In 1942 two teenagers set out on one of the boldest adventures of all time: In a sea-to-summit push, they would attempt to climb Mount Waddington, a formidable and remote mountain widely considered the most difficult in North America. Unsupported and cut off from any outside contact, Fred and Helmy Beckey pulled off a masterstroke. Here, for the first time, American mountaineering legend Fred Beckey tells the story.
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The aims of the GRIT&ROCK Expedition Award are to encourage female participation in pioneering alpine ascents and to further the understanding and exploration of the unclimbed peaks. The Award is open to individuals and climbing teams of any nationality with a majority female participation.
Interview: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll on the Solo First Ascent of “The Moonwalk,” a.k.a. the Reverse Fitz Traverse
"I would have kept going if there was more," Villanueva O'Driscoll told Rock and Ice about his first ascent of The Moonwalk, aka the Reverse Fitz Traverse.
"During the fall this twist migrated onto my lead line creating a ton of friction which effectively tied me off on that side and slammed me into the wall."