12/3/13 - Scott Adamson and Chris Wright battled unusually deep snow and cold to complete the first ascent of two peaks in Nepal this autumn. Both climbs were above the Lunag Glacier, a little-traveled area two valleys to the west of the well-known Khumbu.
Mountaineering and Ice Climbing News
11/29/13 - With her partner, Thomas Senf, waiting in high camp because of frostbite, Ines Papert soloed to the summit of 22,044-foot Likhu Chuli I in Nepal, completing the likely first ascent of the peak.
11/16/13 - British climbers Jerry Gore, Calum Muskett, and Mike "Twid" Turner, along with French cameraman Raphael Jochaud, reached the top of the southeast face of the South Tower of Paine, one of the world's great unclimbed walls, after about three weeks of effort. But ferocious winds on their final day of climbing prevented them from tagging the summit of the tower.
11/12/13 - American Dave Anderson and his Taiwanese and Chinese partners made the first ascent of a 17,000-foot peak in Siguniang National Park, China, in September. In recent years, Anderson and various partners have done several first ascents of granite peaks in Sichuan Province.
11/9/13 - Elizabeth Hawley, the American resident of Kathmandu, Nepal, who has been documenting Himalayan expeditions for more than 50 years, turned 90 today.
10/13/13 - Exciting details about Ueli Steck's incredible solo ascent of the 8,000-foot south face of Annaurna in Nepal are now available. Steck soloed a new route on the face, completing the line attempted in 1992 by Pierre Beghin and Jean-Christophe Lafaille on the left side of the wall.
10/10/13 - "Summit, alone, South Face." Ueli Steck sent this text message from base camp below 8,091-meter Annapurna in Nepal at about 2 a.m. local time this morning. Nothing more is known yet about Steck's climb. But those four words express a landmark ascent in Himalayan climbing.
10/7/13 - Wild Country is issuing an immediate recall of certain batches of Wild Country Classic Rocks and Anodized Rocks.
9/26/13 - Since Climbing's report last weekend on the September floods' impact on Colorado climbing, glimmers of hope have emerged for rock-starved Front Range climbers.
The flooding across northeastern Colorado took an enormous human and economic toll. And though it pales by comparison, climbers across Boulder and the northern Front Range are recognizing another toll as they dry out their homes and get back to work: the fall climbing season has been erased from the calendar, and the future for many local climbing areas is extremely uncertain.
9/18/13 - David Allfrey, Nik Berry, and Mason Earle have pieced together a new, all-free link-up on the north face of Mt. Hooker in Wyoming's Wind River Range, including a 5.14a pitch and five other pitches of 5.12 or 5.13.
The Argentinian-Chilean pair of Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada have completed a winter ascent of Monte Sarmiento in far southern Patagonia by a new route on the north face. This was only the second climb of this beautiful rime-covered peak in 57 years.