Weekly Feature Archives

Speed Series Part I: Alex Honnold

Posted January 26, 2011

Recently, we at Alpinist picked the brains of the speediest climbers to learn more about speed climbing and how it fits into our grade-crazy community. "It's all super safe as long as no one falls."

Thoughts on the Denali Fee Hike

Posted December 15, 2010

The small minority of climbers seeking a difficult alpine experience on America's highest peak will end up paying a steep fee along with the many climbers trudging up the West Buttress, an unfortunate side effect of the mountain's prominence and popularity.

Tinkering with the Guillotine

Posted December 3, 2010

"Mad Scientist" Matt Maddaloni rediscovers his passion for climbing through a quirky but surprisingly functional invention: the Anticam.

2010 Mugs Stump Update: Success, Tragedy and Savage Peaks

Posted November 24, 2010

In 2010, the Mugs Stump Award recipients attempted an array of bold objectives, from first ascents on obscure peaks in Tibet and Greenland; to new routes on well-known faces in the Central Alaska Range. Whether teams ultimately reached success or failure, each enterprise was undertaken with the same style and audacity as the award's namesake.

Banff Mountain Festival: Top 5

Posted November 11, 2010

The Banff Mountain Festival offered a week jam-packed with films, presentations, special speakers, workshops, trade shows, book fairs and panel discussions. A few events were worth highlighting, however, and Alpinist brings you those in the form of "Top 5 Bests" from the Banff Mountain Festival.

Kevin McLane's Canadian Rock: What It Takes to Write a Guidebook

Posted November 3, 2010

Thirteen Hundred rock climbs. Seventy climbing areas. More than 800 photos and topos. In other words: a lot of work.

Book Review: One Mountain Thousand Summits

Posted October 18, 2010

Freddie Wilkinson explores the 2008 climbing disaster on the Savage Mountain.

On the Trails of the Glaciers

Posted October 8, 2010

Climber Fabiano Ventura brings awareness to receding glaciers in the Karakoram through new photographs, shot 100 years after those taken on early expeditions to the range.

Climbing and Art

Posted September 30, 2010

Peter Beal grapples with ethics, beauty and the ever-evolving art of climbing.

Reel Rock Film Tour: Boulder

Posted September 24, 2010

Reporting in from the Boulder premiere of the fifth annual Reel Rock Film Tour.

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