Mountaineering

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

As we’ve mentioned before, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is in full swing with teams arriving in Base Camp on both the North and South Side of Everest. The climbers now face several weeks of acclimatization and training ahead of their final summit bids, which are likely to [...]

How to Use an Ice Axe

How to Use an Ice Axe

Summer Mountaineering in Whistler and the Coast Mountains will almost always include travel on snow and ice.  This can make the terrain very difficult to navigate if you do not have the proper equipment. While other equipment is also necessary, one of the most important tools that you can have [...]

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding.   The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding.  It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche.  It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,

7 Famous Sherpas

7 Famous Sherpas

Climbing famous mountains is a good way to get your name known. Whether you are climbing one for the first time, taking a new route or just following in others footsteps, reaching the summit of a massive mountain is an incredible achievement.

The 10 Steps of Avalanche Rescue

The 10 Steps of Avalanche Rescue

If there is one thing that you can learn in the mountains, it is to respect their power. But even the most prepared parties can be caught off-guard,

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Everyone has to start somewhere.  But sometimes when you are beginning your rock climbing career, you might be lost in the lingo that is much different from any other lingo that you have heard.

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

As much as we’d like to climb the hardest mountains from the first moments we strap on our crampons, the novices of the sport must put in their time before they get good.