The Weekly Stoke: Unclimbed peaks, Yellowstone wildlife, high country terror and Chris Sharma doles out climbing tips

Nanga Parbat. (Wikimedia commons photo)

Nanga Parbat. (Wikimedia commons photo)

For whatever reason, the high country of the West is on my brain. This this will be a very mountain-heavy edition of The Weekly Stoke. Here goes!

The Adventure Journal has a list of the highest unclimbed mountains in the world.

In Yellowstone, more evidence of how reintroducing animals to their historic habitat is providing balance. Wolves may actually be helping Yellowstone’s bear population.

Outside Magazine asks if the terrorist murders of climbers near Nanga Parbat could happen again, and looks at the effects of that incident on Pakistan’s mountaineering industry.

In another one from Outside Magazine, uber climber Christ Sharma gives his tips on how to train to be a better climber.

And finally, check out this 3-minute video by Backcountry. Awesome scenery to inspire!

The Weekly Stoke: Don’t dump on Denali, violence at Nanga Parbat, surfing glacial waves and a time-lapse video on Everest

Alaska's Denali, North America's highest peak.

Alaska’s Denali, North America’s highest peak.

Well, I’m a slacker. No Weekly Stoke last week, as I was a little too busy being outside. My bad. But we’re back this week with some pretty interesting stories from the world of the outdoors and more. So, without further delay, here’s the latest:

John Krakauer is one of the most famous outdoors writers around (“Into the Wild,” “Into Thin Air”), and Conrad Anker is mountaineering royalty. But even these guys get in trouble when they decide to take a dump on Denali.

Could running 200 miles actually be easier than running 100 miles? This article makes that claim.

One surfer goes to extremes to find the perfect wave. As in the kinds of waves caused by glacial calving.

Gotta hand it to the Taliban. The same guys who have perfected the IED, tried to assassinate a school girl, throw acid on women’s faces and do everything in their power to use violence to lord over others have now lashed out at mountaineers and trekkers. Ten trekkers in Pakistan were murdered near Nanga Parbat, one of that country’s famed 8,000-meter peaks.

More adventure tourism woes: These tourists got stuck on an ice floe and were trapped on it after it broke free.

Here’s a list of six exercises where people often get hurt.

It seems there is some sort of stomach bug going around in Yellowstone.

Lastly, here’s a cool time-lapse video from Mount Everest. Enjoy your time outside!