Between September 30 and October 2, Ethan Berman (US) and Uisdean Hawthorn (Scotland) completed a new line on the Emperor Face of Mt. Robson (3954m), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Their climb, Running in the Shadows (VI AI5 M6 A0, 2000m), follows a distinctive gully on the right side of the face.
In this letter to the editor from Alpinist 60, Christopher Elliott describes the solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017, and the fleeting “moment of totality” that he and his fellow observers experienced from the top of a mountain.
In which a reader, asking for replacement copy of Alpinist 43, shares a grim tale of how the original was lost.