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Re-Gram: 9 Alpine Climbing Photos

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Re-Gram: 9 Alpine Climbing Photos

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow

I took this picture just seconds after I summited the Eiger (13,025 feet) in Switzerland. Every time I see it, I want to leave everything and go climbing.

—Jan Zahula

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Kilimanjaro

Avery Walden, the youngest girl (age 9) to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet), leading us to the summit.

—Chris Walden

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow The Diamond Longs Peak

“Diamonds are forever”—a benediction from the Diamond of Longs Peak (14,259 feet), Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Colorado.

—Fritz Nuffer

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Mt. Shuksan

Climbing high on the Southeast Ridge of Mt. Shuksan (9,131 feet), Washington. This was my first alpine rock experience, and I was fortunate to share it with my dad.

—Wright Frost

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Longs Peak Marthas Route

The final pitch of Martha’s Route (5.4 WI2+ M2), Longs Peak, RMNP, Colorado.

—Jonathan Burton

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Mt. Baker

Mark Stockinger heading to the top of Mt. Baker (10,781 feet), Washington.

—Matt Stockinger

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Mont Blanc

View of the Trois Mont Route on Mont Blanc (15,781 feet) from the Refuge des Cosmiques.

—Callum Dow

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Remarkables Traverse

Tanguy Locqueneux from France finishing off our free ascent of the Grand Traverse of the Remarkables Range near Queenstown, New Zealand.

—Levi Harrell

Alpine Rock Climbing Photos Mountaineering Snow Dragons Tail Couloir

Stephen Clark throwing a belay for Teslin Bruhn on Dragon’s Tail Couloir, Flattop Mountain (12,362 feet), RMNP, Colorado.

—Stephen Clark

In 1873, environmentalist and early Sierra Nevada explorer John Muir wrote, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” As climbers, we can all relate to Muir’s quote. Our readers submitted these nine photos of the mountains that inspire them.