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A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary

Mountaineer Gelje Sherpa takes us inside his ambitious plan to open a new commercial route on the world’s sixth-highest peak

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

Caught in a storm, mountaineers Radoslav Groh and Marek Holecek found themselves trapped on the sheer west face of the Nepalese peak for days

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

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

A Piolet d’Or story sparks a climbing debate, Zion National Park’s deadly year continues, and Lindsey Vonn tackles the Twitter trolls

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

As skimo prepares for its Olympic debut in 2026, sports scientists explore the sport’s demands

Each year an estimated 300,000 smugglers, known as ‘kolbars,’ haul millions of pounds of contraband from Iraq to Iran over the 14,000-foot peaks of the Zagros Mountains. More than 50 of them will die—shot dead, killed in accidents, or freezing to death—and countless more will be arrested and imprisoned. Alex Perry travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to investigate the roots of a trade that all but defies comprehension.

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.

Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?

The case of 24-year-old Daniel Granberg, who died of high-altitude pulmonary edema earlier this month, highlights the danger of altitudes well below the Himalayan “death zone”

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch

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