Mountaineering

The Tuolomne Triple in 8 Hours

The Tuolomne Triple in 8 Hours

An Epic Yosemite Moderate Linkup Mark Smiley and Janelle Smiley tackle a modern classic. Climbing Tenya Peak, Matthes Crest and Cathedral Peak in a day. Covering this much rock and terrain in a short amount of time requires moving fast…

A Safer Mountain

A Safer Mountain

Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) found its home high in the Himalayas of Nepal. KCC aims to keep climbers safer by advocating responsible climbing practices; for two weeks in the winter season Nepali climbers retreat to KCC where they learn technical…

How to choose a rope for climbing and mountaineering

How to choose a rope for climbing and mountaineering

Learn about the different kinds of climbing and mountaineering ropes and the safety standards regulating their use. As with most safety equipment, the correct use of climbing rope is made clear by the certified standards it complies to. It is…

Fall Factors Explained

Fall Factors Explained

By Duane Raleigh   Falling is the opposite of climbing, which can explain why we apply every membrane between our ears toward getting up the rock, but dedicate precious little to hurtling down it. Falling, it seems, isn’t just to be…

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