Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:17:30 +0000
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZMount 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZMount 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZRappelling 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow you use handholds on a cliff is essential to your climbing success. We use our hands to grab various rock features, which allow us to pull ourselves upward with our arms and to stay in balance on vertical terrain. Learn here about the nine different types of handholds that you will encounter on cliffs and how to use each type of handhold with specific hand movements and techniques.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbers 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZBelaying is an important climbing skill. Learn and practice the basics about belaying and how to use a belay device at your local climbing gym.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZIf you're out climbing and need to rappel off the cliff, here are the four best knots to tie your climbing ropes together.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn how to tie and use an autoblock knot, an essential safety knot used in climbing and rappelling.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn how to tie a Prusik knot, an important knot used in climbing for ascending ropes and in emergency situations.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZGeorge 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?
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhy 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..
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZEvery climber needs to know these 4 friction knots--Prusik knot, Klemheist knot, Bachmann knot, and Autoblock knot--to climb a rope in an emergency or to escape a belay during a self-rescue.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn all about Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular but deadliest high mountains in the world for climbers.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFootwork 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 5 ways that climbers die--lead falls, rockfall, solo climbing, rappelling, and bad weather. Use basic safety tips and good judgment to stay alive.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZA 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn all about about the Matterhorn and climbing the Matterhorn, Switzerland's most famous mountain and a symbol of the European Alps.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFrom an unknown Soviet attempt to a bizarre solo attempt, here are four strange stories about Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZTop-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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHere is your essential rappelling equipment, including rope, rappel device, anchor gear, slings, harness, belay gloves, and personal anchor tether.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZMount 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhen 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbers 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZMount Rainier, Washington's highest mountain, is the 4th highest mountain in the USA. Learn interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhen 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThere 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 6 climbing movement tips to improve performance. Learn climbing strategies and how to use your feet and hands. Practice them and climb better.
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2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZA 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZKilimanjaro, 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZTo 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhen 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?
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn about Pico de Orizaba, popular among mountain climbers and the highest mountain in Mexico, it is also the highest volcano in North America.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZKangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and second highest in Nepal and is the easternmost 8,000-meter peak.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe Bachmann Knot is a friction knot with a carabiner handle that is used by rock climbers to ascend fixed ropes.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZMount 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZOnce 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn all about Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe and the Alps, and a popular mountain for climbers.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZBelaying, simply a climber holding the rope for another climber, is an essential climbing skill. Learn about belaying and how to give a safe belay.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhen Can You Climb on Wet Rock? is a common question that climbers ask. The answer is easy--wait. Wait until the rock dries thoroughly so you avoid damaging the rock surface, break handholds and footholds, and destroy routes and boulder problems. Find out what are the best rock surfaces for climbing after rain and why sandstone is the worst as well as some suggestions on how long you should wait before climbing after rain.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZON 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZColorado has 55 Fourteeners or 14,000-foot mountains in its many mountain ranges. Learn all about Colorado's Fourteeners and how to climb them.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZShiprock, 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHarnesses 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZChalk 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZYour 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhat is French free climbing? Climbing French free is making occasional aid moves while free climbing a route.
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2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow much does it cost to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain? Plan your trip and make a budget for a Kilimanjaro climbing adventure.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZLearn all about Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa and the highest mountain in Kenya. Mount Kenya is popular with rock climbers and mountaineers since it offers a greater challenge than Kilimanjaro.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZRappelling requires essential climbing skills to be safe. Learn how to pull ropes to avoid hang-ups and how to safely retrieve ropes after rappelling.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZK2, 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZBelay 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZKnow 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFacts About Annapurna, the Tenth Highest Mountain in the World, and one of the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, including its location and first ascent information.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow 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...
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZPitons, 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZThe 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZOnce 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 and in a systematic order. Learn here how to properly rack climbing gear on a gear sling for trad climbing.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZIztaccihuatl, 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZYou 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbers use 3 types of belay and rappel devices. Learn about each belay device, advantages and disadvantages, and which belay device you should use.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZOjos 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFree 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZA quote about climbing and mountaineering by Edward Whymper, a great 19th-century British climber who made the tragic first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZHow 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhat is aid climbng? Here is a definition of Aid Climbing, climbing words for the process of ascending cliffs by using the aid and assistance of climbing equipment for upward progress.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFacts 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhen 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.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZIf you're caving, you need the right equipment. Here is the essential caving equipment that you need, including helmet, headlamp, and caving clothing.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZAid climbing uses equipment to climb rather than hands and feet. Aid climbers place gear and move up standing in aiders. Learn to start aid climbing here.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZScrambling is climbing easy rock without a rope or gear. Learn basic climbing skills to become a safe scrambler, scrambling safety, and using a rope.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWhich rock shoes should I wear? is a common question. Climbing shoes are the one piece of climbing equipment that immediately help you climb better. Learn how to buy new rock shoes, which shoes are right for your adventures, and how the shoes should fit.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZWind is one of the most dangerous weather elements encountered by climbers and mountaineers. Wind can rob a climber of his warmth and cause hypothermia. Learn more about wind and how to use wind to predict climbing weather.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFacts and figures about Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZFollow this Mount Everest historical timeline from its discovery in 1848 and early explorations through the first British expeditions that attempted to climb the mountain before World War II.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZSport climbing, the pursuit of bolt-protected gymnastic climbing, offers the rewards of rock climbing without a lot of the risks. Learn here what sport climbing is and what skills you need to get out on the rocks.
2016-10-22T11:17:30ZClimbing 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.