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Two NYC Rock Climbers Rescued Dangling Off Adirondack Cliff

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

HAGUE, N.Y. -- HAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Two rock climbers from New York City have had an outing to remember: They spent hours in the dark dangling from ro...

Climbing Major Mountains - For the Rest of Us

Maile Keone | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

To get an idea of what it takes to prepare for a climb up Everest or for any other advanced trek, here is a sample of the things that some guide services expect you to do before even hitting basecamp.

WATCH: Climber Makes UNBELIEVABLE Find | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

A French climber stumbled upon a box filled with precious gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars....

ReThink Review: The Summit - A Lethal Mountain's Deadliest Day

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Of the 300 climbers who made it to the top of K2, one quarter of them died on the way down -- and that's not counting the ones who died on the way up.

WATCH: After Falling 40 Feet, Climber Made Goodbye Video

Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Having slid down a glacier and then fallen 40 feet into a crevasse, Ted Porter thought he was going to die. In excruciating pain from a broken back, h...

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

Inside the Head of Highpointers Club Member

Diane Vadino | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Diane Vadino

The nation's most obsessive-compulsive mountaineers, members of the Highpointers Club, aim to scale the peaks of all 50 states. As a point of reference: Around 250 people have climbed all 50 state highpoints. About 3,000 have summited Mount Everest.

7 of America's Best Summits for Beginners

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel

Anyone who's spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You're a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and jagged cliff lines consume your gaze. You wipe a bead of sweat off your brow as you climb. Then a final boost of adrenaline takes you to the top.

Beyond Labels and Limitations

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Suza Scalora

Chris Waddell's motto is "It's not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you," and he lives his words.

Mount Fuji Welcomes Climbers

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Mount Fuji officially opened for its two-month-long climbing season Monday, with hiking enthusiasts flocking to the mountain to participate in rituals...

Trust Your Instinct, It Means You No Harm

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

Do you know that unsolicited yet persistent voice in your head, the persuasive raconteur that, possibly with malice aforethought, asks you to plunge i...

Watching the Sun Rise on the Summit of Mt. Everest (PHOTO)

Cason Crane | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Cason Crane

I had summited Everest in honor of other LGBTQ youth who face discrimination and harassment, and also to send a message: You can do it. Find your Everest. Find it and climb it and stand on top and exult in the sun rising over the vast horizon.

Protecting the Places We Climb

Phil Powers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Phil Powers

Outdoor recreation employs 6.1 million Americans, and the sector is growing about 5 percent annually. Conservation and access for recreation, including climbing, biking, hiking, and fishing make this economic impact possible.

The World's Most Amazing Hikes

The Active Times | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Take the back way. See the complete list of the World's Most Amazing Hikes How about seeing the jagged spikes of ...

Ain't No Mountain High Enough... For Pakistani Women

Havovi Cooper | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Havovi Cooper

Much of the news that comes out of Pakistan is about dictators, drones and destruction, but 31-year-old Shehrbano Saiyid is one of the few Pakistanis who is trying to change the narrative of this beleaguered nation.

The Denali Movement

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Cat del Valle Castellanos

In 1913, four men reached the South Summit of Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley. A century later, on June 13th, a team of seven men and three women will make news when they do the same: These new explorers of America's heights are predominately African-American.

Pakistani Women Scale New Heights

Kiran Nazish | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Kiran Nazish

Eight young women from Shimshal, Hunza, lead by Karachi-based, independent filmmaker, Shehrbano Saiyid, broke several records when they conquered three peaks with temperatures dipping -10 or less, at the Karakoram Range, in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

POLL: Does This Mount Need A New Name?

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior senator has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley, Denali. Sen. Lisa Murko...

Minnesota Climber Thwarted From Winter Ascent of Alaska's Mount McKinley for Third Time

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Once more, the weather gods have driven Minnesota adventurer Lonnie Dupre back from the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley.

Erik Weihenmayer: Redefining Limits

SnagFilms | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

Erik Weihenmayer is a man whose ambition, drive, and performance reject any notion of disability. He is one of the world's most adventurous people, as he is a blind skier, runner, biker, skydiver and climber.

PHOTOS: 5 Adventures Perfect For Fall

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Each of these fall travel adventures selected by the ShermansTravel team is bound to give you a one-of-a-kind perspective on the bold waves of crimson, fiery-orange and golden hues that sweep the country at this time of year.

A Hard Climb On Europe's Highest Peak

Elia Saikaly | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being dressed in a down parka, ski goggles, thick gloves, plastic boots, crampons and barely being able to stand on your own two feet because 90 kph winds are attempting to blow you off the side of a 17, 000-foot ridge. In that moment, you feel as though life is unfolding at 120 frames per second.

Lesson To Freshmen: ‘Fear Is OK' | Bryan Bumgardner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though she’s climbed mountains on every continent, world famous climber Alison Levine can now call herself a Mountaineer. Levine came to West V...

A Different Kind Of Climb In Bolivia

Elevate Destinations | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Since moving to Peru four years ago, my husband Matt and I have lived without water more frequently than either of us ever imagined. While the minor inconveniences of dishes piling up, toilets going unflushed and no showers after morning runs are irritating, they also allow us empathize with people who live like this every day. Big problems like this need big solutions.

Climber Falls To Death During Hail Storm On Colorado Mountain

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DURANGO, Colo. -- The body of a Canadian climber has been recovered from a southwest Colorado mountain after he fell to his dea...