Chris Sharma & Stefan Glowacz rappelling into one of the largest known cave chambers, a spooky abyss called Majlis al Jinn—The Meeting Place of Genies, in Oman & completed a first ascent of Into the Light (13 pitches, 5.14a). At 13 pitches, this is one of the biggest roof climb.

photo: Klaus Fengler

Stefan Glowacz at Ural Mountains, Russia

The mystical rock formations in a remote part of the Ural Mountains tower 100 feet above the Man-Pupu-Ner Plateau. They’re called the Seven Giants. It took us almost seven days of skiing to reach the plateau and two more days to climb on the ‘Elder Brother’, the biggest of the Giants.

photo: Klaus Fengler