The Alpine Zone
Come to this page to find the latest news and information on mountaineering and ice climbing areas around the world. We feature inspirational videos and photo galleries from the most amazing peaks and ice climbing areas on Earth. In our skills and training stories, you'll find expert advice on how to improve your alpine climbing skills and build strength and endurance for mountaineering and ice climbing. Plus, our expert sources will tell you how to get stronger without getting hurt, and what to do about climbing injuries if they happen, as well as how to deal with altitude sickness and other hazards of mountaineering. Our in-depth reviews of mountaineering and ice climbing equipment cover everything from boots to softshells, ice axes to crampons, ropes to ice screws. And our areas and routes pages feature hundreds of articles, photos, and video about must-go mountaineering and ice climbing destinations.