Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2009’

Rare 1924 Everest Expedition footage now online!

Head on over to the British Pathe to see some amazing old films. Some of you may already be familiar …

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The Loss of a Legend: Dr. Charlie Houston, 1913-2009

Dr. Charles Houston, 1913-2009From Alpinist Magazine This morning, from several people, I heard the sad news that a climbing legend, …

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Unseen 1922 Everest images and video footage found

It reminds me of that final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the Ark is loaded into a …

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Thursday Thought…on Friday morning…

Sitting here in the Vancouver Airport waiting to fly home after 5 days in Whistler for a conference with Eddie …

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Thursday Thought, September 17, 2009 – Video Version

Well, late but not too late…It's still Thursday – for another 2 hours – here in Colorado. Got a bit …

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Turn $1 into $2…and help make $1 million with the Rosenthal Challenge

As many of you know, my wife, Wende Valentine, does some amazing work. No, she doesn't climb mountains (although she …

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Dress like George Mallory, thanks to Nigel Cabourn

English designer Nigel Cabourn has been churning out historically-inspired men's outerwear for the past 40 years. From items inspired by …

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Off to the Rainier Mountain Festival

I'm off tomorrow morning for a few days of fun and photography at the Rainier Mountain Festival. Always a fun …

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Thursday Thought, September 10, 2009

One of the questions we, as climbers, get quite often is a simple one with a remarkably complex answer: Why …

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Thursday Thought

One of the first climbing books I ever read was the classic Scrambles Amongst The Alps by Edward Whymper. It …

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