Last weekend (12-14th June) Canadian uber-brand Arc’teryx took over the alpine capital Chamonix for a weekend of learning and socialising – everything from rock, ice and alpine climbing through to photography, high altitude medicine and overnight bivvying. Look carefully and you might spot Trek & Mountain contributor (and British Mountain Guide) Alun Richardson at 00:49 and Trek & mountain Editor …
Rolfe Oostra and Jo Bradshaw of 360 Expeditions being picked up from Camp 1 after the earthquake and subsequent avalanches of April 25th, 2015. Video shows helicopter arriving at Base Camp and the devastation caused by the avalanches. Rolfe Oostra is head guide and founder of 360 Expeditions
Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia is the story of a legendary athlete’s rise to the top of his sport before a devastating fall from grace that precipitates perhaps the boldest solo mountain climb in history: Metanoia, on the North Face of the Eiger.
If you want to know what it’s like coming on a Trek & Mountain Expedition – or what it takes to climb Europe’s highest peak, for that matter – check out the film we shot on our Reader Expedition to Mt Elbrus last year.
With the premiere of ‘The Last Great Climb’ this week, Leo Houlding and Alastair Lee have – in Doug Scott’s words – “taken climbing films to a whole new level”. We spoke to Houlding over the summer about the incredible logistics and skill required to not only climb the fearsome north east ridge of Ulvetanna, but to film the whole adventure as well.