November 2010 - 290

November 2010 - 290


GALLERY A Cordillera Blanca beauty, a Wyoming shiver-fest, an Indian Creek gaper, and Alpine adventure

ANGELS OF MONT BLANCThe elite alpinists, medics, and pilots of Chamonix's PGHM form the busiest alpine rescue team in the world.By Neil Brodie

WING AND A PRAYER Was Maurice Wilson crazy or ahead of his time when he flew a plane halfway around the world for a solo attempt on Everest?By Martin Gutmann

TROUBLE WITH MEA brash, late-night vow leads to an all-out effort at Gogarth, the fiercesome sea cliff in North Wales.By Nick Bullock

READER EPICSOur prize-winning adventurers share tales from Denali and Yosemite Valley.


Contributors Neil Brodie, Jamie Givens, Nick Bullock

Editorial Surviving the epic next door


Just OutUltra-light times three: an ice axe, a sleeping bag, and a down puffy

Hot FlashesAn extraordinary summer of bouldering and big-wall sea cliffs in Greenland

Off the WallGood news in high-altitude medicine; bad news on peak fees

Ten Things...Yosemite's extraordinary rescue team

PlayersAnthony Love: Carolina's access expert

WhippedA misguided effort to shortcut climbing's learning curve

Tech TipsHasty storm retreats, a radical belay technique, and rescue insurance FAQs

Classic ClimbsNew Hampshire's legendary Black Dike

Mileage Adventure bouldering: the weird and wild boulderfields of Columbia, California

Anchored Climbers retrofit 33 routes in Rifle

Perspective Kurt Albert: 1954-2010