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The pros talk about their experiences guiding on rapidly deteriorating glaciers

It's the first climbing film to receive such broad mainstream acclaim

Ice climber Will Gadd visits Helmcken Falls in British Columbia to scale the 463-foot waterfall on some experimental gear

Climber David Fitzgerald is on a mission to climb two boulder problems, Bügeleisen Sit Start and Big Paw, in the film ‘Blocbuster.’

Meet the daredevils who crossed from the Santa Elena Canyon to Big Bend National Park to make a point about unity and trust

In 'Uruca II,' climbing partners Lipe and Hugo find themselves on an alpine ascent when things get a little sketchy

‘Slave Rock’ features David McKenzie Grant​​​​​​​ as he and his team attempt to set a new route in the Faroe Islands

After three years of sold-out events for women-identified and non-binary people, Flash Foxy introduces an extension where men are welcome, too

This short video from David Lama features footage of the mountaineer on the first ascent of Lunag Ri, a 22,660-foot peak in the Himalayas

Some of the world's most passionate athletes are high pointers, climbers who will do anything to reach the tallest point in every state, county, or whatever other designation they can dream up. A lot of those peaks aren't so tall—like Delaware's 447.85-foot Ebright Azimuth—but there's plenty of challenge in this quest. Just ask John Mitchler, who had knocked off everything on his dream list except the tallest spot in a remote U.S. territory: Agrihan.

Sender Films shares some of the strategies it used to push the limits of what’s possible in big-wall filmmaking

We know that cognitive function is impaired at high altitude, but it’s not entirely clear why

Charlie Finlayson was on the ultimate climbing adventure with his dad, David, when a loose boulder forced him to make a daunting rescue

This video from education platform MasterClass features director Jimmy Chin shooting photos near Grand Teton National Park

Tim Klein and Jason Wells were weekend warriors. They were also two of the best climbers to ever ply their trade on Yosemite's most iconic wall. So the climbing world was stunned when they died on some of its easiest terrain.

‘Expensive Membership,’ from editor Nick Garnham Wright, is a parody of Alex Honnold’s latest film, ‘Free Solo’ 

Connor Herson makes sixth all-free ascent of the world's most famous big wall

In 'The Dawn Wall,' from Red Bull Media House, climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climb one of El Cap’s most famous routes

The North Face sent six of its climbers to the Wolf’s Jaw massif in the Queen Maud Land territory in search of first ascents

Finally, the Czech climber shows us that he might be human after all

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Wondering what the future of rock climbing looks like? Search no further than Ashima Shiraishi, the Olympics-bound, New York City prodigy.

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The Detroit native is one of the most well-rounded climbers of his generation. But that’s just part of his story.

A passionate, sometimes uncomfortable ode to the meatiest paws in the world (other people's words, not ours)

Has being the subject of arguably the best climbing film ever made changed him? Absolutely.

Parisi tackled three of the Seven Summits this year, and now she's a few steps closer to likely becoming the first publicly transgender person to complete the famous challenge

From Arc'teryx, The World Above showcases three big wall climbers making the first ascent of Ruby Supernova - 5.12C.

In Lowe's final interview with a journalist, the legendary climber reflected on risk and what a climb was really worth

In episode three, Sasha spends the morning climbing in Boulder before catching a flight to San Francisco for a photoshoot.

Welcome to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, a behind-the-scenes mini-series that takes a look at an "average" weekday with pro climber Sasha DiGiulian.

Climbing skills are in high demand to service sky-high turbines. Eric Ruderman has made it his career.

We dig into the finances of an Alpine Ascents International guide

Falls put 3,000 climbers a year in hospital, costing more than $20 million, according to a new study

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And it has nothing to do with how hard you climb. It’s about creating a fun and inclusive environment that’s welcoming to everybody

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Climber and Flash Foxy founder Shelma Jun shares her story as part of the Garmin Women of Adventure campaign. 

The pro climber just made history on three big, big walls near Banff

Reckless Abandon, from filmmaker Ben Neilson, profiles Condie's return to climbing after struggling with scoliosis.

Searching for Christmas Tree follows ice climber and professor He Chuan as he makes the first ascent of ‘Merry Christmas’

Exposure to extreme environments can change our DNA. Everest climbers—and their twins—are the perfect study subjects.

The Californian pioneered many of the most famous routes in Yosemite during the Valley's Golden Age

Despite nearby Taliban attacks, the 24-year-old reached the top of 24,580-foot Mount Noshaq—the first woman from her country ever to do so

A legal fight over access and an endangered frog has shut out climbers for 13 years, but the Forest Service has a plan to reopen many of the routes, as well as a section of the Pacific Crest Trail

In 2015, climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall, an epic route in Yosemite.

Monserrat Matehuala comes from a neighborhood without trails or crags, but she’s carved out a career climbing in the high alpine.

Less than three weeks after the latest attempt on Latok I ended in death and a dramatic rescue, a Slovenian-British trio has finally claimed one of the last great prizes in mountaineering

Baffin, from Arc’teryx, follows three climbers as the try a big wall free ascent of Great Sail Peak.

Summit fever, a lack of mountaineering skills, and the allure of social media are leading to serious accidents on the lower 48's highest peak. Can anything be done to stop the injuries and deaths?

To keep the small-run calendar project afloat, the photographer washed dishes in Argentine Patagonia and cleaned carpets in Yosemite Valley. But he never made money on it, and now he's decided it's finally time to call it quits.

Lucy Walker was the first woman to summit the Matterhorn and the Eiger—in a billowing dress—but she nearly vanished from history

Alexander Gukov's partner, Sergey Glazunov, fell to his death while rappelling from the 23,442-foot Latok I in Pakistan.

Twenty-three years have passed since the first voluntary climbing closure on Devils Tower during the month of June, yet hundreds of climbers still ignore the ban

This excerpt shows alpinist Andy Kirkpatrick​​​​​​​ in one of the most grueling parts of expedition climbing, hauling gear. 

The Polish mountaineer made history on July 22 when he descended the world's most dangerous mountain on skis

After falling off a 100-foot cliff and surviving for 36 hours high on the mountain, Scottish climber Rick Allen was found alive.

The Spanish ultra-athlete has spent the past decade crushing a generation of elite rivals and redefining the limits of human endurance. But when he notched back-to-back speed ascents of Everest in 2017, critics pounced on the claims.

Frustrated by overly cautious restrictions at cliffs, some climbers are leading efforts to create flexible, evidence-based management

The Nose Speed Ascent follows climbers Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter as they set the women’s speed record on El Cap.

Building buff digits might take less time than you think, according to the Spanish scientist

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Climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flier Steph Davis shares her story as part of the Garmin Women of Adventure campaign. 

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Over the past few decades, climber and wingsuit pilot Steph Davis has established herself as one of the most innovative and fearless adventurers in the world. Even more impressive? She isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

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Melissa Arnot-Reid is one of the most respected mountain guides in the world. Her next feat? Becoming a mom and mentoring the next generation.

The founder of the Women's Climbing Festival talks about the influence female athletes are having on a sport long dominated by men

He was the best alpinist of his generation, a quiet, unassuming Canadian known for bold ascents of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. At the age of 25, he traveled to Alaska to join climber Ryan Johnson for a first ascent outside Juneau. They never came back, and a frantic nine-day search left more questions than answers.

Moab-based climber Mason Earle yearns to find remote, pristine climbing routes.

The raccoon became stranded on a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this week and is now climbing the UBS Tower

Last week, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold set the speed record on the Nose. But even they're not sure it was a great idea.

First he broke his neck. Then he climbed the Seven Summits faster than anyone before.

Over the past week, the duo has made repeated attempts to climb the Nose route on Yosemite's El Capitan in under two hours. They finally succeeded.

Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?

The new Climbing Grief Fund will offer long-overdue tools for dealing with the pain of death in a community that is uniquely affected by it

The climbers sent the historic route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds

Lam Babu Sherpa disappeared on the descent after he was left behind by teammates

The pro climber and free soloist extraordinaire went to D.C. to tell politicians we want to preserve the wild places we grew up with—and not turn them into radioactive tailings ponds

The Nepalese government doesn't want guides to talk about it, but we've seen the photos.

It was part of a marketing ploy for a new cryptocurrency

The athlete-activist is on a mission to get more people of color into the sport he loves

This is the trailer for Sherpas Cinema’s upcoming film, Apa Sherpa which tells the story of the film's namesake, Apa Sherpa.

The Sherpa climber now holds the top-of-the-world record

She’s a single mom who works as a dishwasher at a Whole Foods in Connecticut. And she just reached the top of the world for the ninth time.

If you can't afford the $50 per month membership fee, this gym will let you in anyway