Weekly Feature Archives

Thwarted on Nuptse

Posted November 6, 2015

I've just recently returned to the US from my second trip to the Nepalese Himalaya. In late September I met up with Ueli Steck in Kathmandu, and the next day we flew to the Khumbu region. Our plan was an alpine-style attempt on the southeast buttress of Nuptse East, the line named "Moonlight Sonata" by its first ascentionists, Valeri Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko. In addition to Nuptse, we had procured permits for Lobuche East and Cholatse, for nice acclimatization options.

Tom Frost: How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Posted November 4, 2015

When climbing historian Steve Grossman describes Tom Frost, he calls him a "visionary who redefined climbing style; an engineer who helped revolutionize climbing equipment; an artist whose iconic photography documented the most celebrated first ascents on Yosemite's big walls; and a conservationist who led the international effort to save historic Camp 4." Filmmaker Tom Seawell, who worked with Frost on several projects over the years at Frost's lighting business Chimera, recognizes the similarities between how he managed the company and its employees and how he treats his climbing partners.

Skiy Detray's Social Media Guest Postings October 26-November 1

Posted November 3, 2015

Between October 26-November 1, Alpinist contributor Skiy DeTray posted his photos, video and stories on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages as part of our Alpinist Community project. His notable ascents are included in several NewsWires and web features, including: Teams Smoke Speed Records on El Cap, Video: Speed Ascent of El Cap's Zenyatta Mondatta (video produced by Detray's cousin Dave Coy), Lion in Winter: Mt. Temple's North Face and Berg and DeTray Author Illusions of the Raven.

Marc-Andre Leclerc's Social Media Guest Postings October 19-25

Posted October 23, 2015

Between October 19-25, Alpinist contributor Marc-Andre Leclerc posted his photos and stories on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages as part of our Alpinist Community project. His notable ascents are included in several NewsWires, including: Solo Triple Linkup on Slesse in Alpine Ninja-Cat Stylee Mountain, Speed Soloing the Chief, Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Cerro Torre's Corkscrew Route and Soloists Visit Patagonia in Winter.

Carl Battreall's Social Media Guest Postings October 12-18

Posted October 16, 2015

Six months ago we posted a slideshow on Alpinists.com by Carl Battreall called "A Collection of Climbed and Unclimbed Alaska Peaks." His shot of the Citadel, in the Neacola Range, was inspiration for the namesake film by Posing Productions documenting Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey's new route up the peak's Northwest Ridge.

Chris Marshall's Social Media Guest Postings October 5-11

Posted October 9, 2015

Between October 5 and 11, 2015, AMGA Certified Ski Guide and AMGA/IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide Christopher Marshall posted his photos and stories on our social media pages as part of our Alpinist Community project. We noticed Marshall's work when he started tagging us on Instagram. Marshall calls this collection of images "a reflection of the greater shared experience [captured] during dusk and dawn's golden hour."

Birth, Sickness, Old Age, Death: Chapter 2

Posted October 7, 2015

Death? That wasn't something I was ready to contemplate. Pain was forcing me out of bed at 2, 3 or 4 a.m. I couldn't sleep. I felt like a driver in a car skidding out of control. I kept hitting the brakes, but the car just accelerated.

Birth, Sickness, Old Age, Death: Chapter 1

Posted October 7, 2015

MY BODY IS FALLING APART at the joints. My last surgeon peeled a frayed mess of cartilage off my left humerus as he fixed a torn labrum. The bones of my shoulder socket grind on each other every time I do thumbs-down hand jams.

Paul McSorley's Social Media Guest Postings: September 28 to October 4

Posted October 2, 2015

Between September 28 and October 4, 2015, Alpinist contributor Paul McSorley posted his photos and stories on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages as part of our Alpinist Community project. McSorley has been featured on our website and his image appears in A Season in Patagonia in Alpinist 0. Below is a compilation of his work from that week. McSorley calls this collection of seven photos "lines that have changed my perspective."

International Team Completes Mt. Waddington Project

Posted October 1, 2015

International team completes line on the highest mountain wholly within British Columbia, Mt. Waddington. From August 18 to 19, Paul McSorley, Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat completed a two-day ascent of Mt. Waddington's Southwest Buttress to reach its Northwest Summit (4000m). Two parties had previously attempted their 20-pitch 800-meter route, rated 5.11+ WI3 M5 ED1.



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