An iconic mountain, world-famous for its presence in 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But the mountain holds far greater importance for several groups beyond its cinematic history….
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French alpinists Ben Guigonnet, Fred Degoulet and Hélias Millerioux call themselves Le Gang des Moustaches.
Fred Beckey, the American climber whose list of epic first ascents reads like a history of North American climbing in the twentieth century, passed away yesterday. .
The world’s fourth highest unclimbed peak has just been climbed by German wunderkind Jost Kobusch.
La Grave will avoid the grave! Once thought to be destined for conversion into a run-of-the-mill ski resort, the mountain that is arguably the most extreme ski area in Europe (the world, even?) just got a new lease on life. .
Miss Elizabeth Hawley started recording information about ascents in the Himalayas in 1963.