With four first winter ascents of 8,000-meter peaks, Simone Moro has taken the art of climbing in harsh conditions to new heights, but controversy plagues his climbing résumé.
Mugs Stump spearheaded a fast-and-light approach to alpinism during the 1970s and 1980s when siege-style expeditions were still the norm. His style was a form of artistic expression: He sought purity through simplicity.
Vitaliy Musiyenko connected two Grade VI ridges in the Sierra Nevada to create the 32-mile Goliath.
We caught up with filmmaker Austin Siadak to talk soloing, climbing Torre Egger with Marc, and his favorite part of The Alpinist.
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Where is trad climbing in World Cups? Where are the alpine and mountaineering aspects? Comp formats need to change, obviously.
And not only was her ascent bold and quick, it was also the first female solo of the route
Lifelong climber and alpinist David Roberts was one of Alaska's most prolific explorers. He first climbed in, and named, the Revelations, and put up a bold and dangerous new route on Denali's Wickersham Wall. But after the deaths of friends he questioned whether it was worth the risk. 50 years later he has the answer.
It Was Just One Small, Innocent, White Lie. Almost Every Climber Fibs Some Times, Right? He Almost Paid Dearly For It.
The author has a moment of remorse when he makes up a story with a big pay off.
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