Mount Siyeh (10,014′) via South Face (Class-3 Scramble)

  Mount Siyeh is located in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. The view from the 3,052-m (10,014-ft) summit is arguably the finest panorama in Glacier National Park. It is the fifth highest mountain in the park; one of six peaks to reach above 10,000 feet. It is part of … Continue reading…

Shangri-La of the Montana Rockies (Class-3 Scramble)

  Shangri-La is a hanging basin located at 6,500-feet of elevation in the Many Glacier region of Glacier National Park in Montana. Despite lying only a few miles from the popular Many Glacier Hotel, Shangri-La is accessed only by an adventurous scrambling route. There are no marked trails leading to … Continue reading…

Mount Galwey (2,348-m) via West Face (Class-3 Scramble)

  Mount Galwey is a 2,348-meter (7,703-foot) peak in Waterton National Park of southern Alberta. It is a sharp tower of buff-coloured shale rising above barren hills of bright red rock. The summit appears impossible to achieve without technical gear, but there is actually a weakness on the mountain’s western … Continue reading…

Malyovitsa Valley: Sport Climbing

  Malyovitsa Valley is located in the Rila Mountains of western Bulgaria. It is a U-shaped gorge of clean pink granite, recognized for an abundance of quality climbing routes. At 1,960-meters elevation one finds the climber-friendly Malyovitsa Refuge, a three-storey stone hut built above the river offering hot food, cold … Continue reading…

Volcán Osorno (2,652-m) via Southwest Face (Alpine Grade: AD)

    Volcán Osorno is a 2,652-meter (8,701-foot) active stratovolcano located in the Lagos region of southern Chile. It lies roughly equidistant between two large lakes, Lago Llanquihue and Lago Todos Los Santos. In a landscape defined by its amazing volcanoes, Osorno is the shining icon. Because of its remarkably … Continue reading…

Volcán Calbuco (2,015-m) via North Ridge (Class-2 Scramble)

  Volcán Calbuco is a 2,015-meter (6,611-foot) active stratovolcano in the Lagos district of southern Chile. It is situated across the waters of Lago Llanquihue from the iconic 2,652-m Volcán Osorno. First-time visitors to the area might notice the disparity in appearance between the two neighboring volcanoes: Calbuco’s stumpy, scabrous … Continue reading…

Nevado Chimboya (5,489-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: PD)

  Nevado Chimboya is a 5,489-meter (18,008-foot) mountain in the Cordillera La Raya, a seldom-visited range of the central Andes. It is located near the border of Cuzco and Puno departments. The city of Cuzco lies only 130-km to the northwest, but the 6,000-m+ Cordillera Vilcanota stands in the way … Continue reading…

Nevado Halancoma, Cumbre Norte (5,240-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: AD)

  Nevado Halancoma is a 5,335-meter (17,503-foot) mountain in the Cordillera Urubamba of Perú. It’s ice-capped summit complex, a series of sharp promontories aligned north-south, stands over the Sacred Valley of the Incas as a neighbour to the loftier Nevado Verónica (5,822-m). Nevado Halancoma can be easily identified from the … Continue reading…

Huayna Potosí (6,088-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: AD)

  Huayna Potosí is a 6,088-meter (19,974-foot) mountain in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia. Situated a mere 15 kilometers from the city of La Paz, it has been called the most accessible 6,000-meter peak in the world. That being said, the normal (and easiest) route holds a UIAA rating of … Continue reading…

Clark Mountain (7,933′) via South Face (Class-4 Scramble)

  Clark Mountain is a 2,418-meter (7,933-foot) peak in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada Border. Located just a few miles north of the Interstate-15, it is the highest point in the vast Mojave National Preserve. Because it rises 4,000 vertical feet above the desert floor, it is an ecological … Continue reading…