Following his self-amputation and recovery, Ralston became a motivational speaker and continued climbing. Among other accomplishments, in 2005 Ralston became the first person to summit all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks alone and in winter.
First published in 1994, this interview with the late Jim Bridwell runs the gamut: aid routes, alpinism, fast free climbs, vivid dreams, Patagonia, sport climbing, and more.
Eddie Taylor, a member of the Full Circle Expedition, just became the first black climber to free a Zion classic, Moonlight Buttress.
While climbing Alaska’s Eagle Peak, Joe Yelverton’s life changed in a single moment. His account of the experience won Outside's inaugural survival-stories essay contest.
Ennis is a very strategic climber, who "runs hot" due to her amputation, yet must avoid any situation of waiting lest she incur frostbite due to cold transfer from the materials in her prosthetic, and lose any more of her femur.
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