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A Hike Below the Eiger with John Harlin

 The mountains of Grindelwald Switzerland, are some of the most spectacular in Europe. A recent hike through them with John Harlin, whose father made the first American ascent of the storied Eiger, provided a glimpse into mountaineering history. Roaming below the looming North Face of the Eiger is a unique experience for any climber or backcountry traveler.

Across the Alps on Skis

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

Across the Alps on skis and other adventure blogs by GreatOutdoors.com staffers. Come along with mountain skier and climber Gordy Skoog on his “Tale of Two Haute Routes,” and yet another first ascent for him in the North Cascades. The people who work here take the outdoors seriously, so check out the blog section for more, including Mike Rougeux’s Climbing on California’s Lost Coast and Peter Potterfield’s hiking odyssey in New Zealand.

Climbing in Kentucky's Red River Gorge

In withering heat and humidity, our climbing reporter samples the steep sport climbing at the Red River Gorge.

Heaps Canyon: A Technical Canyoneering Classic

By Andrew McLean

Slot canyons exist all over the world, but there's nowhere on earth
that can match the quantity and quality of the classic slots of
Southern Utah.

Next Weekend: Devils Tower and Oregon's Big Dunes

By Jim Gorman

What to do for late summer: Surf a dune, huck a rapid, dive a wreck - action-pack your summer. A National Geographic Adventure article.

New Route on Cerro Torre

By Stephen Koch

Stephen Koch, describes a new route that he, Dean Potter, and Marko Prezelj established last month on the daunting spire of Argentina's Cerro Torre.

Railay After the Wave

By James Martin

Some of Thailand's favorite climbing areas escaped the full force of the tsunami, and have long since welcomed back their international friends

Jackrabbit Trail (#2)

By Nancy Prichard

New York's Jackrabbit Trail in Adirondack State Park is a multi-activity, multi-season destination.

Black Dike

By Nancy Prichard

New Hampshire's 500-foot Black Dike is a challenging start to the ice climbing season.

Top 10 Ice Climbs in the Northeast

By S. Peter Lewis

Tick off the ice routes on this list and you will have sampled Northeast ice climbing at its very best.

Key Hole Route, Longs Peak

By Nancy Prichard

Hikers and mountaineers from all over the world flock to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend beautiful and challenging mountains. The grand prize is the 14,255-foot Longs Peak.

Joshua Tree National Monument

By Nancy Prichard

A favorite climbing destination worldwide, Joshua Tree offers classic routes for moderate to experienced climbers.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

By Nancy Prichard

The Missouri Gulch Trail in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a spectacular and pristine destination for both hikers and climbers.

Spring into Yosemite

By Nancy Prichard

Summer in the valley means queuing for routes, heat and busloads of tourists. Beat the rush.

Pacific Northwest's Triple Crown

By Nancy Prichard

Cragging at Smith Rock, Oregon; Leavenworth, Washington; and City of Rocks, Idaho.

Joshua Tree: A Climbing Mecca

By John Sterling

An April journey to Joshua Tree National Park is an annual rite of spring for most West Coast climbers.

Beat the Summer Heat

By Nancy Prichard

Climbing destinations that guarantee summer breezes and no crowds.

Slipping Through the Slots at Antelope Canyon

By George Stocking

Canyoneering through a subterranean wonderland.

Hueco Tanks

By C.J. King

Named for the large geologic formations in the rock, Hueco offers climbing and world class bouldering for climbers of any ability.

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