"In the 1990s, after more than a decade of climbing in the Sierra Nevada, Jim Herrington embarked on a journey to photograph some of the most formidable mountaineers of the past generation. In this episode, rock-and-roll photographer Herrington discusses his recently released coffee-table book The Climbers and some of the stories from behind the scenes. Plus, a tribute to Fred Beckey."

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I recorded an interview at NPR's New York studios today with the WBUR Boston radio show 'Only A Game'. We talked about The Climbers. It will broadcast soon, watch this space.

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RIP Armando Aste

Sad to hear that the Italian climber Armando Aste passed away September 1, at 91 years of age.

Armando began climbing in the 1940s on the spire at Castel Corno above his hometown of Rovereto in northern Italy. By the close of that decade he...

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