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The new American Alpine Club CEO talks about his background, living the #vanlife before it was cool, and his goals for the organization

An attempt that was fraught with complications, high jinks, and bad decisions

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?

None would be where they are today without the influence of these people

A warming planet could make climbing iconic mountains like the Matterhorn a more risky enterprise. But is shutting them down a call for local authorities to make?

Whether you're looking for deals on gear or an inside line on your dream trip, the perfect group is just a click away

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

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

But the everyday athlete can learn a thing or two from him

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

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

The professional ski mountaineer counts these titles among her all-time favorites

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

These organizations want to help you tick that big once-in-a-lifetime trip off your list

The true story of a daring rescue on one of the Himalayas' most notorious peaks

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

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.

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

Women who work as guides and professional athletes face a tougher go than their male counterparts if they also want to raise children

One man's quest to ski the equivalent of sea level to the summit of Everest and back. Twice. In 24 hours. On a single ski run.

Study finds that high-elevation areas in the Himalaya are seeing wetter, more frequent slides

This month, Red Bull sponsored a team of the world's best mountaineers to ski across the Alps in less than 41 days

Anna Pfaff is a professional alpinist when conditions are right and a trauma nurse the rest of the time

The godfather of alpinism shares his thoughts on his fallen comrade, taking risks on mountains, and how his perspective has changed with age

The man known affectionately as the 'Swiss Machine' lived life on the cutting edge. Here, we gather the remembrances of those who knew him best.

We asked a group of pro outdoor athletes how they deal with conditions that can swing from sunny and warm to cold and dreary in an instant

Advice from people whose lives depend on good organization

A pair from Utah trying to complete the first ascent of a steep face in the Karakoram mountain range were caught in a snowstorm last month and haven't been seen since

The 10-summit tour across the top of Wyoming’s Tetons is one of the most difficult—and stunning—climbing trips in North America. Christopher Solomon has the scars to prove it.