Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

Today is International Mountain Day, December 11. From the UN: Covering around 27 per cent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They […]

Bernadette McDonald’s Freedom Climbers was winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and the Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Book Awards. Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from […]

Wind slabs over very weak facets are easily triggered by ice climbers, as Doug Chabot explains what is happening.

Camp 4 in Yosemite has a number of classic problems, this is one. Thriller, V9+, was first climbed in 1984 by Ron Kauk. Friends for Life by Ron Kauk Jerry Moffat, one of my […]

This year 44 climbers died attempting 8,000 m peaks, a higher than usual number of fatalities. A series of bad accidents and the deaths of well known climbers dominated the headlines. For more see […]

It is not often there is more ice climbing news from Squamish than from the Rockies, but Tim Emmett has established a wild looking mixed climb he called 100% Proof, M10, with Jamie Finlayson. […]