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By Stewart Green

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    • Kilimanjaro: Highest Mountain in Africa Created: Monday, October 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
    • Facts About Shiprock — Sacred Navajo Peak in New Mexico Created: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      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.
    • Geology of Mount Everest Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Fossils deposited in a deep sea 400 million years ago are now found on top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. How did marine fossils find their way to 29,000 feet? The answer is f...
    • Guadalupe Peak: Highest Mountain in Texas Created: Sunday, December 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Read interesting facts and statistics about Guadalupe Peak, the highest mountain in Texas." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most dangerous peaks to climb. One in ten climbers who successfully summit Mount Everest end up dying on the mountain. How do th...
    • 5 Ways to Die Climbing Created: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Climbing is a dangerous activity. The good news, however, is that most climbing accidents and deaths are preventable since they are caused by human errors. Learn about the 5 ways that most climbers...
    • 6 Tricks and Tips for Better Bouldering Created: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Bouldering is a simple climbing sport. It's just you and the rock. Follow these 6 essential bouldering tips and tricks and get up more problems and have more fun. Learn why you should clean your ro...
    • 6 Tips to Assess Wet Rock Before Climbing Created: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Before climbing on wet rock you need to assess and judge its condition so that you don't damage the rock surface and destroy handholds and footholds on routes. Follow these 5 important tips to help you make smart judgments about climbing on wet rock.
    • The 5 Greatest Mount Everest Climbers Created: Saturday, October 06, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      George Mallory, a member of three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s, died on the mountain's Northeast Ridge on June 8, 1924, leaving behind the enduring mystery: Did Mallory a...
    • The Discovery of Kilimanjaro by Europeans in 1848 Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, was undiscovered by Europeans until German missionary Johannes Rebmann trekked inland and saw the great snowcapped mountain in 1848. Read about Rebmann's journey to Kilimanjaro and the denial of its existence by geographers.
    • How to Prevent Car Break-Ins at Trailheads Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Vehicle break-ins and burglaries are a huge crime problem at parking lots and trailheads in national, state, and city parks and remote places in forests and wilderness areas. Here is how to avoid being the victim of a car break-in, tips to deter thieves, and why you should carry your valuables with you.
    • 5 Safety Tips to Set Up Top-Rope Anchors Created: Friday, February 08, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The most dangerous part of top-rope climbing is setting up your anchors at the top of a cliff. Every year a few climbers fall off cliff-tops because they aren't tied into their rope before they set...
    • John Gill: Bouldering Quote Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here's a great quote about John Gill, the father of American bouldering, from Pueblo boulderer Curt Shannon.
    • Kangchenjunga: Third Highest Mountain in the World Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and second highest in Nepal and is the easternmost 8,000-meter peak.
    • K2 — Second Highest Mountain in the World: List of Firsts Created: Thursday, February 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      K2, the world's second highest mountain, is one of its most difficult and dangerous to climb. Here is a list of all the firsts on K2, including the first attempt, the first ascent, first Americans ...
    • Which Ice Axe Do You Need? Created: Saturday, November 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An ice axe is an essential piece of climbing equipment for mountaineering and traveling across snow and ice. Which ice axe is best for your adventures? Find out how to pick an ice axe to fit your climbing.
    • Dark Summit — The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Book review of The Summit — The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil about Mount Everest and the 2006 disaster
    • Sticky Rubber on Your Rock Shoes Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Rock climbing shoes help you climb better and the sticky rubber on the soles of the shoes make a difference in your climbing performance. Learn about sticky rubber on rock shoes, a study about sticky rubber, and how to pick a shoe rubber.
    • Resoling Your Rock Shoes Created: Friday, July 11, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Good climbing shoes are expensive. Resoling your rock shoes is inexpensive. Get your rock shoes resoled by a reputable cobbler and you’ll be surprised how much life they have left in them. Find out how and why to get resoles on rock shoes.
    • Buy & Use Eco-Friendly and Animal-Friendly Climbing Equipment Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Is rock climbing gear eco-friendly? Find out what climbing gear is eco-friendly and animal-friendly, how to buy equipment like eco-friendly rock shoes, and how to make your gear last to lessen your climbing footprint.
    • Evidence of Yetis Found in Central Russia? Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A 2011 conference in central Russia said that there was "irrefutable evidence," particularly in the Kemerovo state in Russia, that proves that the Yeti and Bigfoot creatures exist. Some scientists, however, disputed the findings and said that the evidence was faked. Read more about Yetis and proof of their existence.
    • Dateline 2012: Manaslu Avalanche Killed 11 Climbers Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      In the early morning hours of September 22, 2012, a huge avalanche swept down Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, erasing Camp 3 high on the mountain and killing 11 climbers. Climbers at Camp 2 hurried up and helped save many buried climbers. Read the story of this avalanche disaster.
    • 6 Essential Rappelling Skills Created: Saturday, February 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Rappelling is a skill-based climbing activity for descending down cliffs and mountains. Learn what are the six essential climbing skills that you need to know to rappel safely and efficiently when you are rock climbing.
    • Mount Everest: Highest Mountain in the World Created: Friday, May 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      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 a...
    • Mount Kosciuszko: Highest Mountain in Australia Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Fast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits. Mount Kosciuszko is the snowiest place in Australia and the easiest of the Seven Summits to climb.
    • Facts About Lightning Created: Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Learn interesting facts about lightning. What are your chances of being struck? How many lightning strikes are there each day and year? What are the most dangerous places for lightning in the US?
    • Lightning Safety for Climbers Created: Thursday, May 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Summer, the best time to be outside climbing, is also the main season for lightning and thunderstorms. Learn what lightning is, how lightning discharges from clouds, and why lightning loves high places.
    • Devils Tower: Wyoming’s Famous Landmark Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Devils Tower, a spectacular natural landmark in Wyoming, is one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the United States. Find out here all about Devils Tower, including its geology, history, and climbing.
    • Which Clothes Should You Wear Climbing? Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      "What should I wear rock climbing?" is a popular question. The short answer is: Anything that is comfortable, loose-fitting, and doesn't restrict movement. Find out more about what kind of clothes you should wear rock climbing, what a good summer outfit is, and why you should dress in layers in cool weather.
    • Facts About Capitol Peak Created: Sunday, May 06, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Capitol Peak in the Elk Range in west-central Colorado is one of the hardest Fourteeners to climb in the state. The stately peak offers sweeping buttresses, towering granite walls, and a great climbing route that culminates with the famed Knife Edge ridge. Learn all about Capitol Peak, how it was named, who did the first ascent, how many fatalities it's claimed, and its climbing routes.
    • Climbing Mount Sherman Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Information and a complete route description for climbing Mount Sherman, one of Colorado's Fourteeners. Mount Sherman, located in the Mosquito Range, is considered the easiest Fourteener or 14,000-foot peak to climb in Colorado.
    • Mount Rainier: Highest Mountain in Washington Created: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in Washington, is the fourth highest mountain in the United States. Learn lots of interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.

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