Weekly Feature Archives

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.

Aconcagua Speed Riding: Video and Interview

Posted June 18, 2008

Francois Bon takes a three-minute trip down the south face of Aconcagua, then lives to tell about it.

Falling: Ines Papert

Posted June 11, 2008

Ines Papert discovers that a life-changing moment can assist in a search for the soul.

Mountain Athlete: Weight Training for Climbing

Posted June 4, 2008

Where you pay to hurt. An honest look at one man's weight-driven, vomit-inducing, climbing-centric athletic program.

Moroccan Honeymoon: A Photo Essay

Posted May 28, 2008

Climbing is what defines each of our lives, and our life together. Adam and I met climbing. Our first date was climbing. Our first kiss was climbing. So, a climbing trip—but not just any climbing trip—was the only way we conceived of spending our honeymoon.

Colin Haley: Young Alpinist on Fire

Posted May 21, 2008

At 11 am on January 24, Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley stood on the summit of Cerro Torre after linking all four of the Torre Group's iconic spires in a single, alpine style traverse...After they’d completed the traverse, for many people, the story that emerged was less of a retrospective into the project than it was a look toward the future.