Gail Bates served in WWII and traveled the mountains of the world.
An update from Basque climber Alex Txikon and his teammates, who are attempting to climb Everest in winter. They warmed up by summiting Ama Dablam week ago, and now they are hard at work opening the route on Everest.
The 2020 winter season is seeing several major expeditions in Nepal and Pakistan. From Jost Kobusch working on the first solo, unsupported, sans-supplemental oxygen winter ascent of Everest to Denis Urubko and Don Bowie attempting Broad Peak, a host of big alpinists are battling a host of big mountains.
Will The Future of Alpinism Belong To Runners?
Should Kobusch pull it off, it would be an ascent for the ages.
Wood, a Canadian, pulled one over on Americans in a race that had gone on overlong. Three-plus decades later, she has come out with her memoir.
Rock and Ice caught up with Wielicki---the first to climb several of the 8,000ers in winter, including Everest--- this past weekend at the 2019 Piolets d'Or in tLądek-Zdrój, Poland. We asked him about some of his career-defining climbs and lessons he's learned from a lifetime in the mountains.