Trip Reports

The Grand Traverse and WURL


With COVID-19 shutting down Alan's summer travel plans, he turned his objectives closer to home and set his sites on completing the Grand Traverse and WURL.

July 16, 2020

A Classic Alaskan Adventure: Early-Season Ice Chase in the Wrangells

 

 

Grivel and Beal athlete Natalie Afonina recounts her trip to the remote wilderness of Alaska to chase preseason ice. The ice climbing there is big, blue, and beautiful... if you can handle the frigid cold, wild terrain, and short daylight hours.

May 18, 2020

Finding Peace in Potrero


Cypher Climbing ambassador Fallon Rowe talks about her trip to El Potrero Chico over the winter. It featured tons of climbing on amazing single and multi-pitch routes, fun with good people, giant margaritas, hot springs, and the headgames of diving back into the sport after surgeries.

May 15, 2020

Helping Kids Experience the Mountains


A fourth grade teacher at Rose Park Elementary School decided that she wanted to give her students the experience of skiing or snowboarding. In order to make this happen she turned to Ski Utah, Liberty Mountain, and a generous community of outdoorsy folk.

February 26, 2020

To Bolt or Not to Bolt?


Edelweiss ambassador Josie McKee talks about her trip to Nepal with Savannah Cummins and Dawa Yangzum. They went to the Rolwaling Valley with the intent of bolting multiple sport climbing routes for the locals, but found that the act of adding bolts to the landscape was a perhaps a tougher mental challenge than physical.

January 3, 2020

Trip Report: Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Award Winner Talley Kayser


We are always psyched to hear the stories of the winners, like Talley, that were able to go out and do something amazing because of the award that Kyle’s loved ones created as a tribute. Check out her account of the adventure.

September 17, 2019