Daniel Dawson May 07, 2021

Top 10 South American Mountaineering Destinations

South America is a land of superlatives. The wettest place on Earth – López de Micay – is located in southwestern Colombia and receives an average of 315 days of rainfall each year. Just a few thousand kilometres to the south, the Atacama...

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Daniel Dawson May 05, 2021

Top 10 Mountaineering Destinations in the United States

Sprawling over roughly 10 million square kilometres (3.5 million square miles), the United States resembles a continent more so than a country. Along with its sheer size, the U.S. also boasts an immense amount of diversity. In the 50 states alone...

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Daniel Dawson May 03, 2021

Five Popular High-Altitude Lake Treks in Nepal

An estimated 400,000 trekkers flock to Nepal each year to explore the small but diverse South Asian country on foot. Boasting eight of the world’s tallest mountains, its deepest valley, high deserts and traditional mountain villages, it is little...

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Daniel Dawson Apr 22, 2021

2021 Everest Climber Profiles: Christine Vogondy

Welcome to the Everest 2021 Climber Profile Series! Over the coming months, we will be speaking with some of the mountaineers who decided to make the trip during this unusual season. We're going to find out more about why they decided to become...

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Daniel Dawson Apr 19, 2021

Climbing the Seven Second Summits: Facts & Information

As the name suggests, the Seven Second Summits are the second-highest independent mountains on each of the seven continents.While there is no exact date established for when the concept began to circulate, the idea of climbing the Seven Second Summits...

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Daniel Dawson Apr 08, 2021

Jim Davidson Tells the Story Behind His New Book: The Next Everest

Jim Davidson crawled inside his yellow dome tent, removed his boots and outer clothing layers before slipping into his sleeping bag at Camp I. After an exhausting day of climbing through the notorious Khumbu Icefall on the southern slopes of Mount...

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Daniel Dawson Mar 22, 2021

Climbing the 14 Eight-thousanders: Facts & Information

There are 14 independent mountains that reach an elevation of 8,000 metres (26,200 feet) or more on Earth, all of which are situated in the heart of Asia.The vast majority of the world’s eight thousanders are located in the Himalayas, in both Nepal and...

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Daniel Dawson Mar 16, 2021

Climbing the Seven Volcanic Summits: Facts & Information

After famed mountaineers Dick Bass and Reinhold Messner became the first people to climb their respective versions of the Seven Summits in the late twentieth century, mountaineers worldwide sought a new and exciting challenge. A decade later, in...

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Daniel Dawson Mar 01, 2021

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mt Everest in 2021?

The 2021 climbing season on Mount Everest is shaping up to be one of the most unique in recent memory.After the COVID-19 pandemic essentially precluded climbers from heading to the world’s tallest mountain and highest of the Seven Summits from either...

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Blake Penson Feb 11, 2021

Summary of K2 Winter 2021 Thus Far

The traditional mountaineering season on K2 has yet to begin this year, but the infamous mountain has already permeated into the headlines of global media outlets.A combination of celebration and devastation has both exemplified what mountaineering is...

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Daniel Dawson Jan 25, 2021

Top 5 Peru Mountaineering and Trekking Destinations

Peru is synonymous with the Andes Mountains.Situated on the western coast of South America, the world’s longest mountain chain runs through the centre of the country and serves as a defining feature of its climate and culture. Since tourism in...

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Daniel Dawson Jan 03, 2021

Five Trekking and Climbing Destinations In the Nepalese Himalayas

Back in October, Nepal reopened exclusively for trekkers and mountaineers. While much of the world remains closed as governments grapple with a second wave of COVID-19 infections, there has never been a better time to head out and explore the heart and...

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Blake Penson Dec 27, 2020

Top Volcano Climbing Experiences in Ecuador

Situated in the northwestern corner of South America, one of the continent’s smallest countries is also one of its most diverse: Ecuador.Ranked as the 73rd largest country in the world by land area, Ecuador boasts a wide array of diverse landscapes,...

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Daniel Dawson Dec 21, 2020

Top Winter Mountaineering Destinations in the United Kingdom

As the Northern Hemisphere enters its winter months, many outdoor adventurers stow away their crampons and dust off the skis instead. The combination of short days, low temperatures, and bad weather make mountaineering at the very heart of winter a...

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