Meet The Crazy Climber Who Made His Own Carbon-Fiber Ice Axes

If you want to climb ice, you're going to need a pair of ice axes. The state-of-the-art is this carbon pair from Black Diamond, which will run you a cool $340 per axe. Or, you could just make your own, like this guy did, saving himself over 500 grams in the process. » 3/30/15 5:10pm Monday 5:10pm

Climbing Quebec’s Frozen Waterfalls

Did you know that Quebec City has a waterfall that's taller than Niagara? And did you know it freezes over every winter? And did you know you could climb it when it does? We just did that and here's how you can too. » 3/11/15 12:51pm 3/11/15 12:51pm

Visit Thailand, Climb Rocks

After adventuring in some of the world's harshest environments, we went to Thailand to thaw out and drink from coconuts. We wouldn't be laying on beaches though. We were there to experience some of the best sport climbing in the world. » 1/05/15 3:01pm 1/05/15 3:01pm

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while traveling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the… » 12/23/14 4:41pm 12/23/14 4:41pm

These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World


We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through…
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What It Feels Like To Vomit, Just After Summiting A 20,000' Peak

This is a brutally honest account of my first Himalayan climb — an attempt on the 20,305' Imja Tse — more popularly known as Island Peak. While it's a baby by Himalayan standards only a few other points on earth outside of Asia reach a higher altitude. » 12/03/14 1:12pm 12/03/14 1:12pm

Daredevil walks on a narrow beam over a 900-foot tall giant hole

The 900-foot deep hole is actually a 900-foot tall giant chimney which actually makes this stunt even crazier because Flaviu Cernescu, the daredevil strolling over the hole, actually has to free solo climb the entire thing before he can walk. It's like risking your life only to risk your life even more. » 11/26/14 7:43pm 11/26/14 7:43pm

So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer...

So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We'll teach you everything you need to know to get started. » 10/23/14 4:28pm 10/23/14 4:28pm

Man climbs real-world 5,900-foot Game of Thrones' Wall with no ropes

This is one of the most amazing and terrifying things I've seen in a long time: Watch Ueli Steck speed climbing the 5,900-foot (1,800-meter) north face of the Eiger—a mountain in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. No ropes and solo—just him, his crampons, and his ice tools, risking a fatal fall at every single step. » 7/16/14 7:44pm 7/16/14 7:44pm

What It Takes To Be A Professional Mountain Guide

Why We Climb: An Inside Look at the World of Mountaineering

In light of the recent tragedies on Mt. Everest and Mt. Rainier, IndefinitelyWild is going to give you an inside look at the world of mountaineering in this series, "Why We Climb." » 6/27/14 12:04pm 6/27/14 12:04pm

Virtually Tour the Path of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened. » 6/04/14 4:40pm 6/04/14 4:40pm

This Prosthetic Is Designed Especially For Rock Climbers

The loss of a leg can stymie the pursuit of adventurous outdoor sports for many—but not if Brooklyn-based designer Kai Lin has anything to do with it » 5/30/14 5:10am 5/30/14 5:10am

Real life spiderman does a spinning flip on a wall while climbing it

Some people see a wall in their way and walk around it. That would be me! Other people try to climb it. That would be awesome people! This guy sees a wall and decides it's best to do a spinning backward flip on the wall while climbing the wall to move up. That would be this real life Spiderman. Holy hell, he has more… » 4/25/14 8:52pm 4/25/14 8:52pm

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… » 4/19/14 5:48am 4/19/14 5:48am

Spectacular photo of a woman climbing a vertical rock wall at night

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… » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

The Swiss Alpine Club built its first shed on this Alpine peak back in 1929 to serve as a refuge for climbers. But Savioz Fabrizzi Architects recently replaced the aging shack to offer more modern comforts—like solar energy. Since the site is 9,768 feet above the ground, each piece of the building was dropped off by… » 2/26/14 2:59pm 2/26/14 2:59pm

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

Lighting Climbers On A Sheer Ice Wall Basically Guarantees Amazing…

Photographer Ray Demski recently decided to take climbers and a photography crew to a bridge in Avers, Switzerland, light an ice wall and then shoot the climbers once it got dark. The results are pretty awesome, which is not surprising, because this whole plan was...pretty awesome. » 4/21/13 1:40pm 4/21/13 1:40pm