Climbing China: Lessons in Patience and Finding the Fix

I knew it was going to be a long trip before it even began on the day my Chinese visa was denied officially, after the Chinese Consulate had already sent it back to the agency two times prior. I’d been to China three times before and never had an issue, but this time around was…

Climbing Morocco: A 24-Hour Big-Wall Adventure with Emily Harrington and Hazel Findlay

Climbers Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington are tackling big walls this month in Morocco. Recently they took on “Babel,” a 3,000-foot route in the Atlas Mountains, from the ground up. Here Emily shares their adventure. Read more about their expedition at http://www.neverstopexploring.com/blog/morocco/. Hazel and I attempted an onsight of “Babel” two days ago. I’m proud to…

Climbing Crimea: Emily Harrington on Getting Over Everest and Off to Crimea

The North Face Climbers Emily Harrington, Cory Richards, Matt Segal, and Cedar Wright are currently in the Ukraine exploring the unique and vast big-wall climbing potential of Crimea, which overlooks the Black Sea. Follow their adventures for the next month as they search for the ultimate first ascent. I received an e-mail from my friend…