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30

Jun

Experience Hillary’s ascent of Everest like never before in ‘Beyond the Edge’The new docudrama blends reenactments, archival footage and as-yet-unheard interviews to tell the tale of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic climb.

Experience Hillary’s ascent of Everest like never before in ‘Beyond the Edge’
The new docudrama blends reenactments, archival footage and as-yet-unheard interviews to tell the tale of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic climb.

19

May

Highlining at Monkey Face Rock — it’s a long way down, but the view is well worth itIn this gorgeous vertical panorama captured by photographer Nick Braun, the sun sets on the horizon as experienced highliner Ari Delashmutt carefully makes his way across a slackline rigged along the cliff face of Monkey Face Rock.

Highlining at Monkey Face Rock — it’s a long way down, but the view is well worth it
In this gorgeous vertical panorama captured by photographer Nick Braun, the sun sets on the horizon as experienced highliner Ari Delashmutt carefully makes his way across a slackline rigged along the cliff face of Monkey Face Rock.

26

Mar

Watch: Climber John Freeman rides out a massive collapsing ice pillar and survives to climb the next dayLuck was with John Freeman when the massive ice pillar he was delicately climbing in Canada’s Banff National Park collapsed from under his feet. Watch his first-person perspective here.

Watch: Climber John Freeman rides out a massive collapsing ice pillar and survives to climb the next day
Luck was with John Freeman when the massive ice pillar he was delicately climbing in Canada’s Banff National Park collapsed from under his feet. Watch his first-person perspective here.

18

Feb

Free climbing with Alex Honnold: 1,000 feet off the deck with nothing but air belowWatch as professional climber Alex Honnold completes what may be the hardest free solo climb (meaning no ropes!) on the 1,750-foot route up El Sendero Luminoso.

Free climbing with Alex Honnold: 1,000 feet off the deck with nothing but air below
Watch as professional climber Alex Honnold completes what may be the hardest free solo climb (meaning no ropes!) on the 1,750-foot route up El Sendero Luminoso.

01

Apr

Teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest
Eli Reimer’s climb raised $85,000 for his parents’ nonprofit.

Teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest

Eli Reimer’s climb raised $85,000 for his parents’ nonprofit.

28

Feb

treehugger:

Lloyd built his son a climbing cave in his bedroom. And it cost less than an iPad! Check it out: Build a a DIY climbing cave in your attic or garage.

treehugger:

Lloyd built his son a climbing cave in his bedroom. And it cost less than an iPad! Check it out: Build a a DIY climbing cave in your attic or garage.

31

Oct

Meet a climber who scales mountains untouched by humansMountain climber Mark Synnott discusses exploring uncharted peaks.

Meet a climber who scales mountains untouched by humans
Mountain climber Mark Synnott discusses exploring uncharted peaks.

13

Oct

Environmentalists call for toilets on EverestMany climbers bring expedition toilet cans, but others are often left with little choice but the nearest snowdrift.

Environmentalists call for toilets on Everest
Many climbers bring expedition toilet cans, but others are often left with little choice but the nearest snowdrift.

02

Oct

Solar powered webcam installed near Mt. EverestWorld’s highest peak can now be viewed from the comfort of your personal computer.

Solar powered webcam installed near Mt. Everest
World’s highest peak can now be viewed from the comfort of your personal computer.