"After two weeks in Finland, our conclusion is quite simple: We will be back! The landscape is simply incredibly beautiful and there are still so many lakes and islands to discover. Finland became a piece of home. A place full of hidden secrets and adventures. A land to fall in love with."

We talked with our friend, big mountain alpinist and Exped ambassador Graham Zimmerman about the loss of the great climber Ueli Steck. 

 

The Firn Line is a podcast about the lives of mountain climbers. Recently, host Evan Phillips sat down with Exped ambassador and big mountain alpinist Graham Zimmmerman to talk about GZ's climbs in Alaska. 

This is the first in a series of excerpts from a 90 minute conversation with our good friend and leading alpinist, Graham Zimmerman. 

Thomas Oschwald will be paddling his SUP solo and unsupported from Tromsø to the North Cape. Freezing temperatures, long nights and unknown waters will challenge him for 2-3 weeks till he reaches his goal at the North Cape on Christmas. He will need a load of lightweight gear which Exped is pleased to put at his disposal.

Kayak and climbing expedition climbs a gigantic unknown wall in south greenland: A team of three swiss and two french commit to an extraordinary fair-mean adventure. With no useful information at hand they paddled 170 km in seakayaks to discover the gigantic, 2000m west face of apostels Tommelfinger.

As part of the team Silvan Schüpbach, Swiss climbing guide.

The Exped-Team supported Silvan with tents, backpack, sleeping bag and mats. The expeditions report ...

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the classic hikes of the world and certainly lived up to its reputation for our wayward Exped USA staff. 

With kayaks and two rafts down the Grand Canyon: A dream come true, the best challenging waters - said some. Murky waters, muddy camping with rattle snakes in a cell phone free zone without warm showers - said others. Norbert Blank - photographer, chief guide and organizer of the adventure paddles down the Colorado River with 28 guests and guides.

Here's a press release from our friend Graham Zimmerman (and his climbing partner Chris Wright) about their new route on Celeno Peak in Alaska. 

 

Here's a recent blog post from Susan Conrad - lessons learned on a solo paddling trip to Alaska

 

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