Your trusted guide to mountaineering from experienced alpinists.

Your trusted guide to the mountains from experienced alpinists.

Find articles in AlpInsider categories

Gear
10 Best Ski Boots For Intermediate Skiers
10 Best Ski Boots For Intermediate Skiers

Ready to find your new favorite ski boot? Our reviews of 10 best intermediate ski boots will have you wishing it was winter all year long.

Gear
7 Best Ski Boot Dryers For 2022
7 Best Ski Boot Dryers For 2022

Ski boot dryers can make a big difference in how you maintain your gear. We review the top 7 boot dryers for keeping your gear dry.

Gear
5 Best Personal Locator Beacons For Hiking & Mountaineering
5 Best Personal Locator Beacons For Hiking & Mountaineering

A personal locator beacon can make a life-saving difference if you have an accident in the mountains. We review the 5 best PLBs for hiking and mountaineering.

Guides
How Hiking and Mountaineering Can Reduce Depression
How Hiking and Mountaineering Can Reduce Depression

COVID, and too much screen time, have helped worldwide depression levels skyrocket. Find out how hiking and mountaineering can help.

Guides
The Essential Rappelling Gear For Mountaineering
The Essential Rappelling Gear For Mountaineering

Having the right gear is essential for safe rappelling. I explain what you need to rappel in the mountains and why each piece of gear is important.

Guides
Ice Climbing Gear Essential Checklist
Ice Climbing Gear Essential Checklist

Headed out for a grand ice climbing trip? Check this list to make sure you’ve got the ice climbing gear you need to have a successful adventure.

A mountaineer climbing a snowy peak with the moon in the background

Founded by longtime mountaineering enthusiasts, Alpinsider’s mission is to deliver trusted advice to fellow budding mountaingoers.

Part of the thrill of spending time in the mountains comes from sharing that experience with others. AlpInsider is our way of giving back to the mountaineering community.

Insider tips, straight from the mountains to your email inbox.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No spam. We never share your data.
We use cookies to improve your experience with AlpInsider. Please see our privacy policy for more information.
Got it!