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Adventure Dynamics
Offers guide services for a number of the world's tallest peaks, as well as corporate team-building, motivational, and mountain biking programs.
Adventures International
Offers trekking and climbing expeditions to destinations ranging from the Himalayas to the Amazon. Guarantees American guides and small groups.
Alaska Alpine Club
Promotes appreciation of the state's mountain areas through seminars, slide shows, instructional courses, and political advocacy.
Alaska Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Southeast Alaska guide service, climbing school, and expedition outfitter offers a range of programs for both aspiring and seasoned mountaineers.
Alpine Ascents International
Novices and experts alike can get guided climbing and mountaineering instruction in destinations ranging from Antarctica, to Nepal, to Greenland.
Alpine Skills International
Visit this Donner Pass, Cal. outdoor skills school for training in rock climbing, avalanche safety, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing.
Bill Atkinson
Offers alpine and rock climbing, ski touring, and avalanche rescue expeditions to a range of destinations in New Zealand and the Himalayas.
China Alpine Mountaineering Guide
Presents a region-by-region guide to the country's major peaks, and offers details on specific expeditions that have sought to scale them.
Colorado Mountain Club
Learn about the club's activities and educational programs, peruse the inventory of its bookstore, and find out how to join.

Daniel Mazur - Exploring Africa
Professional guide leads African treks featuring mountaineering, rock climbing, and backpacking. Includes several photo galleries.
Escola de Alpinismo Cabeca Verde
Learn about the offerings of this Rio de Janeiro climbing school and guide service. In English, Portuguese, and French.
First Ascent Climbing Services
Outfitter features rock climbing trips throughout the western US, as well as teens', women's, corporate, and film production programs.
GORP - Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners
Online outdoor adventure resource highlights Pikes Peak and Mount Evans. Read about the landscape and see maps and trailheads for each.
GORP - Mt. Shasta Wilderness
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages offers details including the name's origin, plants and animals, and weather. Learn about climbing and permits.
International Mountain Guides
International Mountain Guides directors Phil Ershler, George Dunn and Eric Simonson organize and lead climbing, trekking and mountaineering expeditions around the world, from the classic climbs of the Alps and the Andes to the 8,000m peaks of the Himalayas.
International School of Mountaineering - Switzerland
Learn the arts of trekking, mountaineering, ski touring, and ice climbing from the Alp-bound experts. Details itineraries, rates, and equipment.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
Offers a range of instructional classes and expeditions in such Rocky Mountain destinations as the Grand Teton, the Beartooths, and evil's Tower.
Mammoth Mountaineering School
Located in California's Sierra Nevada, this school offers summer and winter rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing programs.
Marmot Mountain Works
Santa Clara, CA retailer offers mountaineering supplies for rent or purchase, as well as seminars for those heeding the call of the wild.
Mountaineering Council of Ireland
Presents a guide to the hikes and climbs available in this island nation. Includes detailed maps and a gallery of photos.
Mountaineering in Antarctica
Discusses the history and methodology of climbing in this, the most inhospitable of continents. Includes color photos.
Northwest Mountain School
Sign up for a range of climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering instructional expeditions from this Seattle outfitter

Rudy Parra Aconcagua Trek

Conquer South America's highest peak with the help of this Argentinean outfitter. Details rates, permits, conditioning, equipment, and routes.
Sangre de Christo Mountaineering School
Colorado organization offers training in rock climbing and alpine mountaineering, and leads expeditions through this region's stark landscapes.
Tower Guides - Ice and Rock
Ouray, Colorado-based guide service specializes in expeditions to Wyoming's famous Devil's Tower. Includes information on climbing access issues.
Views from the Top
Provides updates on trail, ice, and weather conditions in the White Mountains, along with photos of areas frequented by visitors.

Expedition Companies

Above The Clouds - Trekking and Mountaineering
Provides guide services to those seeking to explore the Himalayan high peaks region. Request a free brochure via email.
Abseil Africa
Abseil off the overhanging cliffs of South Africa's Cape region. Outfitter details destinations, itineraries, and rates.
Aconcagua Adventures
Aconcagua climbing expeditions. Normal Route, Polish Glacier Traverse. Mountain guides, porters, base camps, mules service, park permits, custom trips.
Aconcagua Expeditions
Aconcagua climbing and trekking.  Climbs include the Normal Route and the Polish Glacier.  Treks include Plazas De Mulas and Plaza Francia.

Adirondack High Peaks Mountaineering
Discover the thrills of exploring the High Peaks region of New York State's Adirondack Mountains. Email an inquiry to this guide service.
Adventure Guide Pakistan
Discover Pakistan's Himalayas, with these trekking and mountaineering expeditions into the last frontier.
Bolivia Adventure Planet Expeditions

Offers mountaineering and trekking expeditions through the Andes, including Bolivia, Chile, Patagonia, and even Aconcagua.
Adventures to the Edge
Organizes expeditions to the mountains of Colorado and to other alpine locales around the world. Offers training for aspiring climbers.
Alpine Trekking
Climbing Expeditions in the Andes.

Ascend Guide Service
Leads climbing, caving, hiking, biking, and paddling expeditions around the world. Facilities include a portable climbing wall.
Askole Treks and Tours

Fully registered and licensed by the Department of Tourist Services, Government of Pakistan. Organize Mountaineering Expeditions, Rock Climbing, Trekking Trips, Adventure Jeep Safaris, Mountain Bike Tours, Cultural & Sight Seeing Tours in the core of Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush region of Pakistan and operate Tours in Pakistan.
Chamonix Alpine Adventures
Services include private, specialized expeditions for those interested in technical alpine climbing and ski mountaineering.
Chamonix Alpine Adventures
Take a guided mountaineering, climbing, or skiing tour of the famous Alps around Chamonix, France. Also offers guide services out of Ophir, Colo.
EWP Trekking and Climbing
Outfitter offers guided expeditions to a wide variety of mountains and wilderness areas in Africa, Central Europe, and Central Asia.
Expeditions International
Based in Boulder, CO, this company leads climbing trips in the US and abroad, and offers courses in ice climbing and technical mountaineering.
Geographic Bureau
Learn about the destinations and services of one of the oldest private adventure travel companies in Russia.
High Asia Exploratory Mountain Travel Company
Offers guided, low-impact mountaineering, rafting, and sightseeing expeditions in Tibet, Sichuan China, India, and Bhutan.
Hunza Guides Pakistan
Hunza Guides Pakistan organize trekking tours, expeditions, jeep safaris, and culture tours in Paksitan and Central Asia.
Jambo! Travels
Adventure travel service offer guided climbs of Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as private and group safaris to several African destinations.
Journeys Nepal
Explore the Himalayas with this outfitter offering expeditions to Everest, Annapurna, and a range of other destinations.
KE Adventure Travel
Guide service leads climbing, trekking, and mountain biking expeditions in Asia, Africa, South America, and Alaska.
Karakorum Treks & Tours
Organizes tours & mountaineering expeditions in Northern Pakistan.

MacGillivray Freeman Films
Visit the official site of the creators of the acclaimed IMAX film by David Breashears, "Everest." Includes a film guide, merchandise, and links.
Midnight Sun Adventures
Offers guided Trekking Expeditions in Nepal and Italy.
Mike Green - Caving, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering
British adventurer introduces these different climbing disciplines, offers photos of his exploits, and provides links to related resources.
Mountain Adventures Unlimited
Malibu, Cal.-based outfitter offers guided expeditions to destinations stretching from California, to Mexico, South America, and beyond.
Mountain Madness
Outfitter offers a company profile, an expedition calendar, merchandise, news, a photo gallery, and details of philanthropic efforts.
Mountain Monarch
Himalayan destination adventure organiser for peak climbing expeditions in Nepal and trekking, tours in Nepal and Tibet.
Paragon Guides - Mountaineering
Learn about this company's expeditions into the mountains of Colorado, which include instruction in the fundamentals of the sport.
Peak Freaks
Canadian-based expedition company operating commercial expeditions in the Himalayas for 11 years, Everest North and South, Ama Dablam, Pumori and more.
Outfitter specializes in custom, small-group adventure travel in East Africa and South America. Includes mountaineering and walking safaris.
Range of Light Productions
Learn about the films and services of this High Sierra film production firm specializing in skiing, snowboarding, climbing, and mountaineering.

Safari Shop - Mount Kilimanjaro

South African company offers its expertise to climbers wishing to scale the continent's highest mountain. Email an inquiry about reservations.
Silk Road Mountaineering
Learn about this Nepalese guide service's expeditions to the region's major peaks. Find out how much a client can expect to pay.
Singapore Mountaineering Federation
Learn about the group's instructional programs, browse a calendar of upcoming events, and meets its leadership. Email an inquiry about joining.
Sky Sorata
Mountaineering and trekking tours in the Andes, especially in the Royal Range of the Andes-Cordillera and in the Illampu group from this tour company based in Bolivia.
Summit Canyon Mountaineering
Colorado company supplies gear for those tackling the peaks of the Rockies, and provides updates on mountain conditions.
Tower Guides
Located in Colorado and Wyoming, the company offers expeditions and instructional courses in both rock and ice climbing.
Vive la Montagne Adventure Consultants
Products and services include climbing wall design, adventure equipment and structure sales, and a variety of instructional courses.

Famous Climbers

Allison, Stacy
Read comments from those who've seen presentations by Allison, the first American woman to climb Everest. Find out how to book her for a speech.
Anatoli Boukreev
Read the official and media reports chronicling the tragic death, in a 1997 avalanche on Annapurna, of Russian mountaineer Anatoli Boukreev.
Backwoods.com - Interview with Ed Viesturs
Celebrated mountaineer Viesturs discusses David Breashears' IMAX film "Everest" and his own quest to climb all of the world's 8,000 meter peaks.
David Breashears Interview
Filmmaker and climber Breashears discusses his IMAX film "Everest," the 1996 disaster on the mountain, and the surrounding hype and controversy.
Interview with Ed Viesturs
Jeanette Johnson interviews the famed Himalayan mountaineer for his reflections on the 1996 Mt. Everest tragedy.
Boukreev, Ana
Presents a chronology of the Russian climber's mountaineering achievements, along with a list of his publications and awards.
Boukreev, Anatoli - Interview
Russian climber reflects on the challenges of Mount Everest and the rigors of climbing and guiding.
Boukreev, Anatoli - Legendary Climber Killed
Reports on the death of this Russian mountaineer on the slopes of Annapurna. Includes photos.
Boukreev, Anatoli - Photo and Audio Gallery
Features sounds of the Russian climber singing while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, along with a gallery of photos.
Breashears, David - IMAX Everest
Discusses the phenomenal success of the documentary made by Breashears, and reports on his plans to make another.
Breashears, David - Nova Interview
Read a discussion with the climber and IMAX filmmaker about his reasons for returning to Everest, and the affects of climbing at high altitude.
Buhl, Hermann - Nanga Parbat Ascent
Chronicles the German climber Hermann Buhl's pioneering ascent of this extraordinarily challenging Himalayan peak.
Climbing Biographies
Offers an index of books about the lives of climbers, with links to a retailer for those wishing to buy.
Everest The Film - Profiles of the Climbers
Provides brief bios of the mountaineers featured in this IMAX film. Includes a video interview with leader Ed Viesturs.

Fischer, Scott - 1956-1996

Tribute to the climber chronicles his distinguished climbing career, and features quotes from the people who knew him.
Fischer, Scott - An Aptitude for Altitude
Outside Online profiles the noted mountaineer who died on Everest in 1996. Includes photos and an interview.
Fischer, Scott - Mountain Zone
Presents a chronology of the 1996 Everest ascent which claimed this climber's life. Includes comments from author Jon Krakauer.
Fischer, Scott - Returns to Everest
Presents a chronology of Fischer's 1996 expedition to the mountain - a journey which claimed his life - along with related documents.
Hall, Rob - Benefit Fund
Learn how to contribute to a fund benefiting the family of the New Zealand climber who died on Everest.
Hall, Rob - Telemed Expedition
Tragic death of the New Zealand climber frames this discussion of the use of telecommunications to improve high-altitude medicine.
Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival - Encarta
Encyclopedia entry describes the explorer's life and achievements, most notably his pioneering ascent of Mount Everest.
Krakauer, Jon - ABC News.com
Audio clips of Krakauer commenting on his climbing experiences are accompanied by the text of his Outside Magazine story, Into Thin Air.

Mallory, George - Artifacts

Article discusses issues surrounding the discovery and display of artifacts found with the body of the explorer on Mount Everest.
Mallory, George - Body Found
Reports on the discovery of the body of the first climber to seriously attempt an ascent of Everest, who died on its slopes.
Mallory, George - PBS Profile
Biography discusses the life, achievements, and ambitions of this British explorer, who died while attempting to scale Mount Everest.
Messner, Reinhold
Oxygen-eschewing climber is profiled here, with details on his landmark ascents and a quote from him about the challenges of climbing.
Messner, Reinhold - First Without Oxygen
PBS' Nova series profiles the pioneering German climber who was the first to ascend Everest without bottled supplies of the life-giving gas.
Messner, Reinhold and Peter Habeler
Discusses the climbers' pioneering ascents without supplementary oxygen. Includes quotes from the two on their experiences.
Norgay, Tenzing - Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Concise profile of the pioneering Sherpa includes background on his ascent of Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary.
Norgay, Tenzing - Everest Account
Features Norgay's own description of his ascent of the world's highest peak with Sir Edmund Hillary. Includes a selection of photos.
Salon Brilliant Careers - A Man to Match his Mountain
Don George introduces the life, and towering legacy, of the first man, along with Tenzing Norgay, to summit Mt. Everest.
Seven Summiteers
Features a list of the climbers who have successfully ascended the highest peak on each of the seven continents.
Tabei, Junko - Everyone Has An Everest
Diminuitive Japanese climber Tabei becomes not only the first woman to summit Everest, but also the first woman to conquer the Seven Summits.
Viesturs, Ed - Audio Chat
Listen to an interview with the climber about his role in the IMAX Everest film, and hear his comments on the deaths of fellow climbers.
Viesturs, Ed - Interview
Read an interview with the climber covering his ascent of Everest and his thoughts on technology and climbing, including the use of oxygen.
Viesturs, Ed - National Geographic
Story excerpt considers the pros and cons of climbing without oxygen, and consults the noted climber for an expert opinion.

Major Peaks

NOVA Online - Alive on Everest
The PBS television program tracks a climb of the world's tallest mountain. Includes audio and virtual reality images from the summit.
Himalayas - Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Presents an introduction to the mountain range's geography, climate, flora and fauna, and geological history.
Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia
Features maps, photos, and summit logs from climbs of the world's major peaks. Includes a gear checklist and "Photo of the Month."
Aconcagua Expedition
Describes an ascent of the mountain undertaken in 1996. Includes vivid photos from the slopes.
Ama Dablam - Peakware
Noted for its aesthetic appeal, this Himalayan peak is often compared with Europe's Matterhorn. Check out a photo and its vital stats.
American Everest Expedition of 1994
Team member Dan Holle describes his ascent of the mountain, and discusses the dangers of climbing (one of his teammates died.)
Annapurna - 1998 South Face Expedition
Meet the climbing team and their sponsors, find out their route up the South Face, and read an overview of the peak's mountaineering history.
Annapurna - Peakware
Tenth-highest in the world, Annapurna was the first 8000 meter peak to be climbed. Find out key facts about the mountain, and view a photo.
Annapurna Circuit
Peruse an interactive guide to this 300 km trekking route in Nepal, whose centerpiece is the renowned 8,091 meter peak.
Annapurna Circuit - Photos
Gallery of images from this scenic Himalayan trek is augmented by commentary from the traveler.
Annapurna Region
Describes the area's geography and travel facilities, and provides sample itineraries for those wishing to tour its scenic splendor.
Assiniboine - Peakware
Canadian peak is acclaimed for its classic pyramidal shape. View a photo and map, and read about the local geography, flora, and fauna.
Cho Oyu - Peakware
Check out the peak's vital stats, read about its location and reputation among climbers, and view a photo.
Climbing History of K2
Read through this chronology of the attempts, both successful and unsuccessful, to scale the world's second-highest peak.
Climbing on Aconcagua
Presents an account of a December, 1998 expedition to scale the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. Includes photos from the trip.
Dhaulagiri - Peakware
World's seventh-highest, this Himalayan giant is the tallest mountain contained entirely within Nepal. View a photo and relief map.
Dom - Peakware
Switzerland's tallest is profiled here, with details on its elevation and location, and an archive of climbers' comments.
Ed Viesturs and the 8K Quest
Follow the noted mountaineer's ascent of Mt Everest through text and audio files. Listen to his thoughts on the deaths of fellow climbers.
Elbrus - Peakware
Europe's tallest, this Caucasian massif is a dormant volcano. View photos and a relief map, and find out its vital stats.
Multimedia travelogue documenting a 1997 ascent of the Nepalese mountain. Includes archived interviews, climber dispatches, audio and video.
Everest - Disasters
Discusses the mountain in the context of the lives it has cost, and considers some of the causes of such alpine disasters.
Everest - Into Thin Air
Read Jon Krakauer's landmark article - later expanded to a book - of an ill-fated 1996 expedition to Mt Everest.
Everest - Peakware
Vital stats on the mountain are accompanied by photos, a map, and comments from climbers who've scaled its craggy heights.
Everest Books
Provides a guide to books about climbing the world's tallest peak, with links to retailer for those wishing to buy.
Everest News
Provides updates on weather and route conditions for those planning an ascent of the mountain. Includes links to equipment retailers.
Everest, Mount - Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Discusses the mountain's geography and history, including attempts to scale its slopes culminating in Hillary and Norgay's ascent in 1953.
GORP - Scaling the Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro
Chronicles the author's ascent of Africa's highest mountain, led by noted guide Scott Fischer, who later perished on the slopes of Everest.
Harvard - Peakware
Colorado's prestigiously-named peak is the state's third-highest. Discover key facts about the mountain, and read climbers' comments.
Himalaya in 2000
Introduces a planned expedition to scale Himalayan peaks at the turn of the millennium. Contact leader Daniel Mazur via email about specifics.
Himalayas - Where Earth Meets Sky
Addresses many aspects of this magnificent mountain range. Includes info about trekking, the environment and how the mountains were formed.
Howkins, Heidi - Back from K2 Alive
Profiles the female climber who attempted to climb K2 in dangerous circumstances. Includes her thoughts on the allure of climbing.
Jirishanca - Peakware
Andean peak is appreciated among the aesthetically-minded for its pyramidal shape. Learn the preferred routes, and find out its vital stats.
Jungfrau - Peakware
Renowned Alp has a railway leading to an 11,000 foot waystation. View a photo, and find out its key features.
K2 - Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Profiles the world's second-highest peak, also known as Mount Godwin Austen. Includes details on its elevation and location.
K2 - Peakware
Find out key facts about the mountain, read its climbing history, and access photos, maps, and comments from mountaineers.
K2 - The Mountain
Company named for the mountain provides a nice account of its geography and climbing history, along with links to related pages.
K2's Unclimbed North Ridge
Follow the progress of a 1996 ascent of the mountain's untested North Ridge through a chronology of expedition reports.
Kangchenjunga - Peakware
Key facts about the mountain's elevation and location are augmented by its climbing history and photos of its majestic slopes.
Katahdin - Peakware
Profiles Maine's loftiest peak, with details on its elevation and location, along with climbers' accounts of their ascents.
Kilimanjaro - Peakware
Photos and a relief map of Africa's tallest peak are accompanied by its vital stats and an archive of climbers' comments.
Lhotse - Peakware
Scroll through a list of the mountain's vital stats, and read about its geography and climbing history.
Long' s Peak - Peakware
Most frequently climbed of the Colorado 14,000-footers, this mountain's Diamond Face presents an impressive challenge to vertical adventurers.
Makalu - Peakware
Features a rundown of key facts about the mountain, a discussion of its climbing history, and a photo of the snow-clad peak.
Manaslu - Peakware
Ranked eighth in height, this peak's name translates approximately as "Mountain of the Spirit." Find out its key features, and view a relief map

Massive - Peakware
Appropriately-named peak is the second-highest in Colorado. Examine its vital stats, view a photo, and read climbers' comments.
Matterhorn - Peakware
Provides key facts about this distinctive peak, along with a gallery of photos showing it at its most impressive.
Mauna Kea - Peakware
Notable for being one of the world's tallest island mountains, this peak crowns the Hawaiian archipelago.
Mauna Loa - Peakware
Giant Hawaiian volcano's slopes extend beneath the sea. View photos of its eruptions, discover its vital stats, and read climbers' comments.
McKinley (Denali) - Peakware
Known by both its English and native names, this is the highest peak in North America. Find out its vital stats, and view a photo.
Mont Blanc - Peakware
Photos and a map of this famed European peak are accompanied by its vital stats and details on its death toll, which tops 1000.
Mount Everest - The British Story

Learn about the British on Mount Everest, from their first expedition to their modern expeditions of today. Includes history, summiteers list, facts and a gallery
Mount Everest - The Movie
ABC News introduces David Breashears' IMAX film, and Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," both chronicling the tragedy of the 1996 climbing season.
Mountain Gallery
Features a selection of striking images from this climber's mountaineering experiences in Europe and North America.
MSN Encarta - K2
See a small picture of K2's summit and read a brief encyclopedia article about it.
MSN Encarta - Kanchenjunga
Provides basic data about this Himalayan mountain which boasts the third highest peak in the world.
MSN Encarta - Mount Everest
Quick peek at the mountain peak to end all mountain peaks. Read a profile of the mighty mountain of the Himalayas.
Nanga Parbat - Peakware
Ninth-highest in the world, this peak is known as a particularly hazardous climb, and has the death-toll to prove it.
Outside Magazine - 23 Peaks Expedition
Reports on climber Phil Buck's attempt to summit the highest peak in each country of the Americas. Needless to say, some are tougher than others.
Peakware - Aconcagua
Lists the mountain's vital stats, discusses its geography, and provides photos and a map. Includes comments from climbers.
Peakware - Highest Peaks Page
Guide to the world's tallest mountains is divided into categories including "Unclimbed Peaks," "Highest Volcanoes," and the loftiest US summits.
Pike's Peak - Peakware
Presents a list of the mountain's key features, and discusses its geology and the road to its summit. Includes comments from climbers.
Popocatepetl - Peakware
Noted volcano last erupted in 1947, and dominates the sky south of Mexico City. Discover its vital stats, view a map, and read about routes.
Puncak Jaya - Peakware
Also known as the Carstensz Pyramid, this Indonesian peak ranks as the tallest in Australia/Oceania. View a relief map, and find out key facts.
Rainier - Peakware
Photos of this impressive Washingtonian peak are accompanied by a list of its vital stats, along with a relief map.
Rainier's Steam Caves
Make a vicarious ascent of Washington State's famous peak by reading expedition reports and viewing photos.
Russell - Peakware
Neighbor to Mt. Whitney, this California peak is a popular climb. Peruse key facts about its elevation and location.
Shasta - Peakware
Pride of Northern California, this imposing peak is a dormant volcano. Its vital stats are accompanied by photos and a relief map

Tanzania Tourist Board - Mt Kilimanjaro
Find out the best times to climb, read a concise description of the route, and discover places to stay during the expedition.
The Mont Blanc Range
Mountaineers can find a range of information about, and photos of, the mountains around Chamonix, France. In English and French.
Three Peaks 2000 Countdown Begins
Article reports on plans for South African climber Deshun Deysel to ascend Mt Kenya in preparation for a Year 2000 climb.
Ushba - Peakware
Discover this Russian peak's key characteristics, including elevation, latitude, and longitude, and read a concise description.
Vinson Massif - Peakware
Antarctica's loftiest, this peak was first climbed in 1966. Find out its key characteristics, and read through climbers' comments.
Washington - Peakware
New Hampshire mountain's vital stats are augmented by photos, a relief map, and details on its climbing conditions.
Whitney - Peakware
Tallest in the lower 48 states, this California peak clocks in at 4,418 meters. Discover its vital stats, and view photos and a relief map.
Why Everest? - National Geographic
Veteran climber David Breashears writes about the experience of climbing Everest, and why he was drawn to the challenge.
Williamson - Peakware
Introduces California's second-highest peak, with details on its elevation and geography. Includes descriptions of routes to the summit.
Wrangell - Peakware
Key statistics on this Alaskan volcano are combined with a relief map and a description of its geology.

Summit Journals

Climbing and Hiking - White Spider
Avid climber shares details about his experiences around the country. Read trip reports, including pictures, from California and other states.
Everest Environmental Expedition 2000
Climbing expedition aiming to clean up the world's highest mountain. Includes information about climbing ethics and online merchandise store.
Lukla - Trekking to Kala Patar
Site details trekking Nepal at Lukla, Goyko and Kala Patar near Everest.
Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition
MountainZone.com chronicles this 1999 expedition to Mt. Everest in seeking to answer definitively whether these two climbers summited in 1922
MHC Trailblazers - Trip Reports
Motorola Hiking Club offers its trip reports for the year. Read accounts of adventures in Arizona and California. Read about the landscapes.
Mount Whitney Trip 1997
Ray Sterner shared stories and pictures from his climbing trip. See maps of the area and a chronicle of each days events.
MountainZone.com - What Really Happened in the Thin Air
Other climbers respond to Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," a controversial account of the 1995 Mt. Everest disaster.
Mt. Shasta Wilderness Backcountry Report
Provides climbers with instant access to conditions such as avalanche advisories and online weather reports. See photographs and resources.
National Geographic.com - Why Everest?
Filmmaker and mountaineer David Breashears discusses the inspiration behind his 1996 IMAX film "Everest."
NOVA Online - Alive on Everest
Follow the story of mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashear's 1997 expedition up Mt. Everest. Includes interviews, dispatches, and photos.
TSW Mountaineering
Presents photos and descriptions of this climber's ascents of Mt Rainier and Mt. Denali (also known as McKinley).
Wes Irish's Mt. Shasta Page
Climber offers background information about Mt. Shasta including location and geology. See maps and pictures, and read trip reports.
Whitney Experience
Detailed trip report includes a day by day account and plenty of area maps. Read about gear and equipment, see directions, and look at pictures.

Mountaineering Retailers & Outfitters

AAI Equipment Services  
Adventure Gear  
Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking
Andisimo Outdoor Shop
Backcountry Experience  
BackCountry Gear Limited  
Backdoor Sports
Balsam Mountain Gear  
Black Dome Mountain Sports  
Bumjo's Outdoor Gear  
Caribou Mountaineering
Eastern Mountain Sports  
Far Out Sports
Field & Trek  
Flanagan's Black Dog Mountaineering Fuel for Adventure 
Gendarme Climbing Shop  
Jesse Brown's Outdoors  
Karst Sports
La Sportiva
The LED Light
Marin Outdoors  
Modern Mountain Man
Moosejaw OnLine
Mountain Gear  
Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hideout
Mountain High, Ltd.  
Mountain Tools
Mr. Caribeaner
Northern Mountain Supply  
Ntaba Mountaineering  
Olympic Mountaineering
Outdoor Experience
Pika Mountaineering
ProLithic Sports
Raichle of Switzerland
Rock 'n Road
Rock + Run
Rocky Mountian Books
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Skan-Line Outdoor Gear  
Stone Monkey
Summit Hut  
Teton Mountaineering  
Tier One Outfitters  
Tough Traveler
Track 'N Trail
Webshots: Rock Climbing Screen Saver
W-Trek Outfitters

Mountaineering Equipment Manufacturers

A5 Big Wall Equipment  
Active Leisure
Advance Base Camp
Airtime Clothing
Alpha Industries Inc. - military
Beal - climbing ropes and harnesses  
Bibler Tents  
Blue Water
CAMP - Technical Adventure Equipment  
Camp Trails  
Caribou Mountaineering  
Cascade Designs
Dana Design  
Deuter Backpacks
Eagle Creek  
Eastern Mountain Sports
Feathered Friends  
First Need  
FISH Products
Five Ten  
Gore Fabrics
Granite Gear
Integral Designs  
Jack Wolfskin  
Jandd Mountaineering  
La Sportiva  
L.L. Bean
McHale Packs  
Moss Tents
Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Safety Research  
Mountain Tools
Natural Balance
Northern Outfitters  
The North Face  
Omega Pacific  
Osprey Clothing Company  
Outdoor Research  
Overland Equipment - email
PHD Mountain Software
Poisk Oxygen Systems
Polartec by Malden Mills
Prolithic Sports   
Regatta Great Outdoors
Sierra Designs  
Stone Age Holds  
Terra Nova
Tough Traveler
Ushba Mountain Works  
VauDe Sports
Walrus Tents  
Wenger Swiss Army Knives  
Wickers America  
Wild Country Ltd (UK)
Wilderness Experience
Wild Things  


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