At least nine climbers were killed late Saturday by gunmen at the base camp for the Diamir Face on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, one the worlds 14 8,000-meter peaks. A branch of the Pakistan Taliban has claimed credit for the unprecedented attack. Other climbers on the mountain are apparently safe.
Lovers of the Pacific Crest Trail will gather in
month to celebrate the 2,650 mile route through the American West, one of the longest on the continent.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the climber who was one of two men to make the first ascent of Mount Everest, in 1953, died in his native New Zealand. In May, 1953, Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first human beings to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. The extraordinary event made both men famous. Hillary had been in failing health for several years.
Follow along on GreatOutdoors.com as renowned race photographer Beth Schneider covers the 94th Tour de France with daily photos and dispatches.
A few days of music, climbing and learning new techniques from the
masters at Red Rocks National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada
Good ice conditions in the Tetons this winter enabled Stephen Koch and Hans Johnstone to put up a new route on the north face of the Grand Tetons.
Officials at Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest said that three climbers are currently missing.
Noted big-wall climber and free-climbing pioneer Todd Skinner died Sunday while rapelling off a new route he was attempting on the Leaning Tower in Yosemite National Park.
After more than 30 years of outright monopoly by RMI, Mount Rainier National Park has awarded two new guiding concessions to Alpine Ascents International and International Mountain Guides.
With the last of three qualifying events now concluded, a total of 34 teams remain in contention for The Raid World Championships scheduled for Quebec in September.
Stage 2 of the Raid World Cup sees a first and third place finishes by two Nike teams as the competition prepares to move to Europe for Stage 3
Jean-Christophe Lafaille, attempting a solo ascent of Makalu, has been missing for more than a week and is presumed dead.
The 2006 World Ski Mountaineering Championships in Cueno, Italy, had everything, including avalanches
USA's Team Spyder came out on top in Stage 1 of X-Adventure The Raid adventure race in the blistering heat and hot sun of Margaret River, Australia
An accident yesterday on Mount Kilimanjaro's Arrow glacier has
reportedly taken the lives of North American climbers and closed the
With his seventh Everest summit, climbing leaders such as Lakpa Rita Sherpa are redefining what it means to be a high altitude Sherpa climber on Everest and around the world.
Members of a French expedition and their Nepali support staff are feared dead on Kanguru.
Two books address the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as congress debates: Drill for oil on the wildlife rich plain, or preserve it as a sanctuary?
Mount Rainier, the site of America's s most lucrative guide concession, may soon see competing guide services after years of virtual monopoly