environment
Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber to Collect 9kg of Rubbish

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new rule aimed at cleaning it up. Read More >>

photography
These Stomach-Churning Views Were Shot From Europe's Highest Ledges

Remember the young Russian photographers who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza a few months back? They're back, fresh off a month-long Eurotrip which took them to the Cologne Cathedral, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, and at least one prison cell. And the photos they brought back will make your palms sweat. Read More >>

stunts
Watch Six Women From Greenpeace Scale the Shard Live, Right Now

Six female protesters from Greenpeace are currently attempting to scale London's 310m-tall The Shard, (aka, Europe's tallest building), campaigning against Shell's arctic oil drilling activities. The climb is pretty treacherous, and definitely not legal, but it's all being live-streamed right now. Read More >>

photography
Lighting Climbers On a Sheer Ice Wall Basically Guarantees Amazing Photos

Photographer Ray Demski recently decided to take climbers and a photography crew to a bridge in Avers, Switzerland; light an ice wall and then shoot the climbers once it got dark. The results are pretty awesome, which is not surprising, because this whole plan was...pretty awesome. Read More >>

image cache
A Converted Silo Ice Climbing Wall Is the Only Reason Why Winter Exists

It's March, which mean it's still a little colder than you want it to be. Which means eventually you'll ask yourself why in the hell is it still cold. Which will lead to yourself questioning why does it have to be cold at all? And then you'll see this converted silo in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the cold, winter, slushy snow, all of it will make complete sense. The world gets cold so that people can create an epic ice climbing wall. Read More >>

fitmodo
Here's a Full-Body Rock Climbing Harness For Pregnant Women Because Apparently That's a Good Idea

Pregnant rock climbers of the world rejoice! Mountain Mama, Inc, the outdoor outfitter for expectant mothers, now offers a full-body climbing harness specially designed for the unique geometry of pregnant bodies. Why would you let that fetus inside you keep you from extreme sports? Read More >>

military
This Backpack Lets You Climb Up Any Wall

The military wants to be able to send soldiers up and over high walls, and sometimes grappling hooks aren't practical. What to do? Oh, I dunno, how about a vacuum backpack with suction gloves that'll let you climb up brick, glass, or pretty much whatever? Yep, that'll work. Read More >>

star wars
Nerdy Climbing Wall Holds Prove Even Star Wars Fanboys Stay Fit

When you think of Star Wars fans, you probably picture an overweight individual sprawled out on a couch reaching for the Monster Munch with a plastic lightsaber. But apparently that image isn't entirely accurate, since you can now buy Star Wars-themed climbing wall holds. Read More >>

wtf
There's a Ridiculous Traffic Jam of People Trying to Climb Mount Everest

Even though four people died trying to climb Mount Everest last weekend and even if reaching the summit costs more than a Porsche, it's not stopping people from attempting to scale the highest point on Earth. In fact, there's so many people trying to climb Mount Everest that it's causing a human traffic jam. Read More >>

sports
You'll Splash, Instead Of Crash, When You Fall Off This Climbing Wall

There's no reason to fear plummeting to your death-or awkward crotch harnesses-with AquaSport's climbing walls. They're installed on the edge of a pool so if you lose your grip or footing, you're guaranteed a safe splashdown. Read More >>

wtf
How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest? Around the Cost of a Porsche

Alan Arnette has an excellent post on Outside detailing the costs of reaching Earth's highest summit, Mount Everest. I've never thought about it before but it totally makes sense that there are a lot of things that go on to make that climb, right? And all those things cost a lot of money! Like £52,800-a-lot-of-money. Read More >>

cameras
60 Minutes Shows How to Film a Free Solo Mountain Climber Thousands of Feet in the Air

How did 60 Minutes film their segment tonight on free solo climber Alex Honnold? For such a dangerous and unique assignment, only the best would do. Read More >>

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