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A quick summary of new routes on big mountains. Six climbers died and two lied about their summit success in spring 2016 on Everest. The first woman to ascend Everest (in 1970), Junko Tabei, has died of cancer. A British pair ascended the formerly unclimbed Gave Ding in 2015. Americans Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson died attempting Pakistan’s Ogre I and Ogre II. Colin Haley climbed Mount Foraker solo. A solo climb of Mount Robson in Canada. New records on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Accidents and deaths mar the 2016 season in the Tetons. Michael Levy profiles Ken Nichols, 67, who on April 30, 2016 counted his 100,000th lifetime ascent.

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