Outside Magazine is often a source of great interviews with a wide variety of personalities, including climbers, adventurers, paddlers, explorers, and more. This month they have an interview with Steve House, a well known, and often outspoken climber, who has conquered a number of tough routes over the years, including a recent ascent on Nanga Parbat. He’s an interesting character to say the least, and has some interesting things to say as well. I like his no-nonsense approach to climbing, taking nothing with you that you don’t need. He’s also a major advocate of alpine style climbing and speed climbing, often attacking a mountain. But he also comes across as a bit of an arrogant jerk at times as well and has been known to be critical of the way others climb if it differs from his own. Love him or hate him though, he certainly is an awesome climber. It’s hard to argue with his success.
This article was reprinted from the October issue of the magazine.