Psycho Bianco Ridge: Dutch Expedition Academy in Bernina
Mountaineering Noor van der Veen Dutch Expedition Academy

Psycho Bianco Ridge: Dutch Expedition Academy in Bernina

The Bianco Ridge on Piz Bernina (4.048m) is a dream route for many climbers. Just like the photogenic west-east traverse of Piz Palü (3.905m). Even better would be to link up both ridge routes and combine them into one long tour. In spite of a somewhat unstable weather forecast the young Dutch Expedition Academy team gave it a try. It all turned out a little different than expected, but was an unforgettable day.
Time to Reminisce – Climbing Norway’s National Mountain
Climbing Mountaineering Tor Berge

Time to Reminisce – Climbing Norway’s National Mountain

My home is Bergen, Norway – otherwise known as the city between the seven mountains. It is here that I grew up with a family who took me to the mountains or the cabin every weekend and every holiday. With that, I was trained from a very early age to take active breaks from a busy everyday life.
The Big Three – Climbing in South Island
Mountaineering Calum Muskett

The Big Three – Climbing in South Island

I’m not a big fan of waking up early, yet I seem to have chosen a lifestyle and career where my phone alarm has seven different wake-up calls set between midnight and 6am. It’s the hours of darkness that are the worst bit, trudging across glaciers when it’s cold, but still warm enough for you to work up a sweat that mingles with your sun cream.
Skiing Spantik & Nanga Parbat
Mountaineering Boris Langenstein Skiing

Skiing Spantik & Nanga Parbat

In our 70s, pink candy-coloured Land Cruiser, it looks more like heading out from a summer camp. Our driver, as comfortable behind the wheel as he is on the turntables, happily shares with us his local playlist. In the back seat, smiling, Nuawas, Muaz and Nazir enthusiastically accompany the words (they take care of our logistics and, in particular, our kitchen at base camp).  Rocked by the road and the landscapes that pass by, I watch the scene just happy to be back in Pakistan.
Living On Hard Ice
Ice Climbing Benny Lieber Mountaineering

Living On Hard Ice

“This isn't the forest or even the snow, there are no rocks, no trails or footprints, no plants or flowers- this is ice. And guess what: it changes every single day.”
Zanskar Expedition
Mountaineering Matthew Harle Expedition

Zanskar Expedition

One of the amazing things about being a young alpinist from a country with a strong climbing tradition is that with an average internet connection, a computer capable of running Google Earth, and the skills to weave together a compelling grant application, you can find yourself able to attempt exploratory climbing in some of the greatest mountain ranges on Earth. 
Illiniza Sur
Mountaineering Nate Smith

Illiniza Sur

At 5,263m Illiniza Sur is Ecuador’s 6th highest mountain, and is considered one of the country’s more technically challenging peaks. Often overlooked in exchange for more popular volcanoes such as Chimborazo (Ecuador’s highest peak at 6,310m) and Cayambe (5,790m).
The Place of the Gaels
Mountaineering Scottish Winter

The Place of the Gaels

‘The Place of the Gaels’ explores both the community and culture of winter mountaineering and climbing in the Highlands, introducing our American athletes to the notorious Scottish winter.