Mayan Smith-Gobat’s Yosemite climbing expedition has come to an abrupt – and hopefully temporary – halt with the park closure.
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Mayan Smith-Gobat has arrived in Yosemite Valley, where she’s soon to begin with a few acclimatising climbs. Mayan’s sent though a recent update on schedules and general progress. We also present a video fly-over of the awesomely sheer face of the Half Dome. more »
As her expedition start, mountaineer Christine Burke updates us on preparations to become the first New Zealand woman to reach the summit of both the Gasherbrum 1 (G1) and the Gasherbrum 2 (G2) mountains on the Pakistan-China border, without using bottled oxygen.
Gradient and Water are gearing up for their return to Papa New Guinea.
“Well, we’re back in action and are heading back to Papua New Guinea! In 2011 Barny Young, Shannon Mast and Myself completed a highly successful expedition, bagging eight First Descents but leaving some unfinished business… the Grand Canyons of the Simbu. This river took us by surprise as we thought it had been previously been paddled by a raft in the early 90s but after reaching the first gorge below Banana Market we knew this wasn’t true. A boxed in canyon with a stacked series of Class V rapids.” more »