climbing

Visit Thailand, Climb Rocks

After adventuring in some of the world’s harshest environments, we went to Thailand to thaw out and drink from coconuts. We wouldn’t be laying on beaches though. We were there to experience some of the best sport climbing in the world.


Who Changes The Bulbs On Top Of Transmission Towers?

Somebody with no fear of heights, that’s who, as this video showing climber Ken Schmidt making the ascent up a 457m high tower to change a bulb shows.


What It Feels Like To Vomit Just After Summiting A 20,000 Foot-High Peak

This is a brutally honest account of my first Himalayan climb — an attempt on the 20,305′ Imja Tse — more popularly known as Island Peak. While it’s a baby by Himalayan standards only a few other points on earth outside of Asia reach a higher altitude.


So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer: Everything You Need To Know

So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.


This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he’s going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while travelling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the globe, and how it performed.


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?