Men climb real life version of Game of Thrones' northern Wall

It's not the 700-foot-tall Wall of Game of Thrones, but this looks like the scene of the wildlings climbing the Wall in George R.R. Martin's series. It's 40-year-old Tim Emmett and 38-year-old Dawn Glanc climbing the 250-metre thick Sólheimajökull glacier, in Iceland, at sub-zero temperatures. Because risking your life… » 4/19/14 5:48am Yesterday 5:48am

Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 18 Pounds of Trash

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new rule … » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

These Stomach-Churning Images Were Shot From the Edges of Skyscrapers

Remember the young Russian photographers who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza a few months back? They're back, fresh off a month-long Eurotrip which took them to the Cologne Cathedral, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, and at least one police station. And the photos they brought back will make your palms sweat. » 9/12/13 10:35am 9/12/13 10:35am

A Converted Silo Ice Climbing Wall Is the Only Reason Why Winter Exists

It's March, which mean it's still a little colder than you want it to be. Which means eventually you'll ask yourself why in the hell is it still cold. Which will lead to yourself questioning why does it have to be cold at all? And then you'll see this converted silo in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the cold, winter, slushy… » 3/08/13 11:00pm 3/08/13 11:00pm

Black Diamond Magnetron GridLock Review: A Super-Fast, Feather-Light,…

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For those who participate in rope-centered sports or performing arts, the carabiner is one of the most important items you own. It's what keeps you attached to your rope, and thus, your head attached to your spinal column. But locking carabiners have always been unwieldy and hard to manipulate. Black Diamond wants… » 12/12/12 2:00pm 12/12/12 2:00pm

There's a Ridiculous Traffic Jam of People Trying to Climb Mount Everest

Even though four people died trying to climb Mount Everest last weekend and even if reaching the summit costs more than a Porsche, it's not stopping people from attempting to scale the highest point on Earth. In fact, there's so many people trying to climb Mount Everest that it's causing a human traffic jam. » 5/22/12 4:40pm 5/22/12 4:40pm

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest? More Than a Porsche

Alan Arnette has an excellent post on Outside detailing the costs of reaching Earth's highest summit, Mount Everest. I've never thought about it before but it totally makes sense that there are a lot of things that go on to make that climb, right? And all those things cost a lot of money! Like $83,000 a lot of money. » 2/22/12 6:20pm 2/22/12 6:20pm

Treebot Will Find You, No Matter How High You Climb

Climbing-capable robots have been around for a while now, but none accomplish the task quite like the Treebot. This inchworm-like automaton, built by researchers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is essentially blind. It relies on tactile feedback from its front and rear gripping claws, rather than through a… » 5/18/11 8:20pm 5/18/11 8:20pm