yosemite this spring, and lived to talk about it
Despite their differences, climbing’s most famous besties get along because they share the same convictions, support each other’s harebrained schemes, and, of course, engage in some good-natured smack talk
Mason Earle was scaling iconic rock faces when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now he faces his greatest test of endurance.
How the climbing phenom works to equalize entry for young climbers
Mike Chambers and Jason Antin are an adventure power duo encouraging 9-5ers to make better use of their leisure time
The peak saw its first summits of the season last week, including several record-breaking climbs
A new documentary provides an in-depth look at the global bouldering community
A TV series from the makers of the popular film tour features races up El Capitan, sea-cliff climbing, and more
Is protecting your children from harm the best way for them to explore and understand the world?
A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included
From secluded corners of national monuments to lesser-known state parks, here’s where to explore on public lands in Arizona
This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.
Want to safely build a rope swing but don’t know where to start? Learn how with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.
Need to add knot-tying skills to your life but don’t know where to start? Follow along with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.
The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.
Students from Ida B. Wells Middle School visit Carderock Recreation Area, just outside Washington, D.C., to rock-climb for the first time
What does solving a boulder problem have to do with solving a crossword puzzle? An awful lot.
Nearly 280 rounds of chemotherapy hasn't stoped ovarian-cancer survivor Sharon White from taking on new hobbies
After more than three decades of attempts, there has finally been a winter summit on the Savage Mountain
With partner Adrian Ballinger and local guide Mark Synnott, Harrington discovers an untapped climbing zone: Maine's Atlantic coastline
After losing her brother to cancer, Mackenzie McGrath finds solace in guiding kids who have been impacted by the disease
As the world warms, the amount of oxygen at the top of earth's highest peak is increasing. That could make it easier to summit without using supplemental oxygen.
After the achievement of a lifetime, a few very important details got lost in translation
In the fall of 2019, Garrett Madison canceled his expedition on the world's highest peak. Then one of his clients sued him for breach of contract.
For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.
Two bold men, one reckless plan: to watch the sun go dark atop a huge snow-covered peak in South America. You won't believe what happened next.
An attempt that was fraught with complications, high jinks, and bad decisions
Spanish-speaking guides call the drug "levanta muertos" for the way it "brings life to a dead person"
A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak
The most meaningful adventures are the ones where everything goes wrong. Right?
In 1962, climber Maurice Horn completed the first ascent of the iconic Naked Edge route in Colorado's Eldorado Canyon
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business
What does it take to grow a sport from scratch? A tight-knit community of passionate masochists. And some rusty farm equipment.
Nepal will soon indefinitely suspend visas on arrival for travelers from five countries where the virus has been detected in high numbers
On February 24, registration opened for a series of climbing courses in an effort to standardize teaching the sport and help gym climbers transition to the outdoors in a safe way
'Pretty Strong' profiles eight elite female climbers crushing the sport on North America's hardest routes
On November 27, Brad Gobright died in Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31.
Le Probatoire is one of the toughest challenges in the outdoors, used for decades to pick alpine professionals in France's legendary hub of glacier skiing, climbing, and deadly terrain. Only the strongest make it, but Simon Akam wonders: Is selection by ordeal still the best way to groom competent guides?
What could have been a fatal fall is just a stepping stone on Harrington's path to become the first woman to free climb one of El Cap's hardest routes in a day
Setting the paper of record straight
Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing
As a climbing community, we may be politically diverse, but we all share the same passion, so let's come together to protect America's public lands