Table of Contents


42 A Reasonable Risk?

56 Edges of Land and Light

64 Journey into Night

In October 2013, Ueli Steck astounded the international climbing community with a rapid solo on Annapurna's South Face. But for him, the ascent was a kind of private, nocturnal pilgrimage, influenced by the recollection and example of departed heroes.

72 Afloat


17 On Belay

24 Tool User

In which our managing editor presents: George Finch and his amazing feathered dream coat.

26 The Climbing Life

11 The Sharp End: Nocturnes

A brief (un)history of night climbing.

83 Wired

97 Off Belay