Maestri is best known for controversy surrounding climbs on Cerro Torre in Patagonia---his debunked claim of the first ascent of the peak in 1959, and his subsequent Compressor Route on it in 1970---but his other achievements in and around Europe make him a standout figure in world climbing.
Andy Puhvel and Chase Leary on the First Ascent of “The King of the Jungle” (5.14a), Pine Creek, California
Andy Puhvel and Chase Leary on the First Ascent of The King of the Jungle (5.14a), Pine Creek, California.
Mountaineers Alex Goldfarb and Sergi Mingote have both perished in the Pakistani Karakorum, the former during an attempt on Broad Peak and the latter on K2.
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On Thursday, January 7, Brittany Goris scored the first female ascent of East Coast Fist Bump (5.14a). Rock and Ice spoke with her to get the lowdown.
When Royal Robbins did the first free ascent of Open Book in 1952, it was one of the hardest routes in the country and became the first climb given the grade of 5.9 on the Yosemite Decimal System.
Around 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021, a team of 10 Sherpas and Nepalis stood on the summit of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, on the border of Pakistan and China. It was the last of the world's 14 8,000 meter peaks still unclimbed in winter.
The historic first winter summit of K2 may happen on Saturday, January 16, 2021, by an all Nepali team.
Left Unconquerable remains unconquered, at least for this fellow ;)