Over the past 3 years he's logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme -- Chamonix, France. What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge - a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced. In Tempting Fear Sweden's soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.
In memory of one of the greatest humans ever created, truly, JP Auclair. An unbelievable skier, one of the absolute all-time best - but skiing was just a sliver of his talents, and the gifts he gave our world. His brilliantly creative mind understood the essence of progression, but it was his incredibly humble, kind, and humorous nature that brought it to reality. Hard working, optimistic, and always caring - for the environment, for humanity, for friends and family. This world needs more people like you my friend.
Waiting out an illness or injury? Ready when you are.
Joe Kinder establishes a new route in Rifle, Colorado. "This is one of the chossiest and dirtiest routes I have ever put up. After 5 days of cleaning, one of the funnest routes in Rifle was born: the very gymnastic and steep Garbage Pail Kids (8c).
Adam Ondra climbing the difficult route Ira in the Basque country of Spain.
Leif Gasch and Kris Hampton take on an unclimbed Todd Skinner line near Lander, Wyoming.
A very surprising story from a girl that fell from a tree and started to climb (again). The Last Day: Angie Scarth-Johnson (9 yrs old) on Zona 30, 8b in Margalef, Spain.
Jonathan Siegrist on an ascent of Speed (5.14c) in Switzerland. First climbed by Beat Kammerlander in 1995 this route is known for being an extremely technical face climb.
Don't Blink - The story of CWP
Bare Essentials from Adrian Laing.
Biographie in Ceüse, France was the world’s first consensus 5.15a and is considered the benchmark for the grade. It's also Jonathan Siegrist's first 5.15a. Siegrist dramatically changed the way he trained and adjusted his lifestyle to prepare for the redpoint, and it paid off.
GRAND ILLUSION 8A | SUGAR LOAF, LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA Mammut presents six 'rock classics' -- milestones in the history of sports climbing. And the people who climbed them for the first time, revisiting their own routes accompanied by top climbers from the Mammut Pro Team.
When it comes to sending hard projects, even the best climbers don't always know when—or even if—it's going to happen. You bring hope and intent and training...and then you go to work.
For Black Diamond Athlete Joe Kinder, Maquina Muerte was that kind of climb. Steep and physical, the southern-Utah line is a testpiece of power and resolve, culminating in a 'bastard undercling' that protects the crux. "This thing gave me grief," Joe says of making the 5.14+'s first ascent. "But it was so nice to complete."
In March 2014, Alex Megos was over in the UK to take part in the Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) comp at Sheffield and stayed on afterwards for a few days to climb mainly at Raven Tor and Malham, ticking crag classics that included Unjustified (8c), Bat Route (8c), Mecca (8b+) as well as having a quick go at Hubble (8c+).