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Athletes from around the globe share their climbing stories.
“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are.
The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day.”
― Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard
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New: Check out our chat with alpinist Ixchel Foord and The Kiwi Ice Seekers.
Climate change is a real danger and more so to alpinists who need the right conditions in which to practice their art. Take a look at award-winning photographer Stefan Schlumpf's newest book, 'Silent'. A moving visual commentary on climate change. The images are absolutely astounding.
RIP Scott Cosgrove: Catch the climbing legend's last interview here. You will be missed, kind Sir. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Occasionally, we will present an Op-Ed piece (Jason "Coach" Lakey) or a tribute iconic heroes (the late Dean Potter) or to honor the legacy of a climbing legend (Kim Schmitz). So, along with interviews, we will tell stories via these methods as well. Take a look around and enjoy! Check out our Facebook page, where we also post interviews and the most amazing and inspiring images on the web. Thank you for being here!
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