2016-10-27T11:03:02ZAfter 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZThe 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWind 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhat is French free climbing? Climbing French free is making occasional aid moves while free climbing a route.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZThe 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZOjos 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhen 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZLearn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZThe 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZON 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZLearn all about Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe and the Alps, and a popular mountain for climbers.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZFacts 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZLearn all about Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador and one of the highest volcanos in the world. Chimborazo is a popular mountain for climbers with excellent snow and ice routes up its glaciated flanks.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZIztaccihuatl, 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZAdvice on how to rock climb if you're afraid of heights.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZLearn about Pico de Orizaba, popular among mountain climbers and the highest mountain in Mexico, it is also the highest volcano in North America.
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2016-10-27T11:03:02ZK2, 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhen 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZColorado has 55 Fourteeners or 14,000-foot mountains in its many mountain ranges. Learn all about Colorado's Fourteeners and how to climb them.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZClimbing 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZClimbers 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhy 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..
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhich 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZWhen 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.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZBouldering is a simple climbing sport. It's just you and the rock. Follow these 6 essential bouldering tips and tricks and get up more problems and have more fun. Learn why you should clean your rock shoes and handholds; the ethics of cheater stones; why it's important to check out the top out and the descent; and how to previsualize a boulder problem.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZYou've been climbing all summer and your rock shoes need new soles. What do you need done to the shoes and who's going to do the job? Read this guide to rock shoe resoles, repairs, and cobblers to make the right choices.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZClimbers use 3 types of belay and rappel devices. Learn about each belay device, advantages and disadvantages, and which belay device you should use.
2016-10-27T11:03:02ZYour 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.