April 5, 2017

How do you approach the mountains? Siege or alpine style?

In 2003 I crossed a bridge made of wooden planks and steel cables over the outwash stream of the Biafo Glacier enroute to K2. Wood is […]
April 5, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a review of ice tools

Ice season is here and there is a huge range of tools to choose from. Now when I say ‘ice tools’ I am referring to short […]
April 5, 2017

Planning your first Himalayan Expedition to Pakistan

For years I have received e-mails from alpinists across the globe saying “Id like to visit the Karakoram and climb something.” That’s like me sending an […]
December 4, 2016

Glacier Travel Crevasse Rescue I: Hazards of glaciated terrain

    After I wrote the ‘Objective hazards and decision making’ blog, I received several queries on traveling in glaciated terrain. This is one of four […]