Op-ed: Not getting sick on Rainier

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from new climbers eyeing Mount Rainier is about altitude sickness.  Altitude sickness is one of those things that looms over most new climbers before their first big climbs.  Rainier also happens to be many budding alpinists' first big climb. First thing's first, short of trying to [...]

Ecuador the hard way

Upon arriving back to Ecuador for the second time, now few years later, I had all the same levels of excitement as the first, but with something very different in mind.  Technical climbs.  However, because of how poorly the technical climbs of Ecuador are documented, I had really very little idea of what I had ahead of me.[...]

Ishinca Valley + getting high with the Altitude Junkies

For most people who are even beginning to bud into the world of high altitude climbing, Altitude Junkies and its owner, Phil Crampton, has probably blipped onto their radar.  Somehow the name is often mentioned here and there, never really being in the direct spotlight, but always with an air of prestige and hardcore-ness.  Somebody over here would mention that they are always the fastest up the mountain.  You would read over there that Phil saved somebody from dying in a high camp.  Somebody elsewhere would say that everybody on the team are just friends and that the company is not even a guiding service to begin with.  Who are these people?[...]

About getting high on altitude

Hi, I am Chris Comair. Here you will find the documentations of my climbs, some big, and some small.  I find that gathering route and condition information is not particularly useful or well suited for the internet, so rather than focusing on the technical climbing aspects of my endeavors, I've focused on documenting the experiences [...]