Climbing is synonymous with travel. As climbers we get to avoid the tourist label and experience foreign places and cultures in a unique and often authentic way. There are a handful of must-see climbing destinations that demand a pilgrimage. For alpine climbing the place it all began is Chamonix.
Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.
A soulful new twist on climbing literature, the stories in Sharper Edges span two decades of climbing, BASE jumping and family life. With frankness, sensitivity, philosophy and deadpan humour, Andy de Klerk takes you on the end of a rope into his world of extreme danger, friendship, heartache and loss.