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Cataloging 10 Most Terrifying Free Solo Climbs

A carefully curated list of the world's most remarkable, frightening and groundbreaking free solos of all time. There...

Free Solo Slacklining Insanity

Spencer Seabrooke takes a deep breath. He’s up high—290 meters, or about level with a 70-story skyscraper. If he dropped a rock,...

Picking Mountains Over The NFL

If you pull on something hard enough, it breaks. For the late, legendary alpinist Mugs Stump, who almost became an NFL football...

Trying To Understand The Obsessive Quest Of High Pointers

Some of the world's most passionate athletes are high pointers, climbers who will do anything to reach the tallest point in every...

Charting A New Course

A firsthand look at the little-understood art of establishing new sport climbs. Dust Smith, a German pointer, explodes up the hillside toward the Marsupials, a jumble...

Raggedy Man, On A Raggedy Climb

MARCH 2017: I inch across an icy log high above the raging creek. Jess trails ten feet back. In front of me, a waist-high...

Sump Expedition In Oaxaca

Mirek Kopertowski and I had been in the cave for eight days, and were desperate for some sunshine and a cold beer. There were...

Like His Free Climbs, Tommy Caldwell’s Daily Routine Is Precise

Tommy Caldwell is a wildly accomplished climber, but his crowning jewel of achievements came when he became the first person to free climb the...

Caving Hundreds Of Feet Below The Ground In Montana

Obsession is, more often than not, seen as a negative trait. Common wisdom tells us that we need balance, perspective, the ability to take...

Why Do People Ice Climb?

It's very cold and extremely dangerous ... but so many people love it. Here's why. Ice climbing is cold. It has be cold in order...