Climbers

Interview with Vanessa O’Brien, First American Woman to Climb K2

A 52-year old former banker summited the world’s second highest peak in late July, with a commercial Nepalese expedition to the Savage Mountain. Over 295...

Adam Ondra Climbs World’s First 9c

He’s done it! Adam Ondra has sent "Project Hard” after a prolonged siege on what is now the world’s hardest single pitch of rock...

Pearson, Wright and Hirayama Go Chossaneering in the Faroe Islands

Most climbers have a visceral dislike for “choss,” or loose, dangerous and dirty rock. But British climber James Pearson has such an affinity for...

[Update] Adam Ondra Talks ‘Project Hard’

It’s hard to overstate the climbing achievements of Adam Ondra. He established the grade of 9b+ (5.15c) and has flashed 9a (5.14d); he has...

No Barriers Can Stop Blind Kayaker and Climber Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to climb Everest and to complete the Seven Summits. In his new book, he tells the story of trading...

Virgin Earth: Mike Libecki Heads Back to Greenland to Climb Massive...

Standing over 1,000 feet taller than Yosemite’s El Capitan, the tower that Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann are hoping to...

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