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100 Years of Everest, in Images
100 Years of Everest, in Images

Crowded or lonely, under blue skies or wrapped in a storm, the highest point on Earth represents an unparalleled stage for glory and tragedy. Every....

Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters
Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters

Apart from virus-related remarks, guess what was the main conversation topic at ExWeb’s second Base Camp Chat?  Of course, it had to be Everest, or....

The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020
The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020

Yosemite National Park is now open (with limits; campgrounds remain closed). As a local climber, this means I’m taking day-trips into the nearby park and....

Your First Time
Your First Time

There is always a first time for everything. And whether that’s putting on a climbing harness or summiting a four thousand metre peak, a lot....

The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020
The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020

As much as I’d love to whip off my sweaty t-shirt and bask bare-chested in the sunshine, like every dude at the top of every....

Getting Started Climbing: Gear
Getting Started Climbing: Gear

Today, Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Esther Foster, who is based in the Lake District, takes us through the first steps to choosing gear if you’re....

Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?
Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?

Summer hopes are fading for Pakistan’s tourism industry. The spike in COVID-19 cases in the country, combined with a worrisome new outbreak in Beijing, have....

How to Care for Climbing Ropes: Part 1 – What causes damage?
How to Care for Climbing Ropes: Part 1 – What causes damage?

Buying your first rope or set of ropes is a big investment. You’re investing in your personal safety and security as a climber by spending....

Trail love
Trail love

Climbing may be number one on the hobby list for many of us, but typically hiking isn’t that far behind as we try to maximise....

Rope Talk: Why use double ropes?
Rope Talk: Why use double ropes?

Today CEO and Womenclimb Founder, Emily Pitts, talks double ropes, and specifically why she uses them: “What’s the point of half ropes, I don’t understand!”....

Meet the group making climbing safer (and not in the way you might think)
Meet the group making climbing safer (and not in the way you might think)

Climbing is supposed to be scary, but if you’re queer, trans or gender non-conforming, it can be terrifying. The ClimbingQTs Membership Launch Party at Northside....

A Brief Climbing History of Nepal’s Highest Peaks
A Brief Climbing History of Nepal’s Highest Peaks

Mount Everest The first official expedition to aim for the top of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) set off in 1921. Nepal was not open to....

Training for 14ers | Hiking and Mountaineering Tips
Training for 14ers | Hiking and Mountaineering Tips

In this video I go over 5 tips for training for a 14er. These mountains require quite specific training to maximize speed and efficiency and....

Physician and Climbing Legend Tom Herbert Talks Risk and COVID-19
Physician and Climbing Legend Tom Herbert Talks Risk and COVID-19

“He was as sick as anybody could get and still survive.” That was how Tom Herbert, M.D., explained the situation to KTVN 2 News after....

Summiting K2 Without Supplemental Oxygen
Summiting K2 Without Supplemental Oxygen

Last year, mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez reached the top of the world’s second-highest peak without supplemental oxygen. Breathtaking, a film from Eddie Bauer, chronicles what it....

Rope talk: Single, Double, Half, Twin – What’s the difference?
Rope talk: Single, Double, Half, Twin – What’s the difference?

Ropes can be confusing when we are starting out climbing. It can take a bit of time to become familiar with the terminology, but it’s....

Pride in Climbing
Pride in Climbing

It’s Pride Month, a time to reflect on progress, celebrate the wins and look forward to the future. Second on Womenclimb’s list of core values....

17: What We Know
17: What We Know

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, there has been a lot of heavy discussion around the exorbitant amount of atrocities committed against people....

The Loneliest Everest Expedition
The Loneliest Everest Expedition

No energy-bar wrappers litter base camp. No climbers clog the Hillary Step. Thanks to the pandemic, Mount Everest is taking a much needed break after....

The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1
The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1

Hello to Berkeley Ironworks and our greater Touchstone Climbing communities! Given the fact that we are all stuck here at home patiently biding our time....

Erin Parisi’s Historic Seven Summits Bid
Erin Parisi’s Historic Seven Summits Bid

Colorado-based mountaineer Erin Parisi first summited one of the Seven Summits, Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, as a man in 2011. In 2016, she came out publicly as a woman and....

Why the Height of Mount Everest May Change Soon
Why the Height of Mount Everest May Change Soon

A group of eight researchers from China finally summited Mount Everest on Wednesday, May 27. One of only two climbing teams on the mountain this....

A History of Everest | What it took to Reach the Roof of the World
A History of Everest | What it took to Reach the Roof of the World

Hillary and Tenzing made history as the first men to summit Everest. Credit: NatGeoMount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has captivated mountaineers for....

San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge | Colorado 14ers | Hiking and Camping
San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge | Colorado 14ers | Hiking and Camping

San Luis Peak is a Class 1, 14,014 foot mountain located in the La Garita Wilderness in the San Juan Mountains. In this video, I....

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