Sierra Summits, Matt Johanson’s latest adventure guidebook, is his third and best effort. Sub-titled A Guide to 50 Peak Experiences in California’s Range of Light, the book offers a wide range of experiences covering the 400 miles of the Sierra Nevada range. For example, beginners and hikers with children can start on Sentinel Dome… Continue reading Sierra Summits: “a guidebook with heart”
A climber risks his dream to help a friend. Another risks his life for hard-to-fathom reasons. Yosemite big wall climbing comes alive on the big screen like never before in two new adrenaline-pumping films. Brilliantly filmed and produced, both stories will leave audiences awestruck and breathless. “Dawn Wall” shares the life of Tommy Caldwell, a… Continue reading Yosemite climbing movies reach new heights
If you love backpacking, and love good food, but rarely enjoy them both at the same time (like me), then you’ll benefit from reading “The Hungry Spork: A Long Distance Hiker’s Guide to Meal Planning.” Combining aspects of a cookbook, a gear review and a personal narrative, the new book by outdoors writer Inga Aksamit… Continue reading Eat better on the trail with hiker’s cookbook
On his first attempt to climb The Nose of El Capitan, Hans Florine and his partner survived a near-death experience and retreated. But they succeeded on their second push, and Florine later skyrocketed to unprecedented longevity and speed on the iconic Yosemite climb. Anyone who’s struggled with a challenge, climbing-related or otherwise, will find inspiration… Continue reading “On the Nose” recounts airy adventures
Have you ever wanted to do something unique, different, captivating, and fun? Do you have a passion about something and want to step it up? Jeremy Collins was able to experience these feelings as he recorded and drew all his experiences traveling across the world in his new book Drawn: The Art of Ascent. Despite… Continue reading New book reveals “The Art of Ascent”
Alex Honnold wants us to know that there’s more to him than the difficult rock climbs he ascends without a rope. Then again, he titled his new book “Alone on the Wall” and put a picture of himself soloing a high overhanging cliff on its cover. Honnold says he climbs safely, but takes risks even… Continue reading Honnold: super or suicidal?
Those who have hiked the John Muir Trail know and adore its spectacular scenery, high passes and deep river canyons. Perhaps best of all, backpackers love the sense of adventure and spirit of camaraderie it imparts, which live on in memory long after hikers’ foot blisters have healed. Ron Erskine, outdoorsman and journalist, captures all… Continue reading New book captures John Muir Trail’s hardships, glory