Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change…
Sure, this is totally normal behavior. See mountain, hike mountain, run mountain. But not when the ridge of the mountain is so ridiculously narrow that you’re basically standing on a 2D structure where you can just as easily fall off on either side. But that’s nothing to Sebastien Montaz-Rosset, he runs and leaps and…
Want to have fun in the snow outside a ski resort? Then avalanches are going to be a huge risk. 35 people were killed by them in the US last winter alone. But, with a little preparation, a few gadgets and some basic knowhow, they can be survivable.
Sir Chris Bonington's is one of the best British mountaineers of all times. And, at his 80 years old, he still climbs mountains. Perhaps lacking some of the strength he had years ago, but with such determination that he makes me feel old—and I'm almost half his age.
Mammut is celebrating its 150th anniversary climbing 150 peaks around the world and capturing stunning images like this one: A group of mountain climbers atop one of the highest peaks in the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. This is how they made it:
Ukrainian-based photographer and mountain enthusiast Oleg Grigoryev took a picture of the view from his tent every morning of his trip to the Fann Mountains, Tajikistan. The resulting photographic reportage is beautiful—and it makes me terribly jealous.
If you are getting tired of seeing so many of your favorite characters getting killed in Game of Thrones, perhaps you will find some solace in this video that fixes one of the most dramatic moments in the current season. Enjoy your denial in video form!
I just can't have enough of these videos of people watching Game of Thrones' twisted plot turns. Just look at their faces as they watch the final fight to decide the fate of Tyrion Lannister between The Red Viper and The Mountain—they go from tension to extreme tension to cheering to [Warning: Spoilers ahead!]
You see that speck at the top of the mountain? That's snowboarder Matt Annetts standing on top of a 3600 feet tall mountain face that's so steep it looks completely vertical. And he's going to snowboard down the whole damn thing. And you get to watch him. And yeah, it's nuts. Breath evaporatingly nuts.
Things that usually spin really, really fast: a top, the wheel of fortune wheel, other wheels, circular objects, knobs and other things of that nature. Not a mountain! Well, unless you're Superman and can fly around it. Newsflash: we're not Superman. However! Kevin Parry and Andrea Nesbitt of Candy Glass Productions…
North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley, has shrunk by 83 feet according to new data acquired by US geographers.
I've had too many personal experiences get messed up just because companies change things on the cloud. I've come to a depressed state of feeling that I own nothing on the cloud and have no ability to keep things working the way they do. Features change and get dropped, things you depend on disappear, etc. And no…
Earlier this week we showed you Jeb Corliss' brush with death, as he hit the side of Table Mountain while attempting a wingsuit jump. Now, the footage from the cameras mounted to his helmet is available—and it looks terrifying.
This guy, 87mcmahan87 on YouTube, is one ballsy son of a gun. Just watch this video. He recorded himself zooming around on his motorbike on a super skinny and snowy mountain ridge in Colorado. I almost died watching him balance, teeter and tease fate like a madman. If he slipped up, he would've came crashing down to…
The Gamburtsev Mountains are over 750 miles long and nearly 9,000 feet tall, making them roughly the same size as the Alps. But nobody has ever even seen these mountains, because they're located deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
The world's coldest, tallest, and most forbidding mountains might soon be the new frontier of solar power. These tall, snow-capped peaks could retain way more sunlight than elsewhere, and the intense cold would actually make panels work more efficiently.
The tallest peak in the solar system is Olympus Mons of Mars, three times taller than Mount Everest. But it's not as easy to say what the second tallest mountain is...but it might be found in the unlikeliest of places.