American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad

Northwest:--This is a very cool report of a first ascent on the Mt. Challenger Massif, wayyyyy back there. --Gripped is reporting that, "a new five-pitch 5.10b traverse called Forgive My Trespass has been added to the Papoose in Squamish. Established...
Mexico and Ecuador Trips are a Go!

Mexico and Ecuador Trips are a Go!

August 30, 2021 Orizaba Chimborazo (Photo: Jorge Anhalzer) We have two great trips coming up in the month of November.  Mexico and Ecuador trips are both confirmed to “go” and we still have just a few spots left.  If you are interested...
Climbers at Sunrise on Mt. Rainier. RMI Photo Collection

Mt. Rainier: July 29th 100% Summit!

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker and his entire team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.
Watch ‘Invincible’ Iffland Plunge to 10th Cliff Diving Title

Watch ‘Invincible’ Iffland Plunge to 10th Cliff Diving Title

August 30, 2021 | By Jilli Cluff Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Rhiannan Iffland, reigning champion of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, continued her three-season winning...

Top 7 Best Tree Climbing Helmets in 2021

The best tree climbing helmet is the one that fits your needs. Whether you are a hobbyist or professional, this can make all the difference in the world. It’s important to find a helmet that has features such as...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Picket Placements

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Picket Placements

There are three options for placing a picket. The first is in a t-trench, the second is a vertical placement, and the third is the mid-clip picket.The strength of a snow picket, no matter how the picket is placed,...
Road to Illimani with the mountain in the distance (Harry Hamlin)

Bolivia Team is heading to High Camp on Illimani

August 1, 2021 Road to Illimani with the mountain in the distance (Harry Hamlin) Illimani Base Camp (Greg Vernovage) IMG Senior Guide Adam Clark checked in last night to let us know the team arrived at Base Camp on Illimani and are...
A Team on the Upper Slopes Above Mt. Rainier. RMI Photo Collection

Mt. Rainier: August 6th Teams Summit!

The Four Day Climbs led by RMI Guides Joe Hoch and Devin Wilkinson climbed above the clouds to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.
Auction Spotting: Souped-Up ’95 Mitsubishi Delica 4×4 Van Plus Teardrop

Auction Spotting: Souped-Up ’95 Mitsubishi Delica 4×4 Van Plus Teardrop

Home » Motors » Auction Spotting: Souped-Up ’95 Mitsubishi Delica 4×4 Van Plus Teardrop The vaunted Delica remains a rare bird. Check out this right-hand-drive specimen with ’90s-tastic side graphics and upholstery. If ’90s culture is, like, totally your deal, we’ve...
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Ultimate Guide to Ice Climbing

Your huddle close to the icy face, a stiff breeze so cold it could freeze a polar bear whips past you, it finds its way down into the multiple layers of clothing you have on, sending a chill into...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Route Profile: Ecuador's Cayambe

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Route Profile: Ecuador’s Cayambe

Found forty-miles northeast of Quito, Cayambe stands at 18,997 feet and is Ecuador's third highest peak. The views from the mountain are stunning as it looks out over Reventador ("The Exploder", one of South America's most consistently active volcanoes)...
Scarpa Sole Refurbishment Review 2020 (Updated 2021) – Climbing Gear Reviews

Scarpa Sole Refurbishment Review 2020 (Updated 2021) – Climbing Gear Reviews

We take a look at the new and sustainable climbing shoe refurb service from Scarpa. This review was originally scheduled to post by Dave just as the pandemic took hold and was ‘shelved’ as Scarpa ceased to accept resoles. Happily...
Rainier in August | IMG blog

Rainier in August | IMG blog

August 20, 2021 As is typical this time of year, the route up the Disappointment Cleaver is rapidly changing, and our teams have been hard at work evaluating the dynamic conditions. Through some collaborative efforts, we’ve made some adjustments to...
Mt. Baker summit via the Easton Glacier. Photo: Kim Kommer

Mt. Baker: Grayson & Team 100% Summit Success

RMI Guide Grayson Swingle and his Mt. Baker team all reached the summit this morning!
The Best Backpacks for Big-Game Hunting

The Best Backpacks for Big-Game Hunting

If you hunt big game, you need a backpack. We carried many over mountains and across fields to find the best hunting backpack on the market. Hunting backpacks are a personal choice. They must carry very specific items and, in...

Top 6 Best Pull Up Climbing Grips in 2021

Looking to compliment your gym rock climbing with home workouts? Other than the typical hang boards or pull up bars, why not consider more specific and technical training on your own home pull-up climbing grips. What are the Best Pull...
Local Climbing, Bouldering, Running and Walking

Local Climbing, Bouldering, Running and Walking

We’ve been out as much as possible over the last few weeks making sure we keep fit and our skills are up to speed for when we’re able to get out in the wider environment with clients. Hopefully, that’s...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Book Review: The Cruel Peak

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Book Review: The Cruel Peak

One of the great controversies in mountaineering history began in 1959, when Cesare Maestri claimed to have reached the summit of Patagonia's Cerro Torre with Toni Egger. While descending the mountain, Egger was swept off the mountain by an...
Twin Otter at Vinson Basecamp (Luke Reilly)

1 Spot Available on Vinson

August 8, 2021 Twin Otter at Vinson Basecamp (Luke Reilly) We have an available spot on the January Expedition to summit the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. Let us know if you would like to take the final spot to this beautiful...
Overlooking Mt. Adams, Hood and St. Helens from Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: August 13th Update

Due to overhead hazards, the Mt. Rainier Summit Climb, led by RMI Guides Mike King and Taylor Bickford, turned at Ingraham Flats.

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