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"
Chris Wright is an AMGA-certified Rock & Alpine Guide, an alpinist and an outdoor educator. He has climbed in the wildest places in the world, looking for rock and ice on every continent. The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the […]Read more "Chris Wright: On Finding The Edge"
My obsession with the Grand Illusion started when I started climbing over 13 years ago. I remember seeing Greg Epperson’s picture of Hidetaka Suzuki clipping an oval biner on a friend high on the route. I remember thinking to myself, the route looked so beautiful, impossible and simply perfect. I didn’t care where on earth […]Read more "Charlie Barrett’s Working on a Dream: The Grand Illusion Route"
My Canadian friend, Ryan, has always been one of my favorite climbing partners. We’ve climbed together a lot through the years – everywhere from Squamish to Joshua Tree with many places in between. Ryan and his wife try to make their way to my house on the east side of the Sierra for a month […]Read more "Field Report: Summiting Starlight and Thunderbolt in the Eastern Sierra"