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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.

08

Sep

Mount McKinley climbers to face steeper park feeFees for climbers who tackle North America’s tallest peak will be $350, up from the current $200, under the rule adopted for Denali National Park.

Mount McKinley climbers to face steeper park fee
Fees for climbers who tackle North America’s tallest peak will be $350, up from the current $200, under the rule adopted for Denali National Park.

27

Jun

Twenty percent of American children have never climbed a tree, and 95 percent of children in developed countries spend their free time watching TV or on the computer — and only 5 percent outdoors.This is cause for concern because many young people are alienated from nature and may not realize the value of protecting natural ecosystems and species.

Twenty percent of American children have never climbed a tree, and 95 percent of children in developed countries spend their free time watching TV or on the computer — and only 5 percent outdoors.

This is cause for concern because many young people are alienated from nature and may not realize the value of protecting natural ecosystems and species.