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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

New York City's least kid-friendly gym and its obsession with a "proper session"

Climber Matt Cornell attempts to free solo Come and Get It an M7 mixed climb outside Bozeman, Montana

'Pretty Strong' profiles eight elite female climbers crushing the sport on North America's hardest routes

How witnessing a bad fall changed my perspective on climbing

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

After Kirstie Ennis lost her leg, she climbed some of the hardest mountains in the world. And she’s just getting started.

'The Mentor' chronicles climber Marcus Garcia’s relationship with climbing legend, Jimmy Ray Forester

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

She's the first person to summit all 846 thirteeners in the lower 48 and Hawaii

What happens when you find yourself on El Cap with a badly injured partner? Former Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) worker Josie McKee and climber Quinn Brett found out.

Looking for an outdoor mentor? So is everyone else. Here's how to make yourself a little more competitive.

Over six months and seven days, the Nepali climber summited all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks

Pearl Johnson is now the youngest person to ascend the 3,000-foot rock face

'Speak to Me Softly,' from filmmaker Henna Taylor and Outdoor Research, tracks Jenny Abegg on a challenging pitch on Moonlight Buttress

'Rotpunkt' is an upcoming film from Patagonia that chronicles Alex Megos's ascent within the ranks of the climbing community

The lineup of films is sure to inspire anyone in the audience to find their nearest crag or climbing gym

In downtown Copenhagen, a city known to be extremely flat, a man-made climbing wall stands among the landscape at 45 feet high

Ridgeway was a force to be reckoned with, and over more than three decades with Patagonia helped pioneer its iconic aesthetic

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.

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?

The country's Ministry of Tourism unveiled a series of proposals aimed at avoiding another disastrous, overcrowded year on the world's highest peak

The story of what happened after a climber spotted a religious figure mounted on the wall of her local 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.

Here's what it takes to get yourself on top of Denali, from Salt Lake City, without a single motor

A local legend challenges a pro climber to a 64-route race

A female bow hunter and a city-dwelling rock climber learn of their shared commonality—disrupting convention in their respective sports

Ibrahim Cetindemir was pulled off his train and detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Montana while making his way back home to North Dakota

The climber fell 80 feet from a climb in North Carolina

'Heart Mountain Children' features a group of climbers as they summit a peak in Greenland

Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight' took a stab at fixing the mountain's overcrowding problem

The Ecuadorian-Swiss climber set a blazing-fast time on North America's highest peak—besting the previous record, set by rival Kilian Jornet in 2014, by one minute

The deadly 2019 climbing season prompted a worldwide demand to reform management of the world's highest peak. Is change really possible? Mark Jenkins, a veteran alpinist who reached the summit in 2012, lays down an emphatic yes.

She's the youngest person in history to climb the iconic 3,000-foot route

A group of Indians claimed they reached the top of the peak, but they may not have made it past Camp III

A helicopter search spotted five bodies in avalanche debris

With varying degrees of success

The most crowded season of all time is now the fourth deadliest

When Wui Kin Chin collapsed high on the deadliest mountain in the world, he urgently needed a rescue. Instead, he sat alone at 24,000 feet for more than 40 hours.

When we say “Everest is crowded,” this is what we mean

It's the third death of the Everest climbing season

When Alex Honnold tells you the thing you're doing is a little crazy, it warrants some self-reflection

French authorities brought the man to safety after he made a 528-foot free ascent

This video recaps the Tuck Fest's deep-water solo competition at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Eight deaths, three missing climbers, six mountains—and the real Everest summit push hasn’t even started

The Seven Summit Treks guide has reached the peak of the world's highest mountain for a 23rd time

Jorgeson's 1Climb foundation and Adidas are partnering to build 10 climbing walls across the country

Five years after he famously Facebooked his way to rescue from a Himalayan crevasse, scientist and climber John All is back on Mount Everest, looking for answers about how global warming is affecting the highest peaks on earth

If you haven’t seen the Oscar-winning film chronicling Alex Honnold’s historic rope-free ascent of El Cap, you can check it out (or see it again)

Hailing from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, four female climbers are attempting to summit Everest—three of them for the first time

Twenty percent of climbers on the world's highest peak this season are women

Two years ago, the climbing photographer known as Nathan Smith saw no way out, after struggling for years with gender-identity issues in the male-dominated outdoor industry. Then—slowly, bravely—Nikki introduced herself to the world.

The climber, photographer, and co-founder of Más wants you to know that you belong in the climbing gym

From Black Diamond, 'The Lifer' profiles legendary climber Russ Clune​​​​​​​, steward of an iconic New York climbing area

Meet the activists, community mobilizers, and athletes creating their own space in climbing

Cell phone photos show that Jess Roskelley, Hansjörg Auer, and David Lama reached the summit but died on the descent

This year, governments and guiding companies are promising to do more to keep the mountain clean, but the question of what to do with the dead bodies is becoming more urgent

They were three of the world’s best climbers. Here are the remembrances from those who knew them best.

David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer had been attempting a difficult route up Howse Peak in the Canadian Rockies when they got hit by a massive slide earlier this week

Before his controversy-plagued doubled ascent in 2017, the Spanish ultra star deployed the latest altitude science to speed his high-altitude adaptation

A definitive list of the best climbing the United States has to offer

Three died and four were injured on Sunday when a plane veered off course

Smart ways to strengthen your mental game

In July, a group of Afghan women set out to climb 24,580-foot Mount Noshaq, their country's highest mountain. No Afghan woman had ever reached the summit, and many challenges stood in their way, from hostile Afghan men who think that women shouldn't exercise, to the terrorist attack in a district near the peak two days before the climb began. This is their story.

Are you curious about what Olympic climbing will look like in 2020? We are, too. Here's what you should know before it all begins.

As climbers reach Base Camp, at the foot of the world's highest mountain, these are the stories we're keeping an eye on

Jim Reynolds is a name you’ve likely never heard, but his free-soloing feats top those of Alex Honnold—if not in difficulty, then in length, commitment, and style

A recent World Cup in Denver blew all expectations and leads the way toward the 2026 Winter Games

From Kathmandu to the top of the world, here’s an overview of the most popular route to Everest’s summit

The bodies of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard have been located after 14 days of searching

For some climbing rangers in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, every ridgeline holds the memory of a rescue, every peak a body bag. It's more than they can handle alone.

Sometimes dying in the mountains is just the luck of the draw

'The Place of the Gaels' features American alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli, Angela Vanweimeersch, and Jon Frederick climbing in Scotland.