Sunday, November 27, 2011
These images are stunning and capture Joe's vision of the world. His enthusiasm and love for exploration are present in each photo and hopefully will inspire others to love and protect these open spaces.
I will be maintaining and updating this site with Joe's complete history of photos. This will be a work in progress. Forty percent of the proceeds from the sale of his photos will be donated to the Access Fund, an organization Joe deeply believed in.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to see photos from a blog post that are not yet on the website.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Our plan is to head into the south side of Labuche Kang (aka Lapche Kang, Lobuche Kang, Choksiam) and make our way to below the giant south faces of the massif, where likely no foreign expedition has ever explored.
We'll be posting regular updates on our Climb Tibet Blog: www.climbtibet.blogspot.com, so come back often and check on our progress.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman are arguably the greatest adventurers of this past century. They believed in traveling in small, compact teams, unburdened by porters and excessive bulk surviving on the bare minimum required to achieve their goal.
Applications are accepted from small, unencumbered teams of friends with daring and imaginative goals. The expedition team must plan to accomplish their feat in a self-propelled, environmentally sound and cost-effective way.
"Even after 20 years, we still find inspiring teams pursuing very ambitious goals. This year’s group includes young athletes in their twenties trying to make their mark along with seasoned teams trying to overcome past failures," said Yvonne Erickson, Gore Fabrics Marketing Leader. "Gore is fascinated by the achievements of the 2010 winners as well as what the next 20 years of the GORE-TEX® Brand Shipton-Tilman Grant program may hold."
Monday, March 29, 2010
The climb was completed in a 12-day effort, without a rest day, round trip from the small Sherpa village of Beding (3,700 meters), where we had spent most of the previous month ice climbing. Due to the remote nature of the peak, most of the effort was spent on the approach and descent, with just 3 days spent on the mountain itself. Poor snow conditions and rugged terrain plagued most of the approach, but once on the mountain, conditions turned positive with mostly good snow and excellent ice.
Read about the full ascent on our Climb Nepal Blog: www.climbnepal.blogspot.com
Takargo from the east: (Photo: JP)
David on the summit ridge: (Photo: JP)
Check out the full account of our climbing adventure on our Climb Nepal Blog: www.climbnepal.blogspot.com.
The Nemari Area climbs including Nemari left (WI 5+, 4 pitches) and Nemari Right (WI 5, 5 pitches):
David Gottlieb leading in the 700m Beyul canyon (WI 4).
Monday, March 15, 2010
I'd like to thank the following companies for granting the award as well as their continued support in keeping the program alive:
Black Diamond, Mountain Gear, Patagonia, Gor-Tex, and Alpinist.
From the Mugs Stump Award website:
More About the Mugs Stump Award
All of the alpine objectives awarded embody the spirit of the late Mugs Stump. Mugs Stump was best known for his first ascent of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies and a triptych of brilliant Alaskan climbs—the East Face of the Moose's Tooth, the Moonflower Buttress on Mount Hunter, and a one-day solo of Denali's Cassin Ridge. He sought out striking and highly technical objectives, preferably first ascents, in some of the most remote mountains of the world. Mugs saw climbing as a celebration of boldness, purity, and simplicity.
Applications are reviewed for how they further the legacy of Mugs Stump with climbs proposed in the spirit of adventure and exploration, and that emphasize light, fast, leave-no-trace climbing. Award applicants are evaluated on the strength of their objective, the strength of their team, and on an objective that raises the bar defining what is possible in alpinism today.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Check out the trip report on the SuperTopo website: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1002231/TR_Desert_Towers_Rule
Monday, May 04, 2009
The climb was considered as one of 52 grand first ascents, by the Les Piolets d'Or 2010.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Check out our Climb Africa blog for the complete trip details: www.climbafrica.blogspot.com
Press release about the climb: http://www.pitchengine.com/free-release.php?id=3895
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The climb was considered as one of 57 "Ascensions de l'Année" or "Ascents of the Year", by the Les Piolets d'Or 2009.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This spring I was able to make a really fun desert Southwest tour. I visited Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. During the trip I climbed 32 desert towers and a half dozen other routes. Check out the full trip report on the SuperTopo website:
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Peak 5965 from the south:
Peter in the initial couloir:
Joe on the summit:
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I am very excited to learn that I received the first ever McNeill-Nott Award from the American Alpine Club. The intended route was a new line on 20,505-foot Mt. Siguniang in Sichuan, China. Check out the trip report here. Also, for more information on the McNeill-Nott Award, check out the American Alpine Club website.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Alaska Climbing by Joseph Puryear
All the hard work has finally paid off. Here it is - a select full-color guide to 30 of the best climbing routes in the Central Alaska Range. Tons of information, history, and beta on climbing in North America's premier alpine-climbing destination. Includes 150 color photos from around the range, many with route overlays. Check out the latest in climbing topo design using color and intimate detail to differentiate snow, ice, rock, and mixed terrain in an easy to read format. Click here for more info and to read the great reviews!
Praise for Alaska Climbing:
"This guide is the first book to give really good details on the classic routes and just became essential reading for anyone planning a trip to the US’s most Northerly State."
- Andy Saxby, UKClimbing.com, Read the full review
"If the Alaska Range is on your list, this is your guide! Puryear's vast experience backed with SuperTopo lead the way."
- Mike Gauthier, Author, Mount Rainier, a climbing guide
"Don't leave home without it! Joe pulled together the legendary classic routes and put them all in one easy to read book. It's my new tick list for the Alaska Range.”
-Jared Ogden, Top Alpinist
“Rarely do guidebooks offer such extensive first-hand knowledge. Joe’s expertise clearly shows in the detailed route descriptions, photos and topos as well as the general information and strategies for climbing in North America’s alpine mecca.”
- Kelly Cordes, Senior Editor, American Alpine Journal
"The SuperTopo guidebook you are holding will motivate you and help select a climb. Use it as a tool to inspire and plan... May the following pages allow you to unleash your inner quest for adventure."
-from the foreword by Conrad Anker
Whether looking to climb Denali’s West Buttress or scale a wall in the Ruth Gorge, Alaska Climbing is the book to take you there. Author Joseph Puryear’s result of 15 years of Alaska Range climbing and research is the most detailed information ever for the region’s best climbs. Included are routes for all abilities from moderate snow climbs to the difficult testpieces of the range. Each climb gets detailed photo-diagrams, in-depth strategy, camping info, retreat beta, and first ascent history. Detailed color topos and maps bring these climbs to life.
● Complete route profiles for 30 mega-classic snow, ice, mixed, and rock climbs
● First ever published topos for many climbs including Mt. Foraker’s Infinite Spur, Mt. Huntington’s Harvard Route, and Peak 11,300
● Inside knowledge on how to travel in Alaska, where to stay, and what to bring
● Critical information on how to stay alive in the Alaska Range
● Over 150 recent color photos from the area’s top mountaineering photographers
● Suggestions for other area climbs and proposals for new climbs
Check my website for purchasing info and to get a personally signed copy:
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
More info can be found on MountEverest.net.
The Angry Wife (5,020 meters), Raindog Arête (5.10c, 550 meters)
First Ascent: October 11, 2005 - Chad Kellogg, Joe Puryear, Stoney Richards
Mt. Daugou (5,465 meters), Salvage Op. (5.10d, 650 meters)
First Ascent: October 13, 2005 - Chad Kellogg, Joe Puryear, Stoney Richards