Ongoing Pandemic Cancels Aconcagua Climbing Season

2020 has been an especially long and difficult year for mountaineers and adventure travelers the world over. When the pandemic spread across the globe back in March, nearly every corner of the planet went into lockdown. Planes stopped flying, borders were closed, and international travel was extremely limited. As a result, the spring climbing season … Read more

Dog Summits Baruntse in Nepal, Indigenous Ladies Climb Aconcagua

We cover a lot of major mountaineering expeditions here on The Adventure Blog, regularly sharing news from the Himalaya, Karakoram, and elsewhere. Often those posts provide some great inspiration and interesting news about what top climbers are doing on some of the world’s hardest peaks. At other times we get stories that are inspiring and … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 29: The One With the Guy From the U.K.

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another episode of The Adventure Podcast. This week, we welcome guest Ray Betts to the show, during which we talk about a broad range of topics, including climbing Kilimanjaro, preparing for Aconcagua, and the importance of going on an adventure. But first, we share news on a daring … Read more

Belgian Climber Attempting Completely Human Powered Seven Summits Expedition

As if climbing each of the Seven Summits isn’t enough of a challenge, Belgian adventurer Jelle Veyt has added a whole new level of difficulty to conquering the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. He is in the midst of an expedition during which he is attempting to not only climb those peaks, … Read more

Endurance Athlete Completes Circumnavigation and Summit of Aconcagua in Single Push

Mountain runner Sunny Stroeer is up to her old tricks again. You’ll recall, she’s the endurance athlete who set a new speed record on Aconcagua last February and then followed it up with another speed record on the Annapurna Circuit this past fall. Now, she’s gone back to Argentina once again, and has managed to … Read more

How to Trek to Aconcagua Completely Independently

Standing 6960 meters (22,837 ft) in height, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in South America, and highest peak outside of the Himalaya for that matter. Each year, hundreds of climbers flock to Argentina to climb up to the summit, with most using the mountain as a stepping stone to Everest or as part of their … Read more

Self Described “Crazy Grandma” Attempting Seven Summits

Proving that age is just a number and adventure can keep us all young, a self described “crazy grandma” is attempting to climb the Seven Summits at the age of 58. Lisa Walker has already knocked Kilimanjaro off of her list and will head to Aconcagua next month for her second mountain, as she pursues … Read more

Mountain Runner Sets Female Aconcagua Speed Record

Standing 6961 meters (22,838 ft) in height, Argentina’s Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in South America, and the highest peak outside the Himalaya in the world. That makes it one of the Seven Summits of course, luring in hundreds of climbers each year who are looking to add one of those iconic mountains to their … Read more