Tuan's Mountaineering Page
is a compilation of mountaineering and climbing information and stories
about a few favorite areas
that I wrote, collected, and received.
Q. Why do mountaineers use ropes ?
A1. To allow the sensible ones to get back home.
A2. To prevent the sensible ones to get back home.
(Check out my
collection of quotes, and other
Background and Opinions
find more about me, my past and future climbs, and what I have to say on
Alps, Yosemite big walls, waterfall ice climbing, an
expedition on Mount Mc Kinley.
amis francophones, j'ai écrit quelques récits - a couple of
The Mont-Blanc Range
- climbing and mountaineering in the highest range of the Alps:
general information on Chamonix, discussion of routes, climbing stories in
- Cold Mountain
- ice-climbing, glacial and winter
mountaineering: technique (the Ice FAQ),
images and stories, topos. Covers currently some
ice-climbing areas, mostly in North America, and expeditions on
Mt Mc Kinley, Alaska.
- photography and general information on the Park, rock climbing
information: free and short climbs, big walls. Lots of trip reports and beta.
This page dates back from 1994, when there were only a few thousand web pages. It
was for a few years "the" mountaineering site on the web.
Climbing magazine wrote then: "Want to know if the North Face of les Droites is
climbable in early August ? On Tuan's Mountaineering page, thanks to
surfer input, you'll gain feedback from someone who's recently been
there". However, as I maintained the page less and less often, the information became
dated. I have recently cleaned-up the page to remove the material which is no longer
of interest, but I have tried to preserve the format and spirit of the original site,
some of which might be considered like a slice of history.