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The best beginner climbing harnesses

Whether you're climbing for the first time or ditching the worn rentals at a local gym, here are the best beginner climbing harnesses available.

This robot ‘dog’ can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.
Aries Susanti Rahayu smashes the speed climbing world record.

A speed climber dubbed ‘Spider-Woman’ destroyed a world record while injured in a mind-boggling gold-medal climb

Speed climbing will make its Olympics debut in Tokyo next year, where Aries Susanti Rahayu is an obvious favorite to take home the gold.

I tried $90 unisex travel pants that fold down into their own front pocket — here’s what they’re like in person

The CoalaTree Trailhead Pants pack well, fit great, stretch well, and are tear-resistant, it's no wonder they set crowdfunding records.

A man was filmed climbing to the top of Europe’s 2nd-tallest skyscraper at 5 a.m. without a harness

The man, who appeared to be free-climbing, talked to the police inside the Shard but was not immediately arrested, the Metropolitan Police said.
Selah Schneiter, 10, mid-climb on Yosemite's El Capitan.

A 10-year-old girl scaled Yosemite’s most fearsome peak in a time that puts some adults to shame

Selah Schneiter conquered El Capitan, a sheer cliff in Yosemite National Park, from June 7 to 12, along with her dad and a friend of his.
Climber Shaunna Burke summited solo in 2005.

What it’s really like to climb Everest, according to 10 people who’ve done it

Summiting Everest is a feat only 5,000 people have achieved. Here's what scaling the mountain is really like, according to climbers who've done it.
At least 11 climbers lost their lives in Mount Everest's "death zone" last week.

Crowds, costs, and corpses: 16 misconceptions about what it’s like to climb Everest

About 5,000 people have successfully summited Mount Everest. But the climbing experience takes much longer and is more expensive than you'd think.
Mountaineer and exercise psychologist Shaunna Burke summited Everest in 2005.

A climber saw her partner break his leg on Mount Everest. Here are the strategies she used to reach the summit alone.

An exercise psychologist who has summited Mount Everest said it's important to mentally prepare to make it both up and down the mountain.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world: 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).

At least 11 people died on Mount Everest last week. But it’s just the 10th-deadliest mountain in the Himalayas.

Last week, at least 11 people died on Mount Everest. But it's far from the deadliest mountain in the Himalayas: Nine others have lower survival rates.