Twenty-three-year-old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of free soloing to new heights. He ventures ropeless up the mind-bending walls of Moonlight Buttress (5.12+, 1000 ft) and The North Face of Half Dome (5.12, 2000 ft).
Elite sport climbers Sasha DiGiulian and Matilda Söderlund team up with trad specialist Brette Harrington to attempt a free ascent of the 2,000-foot alpine rock route, Rayu – a 5.14 in Spain's Picos de Europa.
Unrepeated since its first ascent by the Basque Pou brothers and Kiko Cerdá in 2020, R...
Over the past 26 years, 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of Pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks in winter. In 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became the first. The journey nearly killed them.