In Memoriam—Dick Pownall, Jim Detterline, Phil Schaal, Junko Tabei, Anna Smith, Alfred Kwok, Kim Schmitz, Julia MacKenzie, Kyle Dempster, Scott Adamson, Laurel Fan, Melissa Raue, Gary Falk, Nicholas “Nick” Clinch, Ken Wilson, Jean Sylvain, Mark Cole, Jim Curran, Allen Frame Hill, Eric Seidman, Glenn Dawson, Mark Davis, Eric Klimt, Cal Swoager, Steve Edwards, Scott Cosgrove, Lorraine Bonney, Richard Wright.
Ryuichi Murai, 21, may be the best boulderer you’ve never heard of – and he’s ok with that. Since April 2015, he’s completed four V15’s, seven V14’s and five V13’s. But he isn’t famous yet… in fact, his Instagram only has 220 followers.
In Memoriam—Robert Craig, Dasán Marshall, Mark Miller, Todd Serious, Scott Sederstrom, Andy Tyson, Marisa Eve Girawong, Tom Taplin, Jim Ghiselli, Logan Jauernigg, Dean Potter, Graham Hunt, Dick Bass, Magic Ed Wright, Alexander Ruchkin, Matt Davis, Tex Bossier, Lucky Chance, Bela Vadasz, Andrew Bower, Pete Sinclair, Doug Tompkins, Kayah Gaydish, John Ellison, Ryan Jennings, Doug Walker—2015.
In Some Lost Place is Sandy Allan’s book about team’s first ascent of the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat (8,126 metres) in 2012. A team of six---Sandy, Rick Allen, Cathy O’Dowd, Lhakpa Rangdu, Lhakpa Nuru and Lakpa Zarok---reached the Mazeno Gap, before Sandy and Rick went on to the summit...
Free soloist and free spirit Dean Potter died yesterday in a wingsuit accident while BASE jumping from Taft Point in Yosemite. For nearly 20 years Potter inspired and expanded the minds of multiple generations of climbers. What follows is a collection of news, interviews and even an article by Potter himself, reprinted here in tribute to one of the greatest—and purest—climbers of all time.