Graham Hunt wingsuit BASE jumps from Taft Point in Yosemite Valley on May 9. A week later, Hunt and Dean Potter were both killed attempting the jump, one they had both done before. The cause of the accident remains unknown. Photo by Alex Manelis.
Joe Kinder on one of his 177 5.14 redpoints, that of Muy Verdes (5.14b/c) at Flatanger, Norway. Kinder was the subject of a Rock and Ice profile in July. Photo by Eddie Gianelloni.
Mike Stuart dancing to the Northern Lights on the Anthabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photographer Paul Zizka says he was aware of the potential for a stunning aurora borealis, “but nobody expected to get the show that we did. It lasted all night, with the Northern Lights constantly changing colors and textures. Those were two of the most exhilarating hours of photography I’ve ever experienced.”
Nikken Daniels works the moves on The Witch, a project at the Frying Pan crag, outside Basalt, Colorado. Daniels climbed for the annual Rock and Ice photo camp and this photo was taken by student James Harnois.
Steve McClure puts his back into the climb on Caro James Wedding Present (5.13a/b) at Citdibi, Turkey. This route, a rare "triple tufa", was bolted by Tobias Haug as a wedding present for his friends Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson. Photo by Guillaume Vallot.
Sam Elias on his new route Shaytan (5.14b) on the cliffs above the village of Tannourine in Lebanon. Elias, who is part Syrian, visited Lebanon to get a sense of connection with his Middle-Eastern roots. Photo by Christine Bailey Speed.