Gear Review: Arc’Teryx Alpha SV Jacket with Gore-Tex Pro

When it comes to making high-quality outdoor gear for use on our adventures, Arc’teryx has always been at the top of the list in terms of fit, function, and durability. The company has made a reputation for creating some of the best performance products on the market, maintaining a laser-like focus on creating outdoor apparel … Read more

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

Climber Sues Guide Over Failed Everest Expedition

One of Everest’s best guiding companies has found itself at the center of a lawsuit that could have lasting consequences for the mountaineering world. Last week it was revealed that a former client is suing Madison Mountaineering for failing to provide a refund following a failed expedition to the world’s highest peak; if successful, the … Read more

Nepal Backtracks on COVID Travel Restrictions

Last week we shared the news that Nepal was planning to reopen to foreign travelers starting on October 17, welcoming trekkers and climbers back into the country. As with most places worldwide, Nepal has been on strict lockdown since the start of the pandemic this past spring, even going so far as to cancel the … Read more

Video: Renan Ozturk Shares His Perspective on Life, Adventure, and Everything

Few people are better suited to offer their perspective on a life of travel and adventure than Renan Ozturk. If you’ve seen the film Meru you know a bit about his backstory, which has had its share of challenges along the way. In this video, Renan talks about his path to becoming a world-class mountaineer but … Read more

Video: How to Tell an Epic Adventure Story with Cory Richards

Mountaineer and photographer Cory Richards has had the opportunity to witness and take part in some fairly outstanding adventures over the years. During that time, he’s also learned a thing or two about telling a story as seen through the lens of his camera. In this video, he shares tips on how we can learn … Read more

Expedition to Manaslu Confirmed for Himalaya Fall Climbing Season

As Nepal edges closer to reopening to visitors this fall, the number of trekkers and climbers interested in visiting the Himalayan country at the moment remains in question. Bahrain Royal Guard At least one team will make the journey in the coming weeks, as it is now confirmed that members of the Bahrain Royal Guard … Read more

New Study Shows Everest has Gotten Safer Despite Being More Crowded

A new study conducted by the University of Washington and the University of California takes a look at the past two decades of climbing on Mt. Everest and comes away with some interesting results. Despite conventional wisdom and media reports, the researchers behind the study have determined that even though the mountain has become increasingly … Read more