The Needles of South Dakota ain't your grandmother's Midwest... unless your grandmother happens to be Jan Conn. Pete deLannoy provides the overview, while Herb and Jan Conn, John Gill, Bob Archbold, Paul Piana and Curt Love recount their crystal-pinching adventures in the Black Hills National Forest.
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Once an apprehensive physics student, George Lowe learned through climbing that even the most complex problems have elegant solutions.
Observations from the field.
Growing up poor in Calgary didn't just encourage dreaming; for one young boy, it necessitated it. Canada's storied alpinist recounts the climbs and partnerships that sprung from his childhood fantasies.
Ice climbing can transmute a fragile medium into the most ephemeral moments. A photographic portfolio captures three years of alchemy, from the French Alps to the mountains of China.
From the first ascent, to the first one-day ascent, to the first free ascent, to the first one-day free ascent, the Nose has been the setting for some of climbing's most audacious breakthroughs. In 2005, rock's strongest couple used it to establish a breakthrough of their own.
A pair of Quebecois climbers discover that the best new routes are like hot chili peppers: each moment of suffering fills you with a paradoxical desire for more.