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Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 13, 2007 July 13, 2007

The other day while wandering around Camp 4 in Yosemite I ran into Patagonia ambassador Timmy O’Neill. He was hanging around the SARS site with his brother Sean and some guy named Aron. Timmy asked me if I wanted to climb the Manure Pile with… Read More

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

By Steve House   |   Apr 29, 2009 April 29, 2009

Editor's note: After an unsuccessful attempt last year due to foul weather, Steve House is heading back to Makalu for some more reconnaissance and possibly another alpine-style attempt at the west face. Steve sent the following email yesterday from the halfway point on the nine-day trek… Read More

The infamous namesake of the Compressor Route. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Cerro Torre: A Modest Proposal

By Kelly Cordes   |   Mar 9, 2012 March 9, 2012

Seems most of us have moved on from the latest climbing world drama. Thank god. So I’ll sneak-in a quick suggestion that nobody can disagree with: Put the compressor in a museum. Uh-oh. I just remembered that this is climbing. And this is the Internet. I should revise… Read More

At Laguna Toncek you find Refugio Frey and Aguja Frey. Aguja Frey offers the closest climbing to the camping and the hut.

Rock Climbing Near Bariloche

By Steve House   |   Mar 17, 2008 March 17, 2008

Jeanne Young and I just returned from a rock climbing trip near Bariloche, Argentina. Beautiful alpine rock climbing. It’s a five-hour hike into a lake basin where there is free camping and a hut. We ate dinner (and drank red wine) at the hut each night, camped out on the… Read More

Discussions of Influence

Discussions of Influence

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 20, 2012 April 20, 2012

Dave Graham wasn’t holding back at the Outlook. For those who don’t know, Graham is one of the best rock climbers to come along in the last decade. We were guests on a live on-stage radio show, by ClimbTalk, at the Outlook… Read More

Above: Heart of Darkness on the north face of Mount Slesse, North Cascades, British Columbia. Photo: Jim Nelson 

The Climbing is the Easy Part These Days – A report on the FA of Slesse’s Heart of Darkness, Colin Haley and Dylan Johnson, 8 March 2015

By Dylan Johnson   |   Mar 17, 2015 March 17, 2015

Things have changed. That old “live simply” ethos Jenna and I lived by, roaming around the desert and mountains in our ’83 Dodge Prospector van (with a sci-fi mural on the hood and velvet interior), feels a bit like a past life. Climbing these days is tightly packed between… Read More

Colin Haley Solos Supercanaleta

Colin Haley Solos Supercanaleta

Jan 14, 2009 January 14, 2009

Last week Colin Haley (24) soloed Supercanaleta on Patagonia's Fit Roy massif. This burly effort comes less than a year after he and fellow Patagonia ambassador Rolando Garibotti completed the incredible Torre… Read More

Operation Algeria – Part One

Operation Algeria – Part One

By Jonathan Thesenga   |   Feb 11, 2011 February 11, 2011

Last week, 14 Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists in southern Algeria kidnapped an Italian woman. The terrorists escaped with her across the Sahara and disappeared into the no-mans land of northern Niger. 2007 was an especially bad year in Algeria with a reported 375 people kidnapped;… Read More

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