The Ark of the Wild
In January 2014, Alex Honnold free soloed El Sendero Luminoso, a big wall in Mexico's El Potrero Chico. Today, he looks beyond the momentary purity of ascent at the complex impacts of professional climbing.
Editor-in-Chief Katie Ives searches for "A Wild of One's Own" in the annals of women's mountaineering history in Western Canada and the writings of Mary Schaeffer Warren, who urges, "...leave your world, your recognized world, and plunge into the vast unknown."
A reader reminds us of his ascent on Mitre Peak. Another suggests a more pleasant version of saying "#@%!" And Alpinist's history guru recalls a meeting with Sun-woo Nam.
The Painter in the Cave.
The Last American Dirtbag (TLAD Industries) seeks a qualified assistant dirtbag.