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David Morton and Melissa Arnot Descend Makalu Safely, but Short of a Summit
Posted on May 23, 2011

Story by Melissa Arnot and David Morton; photos by David Morton Melissa: It is sometime between 7 and 9 p.m. Today, May 20, we carried our camp up to our highest resting point, Camp 4 at 7,600 meters. This is as high as I have slept without oxygen, and I am feeling the effects. 

Chris Korbulic Interviews With Mountainfilm About His Photo Tribute to Hendri Coetzee
Posted on May 20, 2011

First Ascent kayaker Chris Korbulic talks with Mountainfilm about his photo gallery in tribute to the late Hendri Coetzee.

Kyle Miller Logs 5 Days, 48 Miles and 8,000 Vertical Feet to Ride Goode Mountain
Posted on May 19, 2011

Story by Kyle Miller, photos by Jason Hummel Any mountaineer who has intimate knowledge of the Cascades knows of at least one mountain that invokes fear. A mountain full of near-vertical faces, glaciers covered in seracs, crevasses and schrunds and an abundance of cliffs everywhere. For every dream of majestic open slopes, there is a nightmare […]

David Morton and Melissa Arnot Set Makalu Summit Attempt for May 21
Posted on May 18, 2011

Story and photos by David Morton I’m sitting, drinking another cup of tea at base camp. Yep, still. I’ve had a lot of time to stare around at the majesty that surrounds us here. My head is tilted way back half the day, staring far into the distance

Dave Hahn’s 16-Year-Old Client Makes Tough Decision Against Everest Summit Bid
Posted on May 17, 2011

Story and photo by Dave Hahn Sara McGahan, Linden Mallory, and myself set out from base camp just after 5 a.m. on a final mission through the Khumbu Icefall. It was meant to be our summit bid.

Melissa Arnot and David Morton Reach Peaks of Anxiety Before Makalu Summit Attempt
Posted on May 17, 2011

Story by Melissa Arnot; photos by David Morton The waiting game is not one I am good at. It seems that all the nervous energy of an entire expedition can be pushed into the days preceding a summit attempt.

Better Late Than Never: Alaska Delivers the Goods Again for Reggie Crist
Posted on May 16, 2011

Story by Reggie Crist; photos by Will Wissman Haines, Alaska, represents the frontier of big mountain heli skiing—a unique and rugged region sheltered by the highest coastal mountains in the world.