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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

After four previous attempts, the 70-year-old Chinese climber finally stood on the summit on Monday

The Sherpa community rallied around Matt Moniz and Willie Benegas after their illegal ski descent of Lhotse

Matt Wells and Denny Hogan have been adventuring together for decades. As they push 70, they're not ready to give it up yet.

Ulyana Nadia Horodskyj is an ice scientist who's done research high on Everest—and after working with NASA, she's aiming even higher.

Last week, the legendary speed climber broke bones in both legs when he fell and hit a ledge after a piece of protection popped 2,200 feet up the rock face

As South African Sibusiso Vilane awaits a window to summit Mount Everest for the third time—this attempt without oxygen—he wants the world to know something: We need more black mountaineers

Boyan Petrov was last seen near Camp 3 on Shishapangma nearly a week ago

A powerful storm swept the mountains over the weekend and killed more than a dozen people

Sean Dougherty made a name for himself as a talented climber in the Canadian Rockies. Now he's starting a new adventure in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

Forget brightly colored plastic holds. In the future, we'll climb realistic 3D-printed rocks.

The International Rescue Committee hopes that by teaching kids how to conquer the crag, they'll also be better off facing challenges in their daily lives

Can the world's most iconic ice park survive a changing West?

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Brooklyn-based Brothers of Climbing explore New Mexico on a climbing road trip

We're calling it: these athletes will dominate the headlines for the next two months

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Meet the climbing phenom who has smashed every climbing goal she sets

The world's highest peak will again be the focus of the climbing world

What elite athletes wish they had known when they first started climbing

When two climbers were stranded near the summit of Nanga Parbat last winter, they sent out a desperate call on their satellite device. A hundred miles away, a Polish team of extraordinary climbers answered the call, prompting one of the most daring rescues in mountaineering history.

The Land of Maybe features a trip to the Faroe Islands with climbers Cedar Wright, James Pearson, and Yuji Hirayama.

Some of these vans have so many gorgeous wood panels and stainless steel fixtures, they make my town house look a little dumpy

Mount Everest is increasingly defined by budget guiding companies—and more crowding than ever

From filmmaker Elia Saikaly, Everest - A Timelapse Film II is a collection of images he took while at Everest during milky way season.

For Santa Fe native and climber, Ben Hanna, the Bat Cave has been his proving ground for over 5 years.

Pro climbers and guides share their perspectives on why an event like the Women's Climbing Festival matters to them and to the sport at large