Widely regarded as the finest American alpinist of his generation, Jeff Lowe died on the evening of August 24. He was 67 years old.
The French mountain guide and climber passed away, along with a 16-year-old boy, following an accident on June 20
Kelly Tufo and Dave Kellogg were making the final moves up a four-pitch route at Tahquitz, California, when things suddenly went awry. Seconds later, both lay dying at the base of the cliff, still roped together, one with an equalized belay sling at his waist. What could have gone so wrong?
Sherpa dies in cryptocurrency publicity stunt gone wrong
On February 16, Jim “The Bird” Bridwell, captain of numerous El Cap voyages of physical and psychological expansion, inventor, writer, thinker and fashion setter died of complications from hepatitis C. He was 73.
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.