- 8,000-Meter Mountains (18)
- Colorado's Fourteeners (15)
- The Seven Summits (12)
- U.S. State High Points (18)
- Sacred Mountains (11)
- Mount Everest (13)
How Much Money Do You Need for an Expedition
How do you organize and pay for your own climbing expedition to scale a big peak or big wall in a remote part of the world? Find out how much money it takes to fund an expedition; how to plan an expedition; and what the main items you will spend money on. Now make a plan, make a budget, raise the cash, and go climbing!
The Second Seven Summits
The Second Seven Summits are the second highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Some of the mountains like K2 and Mount Tyree are very difficult and rarely climbed. As of 2010, no one has climbed the Second Seven Summits. Who will be first?
Fast Facts About Mount Kenya
Learn all about Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa and the highest mountain in Kenya. Mount Kenya is popular with rock climbers and mountaineers since it offers a greater challenge than Kilimanjaro.
Fast Facts About Chimborazo
Learn all about Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador and one of the highest volcanos in the world. Chimborazo is a popular mountain for climbers with excellent snow and ice routes up its glaciated flanks.
List of Canadian Provincial and Territorial High Points
Check out this list of all the high points for the Canadian provinces and territories. It's a tough climbing list to complete since many of the mountains are remote and difficult to reach, including Mount Logan, the 2nd highest mountain in North America.
Mount Elbrus — Russia’s Highest Mountain
Learn all about Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular but deadliest high mountains in the world for climbers.
El Capitan: Yosemite Valley’s Biggest Cliff
El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high granite monolith, is the climbing icon of Yosemite National Park. Some of the most famous climbing routes in the world ascend El Capitan, including The Nose and Salathe Wall. Learn lots of interesting facts about El Capitan, including Captain Kirk's ascent in 2287, El Cap geology, and the 1958 first ascent.
Nevado Ojos del Salado — South America’s Second Highest Mountain
Ojos del Salado is the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and the highest mountain in Chile. Learn more about the world's highest active volcano, including a controversy over its elevation and where the world's highest lake is located.
Mount Foraker: Alaska’s Third Highest Mountain
Mount Foraker, also called Sultana, is Alaska's third highest mountain and appears from a distance to be a twin to Denali. Find out lots of interesting facts about Mount Foraker, including it's discovery, different names, first ascent, and other routes up its steep snowy faces and ridges.
Facts About Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta towers majestically above northern California. This massive stratovolcano, one of California's Fourteeners, has a long colorful history and is a popular mountain for climbers. Find out lots of interesting facts and Mount Shasta's geology, volcanism, history, ascents, and how to climb it.
Grand Teton National Park Climbing and Mountaineering
Grand Teton National Park is America's premier area for alpine rock climbing, mountaineering, and ice and snow climbing. Climbers come to test themselves on soaring rocky ridges, steep icy couloirs, and steep rock faces. While the Tetons offers thousands of climbing routes, most climbers come to ascend the Grand Teton, its highest peak and one...
Snowdon: Britain's Most Famous Mountain
Learn all about Snowdon, the most climbed mountain in Great Britain as well as its most famous peak. Find out lots of interesting facts about Snowdon and how to climb its ridges and cliffs.
Grand Teton National Park: Climbing Trip Planning Information
Grand Teton National Park with its majestic Teton Range is one of America's premier alpine climbing areas. Plan your next climbing trip to the Tetons with lots of useful trip planning information, including camping, finding a guide, climbing guidebooks, climbing restrictions and permits, and the best climbing seasons.
Grand Teton: Wyoming’s Second Highest Mountain
The Grand Teton, the second highest mountain in Wyoming, is one of America's most famous mountains with over 85 climbing routes and variations to its rocky 13,775-foot summit. Learn lots of interesting facts about the Grand Teton, including its name, geology, historic ascents, the peak's two most popular routes, and the controversy over its...
Mount Kinabalu: Borneo’s Highest Mountain
Learn lots of interesting facts about Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo and a refuge for exotic plants and orangutans.
Learn all about avalanche safety and precautions at the National Snow and Ice Data Center's website.
Facts About Denali / Mount McKinley — Highest Mountain in North America
Learn interesting climbing history and geographic facts about Denali, also called Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, the United States, and Alaska, and one of the Seven Summits.
Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is a popular peak for lots of climbers. Learn basic information to climb Kilimanjaro, including acclimatization, finding an outfitter, hiring anguides and porters, and why it's such a strenuous climb.
Raptor and Wildlife Cliff Closures
Climbers, like birds of prey, like high places. Cliffs, crags, and mountains provide important wildlife habitat, so many climbing areas have seasonal closures to protect nesting birds and other animals. Find out more about wildlife closures at American climbing areas and where to find a list of closed areas.
Medieval Chamber -- A Climbing and Canyoneering Adventure Near Moab
Explore the Medieval Chamber, a fabulous canyoneering adventure with a couple big rappels, some scrambling, and great hiking through a sandstone canyon in the red rock country east of Moab, Utah.
Yoga Cave -- Exploring a British Cave System
Yoga Cave, a small cave system in England's Peak District, offers an excellent caving adventure for novice cavers. The cave is relatively easy to explore and has a notorious section called The Corpse Crawl where the caver has to crawl through a passageway half-filled with water.
Facts About Shiprock — Sacred Navajo Peak in New Mexico
Shiprock, a towering rock mountain in northwestern New Mexico, is sacred to the Navajo Indians. Shiprock figures prominently in many Navajo legends and myths. Find out about Shiprock's geology, climbing history, and Navajo mythology.
How to Climb Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is climbed every year by almost 400,000 people. Find out how to climb Mount Fuji; the best seasons to climb Fuji-san; how to avoid crowds on Mount Fuji; accidents and fatalities on Mount Fuji; and what the ascent is like.
3 Types of Rock for Climbing: Granite, Sandstone & Limestone
Climbers become intimate with different types of rock, discovering that the characteristics of different rocks creates different climbing experiences. Three of the main rocks for climbing--granite, sandstone, and limestone--are some of the best and most common rock mediums for climbers to practice their vertical sport. Find out more about these 3 rock types, how they were formed; the characteristics that allow climbers to ascend them; and their main exposures at American climbing areas.
Fast Facts About Cayambe
Learn all about Volcán Cayambe, the 3rd highest mountain in ecuador, an active volcano, and the highest point on the equator. Cayambe is a popular mountain for climbers with easy accessibility and a moderate route up big glaciers.
Facts About Baboquivari Peak
Baboquivari, a giant rock peak in southern Arizona, is a sacred mountain to the Tohono O'odham Indians who revere it as the home of Elder Brother. Babo is also popular with climbers for its long adventure routes. Learn more about Baboquivari, its legends, history, first ascent, and significant routes.
Mount Everest: Highest Mountain in the World
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, stretches along the border of Nepal and Tibet/China in southern Asia. Find out lots of interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first ascent, the usual climbing routes, and strange feats on the roof of the world.
Climbing Harney Peak: South Dakota's High Point
Harney Peak, the highest mountain in South Dakota, is a popular and easy hike up a good trail. Read about Harney Peak and a complete route description, then make plans to climb this US state high point.
How Many 8,000-Meter Summits are in the World?
How many 8,000-meter summits are in the world? The short answer is 14. That, however, is the number of summits with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence. If every summit above 8,000 meters is considered a separate mountain, then there are 35 8,000-meter peaks. Learn more about all these high summits and the concept of prominence.
Three Types of Hazardous Avalanche Terrain
Traveling across snowy landscapes in winter can be hazardous to climbers, hikers, skiers, and snowmobilers. Learn to recognize the three types of avalanche terrain and how to evaluate slopes to determine if you can safely cross them without causing an avalanche.
The 5 Greatest Mount Everest Climbers
Reinhold Messner, one of the greatest Mount Everest climbers made the first ascent without supplemental oxygen with Peter Habeler in 1978 and then did the first ascent of a new route on the North Face alone.
The Spirit of the Mountains
Mountains, high cliffs, and summits have always been sacred places to humans and climbers all over the world. Find out more about mountains as sacred places, including sacred mountains in Judeo-Christian mythology, as well as sacred peaks in Greece, Japan, and Asia. America too has many sacred mountains like the four sacred mountains of the...
5 Sacred Climbing Areas in the American West
Many climbing areas around the United States are sacred ground to Native Americans. Learn about Shiprock, Baboquivari, The Black Hills, Devil's Tower, and Indian Creek Canyon and why these unique and beautiful places are sacred to Native American tribes, including the Lakota Sioux, Navajo, Tohono O'odham, and the ancient Anasazi.