Tag archives for Mountain Climbing

Beyond the Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each continent. The term also describes the mountaineer’s quest to summit all seven–a concept that has captured the imagination of climbers and tourists alike and drawn huge crowds to these peaks. But, much to my surprise, reaching the summit of the highest mountain in South America…was the most anti-climactic event of my life.

Fear Factor

Andrew Evans confronts his acrophobia on Canada’s newest vertical challenge: the Via Ferrata. I didn’t die–that’s the short version. The End. Now you can click back to whatever you were reading before. Not that I wouldn’t mind dying in the Canadian Rockies. It’s a pretty spectacular place inhabited by friendly locals and mild-mannered grizzly bears.…