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A new National Geographic series streaming on Disney+ features everyone from Conrad Anker to Justine Dupont going deep about their most pivotal close calls and mistakes

Jeff Long led a world-class team to climb the uncharted west face of Makalu. The attempt failed, and he was held responsible for an illegal act by an ousted member.

Several years ago, writer Astra Lincoln and her partner were testing their climbing skills in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona when, high up Baboquivari Peak, they encountered a migrant simply trying to survive.

Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best

She wants to show me the ropes. I want to cheer her on from the sidelines. What should I do?

Barrett was charged following an investigation by the U.S. Park Service

Contributor Megan Starich discovered that her outdoor passion wasn't the key to recovery. Slow, uncomfortable, and often nonlinear healing was.

Once you brought basics. Now, it’s the kitchen sink.

New Zealand student Anna Parsons broke nearly every major bone in her body in a fall in Yosemite National Park

Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.

In the third episode, climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger ascend Kyrgyzstan’s Pik Slesova. The publicity around the expedition has shed light on the complexities of reporting big-wall attempts.

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here’s everything you need to know to explore it.

A group of high school sophomores set off on what was supposed to be a grand climb. Instead, it became one of the deadliest alpine disasters in North American history.

Sean Allen, 38, went missing in mid-July after hiking alone. Friends remember him as driven and “very calm in the mountains.”

These climbers paddled down the drought-stricken waterway looking for big walls and challenging ascents. They found both.

When lifelong climber Jeff Jackson failed to send a punishing project, he contemplated quitting the sport. Here’s what brought him back.

Washington Commanders guard Wes Schweitzer says climbing has made him a better football player, but that’s not why he does it. He’s developed a passion for the sport, and plans to keep sending well after his playing days are over.

Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help

A 53-year-old Colorado man recently became the fastest person to push a peanut up the 14,115-foot mountain with his nose. You read that right.

A massive slide on Italy’s Marmolada glacier sent rocks and ice tumbling down on multiple groups of climbers

The new film ‘Elevated,’ about Wilson’s work, is entirely nonverbal

Are you ready to walk the high line?

The final episode of ‘Not Just a Boys’ Club’ shares how this nonprofit supports women climbers

“There’s definitely been a lot of shame in this community surrounding femininity”

Two women recount their frustrating experiences working in the business

The series aims to encourage the climbing community to reexamine the role gender plays within it

Unlock your project with this cragging gear

Quality rubber is the most important part of your crag bag

Scarpa is pushing approach shoes to new heights—and distances

Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.

Watch his ascent of Utah’s Life of Villains, a 5.14d route within the Hurricave

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

Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.

They’re essentially adventure flip-flops and therefore superior to every other sandal

The group helps women and nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people find joy and success in climbing

Mountaineers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson were so inspired by the late photographer Bradford Washburn’s shots of the Alaskan peak that they set out to climb it in a whole new way

The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

For the German climber and his family, life has changed dramatically over the past five weeks

One of America’s top climbers offers advice on how to use your lower body to power up a crag

Professional climber Jonathan Siegrist shares the secrets to building strong hands

Outside Learn has more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons, covering topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to running and cycling to survival and gear repair

The Indian climbing community is predominantly male. These women aim to change that.

‘A Road Trip to Little Rock Cities’ follows a group of climbers traveling from Brooklyn, New York, to Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Nutcracker, in Montana, is one of the most difficult mixed ice climbs to be done without a rope in the lower 48

‘A Village’ explores what it takes to support the next generation of climbers and steward a diverse outdoor community

This was our favorite sport climbing pack in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Minimalist looks hide this hauler’s true capabilities,” our testers wrote. “A guidebook sleeve, three external pockets, and a clamshell opening keep you organized.”…

We featured the Sol Defender in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best climbing gear. “The Sol Defender looks like a normal hoodie, but it’s packed with technical qualities, like its UPF 30+ rating, durable polyester blend, and wicking grid interior,” we wrote.

This pair took the top spot in our 2020 test of the best women’s hiking pants. “These are not only great for hiking but also for climbing, bike riding, lounging next to a campfire, and even wandering around town,” wrote tester Amy Jurries. “Eddie Bauer makes them in a…

The young rock-climbing phenom, who got her start bouldering in Central Park as a kid, shares her favorite places in her home city for vintage clothes, vegan gelato, and indoor climbing

Director Max Lowe explores the aftermath of his father’s death in the emotional documentary

Leclerc never cared about becoming well-known, he told filmmakers, until he saw how sharing his story could encourage others to try the sport

“Home Crag” takes viewers inside the fight to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon, a favorite climbing spot just outside Salt Lake City

Gnarly Nutrition’s ‘Home Crag’ shares why the frequented site is important to the state’s climbing community

Back in 2017, we rounded up the best hiking shoes, according to adventure guides. The Boulder X made the cut: “The laces go all the way down to the toes so it’s easy to fine-tune the fit and the Vibram outsole grips equally well to wet and dry surfaces,”…

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

‘Fuel for Life: Sam Elias’ takes us inside the athlete’s mental strategies for success

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker completed a 2,500-foot roof crack under a freeway in Devon, England, their latest in a series of bridge climbs since they started scaling concrete in 2020

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

The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months

The Tarantulace is one of the best climbing shoes for beginners. “Rather than the sharp-angled toe of most climbing shoes, the Tarantulace has more of a squared silhouette that offers a bit more wiggle room,” contributor Olivia Harlow wrote in her roundup of the best gear for those new…

The famous climber reflects on parenthood, risk, and how he plans to pursue future projects

The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak

Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale

Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport

Stories about kids who break hiking or climbing records feel like the continuation of an outdated and unhealthy attitude toward outdoor recreation

Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies

‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable

Colorado’s John Hickenlooper has straddled the divide between industry and the environment. Now the U.S. senator is trying to create a climate-oriented voting bloc comprised of outdoor enthusiasts.

Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.

The Masao is one of our favorite waterproof jackets because it’s both lightweight and packed with features. The pockets in the front are compatible with a harness and your helmet will fit snug under the hood. Plus, there are zippers built into the armpits of this jacket—ideal for dumping…

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land

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