Piolets d’Or Posthumously Honor David Lama and Hansjörg Auer

Yesterday the 2019 winners of the Piolets d’Or –– the “Golden Ice Axes” –– were announced, with three big, bold ascents being honored by the committee charged with sifting through all of the worthy nominees each year. The winners are all highly worthy however, but the honor or taking home this prize will be bittersweet … Read more

Bodies of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, and Jess Roskelly Recovered in Canada

Over the weekend the bodies of missing climbers David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, and Jess Roskelly were recovered in Banff National Park in Canada. A recovery team was able to reach their campsite on Howse Peak yesterday, confirming that the trio had been killed in an avalanche last week as suspected. The news puts ended any … Read more

Video: The First Ascent of Lunag Ri with David Lama

A few weeks back we reported that David Lama had completed the first ascent of Lunag Ri, ending a quest that had spanned three expeditions and several years. After the news broke however, there was very little information about the climb. Now, thanks to this fantastic video, we can join David on that expedition and … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: David Lama Completes First Ascent of Lunag Ri

Despite the fact that the major commercial teams have already headed home a few weeks ago, the fall climbing season in the Himalaya continues to unfold with some top climbers still in the region. The weather throughout Nepal and Tibet remains stable, and although it is starting to get colder there, the true bit of … Read more