Weekend Whipper: Crampons + Belayer = Ouch!
Scottish winter climbing is not for the faint of heart. In this Weekend Whipper we witness two climbers in a snowy couloir on the north face of Liathatch. As the leader climbs roughly 20 feet without any pro, his right crampon slips, sending him for a ride all the way back to the belay.
The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
Kelly Cordes' new book, The Tower, tells the sordid history of the great Patagonian mountain Cerro Torre. The book will be available this December, but here is an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 4, which tells the story behind the first "fair means" ascent of the Compressor Route, and the following controversial chopping of the route's old bolts.
TNB: Celebrating Insomnia in Chamonix
October 2, around midnight. I was lying in a bunk in the Refuge du Plan de l’Aguille a few thousand feet above Chamonix, France, trying to fall asleep. At 3 a.m. my partner, Shane Johnson, and I were going to get up and try to climb the Frendo Spur, a 4,000–foot route up the Aguille du Midi—a big buttress of granite, snow and ice that tops out at 13,000 feet at a gondola station.

Today's Videos

Rad Days Episode 3-Broken Brains
Rad Days Episode 3-Broken Brains
Renouveau-A Bouldering Short
Renouveau-A Bouldering Short


Gallery images by Dean Fidelman.