Weekly Feature Archives

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.

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.