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.
Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat Break El Cap Speed Record
Shortly after the sun crested Half Dome this morning (October 28), two of Yosemite Valley’s fastest women started up the Yosemite Grand Prix - the Nose of El Capitan.
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.