Weekly Feature Archives

Alpinist Celebrates El Capitan

Posted August 27, 2008

For Issue 25's profile of El Capitan, we worked with the finest photographers ever to grace the Valley. Those historically significant images we couldn't fit between the covers you'll find here.

David Pickford: A Sea Cliff Photo Essay

Posted August 20, 2008

David Pickford shares his saltiest shots from the sea cliffs of the United Kingdom to preview Issue 25.

The Torre Traverse at Last

Posted August 13, 2008

Italian climbing legend Ermanno Salvaterra reflects on the Torre Traverse—what most consider the finest enchainment in Patagonian history.

Exotic Hampi: Video and Interview

Posted August 6, 2008

Follow climber Liv Sansoz to Hampi, India, where among palm trees, rice fields and ancient temples, she experiences some of the world's greatest bouldering. Still hungry? Professional videographer Evrard Wendenbaum steps in to answer a few questions about filming the trip.

The Boys of Everest

Posted July 30, 2008

An excerpt from Clint Willis's book, The Boys of Everest—a semi-historical ride through the life of Sir Chris Bonington and the ragtag group of Brits who followed him to the world's greatest peaks.

Solo, Part V: Steph Davis

Posted July 23, 2008

Steph Davis is one of the world's most accomplished female free soloists. She explains, in this Alpinist.com Solo Series exclusive, how she replaces fear with relaxed confidence to send exposed routes without a lifeline.

Solo, Part IV: Alexander Huber

Posted July 16, 2008

What does it take to free solo 500 meters of 5.12? That's a question only the likes of Alex Huber can answer—and here he does in this Alpinist.com Solo Series exclusive.

Solo, Part III: Guy Lacelle

Posted July 9, 2008

After exploring the minds of rock master Alex Honnold and big wall diva Silvia Vidal, the Solo Series delves into the world of ice climbing with Guy Lacelle.

Solo, Part II: Silvia Vidal

Posted July 1, 2008

Last week, Alex Honnold opened the Solo Series with his take on free soloing. This week, Silvia Vidal shares her thoughts on aid soloing big walls.

Solo, Part I: Alex Honnold

Posted June 25, 2008

Alex Honnold kicks off the Weekly Feature Solo Series with insight on his vertically defined world.