"It can be the beauty of the mountain or its difficulty that challenges you. Usually one of those characteristics ignites a spark in me that eventually transforms into an idea. Beauty and difficulty sometimes meet in a shape of an incredible mountain like Gasherbrum IV. The spark and the idea happened already a while ago, but it wasn't until this year that this was actually our project."
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:57
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:48
My beaten body rests on a carpet of blissfully soft moss. Gradually I feel the dampness of the greenery soaking through the ass of my pants and the hood of my fleece, but I’m far too tired to care. When I crack open my eyelids I see swirling clouds above and filtered light from a setting, mid-August sun. Only slightly nauseous at this point, I finally release myself to imagine pizza, beer and chocolate. My day-dream is interrupted by some muddled swear words and my Dad joyously yelling from below with a cracked voice, “It’s amazing! These things we do for fun!” This was the hardest climbing day of my life.
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:39
Dorothy Russell started climbing in the Lake District in 1959 aged 19, She came with about six freshman friends from Manchester University during a crisp fall, flowing up the ‘strenuous’ rock in her gym shoes. An adventurous aunt had sent her on a mountaineering course a few years before, so Dorothy was an adept climber, one of the few women leading trad. She found it thrilling, not frightening. She now lives in the Lake District.
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:54
"I am not quite sure what bit me when I did this route, but it must have been something magical. Sometimes your gut makes you try things. That is the case for Divine..."
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:17
Karin’s title is Seilbahnerin. There is no translation. Her position puts her in charge of one tram lift, including everything from maintenance to future planning, daily operations to scheduling her crew and keeping the service buildings tidy. She is the only female in the world with her credentials.
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 08:11
We might be biased, but we're going to go ahead and say that the 2016 Arc'teryx Climbing Academy was the best one yet. Mark Smiley photo. Credit: @smileysproject
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:25
We talk to Climbing Academy organizer Justin Sweeny about the July 14-17 event in Squamish, BC
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 12:42
While some of us are enjoying the benefits of a relatively early winter start in higher elevations, most people are eagerly awaiting the backcountry terrain in our relative stomping grounds to fill up for the season. Jordan Glasser, one Whistler's most prolific strength and conditioning coaches, gives his five tips to help prep for the long season of self-propelled skiing and snowboarding ahead...
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:08
"As I sit typing this now it's the tail end of summer number four trying this route. The last week we made a ground up push on the wall, arriving at the crux face pitch with butterflies in our stomachs..." More from Will Stanhope on his incredible send of the Tom Egan Memorial Route after four years of efforts...
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:59
By Adrian Marcoux. This is an inside look at living off the grid in Squamish, British Columbia. First and foremost, prepare for your perseverance to be tested and realize that no one will be there to pat you on your back. Getting through each day off the grid will simply mean you might be able to get all the dishes done and have enough warm water to wash your face and underarms.￼