Between September 28 and October 4, 2015, Alpinist contributor Paul McSorley posted his photos and stories on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages as part of our Alpinist Community project. McSorley has been featured on our website and his image appears in A Season in Patagonia in Alpinist 0. Below is a compilation of his work from that week. McSorley calls this collection of seven photos "lines that have changed my perspective."
International team completes line on the highest mountain wholly within British Columbia, Mt. Waddington. From August 18 to 19, Paul McSorley, Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat completed a two-day ascent of Mt. Waddington's Southwest Buttress to reach its Northwest Summit (4000m). Two parties had previously attempted their 20-pitch 800-meter route, rated 5.11+ WI3 M5 ED1.
The Apex 22 compact-climbing pack has a tapered shape, minimal compression straps and zero extras. I tested it on single and multi-day trips and during a nine-day AMGA Alpine Guide course in the Cascades this summer. 4 out of 5 stars Special Feature
Searching for Light in the Dark Arts


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Jeff Shapiro reflects on wingsuit flight after the death of his friends Sean "Stanley" Leary, Dean Potter and Graham Hunt. See the tribute to the three men in Alpinist 51 or read the feature here.

A vague memory of colorful wings, weightlessness and freedom dissolves from my consciousness as I wake to the sound of a repetitive beep. The black of morning brings a familiar recognition of uncertainty.

"How could my alarm be going off already?"

Even before I can look at the glowing red numbers, my hand finds the small, plastic button to halt the disruption.

[Photo] Jeff Shapiro Collection

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