Mt. Shuksan, The North Face + total solar eclipse

Somewhere on the internet I read that people could climb Shuksan’s North Face in a long day.  I knew that would probably be a bit extreme, so I figured 2 days would be optimal.  I sent Chad a message with my timeline and he said he would really prefer to do it in 3.  In fact, he would truly prefer to do it in 4.  In hindsight, 4 would have been nice.[...]

Artesonraju, The North Ridge

Initially when planning my first Cordillera Blanca trip, like probably many others, I had the target of climbing Alpamyo.  It’s a beautiful peak with a reasonably moderate route to the top.  Logistics should be easy with plenty of companies running up and down the peak.  However, in the back of my mind, I had always been more drawn to Aresonraju.  I don’t actually know when it first got planted in my mind, but it was stuck in there.  As I searched for an operator to support an Alpamayo climb, I couldn’t help but feel that I was selling my aspirations a little bit short.[...]

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 [...]