Weekly Feature Archives

The Warrior's Way: Arno Ilgner Discusses Fear in Climbing

Posted July 27, 2010

In his quest to discover why some climbers are fearful and others brazen, Ilgner developed the Warrior's Way, a program to help climbers become aware of—and deal with—their apprehensions.

Book of Dreams

Posted July 1, 2010

Dozens of Yosemite Valley pioneers have been mailing a single book among them for months, gathering signatures to produce a unique retrospective and a way to raise money for Jim Bridwell.

Pen, Paper and a Mountainside: Expedition Diaries from Mt. Logan

Posted June 23, 2010

Open the mountain journals of four climbers—John Evans, Jock Glidden, David Jones and Steve House—to find their past and future inspirations and motivations.

Pros Raise Funds to Support Layton Kor

Posted June 18, 2010

For four days in May, Tommy Caldwell temporarily shelved his dreams of freeing Mescalito for a more important objective...

Nakamura: Sichuan's Most Outstanding Unclimbed Peaks

Posted June 9, 2010

Tamotsu Nakamura presents a list of the top 16 outstanding unclimbed summits in China's West Sichuan Highlands.

The Continuum Project: Zion

Posted June 1, 2010

Rob Pizem and Mike Anderson free their latest Zion route: Shake That Bear (5.12+ R, 11 pitches).

Aaron Mulkey: Patriarch of Cody Ice

Posted May 3, 2010

Mulkey has spent many fruitless days trudging in his boots, hunting vast swaths of land and isolated canyons for ice that may not exist...

Video: Ueli Steck Solos La Ginat

Posted April 21, 2010

Ueli Steck solos the Ginat route (ED: V M4+ 85 degrees, 1000m) on film.

The Continuum Project: Elephant's Perch

Posted April 8, 2010

Join Sarah Watson and Majka Burhardt on the classic Direct Beckey Route (V 5.11a), Elephant's Perch, Sawtooth Range, Idaho.

180 South: Conquerors of the Useless

Posted March 31, 2010

Inspired by a film from 1968, Jeff Johnson and Chris Malloy find their own way to Patagonia, learning the true meaning of adventure along the way.