Why Is Annapurna Known as the World's Deadliest Mountain?

Why is Annapurna called the world's deadliest mountain to climb? Well here is the answer.


The Eight-Thousanders: 14 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

Here is a list of 14 highest mountain peaks in the world, which are called the eight-thousanders.


Why Is K2 the World's Toughest Mountain to Climb?

Do you know why K2 is the world's toughest mountain? It is even harder to climb than Mount Everest.


Facts About Mt. Everest: Common Questions Answered

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth and has been on the bucket list of travel enthusiasts forever. In this article, I answer some common questions related to Mt. Everest.


Odd Things About Mount Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales attracts a lot of charity fund-raising schemes, and then, there’s the peculiar stuff.


Into the Clouds of Mount Kilimanjaro

A giant reaching 5,895 meters, Mt. Kilimanjaro dwarfs all in its path. The pinnacle is blanketed in snow crystals and ice formations. Accessible from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, this natural wonder is high on the list for hikers from all over the world.


Xia Boyu: He Climbed Mount Everest on His Fifth Attempt at the Age of 69 as a Double Amputee

Xia Boyu made four previous attempts to climb Mount Everest. He succeeded on his fifth attempt at the age of 69. Boyu was a double amputee.


My Experience Climbing Zawrat (2159 m) in the Polish Tatra Mountains

Do you want to climb Zawrat in the Tatra Mountains? Read it first.


Climbing Rysy (2499 m) – the Highest Peak in Poland

Do you want to reach the highest peak in Poland? Learn more about the trail and how to prepare.


My Experience Climbing Świnica (2301 m) in the Polish Tatra Mountains

Do you want to climb Świnica in the Polish Tatra Mountains? Read it first.


Three Peaks Challenge

Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, often within 24 hours.


A Guide to Hiking Kjeragbolten in Norway

A first-hand account of hiking to Kjeragbolten including useful information and handy tips to help you plan your own adventure to this popular natural landmark of Norway.


The Polish Tatra Mountains: Level Hardcore. Trail Descriptions

Trails in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Only for the most experienced hikers!


The Ill-Fated 1996 Everest Expedition: 20 Years on

It's 20 years next month since the ill-fated 1996 commercial expeditions to summit Everest resulted in the deaths of eight people, and spawned a series of 'disaster porn' books. What's been learned?


Why Do Adventure Seekers Risk Their Lives?

If driving in traffic is your idea of risk-taking, this article isn't for you. But if you've ever had the desire to seek adventure and wondered why, read on to learn more.


How to Climb Mount Toubkal Without a Guide

How to climb Mount Toubkal, Morocco, without using a local guide service, including route details, required equipment, and important local specifics.


Grivel Nepal SA Ice Axe Review

A product review by Kurt Morrison of the Grivel Nepal SA general mountaineering ice axe.


Scarpa Triolet Pro GTX Review

A product review of the Scarpa Triolet Pro GTX technical mountaineering boot by Kurt Morrison


On Top of the Rockies: Climbing Colorado's Mt. Elbert

A trail report and guide to climbing the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountains.


The First Woman to Climb Mont Blanc: Henriette d' Angeville or Maria Paradis?

In 1938 the second woman to climb Mont Blanc claimed to be the first, dismissing on a number of accounts her predecessor, a maid servant who'd summitted 30 yrs earlier. What is the story behind the two ascents and who rightly deserves the title?


The Bodies of Mount Everest, the World's Highest Graveyard

For many, summiting the world's highest mountain is a lifelong dream, but some of those who attempt the feat end up staying on Everest's icy slopes for good. Due to the harsh conditions of the mountain's higher reaches, it is difficult to recover the bodies of fallen climbers.


Getting to and Climbing Ben Nevis, UK's Highest Mountain

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK. How to get there and climb to the summit. Includes a Ben Nevis map and practical tips.


Climbing the New Snow Princess Cascade Slide in the Adirondack High Peaks

Are you heading up to the Adirondack High Peaks to climb the popular Cascade and Porter mountains? Join Outbound Dan Human in his recent climb up the new Snow Princess Cascade slide.


Climbing Colorado Fourteeners

You haven't really breathed Colorado air until you breathe it from the top of a 14,000 foot peak that you climbed yourself. The view from the top cannot be described in human words. I'll try, though. It's an ocean of blue depths and white breakers, and you're on an island, surrounded by this great expanse. In this ocean there are other islands: bare, rugged, made of moon-rock and brownies.


The Dangers of Climbing Mt Rainier

Mt. Rainier towers over the Cascade Mountain range of Washington state at 14,410 feet. It is affectionately referred to as 'the mountain' by Washingtonians. It is the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. Such a large mountain has obvious...


Do I Need a Guide to Climb Mt. Rainier?

Mt. Rainier towers over the Cascade Mountain range of Washington state at 14,410 feet. It is affectionately referred to as 'the mountain' by Washingtonians. Over 10,000 people attempt to climb it each year and well over half of those people do not...