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American Alpine Club announces recipients for Cutting Edge Grants

T he American Alpine Club recently announced that Whitney Clark, Ryan Johnson, Kurt Ross and Alan Rousseau will receive Cutting Edge Grants this year, totaling $20,000. The grants will support expeditions to Alaska, India and Pakistan. An...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Grey

A plane crash in the middle of the Alaskan winter? A pack of wolves hunting down the survivor's of the crash one by one?Implausible? Sure...Somewhat ludicrous? Of course, but aren't most of the outdoor survival movies out there...? And even if it is ludicrous I know that the adventurer within you is intrigued by the premise. Show More Summary

Adam Ondra’s Secret to World-Class Endurance

When it comes to training and gym meccas around the world, most people would cite such cities as Innsbruck and Boulder, Colorado for their plethora of world-class indoor facilities. When… The post Adam Ondra’s Secret to World-Class Endurance appeared first on Evening Sends.

Closing the System and Staying Alive

It was a short day in December of 2007 and I had to get at least one more route in. The climbers who'd come in to climb with me were supposed to do a multi-pitch the next day. So I rushed to the top and moved the rope from one top-rope...Show More Summary

Becoming a Better Climber in 2018

It’s that time of year when we consider our goals and resolutions for 2018. Actually, due to my own self-defeating, procrastinatory tendencies as a blogger, it’s a couple of weeks… The post Becoming a Better Climber in 2018 appeared first on Evening Sends.

Ice Climbing in Iceland

Reaching the summit of Everest is on every climber’s to-do list, and if it’s not, it should be. That said, it’s not exactly the wild ride it used to be, and you’re more likely to see the likes of Damien and Willie Benegas cleaning up the litter left by hundreds of climbers than empty rock faces. Show More Summary

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/18/18

Northwest: The Liberty Bell Massif hosts dozens of climbs, innumerable social trails and eroding approaches. --The Liberty Bell Group has a trail construction project that is shovel ready. All they need are funds! To read more, click...Show More Summary

Crampon Technique for Ice Climbing

It is said again and again in rock climbing, "use your feet." Unsuprisingly, it is also said over and over again in ice climbing. Good foot technique is the core to overall good climbing technique.Ice climbers don't have as many options as rock climbers. Show More Summary

Application period opens for inaugural Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Award

Kyle Dempster soloed up to 6000 meters on Vigne peak to "gain a better look around" at the huge peaks surrounding him on the Baltoro Glacier in 2014. He'd traveled there to attempt Gasherbrum IV's Shining Wall with Urban Novak, but they...Show More Summary

Evolution of Dreams - Ski Film

There have been some really good ski films over the past few years. Amature filmmakeing doesn't feel very amaturish anymore. But even so, it's pretty uncommon for us to publish a trailer for a ski film that is incomplete. There just seems to be too much uncertainty. Show More Summary

Good conditions result in new winter ascents of Slesse's Navigator Wall and satellite peaks

The red line shows the route taken by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Tom Livingstone on January 3 for the first winter ascent of the Navigator Wall on Canada's Mt. Slesse. They estimated the difficulties to be M7+ R or "Scottish VIII or IV," according to Livingstone. Show More Summary

The Untold Story of North Cascades National Park

Lauren Danner has been a national park lover for quite sometime. On her website,, her About page reads “A lifetime of national park geekdom...”, if that gives you any idea of where her priorities lie. As a young New Jersey teenager, she visited national parks in the West and fell in love with the vast landscapes. Show More Summary

Climbing and News from Here and Abroad - 1/11/18

Northwest:--The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that, "An avalanche near Fernie, which RCMP say was triggered by a group of backcountry skiers, has claimed the life of a 36-year-old Alberta man. RCMP say Elk Valley RCMP and Fernie Search and Rescue recovered the body of of the skier who was caught in an avalanche on Monday, Jan. Show More Summary

Black Diamond ATC Pilot Review

  There have been a variety of assisted braking devices to hit the market in the last couple of years, most with the goal of being a lightweight and simpler alternative to the GriGri. The ATC Pilot is Black Diamond’s offering, and for those who prefer this style of belay device, it may be the […]

American Alpine Club announces 2018 Climbing Awards, Annual Benefit Dinner

The 2018 recipients of the American Alpine Club Climbing Awards. [Image] Courtesy of the American Alpine Club The American Alpine Club has announced the recipients of its 2018 Climbing Awards, given annually to distinguish individuals for their service, leadership and accomplishments. Show More Summary

Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau establish The T&A Show on Rungofarka

[The following is a report by Alan Rousseau about an expedition funded in part by a 2017 Mugs Stump Award. The award, a collaborative effort of Alpinist, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Mountain Gear, Patagonia, Inc., and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America's most visionary climbers. Show More Summary

Climbing With Women

“It’s your lead.” She told me this as we arrived at the base of the pitch. She was right. I had talked up this splitter finger crack all morning and passed the heady, adventurous lead to her earlier that day. I had followed this climb the year before, put up by a male friend, and I had to come back for the lead. Show More Summary

Red Rock Rendezvous - March 16-19, 2018!

This year our guides will be running multi-pitch climbing trips throughout the event and beginner to advanced climbing programs on March 16th. They will also be teaching a variety of programs on the March 17th and 18th; and will be running...Show More Summary

The Shadow Campaign: Apex Predators of the Northern Deep

It just feels like a good day to watch a cool video about skiers ripping down crazy steep lines.Here is the film's synopsis:A tranquil day of ice fishing goes suddenly awry when natural selection rears its ferocious head. Something lurks...Show More Summary

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/4/18

Northwest:--The Everett Herald is reporting that, "a team tasked with studying recreation fees is recommending that lawmakers decide on a broader source of money for state lands and get rid of user passes, such as the Discover Pass."...Show More Summary

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