Climbing with Giants in Alberta, Canada

Dry-tooling, stunning vistas and more from the Canadian Rocky Mountains

The town of Canmore, Alberta is set in the Canadian Rockies, just 80 kilometers west of Calgary. Unsurprisingly, the picturesque town is home to some of the best rock and ice climbing in North America. It’s also home to some of the best climbers in the world. We recently caught up with a few of those top climbers, Sarah Hueniken and Will Gadd, for a …

Everest No Filter

A snapchat story of ascending the most epic mountain is underway

Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world’s most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they’re doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER. The experience is literally taking the social media service to new heights—and giving viewers plenty of insight along the way. Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards, two Alpinists—one …

Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides

A hail-heavy climb up the 6,288 feet tall New Hampshire peak

Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is “Agiocochook”) awaits. The Northeastern United States’ highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it’s notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny, warm March day, we certainly were at the mercy of the infamous climate—from hail storms to strong winds—and were grateful to be guided by Adventure …