This week, Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen spoke with author Silvia Vasquez-Lavado about her memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain, the Book Club’s May pick. On the one hand, the books is about Vasquez-Lavado journey to become the first Peruvian woman to summit Everest…
Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America
The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year
The Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, given since 1983 to legends like Lynn Hill, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, and Alex Honnold, will be rebranded because of racist remarks made in the 1930s and 1940s by Robert L.H. Underhill, a major figure in the history of U.S. mountaineering
Garrett Madison was sued by one of his clients in 2020 after he called off an expedition, saying it was too dangerous. A final court order states the client was not entitled to a refund and that guides should not fear lawsuits when making decisions about safety.
In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued
Climber Marc-André Leclerc may not have craved the spotlight, but his feats in alpine free soloing certainly warranted attention
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch
Mountaineers recognized for ascents in Canada and Pakistan, as well as two lifelong alpinists, will receive awards later this month in France
A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Katie Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.
The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
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?
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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
These organizations want to help you tick that big once-in-a-lifetime trip off your list
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.
Study finds that high-elevation areas in the Himalaya are seeing wetter, more frequent slides
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