Table of Contents


2007 | Kaipo Wall

2008 | Newcomers

2012 | Cirque Creek

74 The Illusion of Control


11 The Sharp End: These Winter Palaces

The fragility of fierce places.

15 Letters

One reader shares what it's like to night climb without hearing. Another explains the true history of the Ice Hammock.

17 On Belay

The Choice of Discomfort: Origins of South Korean Alpine-Style

29 The Climbing Life

85 Escape Route

94 Local Hero

Why Mark Westman should be famous (A postscript to Alpinist 19).

97 Off Belay

Tami Knight Provides a hint for all readers who've asked, "Where's my Issue 13?"