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The wording on the Yosemite permit does say "Permit must be in possession of trip leader at all times", but in practice I don't think rangers check whether the person holding the permit is actually the trip leader. We […]
From within the mountain of polar travel, and mountaineering books I've had the pleasure to read, one jumps out at me as being truly inspiring. "One Man's Mountains" is Dr. Tom Patey's humble, and at times breathtaking, […]
I just bought an ice axe. I will carry it strictly for self-arrest in high snow years going over Class 2 & Class 3 passes or doing snowfield traverses. (I'm not a winter mountaineer nor a climber in general.)So. […]
Here's one to live by:"Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are ... positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."This can have an almost literal meaning to us lovers of mountains and […]