American Alpine Club hosts Sustainable Summits Conference

The American Alpine Club (AAC), in collaboration with Denali National Park, will present "Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices", a once-in-a-decade gathering of key leaders in mountain management, conservation, and the outdoor industry. The AAC is hosting the event at the American Mountaineering Center in...

Founder of Climbers Against Cancer smiles through his pain

John Ellison (in green t-shirt) surrounded by supporters (Photo: http://www.climbersagainstcancer.org) When British climber John Ellison received the news more than two years ago that he was ill with terminal cancer he realized he had a stark choice to make. A lesser person might have given up hope but...

Long list for 2014 Piolet d’Or released

The long list of  potential nominees for the 2014 Piolet d'Or has been released. A smaller group of nominees for the prestigious 2014 awards will be chosen from this super long list published on the Piolet d'Or website: CHINE Kyzyl Asker (5,842m) A free ascent of the southeast pillar by...