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What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

- Henry David Thoreau

The world’s fourth highest unclimbed peak has just been climbed by German wunderkind Jost Kobusch.

Mountaineering lore is populated with names like Reinhold Messner, Ueli Steck and Jeff Lowe―climbers who elevated style (the means) above the goal (the summit)―and at just 25 years old, Kobusch is intent on living that legacy. (more…)

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