Posted on: September 1, 2008

Jonathan Hollada works as a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. While his livelihood and travel schedule leave little time for climbing at the local crags, he can still occasionally be spotted heading uphill, particularly in mountainous haunts in South America or the Pacific Northwest.

Scott Perkins is a climber, photographer, martial artist, inventor of the "Alpine Wig" and owner and lead guide of Atlanta Alpine Guides (which is neither a typo nor an oxymoron). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Jonna, and his dog, Jack.

From an ascent of Aguja Guillamet while barely a teenager to an exploration of the limits of short-fixing on El Cap to a twenty-five-hour romp up Foraker's Infinite Spur, Rolando Garibotti has sampled the breadth of vertical possibility. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Beth Wald, and their cat, Flaco.

Britain's David Pickford has established first ascents and significant repeats from Europe to the mountains of Arabia. When not putting up delicate new testpieces, the Bristol-based freelance photographer and writer works for an international medley of media and business clients.

Jeremy Collins is the only contributor to appear in each of our twenty-five issues (minus Issue 13: he's superstitious). Born in the great, if little-appreciated, mountains of western Missouri, Collins can too often be found in Kansas City, where he dwells with his wife, Tricia, and their son, Zion.

The ink on Tommy Caldwell's last piece for us ("The Grand Plan," Issue 24) was hardly dry before he launched into this issue's Crag Profile. To augment his understanding of the subject matter, he added yet another new free route to America's proudest piece of stone, getting beta from his wife as he climbed.

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