Longs Peak Climbing Notes

  • January 11, 2017
    Asif Waziri from United States

    Easy summer ascent on the mammoth of the East Long's massive Diamond sets the precedent of an illusion, and perhaps even a delusion for the winter hardy mountain climbers. Climbing the Diamond face of Long's peak, especially in a free hand-solo, rope/anchor-free ascent in the middle of a winter storm, in minus 50 windchill temperatures, in the setting of a hundred pound mountaineering pack on one's shoulder, in my opinion, remains at best an elusive aspiration perhaps not meant to be fulfilled in the current times and era.

  • October 21, 2016
    Asif Waziri from United States

    It took me 3.5 hours to cross Boulder Field valley last Wednesday (during the storm). The rocks and boulders are covered with ice and snow. Makes for precarious foot stepping into the snow covered gaps between the rocks. Snow in gullies was about knee deep, in some locations hip deep.