There were several hours of mayhem on Everest yesterday when the tracking device of German climber Jurgen Kobblers showed that he had strayed off route into dangerous territory. Rescue parties sprung into action, but in the end it turned out to be a false alarm.Read more
Why do outdoor brands constantly dick around with perfectly good gear?
I recently bought a new version of a jacket that I’ve always liked, but when it arrived in the mail, I found that it had a feature so annoying that I had to send it back. This perplexed me so much that I decided to write this 900-word rant and post some silly photos.Read more
Toubkal and Ouanoukrim: a High Atlas winter wonderland
I thought I was done with the Atlas Mountains when I climbed Jebel Toubkal in Morocco 11 years ago. But the High Atlas in winter is very different from the sweltering dusty desert I experienced in the summer months, and I’m glad I returned.Read more
Anatomy of a crampon
I recently had to lengthen my crampons to fit a new pair of a boots. This wasn’t the straightforward procedure I was expecting it to be: because of the design of the crampon I had to take the entire thingRead more