7/16/2014

Things To Consider For Alpine Climbing

Beal athlete, Jewell Lund shares some tips on making any alpine experience a better one.

Base camp was a smorgasbord of gear: cams, ice screws, ropes and harnesses set out.  My clothing that I had ‘washed’ was hanging up to dry on a piece of cord strung between my skis.  This was a move for morale: I couldn’t do another long day in those long johns without trying to wash some of the sweat out.  Time now to decide what food to bring, and then fit it all into a pack.

A base camp smorgasbord. What to bring?
Photo by Chantel Astorga

7/03/2014

How to Climb the Yosemite Triple Crown in Under 24 Hours


Edelweiss athlete, Cheyne Lempe recently completed the Yosemite Triple Crown with Dave Allfrey in 22 hours 59 minutes, making them the third pair of climbers to ever complete a one-day linkup of Yosemite’s biggest walls. Photos courtesy of Cheyne Lempe.



6/25/2014

Exposed: Hayden Kennedy


You’ve heard of his amazing ascents in Pakistan, Patagonia, and even Indian Creek. You’ve seen the videos, headlines, and photos. But do you really know the person behind the name?


We’ve asked Edelweiss athlete, Hayden Kennedy to step off the rock and expose who he really is, what makes him tick, and to share some personal things about himself.

6/20/2014

Gear Review: Cypher Ceres II


Climbing Magazine affirms that the Cypher Ceres II is a “maximum value carabiner.”



6/17/2014

First Ascent: Thicker Than Thieves


Edelweiss athlete, Angela VanWiemeersch shares her first-hand report of her recent ascent of a new 15,000’ traverse on Mt Hayes in Alaska called Thicker Than Thieves (VI 5.8R M5 AI4, 7300').



6/03/2014

Sleeping On A Portaledge


There I was, lying dormant on a thin sheet of nylon that suspended me high up on the side of a cliff. Instead of managing my gear and double-checking my systems, I was sleeping.


I’ll never forget the first time I slept on a portaledge. I was on my very first aid climb in Zion National Park, climbing Moonlight Buttress. I remember lying there in the dark, hovering over a massive void below. Abe was playing some music on his iPhone while I gazed at the stars and the dark cliff looming above us. That was the beginning of a new addiction.