Climbing

Hon Hon Hon! French Gang Twirl Their Moustaches While Climbing Nuptse...

French alpinists Ben Guigonnet, Fred Degoulet and Hélias Millerioux call themselves Le Gang des Moustaches. United by their facial hair, they have climbed all...

Fred Beckey, Legendary American Climber, Dies at 94

Fred Beckey, the American climber whose list of epic first ascents reads like a history of North American climbing in the twentieth century, passed...

First (Solo!) Ascent of Nangpai Gosum II by Jost Kobusch

The world’s fourth highest unclimbed peak has just been climbed by German wunderkind Jost Kobusch. Mountaineering lore is populated with names like Reinhold Messner,...

Himalayan Database Soon to be Available Online for Free

Miss Elizabeth Hawley started recording information about ascents in the Himalayas in 1963. Today her records are the most complete history of Himalayan climbing...

Anak Verhoeven Becomes First Woman to Establish a 9a+

Anak Verhoeven has made history by suggesting the difficult grade of 9a+ for her new route Sweet Neuf in the South of France. Only one other...

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...

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