Charlie explains how he came to write his latest guide book: Bishop BoulderingRead more "Charlie Barrett: Writing the Guide to Bishop Bouldering"
Busy lives can yield big backcountry results if you do it right. Because discipline leads to freedom, we know that 9-to-5ers are versed in managing time if they expect to nail it on their weekend excursions. Knowing all the ins and outs of backcountry quick hits is beyond the scope of a blog post, but these […]Read more "The Weekend Warrior’s Way: How to Maximize Your Time Off"
By Brooks-Range Ambassador Aaron Richards In the United States, if you want to make a professional career out of mountain guiding, you’ve got to have a decent level of competence in three major disciplines: skiing, rock climbing and alpine climbing. Like many of my peers, I entered the field with a passion for—and experience in—only two […]Read more "Step Up Your Mountain Prowess with These 4 Tips"
By Charlie Barrett After finalizing the new Tuolumne Bouldering Guidebook this past fall, I need a vacation from, well lots of things. So I decided to head up north to Bend, Oregon then out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a few months of snowboarding. It was nice to see some new places some familiar others […]Read more "A Climber’s Dispatch from the Eastern Sierra"
One of the biggest problems facing the climbing community today is the poor behavior of some climbers. Improper trail use, damaging rock faces, and crushing fragile vegetation can threaten climber access to outdoor climbing areas. Can education change behavior, ethics, and stewardship among climbers or are we doomed to a life of closed crags? Many […]Read more "How to Educate New Climbers"
Aaron Richards is a professional mountain guide who lives in Bishop, California and works for Sierra Mountain Center. He recently attempted a climb he’s been talking about for many years. Here are the results. Most of the big climbs I do in the Sierra are thanks to my friend Ian McEleny. He comes up with stupid […]Read more "Climbing 4 Alpine Climbing Routes in 4 Days"
Charlie Barrett is writing a guidebook on bouldering in Yosemite National Park’s Tuolumne Meadows. How does one write a guidebook? Charlie explains how he ended up with this job, that it’s not as easy as it sounds, and why he thought Tuolumne Meadows would be the perfect place to write about. I used to climb routes in […]Read more "How to Write a Guidebook"
Brooks-Range ambassador Carlos Buhler is one of the leading high-altitude mountaineers in the U.S., specializing in using minimal equipment and no oxygen on his climbs. He talked to us about how he trains for his adventures using his passions. Transitioning from winter into summer activities is not the easiest physical challenge to tackle. However, with […]Read more "How To Cross Train For Your Sport"
Kevin Tatsugawa is an assistant professor at Westfield State University in Massachusetts and also a Brooks-Range Mountaineering product ambassador. A few months ago, he took off to Nepal for a trip that made him think about what the word “inspirational” really means. This blog is about a trek to Nepal. Ang Tshering Lama (a Nepali guide […]Read more "Describing Clichés: On Hope and Inspiration in Nepal"
Chris Wright is an IFMGA mountain guide and alpinist who splits his time between obsessions with climbing, skiing, and eating. He recently received grants for his upcoming 2014 expedition and talks about his mindset around the climb. It’s been almost 10 years since I woke groping for my harness, ensnared in a dream where I […]Read more "Chris Wright: Looking Forward to an Unclimbed Wall"