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Denali 2021: New Team “Crevasse Kickers” kick off their expedition!


Denali 2021: Red Hot Chili Peppers Remain at 14K, Waiting for New Snow to Stabilize


Denali 2021: Team Bushwood moving up

Team Bushwood here. The team had a fantastic day and moved to 11,000′! Incredible vistas in all directions and the psyche is high. View the location or send a reply to Seth Timpano: https://explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=52213feb-e85b-40dd-b8ad-418c6db39d8b&adr=wixu264hefa%40post.wordpress.com Seth Timpano sent this message from: Lat 63.074741 Lon -151.14619 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent […]

Denali 2021: Team Doesn’t Matter at 11K, Back Carries 9K Cache


Denali 2021: Team Quaranteam Enjoys Rest Day…and Pancakes!


Denali 2021: Run CMC Has Excellent Rest Day…and Pancakes!


Denali 2021: True Grits Arrives at Camp 2


Denali 2021: Team Rodeo Queens (of the Summer Solstice) Back Carries Cache to Camp 2


Everest/Lhotse 2021: Back to Kathmandu, wrap up.

Hello Everyone, We have been back in Kathmandu for a few days now and have been lucky enough to have gotten flights out of Kathmandu tonight. We are looking forward to making our way back home but it has been an incredible journey even though we were unable to reach the summit this year. We … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021: Back to Kathmandu, wrap up.”


  • Denali: A Photo Essay

    by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

    Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. This piece was originally published in 2017, but it’s proved so helpful that we pulled it from the archives and […]

  • Improving Body Composition for Mountaineering

    by Maria Faires, RD Strength-to-weight ratio is an important key performance indicator for the mountain climbing athlete. Have you ever tried to hike up a steep trail with a heavy backpack?  The more you carry, the harder the effort. Weight matters.   A mountaineer’s performance will be enhanced by being as close to their ideal body […]

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