Alone on El Capitan

by Miranda Oakley At times I find myself despising the comfort of my own bed. Deep into the night my warm body lays pocketed between layers of smooth sheets and down comforters. My alarm goes off at 3:30 am, just a couple of hours after falling asleep. I laid awake for most of the night […]

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Garhwal Expedition 2016

Brooks-Range ambassador Alison Criscitiello and her expedition partner Anna Smith will set out on September 20th to attempt the West Ridge of Brahmasar II, an unclimbed route in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya. With a solid list of secondary objectives, check back often to see updates from Alison as the two attempt to send […]

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Adventures to the Edge of the Earth

Words and photos courtesy of Alison Criscitiello 2016 has been an icy whirlwind thus far, and my favorite kind – ping ponging between polar ice core projects and oxygen-depleted climbing objectives. In the spring, I headed alone to the northernmost reaches of Ellesmere Island, where the Agassiz Ice Cap spills into Baffin Bay. I am leading […]

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