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Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

by Kraig Becker As we mentioned a few days back, one of the more high profile climbing teams in Alaska this spring is the Expedition Denali squad. They have their sights set on climbing the 6194 meter (20,320 ft) Mt. McKinley, which is commonly referred to by its Koyukon name of Denali [...]

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

by Kraig Becker The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is now over and the mountaineering community turns its attention to Denali, the Alaskan peak that is the tallest in North America. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley)  has a reputation for being incredibly challenging, with unpredictable weather and cold temperatures throughout [...]

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

By Kraig Becker A plan to install a ladder at a crucial climbing point on Mt. Everest has drawn the ire of some mountaineers who say that that it will take away some of the challenge of the climb. But proponents of the idea say that it will ease traffic [...]

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Valery Rozov is quite the daredevil (base jumping into an active volcano), and now he’s done it again. The 48 Y.O. spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the jump, including working on a new Wingsuit specifically made for the job. It paid off, as he set the new [...]

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

The spring climbing season in the Himalaya has come to an end and the climbers are now making their way back home just ahead of the arrival of the summer monsoons. It has been a very busy season once again this year, with an estimated 500+ summits on Mt. Everest [...]

British Climber Summits Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse In One Push

British Climber Summits Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse In One Push

Earlier this week, British mountaineer Kenton Cool, along with his Sherpa guide Dorje Gylgen, completed an impressive Himalayan hat trick. The two men, who were climbing on the South Side of Mt. Everest in Nepal, managed to ink their names into the history books when they bagged three big peaks [...]

New Long Distance Trekking Route To Open In Africa

New Long Distance Trekking Route To Open In Africa

A new long distance trekking route is set to open in Africa early next year that will give backpackers and mountain bikers a new challenge to strive for. The new trail will run from South Sudan to Uganda, following in the footsteps of a celebrated explorer who first visited the [...]

2013′s Swiss Watch Collection

2013′s Swiss Watch Collection

A timepiece should be sturdy enough to handle the pressures of the board room as well as the top of a mountain. That’s what we had in mind when we designed this year’s line of watches and the moment has now arrived to release them into the wild. Introducing out [...]

No New Routes On Everest This Spring

No New Routes On Everest This Spring

Today will be a busy day on the world’s tallest mountain as the first commercial climbers of the year make their way to the summit of Mt. Everest. As has been the case for most of the past 60 years, they’ll all be climbing along the two standard routes up [...]

Cyclist Traveling Off The Grid Across America

Cyclist Traveling Off The Grid Across America

Cycling is obviously one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation possible, after all it uses nothing more than human power to propel us to our destination. But one cyclist has taken this Earth-friendly method of travel to a new level as he hits the road for an epic [...]