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

Are There Actually Climbing Teams Heading to the Karakoram This Summer?

Over the past month or so, we’ve been watching the situation in Pakistan closely as we wait to see if there will be a summer climbing season in the Karakoram. Right now, things are definitely influx inside the country, where the coronavirus continues to spiral out of control and government officials appear to have no … 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

Pakistani Prime Minister Vows to Reopen to Travel Ahead of Karakoram Climbing Season

Over the past month or so, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the summer climbing season in the Karakoram. With the coronavirus restricting travel across the globe, it looked like that season would be cancelled for sure. But yesterday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a glimmer of hope to those who would … 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