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Here’s a fascinating issue I didn’t know existed: The debate over the use of stimulants and other dr

Here’s a fascinating issue I didn’t know existed: The debate over the use of stimulants and other dr

Here’s a fascinating issue I didn’t know existed: The debate over the use of stimulants and other drugs in mountain climbing. [Gear Patrol]Read more...
Japan Avalanche Kills 7 Teenage Mountaineers and a Teacher

Japan Avalanche Kills 7 Teenage Mountaineers and a Teacher

A survivor being carried from the site of an avalanche in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on Monday.
Legendary Los Angeles Hiker Sam Kim Found Dead Near Mountain He Summited Almost Every Day

Legendary Los Angeles Hiker Sam Kim Found Dead Near Mountain He Summited Almost Every Day

Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, looming 10,064 feet above Los Angeles. If you hiked Baldy over the past few years, chances are you probably ran into Seuk Doo “Sam”
Ueli Steck, Renowned Mountain Climber, Dies Near Everest at 40

Ueli Steck, Renowned Mountain Climber, Dies Near Everest at 40

The mountain climber Ueli Steck in his native Switzerland in 2015.
Ueli Steck, Renowned Mountain Climber, Dies Near Everest at 40

Ueli Steck, Renowned Mountain Climber, Dies Near Everest at 40

The mountain climber Ueli Steck in his native Switzerland in 2015.
Op-Ed Contributor: How Ueli Steck Met Mountaineering’s Oldest Companion: Tragedy

Op-Ed Contributor: How Ueli Steck Met Mountaineering’s Oldest Companion: Tragedy

Ueli Steck on the Col du Plan on the Aiguille du Midi mountain in Chamonix, France.
Record-Setting Mountain Climber Ueli Steck Dies While Preparing For Historic Everest Ascent

Record-Setting Mountain Climber Ueli Steck Dies While Preparing For Historic Everest Ascent

Ueli Steck’s latest project was maybe the most ambitious undertaking of his long climbing career. The 40-year-old Swissman was preparing to summit Mt. Everest via the treacherous West Ridge, then
85-Year-old Everest Climber, Trying to Reclaim Record, Dies

85-Year-old Everest Climber, Trying to Reclaim Record, Dies

Min Bahadur Sherchan in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April, describing the trail to Mount Everest.
85-Year-Old Climber Dies While Trying To Become The Oldest Person To Climb Mt. Everest

85-Year-Old Climber Dies While Trying To Become The Oldest Person To Climb Mt. Everest

This weekend, Min Bahadur Sherchan was preparing to climb Mt. Everest when he died of a suspected heart attack at base camp. The Nepalese climber was 85 years old, and he was preparing to summit
Sports of The Times: Scaling the World’s Most Lethal Mountain, in the Dead of Winter

Sports of The Times: Scaling the World’s Most Lethal Mountain, in the Dead of Winter

Kacper Tekieli, at 32 a moutaineer of some repute, nears a summit in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, where many climbers build their skill. Tekieli is undecided on whether to join the K2 team.
How I Got the Shot: Point, Shoot, Belay: Snapping Pictures While Hanging From an Ice-Covered Mountain

How I Got the Shot: Point, Shoot, Belay: Snapping Pictures While Hanging From an Ice-Covered Mountain

Polish climber Kacper Tekieli leading the last pitch to the summit of Mount Mnich in Poland’s Tatra range in January.
How I Got the Shot: Point, Shoot, Belay: Snapping Pictures While Hanging From an Ice-Covered Mountain

How I Got the Shot: Point, Shoot, Belay: Snapping Pictures While Hanging From an Ice-Covered Mountain

Polish climber Kacper Tekieli leading the last pitch to the summit of Mount Mnich in Poland’s Tatra range in January.
Mt. Everest Beckoned, So He Climbed Without a Permit. Now He’s Under Arrest.

Mt. Everest Beckoned, So He Climbed Without a Permit. Now He’s Under Arrest.

Climbers passed a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp in Nepal last year.
Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The start of the summit season this year has brought several deaths.
Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The start of the summit season this year has brought several deaths.
Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Three Climbers, One American, Die on Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The start of the summit season this year has brought several deaths.
Sporting: El Capitan, My El Capitan

Sporting: El Capitan, My El Capitan

Alex Honnold at the 1,000-foot level of his free-solo climb of El Capitan.
Everest's Most Iconic Pitch, The Hillary Step, Is Gone

Everest's Most Iconic Pitch, The Hillary Step, Is Gone

Climbing Mt. Everest is an arduous grind that requires months of training and the ability to function at the most inhospitable elevations our planet has to offer, but the suite of technical challenges
Eight Die in the Alps in Three Climbing Accidents

Eight Die in the Alps in Three Climbing Accidents

Rescue workers in the Austrian province of Salzburg on Sunday. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck,