Alison Osius

ALISON OSIUS, Senior Editor, has been climbing for 40 years and in the past taught climbing in North Wales, California, Washington State and New Hampshire. She competed at national and international climbing events from World Cups to the X Games. She is author of the biography Second Ascent: the Story of Hugh Herr; a former newspaper columnist and a writer published in 50 magazines, newspapers and anthologies; past president (first woman pres.) of the American Alpine Club; and winner of the 2007 AAC Literary Award. She has a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University.

Purist Climbers From 1980s Thought Comps Wouldn’t Last. This Event Changed Everything

  Now. It’s really happening. Snowbird, Utah, June 11-12, 1988. The first International Sport ...

Stayin’ Alive: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Annie Laurie, 23, is just getting into trad climbing. Like many emergent climbers today, she ...

Snapshot: Alannah Yip – Turning Points

  When Alannah Yip of Vancouver began a study-abroad program in Switzerland two years ago, ...

“Pretty Strong” is Pretty Darn Strong

Pretty Strong By Never Not Collective Co-directed by Colette McInerney, Julie Ellison, Leslie Hittmeier. ...

World’s Tallest Indoor Wall

Since our publication of this article in Gym Climber, an opening date of November ...

Snapshot: Brooke Raboutou

  Welcome to Tijuana (5.14b) in Rodellar, Spain, barrels around from about 60 degrees overhanging, ...

How We Went from This to This

In 1968, John Syrett, an 18-year-old novice, stepped up onto the slick rocks cemented ...

Tooling Around

The Hall of Justice cave, at 10,000 feet near Ouray, Colorado, is described on ...

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