Weekly Feature Archives

1998: Leaving Llamaland

Posted March 10, 2016

JANUARY: SHADOWS AND SILENCE fill the canyon of Zion National Park. Within the Emerald Pools amphitheater, icicles clatter to earth. I pull out my binoculars. A gently overhanging prow on Mt. Majestic catches wan winter sun. Bracketed by deep clefts, the sleek, southeast-facing buttress rises through dark-red sandstone and mahogany iron stains.

1998-1999: Cracks in the Walls

Posted March 8, 2016

COFFEE LIFTS ON THE AIR. A dog marks time (and place) in the distance, its tail a silent metronome. The cold air, gently sinking, pulls a breeze across my face. I don't like it. I want to crawl deeper in my bag. From the floor of the living room in John "Deucey" Midddendorf's Hurricane home, I can just see the top of Mt. Kinesava, I think, starting to light up in the eastern sun.

1967—Anguished Moans; Occasional Songs: Mt. Tyree, Antarctica

Posted February 24, 2016

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1966 American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition. This is John Evans's story of the first ascent of Mt. Tyree—one of six unclimbed peaks the AAME team summited.

Through the Field: A Photo Essay

Posted February 17, 2016

We reached out to Graham Zimmerman, author of "Through the Field: The First Ascent of Changi Tower and The Southwest Ridge of K6 West," in our latest issue, Alpinist 53, and asked him to share additional photos for us to post online.

Mooncakes and Rice: Qionglai Mountains

Posted February 15, 2016

Qionglai Mountains, China. After several weeks of effort spread out between bouts of rainfall, Szu-ting Yi and her husband Dave Anderson completed their new route on the South Face of Eagle Peak East (5300m), calling it Secret Moon Cake (5.10 R, 760m).

AAC Recognizes David Allfrey for Outstanding Accomplishment

Posted February 9, 2016

"It's a huge honor. I'm in shock about whole thing," David Allfrey said when we congratulated him after hearing that the American Alpine Club awarded him the Robert Hicks Bates Award.

Yosemite in the Fifties The Iron Age: An Interview with the Photo Collector

Posted January 28, 2016

Photographer Dean "Bullwinkle" Fidelman, a 1970s Stonemaster, has called Yosemite his home for decades, first arriving there in 1971. He has produced several books celebrating the park's climbing culture.

Metanoia

Posted January 21, 2016

IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEPARATE WHAT part of the Eiger's ambience is due to its actual limestone, snow and ice, and what part is due to all the stories that played out on that grand vertical stage. I don't think it matters at this point.Most aspirants will start with those tales finely etched in their brains. At times, along the way, they'll climb with the souls of those who perished. That's what happened to me.

The Trail, the Road, and the Space Between

Posted December 22, 2015

The story of Cochamo can start anywhere. But since the trail is where all climbers now begin their adventures, that is where this story will begin. The path was likely cut by the Mapuche, "People of the Land," or by their ancestors, some of the first known human inhabitants of Northern Patagonia.

Conrad Anker's Guest Postings December 8 to 14

Posted December 22, 2015

From December 8—14, we shared glimpses of Conrad Anker's life through images and short stories via the Alpinist Community project. Anker has authored first ascents in the Great Ranges for nearly two decades, includes new routes in the Alaska Range, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Karakoram, and the Himalaya.



Previous Page    [   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32   ]    Next Page