Last month the company discontinued its Guide Built program, letting go of over 20 athletes in the process. Who’s left? Influencers.
Basque climbers Amaia Agirre and Iker Bilbao were descending the peak when a wet slide swept them into a crevasse
Writer Chris Van Leuven shares memories of Milligan, who was killed in a fall last week in Banff National Park
Indoor gyms are en vogue. One veteran climber and editor argues that the community has lost something amid the popularity.
When one of the world’s best crack climbers was grounded by chronic fatigue syndrome—a mysterious illness with disabling symptoms that can include a mix of confusion, headaches, and sensory overload—his life became an uphill struggle just to feel human again.
Runner, 24, discusses his victorious effort on the reality show, and the hurdles he’s overcome as a transgender athlete
The Wisconsin native had just climbed Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia when she was trapped by a storm
This unlikely climbing crew hasn't let age stop them from having a good time. In fact, some things are better than ever. We asked them how they do it.
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
La Fuerza de la Gravedad in Spain was given an original grade of 5.14a
The climbing great runs a few times a week to improve his endurance on the crag
The author imagines a lineup of wants and needs suited for a life spent at the crag
River Barry’s quick thinking likely saved the jumper’s life after he crashed into a cliffside near Moab, Utah
Nathaniel Masahi Takatsuno, 22, fell about 200 feet on El Cajon Mountain
The Norwegian mountaineer explains why women deserve equal support on the world’s highest mountains
Bleeding Fingers, Hailstorms, and 2,000 Vertical Feet: How Three Women Set a Big-Wall Climbing Record
Sasha DiGiulian, Brette Harrington, and Matilda Söderlund traveled to Spain to send one of the hardest such routes. Rayu marks 16 pitches of biting limestone and a 5.14b crux. For DiGiulian, it also signaled a return to the height of her athletic career.
In October, Rekabi made headlines by competing without a hijab. Now, outlet IranWire reports that a new video shows the crushed ruins of her home.
Coloradan Bayes Wilder had a massive day of climbing in Spain
Watch to learn more about Alex’s story, the Rainbow Wall non-alcoholic beer, and LGBTQI+ advocacy
Dave Graham started getting messages from the crystals he was hunting. What did it mean?
When Harrington and Nelson met on an Everest expedition, they formed a bond that carried them through some of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of their lives, including dangerous expeditions, big romances, and motherhood
California’s Suprême Jumbo Love is the only 5.15c route to be completed in the U.S.
Massacre Rocks were the traditional wintering grounds for the Shoshone-Bannock people
It took Honnold 32 hours to complete the HURT, which covered 35 miles and 24,000 feet of vertical gain, and crossed 23 summits and 14 classic rock routes in the Nevada canyon
Under Mateschitz’s direction, Red Bull became a dominant player in outdoor and action sports
The Moonwalk Traverse and Saraghrar’s Northwest Face, as well as Annapurna III’s Southeast Ridge, will be awarded in Briançon, France, in November
Ten years ago, Findlay took a fall that nearly killed her. Now she’s back on the notoriously difficult English trad route for round two.
Concerns are mounting for the Iranian climber, who competed in this past weekend’s Asian Continental Championships without a hijab amid high-profile protests in her home country
One editor defends those individuals who sleep in vehicles and dive into the occasional dumpster while pursuing their passion for the crag
A new book examines the history of free soloing, and tries to explain why climbers do it
New details have emerged about the deadly avalanche that buried dozens of climbers in India on Tuesday
Escobar, 31, and climber Chelsea Walsh, 33, were found at the base of Tahquitz Peak near Idyllwild, California
The death of Hilaree Nelson highlights a double standard that still exists with mothers in the adventure world
Since 2007, Paradox Sports has run climbing trips, community nights, and training programs for veterans and adaptive athletes
Hsin started climbing at a gym outside Denver, Colorado. Now, he’s completed some of the toughest bouldering problems in the state.
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.
The tragedy is a reminder to be careful when using camping stoves in enclosed areas
Barrett was charged following an investigation by the U.S. Park Service
Check out this video of the 24-year-old American climbing “Alphane” outside Chironico
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
Contributor Megan Starich discovered that her outdoor passion wasn't the key to recovery. Slow, uncomfortable, and often nonlinear healing was.
Guides and rescue personnel are trying to understand the disasters that occurred on the volcanic peaks of Carihuairazo, Cayambe, and Illiniza Sur over the weekend
New Zealand student Anna Parsons broke nearly every major bone in her body in a fall in Yosemite National Park
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.
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.
Americans Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson completed the first integral ascent and first free ascent of the Italian route “Suerte” on 20,100-foot Peruvian peak Jirishanca
Communication can be the difference between life and death in mountaineering. Climbers Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger know that as well as anyone.
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.
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?
Several recent email submissions describing real-life blunders from the world of rock have left us extremely worried about some of you. No sharp objects near climbing ropes, please!
She didn’t seem up for the challenge—but her friend kept pushing her to keep soloing anyway
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
Is aluminum foil in your climbing bag?
In 2013, writer Mary Grimm got lost amid whiteout conditions and had to fend for herself for nearly a week
Chalk Plant hopes to raise funds through Web3 technology to build a climbing space in Brooklyn
Watch his ascent of Utah’s Life of Villains, a 5.14d route within the Hurricave
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
In New York City, a new group is helping spread the gospel of rock climbing to young women
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 pro climber shares some hard-earned advice for pushing boundaries and solving problems
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
The Indian climbing community is predominantly male. These women aim to change that.
A longtime Everest chronicler examines how much it actually costs to climb the world’s highest mountain in 2022—and where the money goes
Mountaineer Irina Galay wants Russian climbers blocked from the high peaks
One inspired the world, one is in danger of being forgotten, and one disappeared
‘A Road Trip to Little Rock Cities’ follows a group of climbers traveling from Brooklyn, New York, to Chattanooga, Tennessee