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Google's Street View Tour Of El Capitan Is Epic

Google’s Street View gets everywhere these days, but rarely does it manage to scale sheer slabs of rock. Now, with the help of acclaimed climbers Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, you can take a trip up El Capitan from the comfort of a computer. The views are astonishing.


Watch This Guy Free-Climb A Giant Redwood

Can tree bark work as well as granite to provide handholds? Legendary climber Chris Sharma thought so, and set out to climb this 77m tall redwood in northern California.


Climbers Helped A Zoo Make Sure Its Orangutan Habitat Is Escape-Proof

The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates — two gorillas got out in 2012 and two chimpanzees ran away in 2014 (I assume they all were brought back?). So when building a new orang-utan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for climb-ability.


Experience One Of The World's Deadliest Mountains In 360 Degrees

The North Face of the Eiger — also known by its more charming moniker, the Wall of Death — is one of climbing’s most iconic faces. It was first climbed in 1936, and since then, has claimed the lives of dozens of alpinists. These 360-degree videos bring that sensation of pure, unbridled terror right into your living room.


How To Tie The Only Five Knots You'll Ever Need

There are a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 per cent of the jobs you’ll ever need a rope to do. Anyone can make these, here’s how.


Meet The Crazy Climber Who Made His Own Carbon Fibre Ice Axes

If you want to climb ice, you’re going to need a pair of ice axes. The state-of-the-art is this carbon pair from Black Diamond, which will run you a cool $US340 per axe. Or, you could just make your own, like this guy did, saving himself over 500 grams in the process.


Climbing Quebec's Frozen Waterfalls

Did you know that Quebec City has a waterfall that’s taller than Niagara? And did you know it freezes over every winter? And did you know you could climb it when it does? We just did that and here’s how you can too.


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.