Born in 1973, Denis Urubko is one of the strongest Himalayan alpinists of all time. He has climbed all of the 8000 meter peaks without oxygen and has opened alpine style new routes on Broad Peak, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse. He is also credited with the first winter ascents of Makalu and Gasherbrum II. Denis’ story is unique and incredible and inspired us to create this video where Denis tells about himself and his experiences. Enjoy the show!
Mark Smiley is an IFMGA-certified mountain guide who has been working on a multi-year project to climb all 50 routes made famous by the book 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Mark has climbed and skied around the world, and he shares his packing and planning wisdom to get you tuned up for ski mountaineering.
Born in 1973, Denis Urubko is one of the strongest Himalayan alpinists of all time. He has climbed all of the 8000 meter peaks without oxygen and has opened alpine style new routes on Broad Peak, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse. He is also credited with the first winter ascents of Makalu and Gasherbrum II. […]
Ropes for climbing are each certified for 1, 2, or 3 different designations. Each of these designations requires passing separate tests. Knowing your ropes is key to climbing big routes on rock, snow, or ice. When teaching clinics for the American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classics, we hear many questions about ropes. Here’s one that recently […]
Building anchors quickly and without extra gear is a skill that will allow you to move fast on approaches, descents, and while leading. If you don’t carry extra anchor-specific gear on your harness, you will be able to hike and climb faster. And if your anchor is clean and simple, you’ll be able to transition […]
The American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classics are back and as part of our commitment as National Title Sponsor, CAMP is proud to be offering an intensive clinic on one of our favorite topics … Huge Days with a Light Rack. The clinic focused on making multi-pitch rock climbing faster and more efficient so we can […]
Light & Fast Alpinism is a topic near and dear to us. As the manufacturer of the lightest piece of gear in nearly every category we offer, we have a particular kind of insight into the subject. The Light & Fast Alpinism clinics that we teach at events are designed to go deep into the skills, […]
Mark Smiley is a climber, skier, and mountain guide who has teamed up with his wife Janelle in an attempt to climb each of the 50 routes described in Steck and Roper’s famous 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Mark recently returned from another attempt at climbing Middle Triple Peak in the Kichatna Spires of […]
Staying in communication with a partner is crucial, and can be hampered by terrain, noise, confusion of other parties, and lack of daylight. There are many options that teams have used, ranging from heavy and fragile walktie-talkies, to simply “winging it” and assuming when one is on or off belay. To minimize risk and the chance […]
Guides/climbers/skiers Mark and Janelle Smiley have been working on a goal to climb all 50 of the famous rock included in the Steck and Roeper book 50 Classic Climbs of North America. They report back from a trip to Alaska’s Kichatna Spires, attempting one of the routes remaining to be done. East Buttress – Middle […]