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A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park
The IFSC had to apologize—twice—for broadcasting sexualized footage of climber Johanna Farber. The time for women athletes to be portrayed with respect is long overdue.
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 two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby
A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch
An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.
Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever
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.
Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field
We featured the Konseal FL 2 in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide climbing gear roundup. “Most approach shoes are either stiff for climbing or supportive for hiking, but the Konseal does both. A layer of TPU lends a springy feel to the thin midsole, which has a beveled edge…
After testing the R1 Air for a year, our reviews editor might not wear another midlayer. “The R1 breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested,” he wrote. “This is a must-have for the uphill athlete moving in cold weather—especially if you are someone who runs hot.”
American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether
A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.
Turns out, you don’t get as confident on the rock as Honnold is without broadening your repertoire of moves and expanding your comfort zone
At home with the successful young climbers and burgeoning social media stars
Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage
At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.
A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.
It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price
On June 20, adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee pulled off what is believed to be a historic first in ski mountaineering