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