Photographing The Most Challenging Mountains On Earth

Cory Richards, a NatGeo photographer and The North Face team climber, was the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in the winter. We asked about his life as a climber and adventure photographer. » 8/18/14 12:15pm 8/18/14 12:15pm

Can The World's Lightest Down Jacket Stand Up To Backcountry Abuse?

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket is the lightest fully featured down jacket in the world at 7 oz. It's incredibly warm and packs down smaller and lighter than four Clif Bars. » 8/13/14 12:15pm 8/13/14 12:15pm

Adventure Tested: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 Backpack

Durable, waterproof, and comfortable, the ultralight, Cuben Fiber Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 weighs just 2 lbs, but sacrifices zero performance. It's hands down the best backpacking bag you can buy. » 7/31/14 3:25am 7/31/14 3:25am

Adventure Tested: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag

Planning a fast and light cold weather adventure? The Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed 32 employs a new type of nylon to become the lightest sleeping bag capable of keeping you warm in freezing weather. » 7/14/14 1:38am 7/14/14 1:38am

What It Takes To Be A Professional Mountain Guide

Ian McEleney is a professional mountain guide for the American Alpine Institute. He lives, works, and plays in The Sierra Nevada. We asked him about guide-life. » 7/07/14 1:00pm 7/07/14 1:00pm

I was the first person to summit Mt. Whitney on the 4th of July; at 14,505' I was the first person to witness sunrise on the Pacific Coast as well. Story about our High Sierra Trail trip to come later this week! » 7/07/14 12:49pm 7/07/14 12:49pm