Category Climbing

10 Basic Rules For Adventure

Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking…

20 alex honnold facts

20 Alex Honnold Facts

Perhaps you have read about Alex Honnold’s groundbreaking ropeless climb of El Capitan on June 3. Here are a few…

19 More Facts About Mt. Everest

Hey, it’s Everest season again. In case you aren’t yet properly psyched for mountain climbing coverage, here are some more…

Video: Frank and the Tower

I’m overjoyed to share this film, and the guy in it, with everyone this week. Three friends—Forest Woodward, Fitz Cahall,…

Anatomy Of A Sandbag

We all have that friend who may need a little encouraging to do something they’re a little apprehensive about. Or…

Considering Gratitude

Mike and I arrived at Lincoln Falls to see a dozen people spread across the base of the routes, and…

How To Go To The Gym

Hans Florine has climbed The Nose on El Cap damn near 100 times, and in 2012 set the speed record…

Dear Helmets:

Dear helmets: You guys are my favorite hats. Sure, other headwear may be more stylish, more “cool,” easier to put…

How To Climb A Hill

I was in the audience during a presentation at the Green Mountain College Adventure Education Colloquium last week, when the…

Big Shout Out To Rocks

It is a fact that if you are reading this, there is a 75 percent chance you have touched at…

What’s The Best Rain Jacket?

When you’re buying a rain jacket, you probably have lots of questions, none of which really matter besides “Which rain…

A Moab State Of Mind

I sat under Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, 60 minutes from Moab and 20 miles as the crow flies,…

Dads And Dreams

My dad told me the other day he’d won a three-day Harley rental at a raffle. I said Dad, I…