Editors' pick

Carla Pérez: Everest and K2, no O’s

Carla Pérez: Everest and K2, no O’s

By Alison Osius | 03.27.2020


Stay the F*ck Home

By Maureen Beck | 03.25.2020


Searching For Superman

Fritz Stammberger was a leading alpinist in the 1970s, unafraid of pushing boundaries regardless of the cost. Then he vanished mysteriously in the Himalaya, leading some to believe that he

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First Ascent of "Climbing the Walls" (5.10b)

Writes Robert Pepper of climbing the walls of his house recently,”3 days of social distancing and the outside of our house looks like a real good climbing gym. At 40’ long we got a right traverse, a left traverse, a left then right traverse, a right then left traverse. Hell that’s 240’ of continuous 5.10+ without thinking!”



Best View in the World: The Balmhorn

Cowed by the Alps? The Balmhorn is a big peak with low commitment.

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Gone Tomorrow: Kentucky Ice Climbing

Kentucky ice is fleeting and elusive—which makes it all the more exciting. The

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The Beast of the East

Remote, unknown and protected by a scarcity of information, Maine’s Mount Katahdin, with

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