Before Nightfall

In 1978 Johnny Waterman spent 145 days alone on the Southeast Spur of Mt. Hunter.


In 1966 two German climbers became stranded on the Petit Dru, a tooth of ice granite in the Alps above Chamoix, France.

In Memoriam: Royal Robbins

To say that Royal Robbins invented and saved modern climbing in one fell swoop might be a stretch, but not much of one.

New Hotel on Mount Washington? A Climber Say No

At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington’s height and features might not add up to much—but the mountain, the tallest in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range, hosts some of the only above-treeline terrain on the East Coast.

How Ueli Steck Met Mountaineering’s Oldest Companion: Tragedy

Ueli Steck was one of the finest alpinists in the world. This piece got a lot of flak, and I found myself scouring, word for word, the op-ed for weeks after it ran.

Historical Badass: Arthur Rimbaud

What does snotty French Symbolist Arthur Rimbaud have to do with outdoor adventure?

An Interview with David Roberts

David Roberts, often referred to as the “dean of adventure writing,” is one the most prolific American climbing authors to date.

A Test of Time

Could the record for New Hampshire’s burliest trail run—the AMC White Mountain Hut Traverse—have been set in 1963?

Epigoni, Revisited

The trappings of the digital age follow a climber far north.