Cassin Route, Walker Spur, Grandes Jorasses

The details of an immortal route: the Cassin route up the Walker Super on the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc) introduced by Mountain Guide Enrico Bonino who climbed the route last week with an (extremely strong) client, Max Lucco.

Two Deaths In Grand Teton National Park

Two deaths and more than a dozen injuries marked the past few days in Grand Teton National Park. On Tuesday, University of Michigan student Jillian Drow, 21, fell while descending the 12,804-foot Middle Teton.

Elbrus down, six to go…

Twice we crashed in soft snow and had to walk back up again. The 3rd time there was a hint of a breeze and we gunned it. Everything happened so fast but eventually we were airborne! It was wild! Pierre says it was by far the scariest takeoff he’d ever done


Dramatic Rescue and Tragedy on Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park was the site of a dramatic rescue on Wednesday as heavy thunderstorms besieged 17 climbers on the Grand Teton (13,770′). Over the course of the eight-hour rescue, helicopters and professional guides aided 16 climbers off the peak but were unable to locate a missing climber.

Mountain mugging alert

A safety action group has declared parts of Table Mountain “no-go zones” after muggers, brandishing broken bottles and knives, attacked hikers and residents in at least 10 incidents since May.