Table of Contents


42 Mountain Profile: The Eiger Contradiction, Part II

The Theater of History MARTIN GUTMANN

70 Verticality

A Short History of the Other Blank on a Map

78 The Sanctity of Space

Traversing the Mooses Tooth Massif


11 The Sharp End

The Known World

15 On Belay

On the Edge of Spring

24 Tool Users

Our managing editor looks for a Terrordactyl and meets the Fox of Glencoe.

27 The Climbing Life

Chris Kalman defends the art of soloing. Derek Franz has nightmares of bones.


Mad, Ill and Admirable: Everest 1962

96 Local Hero

Pat Deavoll

98 Off Belay

The most classic Yosemite enchainment.