Research trends from the 2018 Conference
In the Chamonix World Cup last weekend, Jessica Pilz and Stefano Ghisolfi took first place in the lead comp, while Aleksandra Rudzinska and Danyil Boldyrev won speed.
Two tragic accidents and eight very preventable deaths.
Daila Ojeda heads into the alpine to send Digital Crack (8a/5.13b)—one of the highest 8a’s in the world at roughly 12,500 feet—on the Arête des Comiques, Chamonix, France.
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.