Category Archive for: ‘Current Affairs’

Nagqu Airport: Higher Than Any Peak in the Lower 48!

China recently announced plans to finish construction on Nagqu Dagring Airport. At  4,436 meters, or 14,553 feet, Nagqu Dagring with …

Read More

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Most of us, understandably, think of Nepal as a place where films are shot, not really where films are watched. …

Read More

Blind and Naked

I've heard, strangely, many people remark about Erik Weihenmayer's 2001 climb of Everest that it really wasn't that remarkable. Sure, …

Read More

National Geographic Adventure…is no more…

Some sad news coming today from Steve Casimiro, West Coast Editor at National  Geographic Adventure. On his blog, The Adventure …

Read More

Thursday Thought: Hegel, MLK, Obama, and the Dalai Lama

I definitely tend toward the left side of the political spectrum, and identify myself more as a Democrat than otherwise. …

Read More

First Ascent launches in 183 stores!!

Ed Viesturs on Everest, May, 2009. Photo by Jake Norton. As most of you know, I’ve been working closely with …

Read More

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 …

Read More

A Legend Needing a Hand: Layton Kor

The name associated with the climb was often more terrifying than the rating, or even the climb itself. To me, …

Read More

In Memoriam: Craig Luebben, 1960-2009

I didn't know him well, but certainly knew of him. Amazing climber. Kind-hearted man. Inventor of the Big-Bro, making off-width …

Read More
Page 2 of 3«123»