Retired doctor Jonathan Sugarman of Seattle died at Camp II on Monday, May 1
Dad and I had always planned to climb Africa’s tallest peak together, but cancer took away our chance. I knew he wouldn’t want it to take mine, too.
After finding himself in the middle of a disaster on Mount Everest, the mountaineer wanted to be the strongest version of himself
Indian mountaineer Anaug Maloo was stranded in a crevasse for three days, until a team of rescuers overcame improbable odds to save him
A veteran climber is dead, another is missing, and multiple others are lucky to be alive after a tragic few days in the Himalayas
Climbing permits are up, expeditions are welcoming more women, and new technology is changing the timeline for getting to the top. These are some of the storylines we’re following during the 2023 season on Mount Everest.
After close calls in combat zones and on mountaineering expeditions, the journalist is taking a very different kind of journey
When the love of her life died in the mountains, the pro skier learned that navigating loss meant accepting that things will be messy
When the mountain guide was caught in an avalanche, he was sure it was the end. But deep inside himself he discovered the will to live.
A scientist from the University of Colorado explains why the presence of human bacteria on the South Col represents a groundbreaking discovery
After this mother of seven miraculously survived a violent car crash, she found a new purpose in climbing high-altitude peaks
After the enormous earthquake in February, one group of Turkish mountaineers headed east, to help in any way they could
Basque climbers Amaia Agirre and Iker Bilbao were descending the peak when a wet slide swept them into a crevasse
The elite ski mountaineer was struggling mightily on an expedition. To get through it, he would have to get out of his own way.
For an episode of our new podcast, ‘The Daily Rally,’ the professional skier talks about learning to get out of his own way while on an expedition in Alaska
In 1976, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, the daughter of legendary alpinist Willi Unsoeld, died while climbing the massive Indian peak for which she was named. Decades later, friends, family, and surviving expedition members offer insights into what went wrong during this controversial adventure, shedding light on an enigmatic young woman who lived without limits.
The American Alpine Club has chosen a new title for its annual honor, which was previously named after mountaineering pioneers Robert L.H. and Miriam Underhill
The Norwegian mountaineer explains why women deserve equal support on the world’s highest mountains
Expedition leader Philip Henderson takes us inside the first all-Black mission to climb Mount Everest, and explains why the group’s work didn’t end when they returned to Base Camp
When you gotta go, you gotta go. These make it easier no matter where you are.
The Norwegian mountaineer was unable to obtain an entry permit from China to climb Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, putting her two peaks shy of the record
Adventurers Andrea Sansone and Andrew Hamilton trace their relationship back to a chance encounter on one of Colorado’s highest peaks. Now, the two are pushing each other to set speed records on the state’s famed fourteeners.
New details have emerged about the deadly avalanche that buried dozens of climbers in India on Tuesday
Guiding companies are abandoning the mountain after a third fatality in one week
A fall on Manaslu claimed the life of the legendary ski mountaineer this week
The death of Hilaree Nelson highlights a double standard that still exists with mothers in the adventure world
After going missing on Monday while descending from the summit, Nelson was found by a search and rescue team
Two days after Nelson went missing on Manaslu, details about the ski mountaineer’s accident are emerging
Harila has climbed 12 of the world’s 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. Now she’s asking for public assistance in obtaining a permit to enter China and ascend the final two.
Purja, 39, returned to the mountain on Tuesday, one day after a paragliding mishap. “I can laugh about it," he wrote on social media.
Mountaineers now agree on the location of the 26,781-foot peak’s highest point. More than 400 are expected to try and reach the summit this fall.
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.
Each year, Big City Mountaineers changes thousands of kids’ lives by bringing them on their first outdoor adventures. You can make it happen for another.
Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best
The 20-mile ridgeline covers over 12,000 vertical feet and overlooks the Austrian city of Innsbruck
When mountaineer Nirmal “Nims” Purja climbed K2 this year, he and his fellow climbers stumbled onto rancid food, tattered tents, and piles of human waste
The 36-year-old Norwegian is already ahead of Nims Purja’s schedule on the 14 peaks. She tells us her mission is to prove that high-altitude expeditions aren’t just a man’s game.
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.
Communication can be the difference between life and death in mountaineering. Climbers Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger know that as well as anyone.
The “Savage Mountain” saw its busiest day ever earlier this week, as more than 100 climbers reached the summit
Nepali climber Sanu Sherpa is the first person to scale the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters twice
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s memoir about being the first Peruvian woman to stand atop the tallest mountain on earth is also a story about surviving sexual abuse and addiction and, ultimately, finding herself
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…
At the end of one of the most successful Everest seasons in years, we collected the most compelling stories about the peak and how it can bring out the best and worst in those who attempt to climb it
Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.
The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year
Dozens of expeditions took advantage of favorable weather to reach the world’s highest point on Thursday
Antisemitic Statements by a Climbing Pioneer Prompt the American Alpine Club to Rename a Prestigious Honor
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
The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain
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
A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada
Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
Narrator: The summit was not just ahead
An athlete and adventurer wants to summit the world’s highest peaks while advocating for inclusivity in the world of outdoor recreation
“You always think you’ll save the ones you love when the moment comes. But he didn’t save her.”
On June 20, adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee pulled off what is believed to be a historic first in ski mountaineering
A group of LGBTQ+ mountaineers set a goal to summit Mount Hood and bring inclusivity into the outdoor community
An exceedingly unuseful guide
Climate change is melting the glaciers and permafrost of the Mont Blanc massif, revealing crystals hidden in pockets once covered in snow. Simon Akam tagged along on an expedition with one of the area’s most legendary hunters, a daring French alpinist who completes dangerous climbs to discover specimens worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Mountaineers come to summit this Alaskan park’s namesake 20,310-foot peak, the highest in North America. Our 62 Parks columnist set out on a mountain bike to see the stunning terrain and bountiful wildlife during the 36th stop of her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
In their Outside TV series, Mike Chambers and Jason Antin take on crazy adventures between Friday evening and Monday morning, inspiring the rest of us to do more with our Saturdays and Sundays, too