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Spectacular Photo Of A Woman Climbing A Vertical Rock Wall At Night

Image: Scott Jarvie took this cool night photo of Julia Wooten at a rock climbing route in Papago Park, located between the cities of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. Here’s the entire photo in its original orientation.


Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 8kg Of Rubbish

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it’s also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face — which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, “with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps.” This week, Nepal announced a new rule aimed at cleaning it up.


Real Life Spider-Man Climbs 457m Wall With No Equipment Whatsoever

I can’t imagine climbing 3m and this guy did 457.2 with no equipment. He’s basically Spider-Man. Rock climber Alex Honnold used no equipment to scale the 457.2m limestone wall of El Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. It’s the first ever free solo ascent of the wall.


These Stomach-Churning Images Were Shot From The Edges Of Skyscrapers

Remember the young Russian photographers who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza a few months back? They’re back, fresh off a month-long Eurotrip which took them to the Cologne Cathedral, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, and at least one police station. And the photos they brought back will make your palms sweat.


Monday Night Web Movie: Climbing Sydney's Tallest Building...From The Outside

Here’s a blast from the past: the story of the man who climbed Sydney’s tallest building, way back in 1986. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.


Professionally Lighting Climbers On A Sheer Ice Wall Basically Guarantees Amazing Photos

Photographer Ray Demski recently decided to take climbers and a photography crew to a bridge in Avers, Switzerland, light an ice wall and then shoot the climbers once it got dark. The results are pretty awesome, which is not surprising, because this whole plan was…pretty awesome.


Storage Silo Converted Into Ice Climbing Wall

This converted silo in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the cold, winter, slushy snow… all of it will make complete sense. The world gets cold so that people can create an epic ice climbing wall.


Watch These Guys Sneak Past Cameras And Guards To Mount Europe's Tallest Building

One of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done is jump out of a plane from 15,000 feet (4572m). Even with that experience under my belt, I’m not sure if I’d have the guts to do it again and it certainly hasn’t given me the fortitude to scale a 320m-tall building, complete with a snow-covered crane at the top.


Photographing Mountain Climbers Takes Balls -- And Ladders -- Of Steel

If you’re a photographer who covers extreme athletes like mountain climbers and wants to capture a moment from a unique angle, you’re probably willing to take some risks yourself. Like Corey Rich’s use of an incredibly precarious folding ladder tethered to the near vertical side of a mountain. Here’s to hoping he wasn’t working for free for the experience.


Full-Body Rock-Climbing Harness For Pregnant Women Is Apparently A Good Idea

Pregnant rock climbers of the world rejoice! Mountain Mama, the outdoor outfitter for expectant mothers, now offers a full-body climbing harness specially designed for the unique geometry of pregnant bodies. Why would you let that foetus inside you keep you from extreme sports?