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13 Dec 2018

thumbMilosz Pierwola is a New York-based humanitarian explorer who quit his high paid but ultimately unsatisfying job as a lawyer to...

10 Dec 2018

thumbDo the mountains, and our relationships with them, remain stable through time? Author, Matthew Shipton, surveys the continuations...

6 Dec 2018

thumbhis August, 24 year-old Hanifa Yousoufi from became the first Afghan woman to summit Noshaq (7492m), the highest mountain in...

4 Dec 2018

thumbJohn Allen seeks to find photographers with images of the Brenva Face taken over the previous twenty five or so years for an...

30 Nov 2018

thumbIn 1984 Geoff Birtles wrote and published an article in High magazine #18 which described some of the hardest routes of the day...

19 Nov 2018

thumbBen Tibbetts, adventure photographer and IFMGA mountain guide, has become the second British climber to summit all 82 of the UIAA...

14 Nov 2018

thumbFor many climbers, the names Moon and Moffatt are synonymous with hard sport climbing, hard bouldering and training. Ben Moon and...

14 Nov 2018

thumbIn 2017, a crack team of The North Face athletes travelled to Queen Maud Land, Antarctica in search of first ascents. Cedar...

14 Nov 2018

thumbJonathan Westaway writes about the German 1929 Kanchenjunga expedition ahead of the art exhibition Mountain of Destiny:...

Nov 2018

thumbAhead of Remembrance Sunday, author Jeff Connor writes about Siegfried Herford, a talented British climber who died in the Great...

Popular Feature Articles

Oct 2018

thumbDan Moore reflects on a harrowing experience on the Matterhorn, which caused him to question his actions prior to the incident...

Oct 2018

thumbAhead of the launch of Nick Bullock's second book, Tides, at Kendal Mountain Festival, we share a chapter from the book in which...

Sep 2018

thumbWhen Steve McClure attempted to rope-solo a route in Malaysia this summer, things didn't quite go to plan... 'The Dragon will...

Oct 2018

thumbAsh Routen discusses with Reinhold Messner success versus failure, suffering versus fun, and the strong sense of history that has...

Most Popular Feature Articles Ever

Apr 2014

thumbFinger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary...

May 2006

thumbFigure 8? Groove? They're all here (well almost). We couldn't think of anything starting with V, W, X, Y (you surely will). If...

Feb 2002

thumbFed up with having to pay to get in to crowded indoor walls? Are they never open when you want them? Let Nick Smith tell you how...

Jul 2000

thumbWant to know how they did the climbing stuff in Mission Impossible 2? Was it Tom Cruise? An exclusive chat with a guy who did the...

May 2009

thumb23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on...

Apr 2012

thumbIn this detailed article, Matt Fuller and Dr. Mark Taylor explain all the technical details behind waterproof fabrics. "Making...

Aug 2012

thumbThere is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the...

Feb 2014

thumbElbow injuries (tendonitis) are arguably the most common along with finger injuries. In this article, climbing coach Robin...

Apr 2005

thumbCan the climbing media be blamed for using racy images of women to sell to men? They are in business and are they not only...