These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World

We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you’re climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying heaps of camera gear, you’ll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 300km hike through Nepal.

Adventure Tested: La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX

La Sportiva updated their popular line of Nepal mountaineering boots with the new Cube GTX. The Cube is an incredibly lightweight, single layer, technical winter boot that’s ideal for mixed terrain. We put it to the test in the country of its namesake while climbing in the Himalayas.

Squarespace Made One Of The Most Compelling Short Films I've Ever Seen About Climbing

Video: I’ll be honest, free climbing scares the living hell out of me. The idea that you could plummet from a giant rockface to your spine-smashing death is something I struggle with. So watching climber and avid outdoorsman, Alex Honnold, scale a granite rock face in Yosemite National Park is a compelling experience. Inexplicably, it turns out that the whole thing is a subtle and beautiful ad for web platform company, Squarespace.

The Time Iceland Almost Killed Me

They say that if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait five minutes and it will change. Multiply that by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes and you’ve got a recipe for adventure. Or a close encounter of the near death kind.

Test Your Endurance On This IKEA Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating — heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France, the company installed a fully functional climbing wall of inexpensive modern furniture outside of a cathedral. Spiderman’s new living room?

Cool Point Of View Video Shows How It Looks To Climb A Huge Ship Mast

Video: This point-of-view video shows what it is like to climb to the top of the main mast of the Charles W. Morgan — the world’s oldest surviving merchant vessel, built in the 19th century. When I watched this a cascade of images from old pirate movies came into my mind.

Man Climbs Real-World, 1800 Metre-High Game Of Thrones' Wall With No Ropes

This is one of the most amazing and terrifying things I’ve seen in a long time: Watch Ueli Steck speed climbing the 1800m (5900 foot) north face of the Eiger — a mountain in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. No ropes and solo — just him, his crampons, and his ice tools, risking a fatal fall at every single step.

Virtually Tour The Path Of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.

This Prosthetic Is Designed Especially For Rock Climbers

The loss of a leg can stymie the pursuit of adventurous outdoor sports for many — but not if designer Kai Lin has anything to do with it His latest creation, Klippa, is a prosthetic leg designed especially for rock climbers.

Real Life Spiderman Does A Spinning Flip On A Wall While Climbing It

Video: Some people see a wall in their way and walk around it. That would be me! Other people try to climb it. That would be awesome people! This guy sees a wall and decides it’s best to do a spinning backward flip on the wall while climbing the wall to move up. That would be this real life Spiderman. Holy hell, he has more control of his body climbing a wall than most people have when they walk.