Josh Wharton

Although Josh loves all aspects of the sport, his primary passion is alpine climbing. He’s particularly proud of the climbs that require special effort from himself and his partners—be it a willingness to take big risks, train hard, or make some major sacrifice in life. He hopes to continue chasing climbing dreams that inspire him, from 10-foot boulders to 10,000-foot alpine routes.

Doing the Work
Doing the Work
Doing the Work
Josh Wharton

Not totally relating to some forms of climate activism, Josh Wharton found his own way to contribute.

5 min de lecture
Sendero Luminoso
Sendero Luminoso
Sendero Luminoso
Josh Wharton

Back to the Wind River Range.

5 min de lecture
The Intangible Rewards of Climbing
Photo: Chris Alstrin
The Intangible Rewards of Climbing
Josh Wharton

Wind pushed a wave of fine snow off the top of the wall, coating the already frosted rock in another slippery layer of spindrift. I put my head down to let it pass, looking at my fingers covered in blood and snow, and wedged into icy finger locks. Objectively, I knew they were still there,…

7 min de lecture
Who’s Nick? A Scottish Winter Climbing Rule
Photo: Mikey Schaefer
Who’s Nick? A Scottish Winter Climbing Rule
Josh Wharton

I took a hex off the rack and pushed it far into the crack. The rime was thick, and the crack’s edges blurry. The hex mushed into the rime and stuck. I beat on it with my ice axe just to be sure, then gave it a swift tug. It ripped straight out. Technical winter…

4 min de lecture
An Expedition on the Latok Northwest Face
An Expedition on the Latok Northwest Face
An Expedition on the Latok Northwest Face
Josh Wharton

The incredible northern aspect of Latok I (~7200 meters) needs no introduction as one of the world’s greatest unclimbed mountain escarpments. Since the historic first attempt by an American team in 1978 (still holders of the current highpoint), the peak has seen more then 30 unsuccessful expeditions. Although it has been climbed once from the…

4 min de lecture
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