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Niels Tietze on the summit of Aguja de I’S, our only summit given the difficult weather, 2017. Photo credit: Timmy O’Neill

Perched On A Wild Border

By Timmy O’Neill   |   Jan 25, 2020 January 25, 2020

Sometimes when I look at the Fitz Roy Range, I see a silhouetted jawline of mountainous teeth that gnash the sky. Other times, the teeth transform to fingers that don’t crush aspirations but cradle them, like a hand cupping something precious. The distinction really depends on whether I’m looking at… Read More

The 1964 red-cover guidebook was Yosemite Valley’s first collection of climbs. Photo: Mikey Schaefer

Lessons from Yosemite’s First Climbing Guidebook

By Timmy O’Neill   |   Oct 10, 2019 October 10, 2019

Lessons from Yosemite’s first climbing guidebook “I have this idea,” Mikey texted last October. “Let’s climb all of the suggested routes from the Yosemite red-cover guidebook.” I agreed immediately. The tattered copy of A Climber’s Guide to Yosemite Valley arrived in the mail less than a week later. First published in… Read More

Tracing the Edge

Tracing the Edge – Episode 9 with Colin Haley

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Sep 22, 2010 September 22, 2010

Colin Haley used the Cascades as a springboard onto the world’s hardest-to-reach summits. The range’s fickle weather, arduous approaches and complex glaciers were perfect tests. Summit by summit Haley connected the dots until multi-day outings like Mount Shuksan and Mount Slesse became day trips. Stay tuned for the series… Read More

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