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  • Snapshot: Lucie Hrozová
      Dangling from a few millimeters of steel, swinging her leg over the crook of one elbow and then the other, the Czech climber Lucie Hrozová was, after 25 minutes, only halfway up a severely overhanging mixed route. When she finally clipped the chains, 50 minutes after leaving the ground at the Vail Amphitheater, Colorado, […]
  • Dee Molenaar, Last Survivor of Legendary 1953 K2 Expedition, Dies at 101
    Dee Molenaar. Photo © Jim Herrington. Dee Molenaar was born in Los Angeles in 1918 to Dutch immigrant parents. During World War II, he served as a photographer in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Aleutians and western Pacific. After the war Molenaar worked as a park ranger and mountain guide in Mount Rainier National […]
  • Winter Expedition Rundown: K2, Everest, Broad Peak
      Everest Jost Kobusch   Jost Kobusch climbing technical rock to reach Lho La, Everest. Photo: Daniel Hug. The youngest person to summit Ama Dablam (6,812 m) in winter, German wunderkind Jost Kobusch also made the first ascent of Nangpai Gossum II (7,296 meters), at the time the fourth highest unclimbed peak on earth, alone […]
  • Climb Your Dreams
    A climber falls asleep on the subway and awakes in the rugged paradise of his own daydream. The narration is the Langston Hughes poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." Directed by Josh Greenwood Featuring Raheid Robinson Cinematography and Editing by Benjamin Garst   Also Watch   VIDEO: Swift Blade - Steadfast in the Canadian Winter […]

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