Welcome to my blog, the purpose of which is to celebrate the world’s mountains. For over 50 years, I have had the good fortune to have spent a lot of time climbing in many places in the world. Mountains are exciting – there is always something interesting to see and adventures to be had.

This blog will consist of a series of articles written by me and other articles written as a joint effort between me and others. I will also post, from time to time, outstanding articles written by other climbers. Climbing is such an exciting activity. Anything posted on this site will be factual – you can’t make this stuff up!

Please keep in mind that mountain climbing is an inherently dangerous activity that involves risks, often unavoidable, that every climber must assume. These risks can cause personal injury or death. If you are going to climb, you must have adequate skills, gear and experience. It is always a good idea to climb with someone else who has more experience than you do. Climbing conditions can change from day to day or hour to hour. What may be safe for one person may not be safe for another, especially if the weather changes.  Do not rely solely on descriptions in these pages. Neither Desert Mountaineer nor the author(s) of these pages can or will be held responsible in any way for any problems caused by any use of these pages. If you are going to climb, hike, camp or otherwise enjoy the outdoors, it is important to remember that you are on your own. You must use your own good judgement.

Always obtain permission to travel or climb in any area that requires it. Such areas may include, but are not limited to, the following: military bases, reservations and proving grounds; Indian reservations; mining property; private property, whether it is posted or not; federal, state, county or city lands such as  parks, wildlife refuges, seashores and forests. Some of these areas may require a permit, some may require the signing of a hold-harmless agreement, some may require paying a fee. In any case, follow the rules set up by these various entities, be safe and enjoy the mountains.

To read my stories, go back up to the top of this page and click on the Stories button. That will take you to the newest story. All the other stories will be listed on the right side – just click on any one of them and you will be taken directly to that story. 

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