Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:18:29 +0000
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn here the nine different types of handholds that you'll encounter on cliffs and how to use each with specific hand movements and techniques.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhen 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZFast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZRappelling 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 5 ways that climbers die--lead falls, rockfall, solo climbing, rappelling, and bad weather. Use basic safety tips and good judgment to stay alive.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbers 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZIf 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZA 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHow 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbing 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn all about about the Matterhorn and climbing the Matterhorn, Switzerland's most famous mountain and a symbol of the European Alps.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhy 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZIf you're out climbing and need to rappel off the cliff, here are the four best knots to tie your climbing ropes together.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZFree 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZEvery climber needs to know these 4 friction knots to climb a rope in an emergency or to escape a belay.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZGeorge 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?
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 6 climbing movement tips to improve performance. Learn climbing strategies and how to use your feet and hands. Practice them and climb better.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZBelaying is an important climbing skill. Learn and practice the basics about belaying and how to use a belay device at your local climbing gym.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn how to tie and use an autoblock knot, an essential safety knot used in climbing and rappelling.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount Rainier, Washington's highest mountain, is the 4th highest mountain in the USA. Learn interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHere is your essential rappelling equipment, including rope, rappel device, anchor gear, slings, harness, belay gloves, and personal anchor tether.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZKangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and second highest in Nepal and is the easternmost 8,000-meter peak.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn how to tie a Prusik knot, an important knot used in climbing for ascending ropes and in emergency situations.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZFrom an unknown Soviet attempt to a bizarre solo attempt, here are four strange stories about Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZTo 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn about Pico de Orizaba, popular among mountain climbers and the highest mountain in Mexico, it is also the highest volcano in North America.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
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2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhen 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbing 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZTop-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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHow 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZShiprock, 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn all about Mount Kenya, popular with rock climbers and mountaineers since it offers a greater challenge than Kilimanjaro.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZA 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn all about Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world, and one of the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZOjos 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZYour 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHow much does it cost to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain? Plan your trip and make a budget for a Kilimanjaro climbing adventure.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZChalk 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZK2, 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHarnesses 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn all about Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe and the Alps, and a popular mountain for climbers.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThere 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZPitons, 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZIf you're caving, you need the right equipment. Here is the essential caving equipment that you need, including helmet, headlamp, and caving clothing.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZOnce 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMount Vinson in the Ellsworth Mountains is the highest mountain in Antarctica and one of the Seven Summits, the highest points on the Seven Continents.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZBelaying, simply a climber holding the rope for another climber, is an essential climbing skill. Learn about belaying and how to give a safe belay.
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2017-01-19T11:18:29ZON 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZFacts 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZAfter 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbing 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZBelay 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe year 2013 was filled with climbing adventures, first ascents, deaths, accidents, and a brawl on Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Read this recap of the 2013's best climbs on Mount Everest.
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2017-01-19T11:18:29ZHere's all the basic climbing equipment that you need to go sport climbing, including a rope, quickdraws, locking carabiners, personal gear, and rock shoes.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZIt's easy to lose your footwork when climbing at indoor gyms. All the holds are usually big or positive so you can get by with sloppy feet. Follow these 8 tips to improve your climbing footwork by practicing in your local indoor gym so you can keep your best foot forward out on the rocks.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZAscenders are used to ascend a fixed ropes on big walls and following aid routes. Learn about ascenders and safety tips when you use ascenders.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbing 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhat 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZFacts and figures about Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZClimbing 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhen 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn about Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Oceania, an area including Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and New Zealand, and one of the Seven Summits.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZLearn lots of interesting facts and data about Mount Washington, the highest mountain in New Hampshire and New England.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZAdvice on how to rock climb if you're afraid of heights.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZYou need to learn how to use handholds and footholds when you're climbing without readjusting or trying to find the sweet spot on the hold. The proper selection and use of holds lets you climb faster, more efficiently, and more securely. Learn how to use holds and climb better and higher.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZMany 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZWhich clothes should you wear rock climbing? Learn about comfortable, loose-fitting climbing clothes, what to wear in summer, and how to dress in layers.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:18:29ZRappelling requires essential climbing skills to be safe. Learn how to pull ropes to avoid hang-ups and how to safely retrieve ropes after rappelling.