Spies, Lies and Nukes

You’ve probably read about, or at least heard of, the CIA mission to Nanda Devi back in the 60’s where they tried to put a nuclear powered listening device on the summit to spy on China. They had to retreat on the first attempt, and left the device at their high camp, thinking they could come back next season. When they returned, the device was gone, never to be found again. This article talks with one of the members of the team who claims he made the first solo ascent of the peak, but the evidence is still classified by the CIA so there is no official proof. Good read. Sounds like a bunch of those bad ass climbers in the 60s were working with the CIA somehow. Interesting.

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Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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