Mountain climbing

Would you risk your life for $4,500?

Would you risk your life for $4,500?

Mount Everest's crack team of route setters earns just $4,500 per season to keep climbers safe
What it takes to climb North America's highest mountain

What it takes to climb North America's highest mountain

It’s official. Mt. McKinley will from now on be known as Denali. Photographer Ben Adkison captures his second successful summit in a breathtaking photo gallery
Climbers trapped on Mt. Kinabalu after quake

Climbers trapped on Mt. Kinabalu after quake

About 160 climbers were stranded on Mount Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia's highest mountains, after a powerful quake hit the area in eastern Borneo
Teen climber survives Everest quake

Teen climber survives Everest quake

He's conquered some of the world's tallest peaks. He survived a deadly avalanche. He's only 17. Meet Matt Moniz, one of CNN's New Explorers
Climbers to remove tons of Mount Everest trash

Climbers to remove tons of Mount Everest trash

A climbing group from the Indian army plans to trek up the 8,850-meter mountain to pick up at least 4,000 kilograms of waste
Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro: 10 essential lessons

Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro: 10 essential lessons

"The mountain is the boss," says CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, one of the many lessons she learns while climbing the world's largest freestanding mountain
Himalayas' future is warmer, not necessarily brighter

Himalayas' future is warmer, not necessarily brighter

Recent deadly mountain incidents have created concern about climate change in Nepal
An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

While most climbers have abandoned Everest since a tragic avalanche claimed 16 Sherpa lives, one American woman is determined to summit
Climbers head home as Everest Sherpas refuse to work

Climbers head home as Everest Sherpas refuse to work

Though Mount Everest officially remains open, climbers and guides in Nepal are abandoning the 2014 season
Everest climbing season on hold after avalanche deaths

Everest climbing season on hold after avalanche deaths

Just days away from the start of the season, expeditions are unsure if climbs will go ahead
Mount Kinabalu: Spiritual peak of Borneo

Mount Kinabalu: Spiritual peak of Borneo

One of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, this popular Borneo attraction is home to the region's departed souls
Deadly traffic jam on top of the world

Deadly traffic jam on top of the world

Is Everest safe with so many climbers?
Himalaya girl power: Treks 'by women, for women'

Himalaya girl power: Treks 'by women, for women'

After striking out in the male-dominated trekking business, three sisters strike out on their own to lead women-only treks
Moving mountains. Altitude training without leaving Sydney

Moving mountains. Altitude training without leaving Sydney

Virtually scaling the peaks delivers high-end performance for the dedicated sports enthusiast
Inside the cold heart of an Icelandic volcano

Inside the cold heart of an Icelandic volcano

A rare chance to step back in time beneath the crust of the earth
Strangest things you can buy on a mountain

Strangest things you can buy on a mountain

We're not talking crampons or carabiners ... more like canines and cannabis