Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:12:04 +0000
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most dangerous. From 6 to 10 percent of climbers who summit die on the mountain.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, rises onthe border of Nepal and Tibet in Asia. Learn interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first ascent, usual climbing routes, and strange feats on the roof of the world.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe Seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objective, are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Learn here about these seven mountains and climbing them.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn here the nine different types of handholds that you'll encounter on cliffs and how to use each with specific hand movements and techniques.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn about mountaineering or the sport of climbing mountains, one of the finest opportunities for the lover of high places. Mountain climbing is about challenge and perseverance, about putting hands and feet onto rock and ice and snow and finally reaching a summit.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZRappelling is a skill-based climbing activity for descending cliffs and mountains with a rope. Learn 6 essential skills that you need to know to rappel safely when rock climbing.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbers use chalk to dry sweaty hands and to enhance their grip on handholds. Learn about the four types of climbing chalk that you can buy and use on the rock.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMount Rainier, Washington's highest mountain, is the 4th highest mountain in the USA. Learn interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing is dangerous. Learn the basic rules of climbing safety to stay safe on the rocks and avoid accidents. Follow these ten tips for climbing safety for a safe climbing adventure.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZFast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn interesting facts about K2, the second highest mountain in the world, including how it got its unique name, when it was first climbed, and why it is one of the most dangerous high peaks in the world.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZBelaying is an important climbing skill. Learn and practice the basics about belaying and how to use a belay device at your local climbing gym.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular but deadliest mountains in the world.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe full crimp grip is one of 6 hand and finger positions used in rock climbing. Learn all about the full crimp, how to do it, and how to avoid crimping injuries.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMount Shasta towers majestically above northern California. This massive stratovolcano, one of California's Fourteeners, has a long colorful history and is a popular mountain for climbers. Find out lots of interesting facts and Mount Shasta's geology, volcanism, history, ascents, and how to climb it.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHow much does it cost to climb The Seven Summits, the seven highest mountains on the seven continents? You know it will cost a lot of money, find out here how much it costs to climb all seven mountains.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about about the Matterhorn and climbing the Matterhorn, Switzerland's most famous mountain and a symbol of the European Alps.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZWhy are marine fossils on top of Mt. Everest? Learn about Mt. Everest's unique geology, its 3 rock layers, and why it is still rising higher.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbers use chalk or magnesium carbonate as a drying agent on their hands and fingers to decrease moisture, reduce slippage, and increase performance. What is climbing chalk and how does it work? Does it actually help you climb harder? Find out about climbing chalk and the answers to these questions.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZIf you're out climbing and need to rappel off the cliff, here are the four best knots to tie your climbing ropes together.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn 5 ways that climbers die--lead falls, rockfall, solo climbing, rappelling, and bad weather. Use basic safety tips and good judgment to stay alive.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn facts and trivia about Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain and one of the world's most beautiful mountains, and how to climb Mount Fuji.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn 6 climbing movement tips to improve performance. Learn climbing strategies and how to use your feet and hands. Practice them and climb better.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZA study of rock climbing accidents, injuries, rescues, and fatalities over a 14-year period from 1998 to 2011 details the causes of climbing incidents in the Boulder, Colorado area, including Eldorado Canyon, one of the most popular climbing areas in the United States.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZEvery climber needs to know these 4 friction knots to climb a rope in an emergency or to escape a belay.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn facts about Mount Everest, world's highest mountain, including first American ascent; first flight over Everest; Mt. Everest geology and glaciers; and is Everest really the world's highest mountain.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZTop-rope climbing is the best way for beginners to get out on the rocks. Check here for the skills you need to know and what equipment you need to buy.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn how to tie and use an autoblock knot, an essential safety knot used in climbing and rappelling.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing steep limestone cliffs covered with pockets is fun. Learn all about pocket climbing; the types of pockets; how to grab pockets; which fingers and finger combinations to use in pockets; and how to avoid finger injuries when you climb pockets.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZWhen you're ice climbing or climbing high mountains, your hands will get cold. What's the best glove system to keep your hands warm and free from frostbite? Learn from mountaineer Susan Joy Paul how to create a glove system for winter climbing.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHere is your essential rappelling equipment, including rope, rappel device, anchor gear, slings, harness, belay gloves, and personal anchor tether.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZFootwork is the most difficult aspect of rock climbing for beginners to master. Most novice climbers want to pull with their arms, rather than push with their legs. Follow these suggestions and tips to learn how to use your feet better when you climb, how to identify and use different kinds of footholds, and how to practice footwork to climb better.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn about Pico de Orizaba, popular among mountain climbers and the highest mountain in Mexico, it is also the highest volcano in North America.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn how to tie a Prusik knot, an important knot used in climbing for ascending ropes and in emergency situations.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZKilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is a popular peak for lots of climbers. Learn basic information to climb Kilimanjaro, including acclimatization, finding an outfitter, hiring guides and porters, and why it's such a strenuous climb.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZKangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and second highest in Nepal and is the easternmost 8,000-meter peak.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZWhen you're sport climbing, follow 6 safety tips before climbing to have fun--check your harness, tie-in knot, bolt count, route length, and how to bail.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZGeorge Mallory, a member of three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s, died on the mountain's Northeast Ridge on June 8, 1924, leaving behind the enduring mystery: Did Mallory and his partner Sandy Irvine reach the summit of Mount Everest 29 years before Hillary and Tenzing?
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZIf you're ice climbing or mountaineering in the winter, it's easy to get cold hands and even frostbite. It's important to keep your hands warm. Find out more in this article by Susan Joy Paul about how to keep your hands toasty and protect your digits from frostbite.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZFrom an unknown Soviet attempt to a bizarre solo attempt, here are four strange stories about Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZTo be a successful climber you need to learn how to use handholds effectively and the 6 basic finger grips for climbing. Practice them at a gym first.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing is a physical sport so you can get injured if you're not careful. Learn to avoid climbing injuries and accidents, and what to do if you're injured climbing by following these smart climbing tips.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMount Whitney, a popular peak for climbing, is California's highest mountain and the highest in the Lower 48 states. Learn cool facts and trivia about Whitney.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe beauty of bouldering is not just doing hard moves but also its minimalism. You don’t need to spend lots of money on equipment to have fun on the boulders. Here are the 3 essential pieces of climbing equipment that you need to go bouldering.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZShiprock, a towering rock mountain in northwestern New Mexico, is sacred to the Navajo Indians. Shiprock figures prominently in many Navajo legends and myths. Find out about Shiprock's geology, climbing history, and Navajo mythology.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe and the Alps, and a popular mountain for climbers.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZA lot can go wrong when you're rappelling off a cliff since you're totally dependent on your climbing equipment. Learn why rappelling is dangerous and how you can be safer when rappelling.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about Mount Kenya, popular with rock climbers and mountaineers since it offers a greater challenge than Kilimanjaro.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHow much does it cost to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain? Plan your trip and make a budget for a Kilimanjaro climbing adventure.
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2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn about the best rock climbing knots; rappel knots; knot strength; how to tie knots; types of knots; and why knots keep you safe when climbing.
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2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe world’s 14 highest mountains are an exclusive club of peaks whose summits tower more than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) above sea level.The Eight Thousanders all lie in the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges in central Asia.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZColorado has 55 Fourteeners or 14,000-foot mountains in its many mountain ranges. Learn all about Colorado's Fourteeners and how to climb them.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHow many 8,000-meter summits are in the world? The short answer is 14. That, however, is the number of summits with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence. If every summit above 8,000 meters is considered a separate mountain, then there are 35 8,000-meter peaks. Learn about these high summits and prominence.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZWhen you're climbing in the mountains, it's important to know how to predict climbing weather to avoid rain, snow, and wind. Learn nine common signs that indicate your climbing weather is changing, including cumulus clouds, cirrus clouds, a halo around the moon, rising and falling barometric pressure, and low clouds.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZWhen you start out rock climbing you're going to have a lot of questions about climbing and if it's safe. Here are 5 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about climbing, including taking kids climbing, what is belaying, what is toproping, and what if I fall?
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZPitons, metal spikes hammered into a crack, were used for protection and anchors on rock climbs before the widespread use of nuts and cams in the late 1970s. Modern aid climbers and alpine climbers still use pitons to ascend big walls and ice faces. Learn what are the different types of pitons, including knifeblades, Bugaboos, Lost Arrows, angles, and bong bongs, and how they are used.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZOjos del Salado is the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and the highest mountain in Chile. Learn more about the world's highest active volcano, including a controversy over its elevation and where the world's highest lake is located.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing FAQ: Am I too old to start rock climbing? The answer is No! Climbing keeps you young and improves your health. Get on the rock and find new life.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZYou want to go ice climbing this winter, but what equipment do you need? Here is a list of all the climbing equipment you need to go ice climbing and stay warm outside in the winter, including a helmet, boots, harness, crampons, ice tools, headlamp, belay device, and warm clothes.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZChalk bags are simply small fabric sacks that are filled with climbing chalk and carried on a belt around a climber's waist. Learn more about chalk bags, their different sizes and shapes, how to buy a chalk bag, and how to carry a chalk bag.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world, and one of the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe most dangerous part of top-rope climbing is setting up anchors at the top of a cliff. Every year a few climbers fall off cliff-tops because they aren't tied into their rope before they set anchors on the edge. Learn important safety tips for setting top-rope anchors and what you should not do.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHow safe is climbing? A recent study of data from emergency rooms across the United States says climbing is pretty safe. Read here about the surprising findings.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZIztaccihuatl, the third highest mountain in Mexico and the seventh highest mountain in North America, is a popular and relatively easy high-altitude climb. Learn more about Iztaccihuatl and climbing it.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZBelaying, simply a climber holding the rope for another climber, is an essential climbing skill. Learn about belaying and how to give a safe belay.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZK2, the second highest mountain in the world, is usually climbed by the Abruzzi Spur route up the Southeast Ridge. Read a description of the route and make plans to climb to the summit of K2.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZFree solo climbing is dangerous. Free soloing, climbing without a rope and gear, is a high-stakes game. If the climber falls, he dies. Learn about free solo climbing and why its deadly allure.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZFacts About Nanga Parbat, the Ninth Highest Mountain in the World. Nanga Parbat is one of the most dangerous high mountains in the world. Find out more about its colorful climbing history and geography.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe year 2013 was one of the busiest ever for climbers on Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. A record number of climbers reached the summit that year, as well as several cool ascents and records were set including a BASE jump, first Saudi Arabian woman, and a fistfight at Camp 2.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThere are 3 main rocks for climbing: granite, sandstone, and limestone. Learn about these rock types, how they form; and how and where to climb them.
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2016-12-08T11:12:04ZAfter asking: How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? the next second question climbers ask is: Should I go on a guided or non-guided expedition to Everest? Learn why non-guided expeditions are not the best deal to reach the summit and return safely.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHarnesses are specifically made for different types of climbing, including sport, gym, and competition climbing, general all-around climbing, big wall climbing, alpine and ice climbing, caving, and kids climbing. Specific harnesses are made for women and children.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZOnce you climb to the top of a mountain or cliff, you need to get back down safely and efficiently. Climbers descend off cliffs and mountains in four different ways--hiking down, downclimbing, rappelling, and lowering. Learn more about the four types of descents and how to evaluate terrain for the proper descent.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZON BELAY is a climbing voice command used by climbers at the base of a route as well as at the beginning and end of a pitch higher up the cliff.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn how to climb Mt. Fuji; best seasons to climb Fuji; how to avoid crowds; accidents and fatalities on Mount Fuji; and planning a Mt. Fuji ascent.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe half crimp grip is one of 6 hand and finger positions used in rock climbing. Learn all about the half crimp, how to do it, and how to avoid crimping injuries.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHow many climbers are in the United States? A 2012 study and survey details how many sport and traditional climbers are in the US and compares them to previous years. The results are surprising. Are there more or less climbers than you think? Read and find out...
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZKnow these 6 important knots to go rock climbing safely--Figure-8 Follow-Through Knot, Clove Hitch, Figure-8-on-a-Bight, Double Fisherman's Knot, Prusik Knot, and Munter Hitch.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe Bachmann Knot is a friction knot with a carabiner handle that is used by rock climbers to ascend fixed ropes.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing slings, simply lengths of webbing that are tied or sewn into closed loops, are an essential piece of rock climbing equipment. Learn all about slings, how climbers use slings, the different materials used to make slings, and the differences between sewn and tied slings.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZOnce you've decided what climbing equipment you're going to carry on a route, you need to organize it so that the gear is easy to reach.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing voice commands are basic verbal commands that rock climbers use to communicate with each other when they're climbing. Learn why climbers use voice commands and what the basic voice commands are.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn how to tie a figure-8 follow-through knot, the best knot for tying into a climbing rope. The figure-8 follow-through knot, also called a figure-8 trace knot, is the best knot for rock climbing since it's easy to check and won't come untied.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbing slings, lengths of cord or webbing that are sewn or tied into closed loops, come in five basic types. Read about each type and what they are used for when you go rock climbing.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe best and easiest way to descend from a sport or top-rope route is by having your belayer lower you back to the ground with the climbing rope. Lowering, however, is sometimes counter-intuitive and the climber has to trust the safety system. Learn lowering techniques and tips to help you lower down and to lower your climbing buddy back to solid ground.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZYour climbing harness, which connects your body to your rope, is a complicated piece of equipment. A harness has lots of parts—straps, buckles, and loops. Read this breakdown of all the parts of a climbing harness so you know what you’re looking at before you buy a new harness.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZBelay and rappel devices are one of the most important pieces of climbing equipment that you will need to purchase and learn to use so you can safely belay and rappel at the cliff.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe mysterious Yeti lives in the Himalaya mountains. Read about Yeti sightings and footprints; native names; and reports by westerners about the Yeti.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZClimbers use 3 types of belay and rappel devices. Learn about each belay device, advantages and disadvantages, and which belay device you should use.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZTwo types of crampons--hinged and rigid--are available for mountaineers and ice climbers. Find out about both types of crampons and which one is right for the climbing that you love to do.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZMany climbing areas around the United States are sacred ground to Native Americans. Learn about Shiprock, Baboquivari, The Black Hills, Devil's Tower, and Indian Creek Canyon and why these unique and beautiful places are sacred to Native American tribes, including the Lakota Sioux, Navajo, Tohono O'odham, and the ancient Anasazi.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe first skill you need to safely create top-rope anchors is to select the best site for them on the cliff-top. Learn how to evaluate a climbing site and safely set up a toprope anchor for climbing.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZHere's all the basic climbing equipment that you need to go sport climbing, including a rope, quickdraws, locking carabiners, personal gear, and rock shoes.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZThe use of drones or unmanned aircraft is prohibited in national, state, and city parks including Yosemite National Park and Garden of the Gods Park. Learn more about how drones affect climbers, wildlife, and the natural experience of park users.
2016-12-08T11:12:04ZLearn all about Mauna Kea, the highest mountain in Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world, including how to climb it, volcanism, glaciation, and its unique ecosystems.