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Huascarán, Peru, 1975

This is a group of climbers getting ready to attempt Huascarán, a 6,768 metre (22,205 foot) peak in the Andes. The year is 1975, which is why the shot looks washed out. What crappy film we had back then! I … Continue reading

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How to dig a snow cave at 10,000 feet on the Grand Teton

To begin with, the air is thin, so plan to take an hour or two. Location is everything: you want to burrow into a nice bank of snow, not one that is going to drift over, and definitely not one … Continue reading

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Grand Teton, New Year’s Day, 1975

At this point in the winter ascent with Paul Petzoldt, I thought maybe I was in over my head. What did I know about winter climbing? The light was beautiful but the wind sharp enough to cut your eyeballs. I … Continue reading

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