The strange science of grading climbs is explained. Tributes to the late Norman Dyhrenfurth and Fred Beckey. After an avalanche in Montana kills young skier Inge Perkins, her surviving companion Hayden Kennedy ends his life. Female Sherpas and several women climbers achieve many feats in the Nepal Himalaya. Journalist and Himalayan Database creator Elizabeth Hawley dies.
Appalachia: Vol. 69
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol69/iss2/14