Video: Alpinist Adrian Ballinger Talks K2

Climbing K2 is no easy feat, even under the best of conditions. But going up the “Savage Mountain” without oxygen is an altogether different beast. But that’s exactly what American alpinist Adrian Ballinger did last year, reaching the summit of the second tallest mountain in the world—and arguably the scariest—without supplemental O’s. In this video, … Read more

Video: Adrian Ballinger Answers Your Questions on 8000 Meter Peaks

You’ve got questions, Adrian Ballinger has answers. In this video, the elite mountain guide fields some of the most common questions that we have about 8000 meter peaks, providing some very interesting and insightful answers. After all, this is a guy who has been up Everest more than a few times and has managed to … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 with Carla Perez

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On this week’s episode of The Adventure Podcast we’re thrilled to welcome alpinist Carla Perez. Last year, Carla climbed both Everest and K2, becoming the first woman to summit both peaks in the same year. She has also climbed both of those mountains without the use of bottled oxygen, something that is also extremely rare. … Read more

Eddie Bauer and Adrian Ballinger Release Epic K2 Mountaineering Video

Last year, we followed the Karakoram climbing season closely, watching as a number of teams attempted Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, and the “Savage Mountain” itself, K2. Amongst those teams was a group of strong, dedicated, and experienced mountaineers who were attempting to summit the difficult and technical peak without the use of bottled oxygen. That … Read more

Video: Emily Harrington’s Accident on El Capitan

Back in November, climber Emily Harrington was training for an attempt on El Capitan in Yosemite when she took a nasty fall just two pitches into her climb. That accident ended up putting her in the hospital and sent a scare throughout the entire climbing community. While she was bruised, battered, and beaten up, thankfully … Read more

Men’s Journal Interviews Adrian Ballinger on no-Os K2 Climb

If you were paying attention to our coverage of the climbing season in Pakistan this summer you probably already know that K2 was once again a significant challenge for alpinists. In fact, thanks to deep snow and a high probability of avalanche danger, the mountain ended up turning back about 90% of the climbers who … Read more

Videos: Climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger Launch New Adventure YouTube Channel

When it comes to high-altitude mountaineer, Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger just might be the world’s foremost power couple. The duo have pioneered the use of oxygen tents for training back home to shorten the time they are in the mountains. This has allowed them to set some impressive marks for door-to-door speed climbs in … Read more