American Alpine Club Library Director Katie Sauter spends a lot of time in the climate-controlled special collections room, flipping through hundred-year-old photographs, black and white images of climbers posing in front of the world’s mountains and glaciers in the early 1900s. While the library is primarily maintained for climbers and historians, there is another interested […]
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When people die in the outdoors, help for their loved ones is scarce. The climbing community aims to change that.
Death and injury are a part of climbing, much more so than most other sports. A group of Coloradans think it’s time to learn how to talk about it. For the climbers pushing boundaries in the sport, death is all too familiar. In 2017, top alpinist Ueli Steck fell to his death while acclimating for […]
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Climbing gyms are hot, but longtime climbers worry gym rats aren’t learning basic real-world safety
Long before Marcus Garcia had scaled the frozen faces of some of the largest mountains on Earth, he was an 18-year-old kid in a Dallas climbing gym. A fit athlete with little adventure climbing experience, Garcia was approached by an experienced climber who offered to take him on a trip to Eldorado Canyon, near Boulder. […]