Check out Rock and Ice's new issue for a feature on speed ascents in the mountains, featuring Egloff. In it, Tracy Ross asks the question, will speed-climbing's future belong to climbers who can run, or to runners who can climb?
In September 2019, Dani Arnold sets a new record time at the Cima Grande. He climbs the 550-meter north face over the Comici-Dimai route in 46 minutes 30 seconds. The 35 years old now holds the speed record on four of Europe’s six major north faces.
"Little Steps" features mountain athlete and Merrell Ambassador Mike Chambers as he endures a six-month, highly-strategic and rigorous training program to prepare for his attempt at breaking the speed record for Denali. Ultimately, Chambers leaves Denali without the record, but throughout his training and time on the mountain, reflects on life outside of physical goals and what’s most important: his family.
Dani Arnold sets a new speed record on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. He climbs the Cassin Route in just 2 hours and 4 minutes!
The alpinist beat the former record by nearly half, soloing the entire route in the process.
Some photos—mostly of hanging around, a couple of climbing—of Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell's journey to setting the speed record on the Nose.
The former Nose speed-record holder, who has climbed El Cap a record 178 times, fell high-up on the route last Thursday, shattering bones in both his legs.