Table of Contents


42 Mountain Profile: The Picket Range

The Ark of the Wild

70 Sendero Luminoso


11 The Sharp End: A Wild of One's Own

Editor-in-Chief Katie Ives searches for "A Wild of One's Own" in the annals of women's mountaineering history in Western Canada and the writings of Mary Schaeffer Warren, who urges, "...leave your world, your recognized world, and plunge into the vast unknown."

15 Letters

A reader reminds us of his ascent on Mitre Peak. Another suggests a more pleasant version of saying "#@%!" And Alpinist's history guru recalls a meeting with Sun-woo Nam.

17 On Belay

The Painter in the Cave.

27 Tool User

29 The Climbing Life

89 Wired

Everest Interrupted.

97 Off Belay

The Last American Dirtbag (TLAD Industries) seeks a qualified assistant dirtbag.