Greg Child

When Rock Climbing and Terrorism Collide

In 2000, a year before the September 11 attacks, American climbers Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason Singer, and John Dickey were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamic militants while climbing Kyrgyzstan...

Es Ist Mein Bruder!

Last summer, the headless corpse of Reinhold Messner's brother Günther emerged out of the snowmelt on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat. After 35 years of nasty arguments and accusations, would the discovery...

Technicolor Darkness

In the red-rock high ground of South Africa, climbing still comes down to black and white. Greg Child goes on belay to explore the crags, boulder gardens, and post-Apartheid complications of the...

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Majesty or Travesty

It's climbing season again on Everest. And as hundreds of summit hopefuls converge at Base Camp, the great debate persists: Has the Big E become the Big Easy? Alpinists Greg Child and Dave Hahn take...

Back from the Edge

Three years after a notorious kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, new evidence and big changes emerge from Central Asia

Buried in the Past

Thirty years after losing his brother on a Himalayan peak, Reinhold Messner battles ugly accusations that he abandoned him at the top.

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Islamic guerrillas allied with  northeastern Afghanistan June 2000.

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

Fear of Falling

In August 2000, four of America's best young climbers were kidnapped at gunpoint in southeastern Kyrgyzstan

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