Climbing, September 2005
Appears: 12 times a year
Vail’s Teva Mountain Games
New River Rendezvous
OFF THE WALL
The pros, cons, and realities of mining impact at Arizaona’s Oak Flats
Mystery chopper tags Everest’s summit.
UIAA frowns on youth bouldering comps.
Jim Ratz (1953-2005)
The Russian Way
Ultralight expeditions may have stolen American alpinists’ hearts , but the Russians are stealing the news. Accused of trashing the mountains, and awarded the Piolet d’Or last year for the first ascent of Jannu’s north face, are the Russians “irrelevant?”
by Mark Synnott
Two climbers, American and Mexican, brought together by chance and then bound by fate in the big- wall battle of their lives.
by Tom Andrews
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Trash and dangle
Aid – Copperheading
Alpine – The deluxe kitchen on ice
Sport – Training at the crags
Trad – Dog-eared figure-8-on-a-bight knot
11 models of approach shoes reviewed
by Dave Sheldon
Featherweight axe and crampons
Lynn Hill’s climbing camps.
Jennifer Jordan: Savage Summit: The Tryde Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2
Accepteble Risk: The Story of the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers, film by Greg Winston
Clean Walls, film by Jeff Lowe
GUIDES & TRAVEL
Fear and loayhing in the Alaska Range
by Jeffrey L. Shackelford