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National legal fight begins after Trump alters Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Monuments by more than half

Jacob's Chair and Long Canyon are no longer included in the two smaller national monuments that replaced the former Bears Ears Monument. [Photo] Tim Peterson, courtesy of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition On December 4, President Donald...Show More Summary

Trump heading to Utah and is expected to reduce size of two national monuments

P resident Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Dec. 4, and he is expected to announce plans to slash the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. The Southern Utah Wilderness...Show More Summary

French team completes new route on Nuptse's south face

The south face of Nuptse with the new route marked by the thin red line. [Photo] Courtesy of Helias Millerioux, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frederic Degoulet On October 14-21, Helias Millerioux, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frederic Degoulet completed a risky new route on Nuptse's south face in mostly alpine style. Show More Summary

Women's expedition explores new routes in India's Zanskar Range

From left: Savannah Cummins, Anna Pfaff and Lindsay Fixmer. [Photo] Lindsay Fixmer Starting near the end of August, Savannah Cummins, Lindsay Fixmer and I spent 24 days climbing and exploring the remote Raru Mountains in northern India's Zanskar Range. Show More Summary

Registration open for American Alpine Club's Annual Benefit Dinner

T ickets are now available for the American Alpine Club's annual benefit dinner weekend on February 23-24 in Boston, Massachusetts. This year's event will honor the 40th anniversary of the first American ascent of K2 (8611m), when Jim...Show More Summary

World renowned alpinist and climbing pioneer Fred Becky dies at age 94

Fred Beckey in 2012. [Photo] Jerry Dodrill Fred Beckey, one of the most prolific alpinists the world has ever known, died October 30 at age 94 in Seattle, Washington, while in the caring arms of his close friend and biographer Megan Bond. Bond told Alpinist that a burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Alpinist story by Nick Bullock named best 'Mountaineering Article' at Banff

Alpinist contributor Nick Bullock was recently named the winner of Banff Mountain Book Awards' "Mountaineering Article" category for his story, "Threshold Shift," which appeared in Alpinist 57. The recognition comes with a $2,000 prize. Bullock's...Show More Summary

Jesse Huey and Maury Birdwell free 'Original Sin' (V 5.12+, 1,800') on Wyoming's Mt. Hooker

The north face of Mt. Hooker in Wyoming's Wind River Range. [Photo] Austin Siadak Located in Wyoming's Wind River Range, with a 15-mile approach and a 1,800-foot north face, Mt. Hooker (12,504') has continued to provide a full-value alpine objective ever since Royal Robbins, Richard K. Show More Summary

Second, larger rockfall on El Capitan injures another person after first event resulted in one death and one injury

Peter "Pass the Pitons Pete" Zabrok took this photo of his partner Ryan Sheridan on top of Yosemite's El Capitan when the September 28 rockfall broke loose and sent debris flying all the way into the Merced River, which can be seen below. Show More Summary

One killed and one injured after a series of rockfalls on El Capitan's Waterfall Route

A huge plume of granite dust billows at the base of Yosemite's El Capitan where a massive series of rockfalls occurred the afternoon of September 27. A fresh, white rock scar where the event originated can be seen to the right of the black streaks. Show More Summary

Alpinist contributor Nick Bullock selected as a Banff finalist

Alpinist is pleased to announce that Nick Bullock's feature article, "Threshold Shift," is one of the finalists for the Banff Mountain Book Competition's Mountaineering Article Award. Bullock's piece, which first appeared in Alpinist...Show More Summary

Cole Taylor solos the second ascent of the North Pillar on Devils Thumb

On the North Pillar of Devils Thumb (Taalkhunaxhk'u Shaa). [Photo] Cole Taylor COAST MOUNTAINS, ALASKA--For nearly 40 years since Bob Plumb and Dave Stuzman's first ascent in 1977, the North Pillar (VI 5.9, 6,000') of Devils Thumb (Taalkhunaxhk'u Shaa) hadn't been repeated. Show More Summary

Interior Secretary's review recommends shrinking at least four national monuments including Bears Ears

This panorama from the top of Bridger Jack Butte shows part of Indian Creek's classic landscape that is currently protected by the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument. Recent reports indicate that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Donald Trump shrink Bears Ears and other national monuments. Show More Summary

Three parties establish three new routes on Xanadu's west face

The west face of Xanadu. [Photo] Engberg, Bain, Boning and Braasch collection The central west face of Xanadu in Alaska's Arrigetch Peaks--sometimes referred to as the Half Dome of the Arctic--was untouched until this year when three parties established three routes in July and August. Show More Summary

Alabamans 'Marooned at Midnight' for first ascent of an unclimbed wall on Baffin Island

Marooned at Midnight (VI A3 5.11 R, 17 pitches, 700m) climbs a formation the Inuit call Umiguqjuaq. [Image] Sam England and Ryan Little Two Alabamans, Ryan Little, 26, and Sam England, 30, received an American Alpine Club Live Your Dream...Show More Summary

Interior Secretary concludes review of national monuments but details have yet to be released

The world-class climbing destination of Indian Creek, Utah, is part of Bears Ears National Monument, an area that is culturally significant for at least five Native American tribes. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has suggested the possibility...Show More Summary

DiGiulian, Marin make second free ascent of Mora Mora (5.14b, 700m) in Madagascar

[Photo] Francois Lebeau/Red Bull Content Pool Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin recently made the second free ascent of Mora Mora (8c or 5.14b, 700m) in Madagascar, which was first freed by Adam Ondra in 2010. Spanish climbers FranciscoShow More Summary

Alpinist Magazine announces Alpinist Podcast season 1: The Voices Behind the Words

Alpinist Associate Editor and Podcast Host Paula Wright in the sound booth. [Photo] Alpinist collection Jeffersonville, VT August 21, 2017--In collaboration with Dispatch Radio, Height of Land Publications is pleased to announce the Alpinist podcast, a series of episodes that take the stories Alpinist readers love to a new medium. Show More Summary

Czech climbers realize 'Satisfaction' on Gasherbrum's southwest face

Gasherbrum I (8080m): Satisfaction (ED+ M7 WI5+ 70°, 3000m) is the second line from the left. [Image] Marek Holecek Marek Holecek has returned to the southwest face of Gasherbrum I (8080) five times since 2009 in a bid to complete a route up the middle of the face through two rockbands. Show More Summary

Chilean climbers reach two unclimbed Karakoram summits near Broad Peak

[Image] Armando Montero Three Chilean climbers--Andres Bosch, 29, Armando Montero, 36, and Alejandro "Jimmy" Mora, 39--set out for the Karakoram Range in mid-June to explore some unclimbed peaks directly across the Goodwin-Austen Glacier from Broad Peak. Show More Summary

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