The Devil's Red Wall, it has been called: a complex mountain with a north face as alluring as it is difficult. In 2003, Thalay Sagar, home to five routes, received three more. How timely. First ascentionists John Thackray and Roy Kligfield give us the historical perspective, while Haavard Nesheim, Tom Prentice, Andrew Lindblade, Mikhail Davy, Melvin Redeker, Stephane Benoist and Nikola Levakov reflect on their efforts on this Indian Garhwal classic.
In which we revisit the damned.
Henry Bradford Washburn
The Harvard Five—Robert Bates, H. Adams Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore and Bradford Washburn—helped shape the origins of American mountaineering. May we present to you one of them: Bradford Washburn, scientist, photographer, climber, cartographer, writer—at 93, as outspoken and willful as ever.
The Climbing Life
Postcards from the vertical.
Jack Durrance, 1912-2003
The power of positive panties.
The Dumpster Diaries
The climbing life, some would argue, is as much a creative expression as it is a lifestyle. Join us for a tour of Emilie Lee's journal, in which the two find an equilibrium.
The Adventures of Hardy Grimper
Dear Lord, we've done it now: Hardy's off on a whole new adventure. Join us for flashbacks, Harleys and drug deals gone bad as we wander into the genesis of this wayward tale.
The Kalamarka Arete
The sandstone towers of Northern Bohemia gave birth to modern free climbing more than a century ago. The rules of the game have not changed: ascent is still a matter of the mind.
A Climber's Tale
If he lived in America, Pavle Kozjek would be a household name. The Evolution of an alpinist, Slovenian style.