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
The climber talks about the scary falls that actually enabled her to make it to the top of Yosemite's iconic big wall
Brooklyn Boulders said it provided "climbing and community for all." Employees said that couldn't be further from the truth. Now the company is rolling out a series of changes to work toward its DEI goals.
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.
Rising photojournalist Malik Martin shows us how this climbing gym has built a community of paying it forward
After the achievement of a lifetime, a few very important details got lost in translation
After years of effort, the 34-year-old climber motored up El Cap's Golden Gate route and now joins the ranks of Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Lynn Hill
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.
The new American Alpine Club CEO talks about his background, living the #vanlife before it was cool, and his goals for the organization
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
'A Feather in the West' follows a group of elite European climbers to Ireland, proving you don't always have to travel far for first ascents
Spanish-speaking guides call the drug "levanta muertos" for the way it "brings life to a dead person"
Last year, mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez summited K2 without supplemental oxygen
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three Chinese teams reached the top of the world
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
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
An official declaration from Nepal's Department of Immigration confirms that the world's highest peak will be closed for the season due to coronavirus concerns
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
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.
Setting the paper of record straight
'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