Current Transportation: 1993 Toyota T100 4x4
Core Activities: Alpine climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing
Non-Core Activities: Running, carpentry, coffee, eating
Favorite Places: North Cascades National Park, Nepal Himalaya, Patagonian Argentina, Yosemite, Canadian Rockies, Alaska Range
My Jam Is: Metalica "Kill Em All" album
Fun Fact: I work a ton between expeditions.
Chad Kellogg (1971-2014) had been climbing since 1984, starting in his home range, the North Cascades of Washington. Along with two attempts at a speed record on Mt. Everest, he has put up significant first ascents and climbed challenging routes around the world, including the first ascent of 22,015-foot Pangbuk Ri in Nepal, the first ascent of Black Crystal Arete on Kitchatna Spire, Alaska, the first ascent of the SW Ridge of Siguniang in China, and the first ascent of the Medicine Buddha on the South Face of Aconcagua. In February of 2014, he was struck and killed by a rockfall descending a route in Patagonia. We will miss him dearly.
Weight is a limiting factor with many pieces of gear. The Helium II Jacket offers winds and rain/snow protection with smallest cost at 6 oz. The self stuff pocket and clip off loop means this goes on the back of the harness on all alpine climbs with me.
This is one of the best pair of pants I have ever owned. Durable, stretchy and super comfortable. This is an every use pant.
Chad Kellogg and Jens Holsten Tackle Complete Picket Range Enchainment
Going light and fast on the biggest Cascades project they could dream up. [Read More]
Chad Kellogg: A Bittersweet Everest Climb
On pace for speed record, conditions force a turnaround 550 meters from summit. [Read More]
Chad Kellogg: Final Preparations For Everest Speed Attempt On May 22
Weather window means 'go time' is May 22-23 [Read More]
Chad Kellogg: Why I’m On Everest
Kellogg carries supplies to Camp 3, reflects on motivation [Read More]
Drama At 21,000 Feet: Chad Kellogg Reports On The Everest Brawl
Outdoor Research athlete Chad Kellogg recounts the April 27 altercation between Sherpas and climbers [Read More]
The First ‘Fair Means’ Corkscrew Link-up On Cerro Torre
Two climbers attempt the Corkscrew route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. [Read More]
Everest: To the South Col
I am back in Deboche again taking some rest days. The past week has been very eventful. I arrived in Base Camp on May 3rd with another round of acclimatization necessary before getting… [Read More]
Aconcagua to Everest, pt.2
The day after Rory was flown out, I hiked to Confluencia. I packed the second set of our gear for delivery to Mendoza where Rory was recovering and also packed technical gear for the South Face, arranging… [Read More]
Everest Base Camp to Balcony and Back
May 26 I am back in Base Camp after quite the mountain experience.
Four days ago, May 22, I left on a speed ascent at 4:30 pm. There was a crowd of people at the start to wish me well… [Read More]
Aconcagua to Everest, pt.1
In early December, Rory Stark and I flew to Argentina for a late spring climb of Aconcagua (22,829 ft.). Our agenda: acclimate via the regular NW Route, climb an existing route or a new line on the… [Read More]
Trek to Everest Base Camp
April 10, 2010 - Trek to Everest Base Camp The [6-day] trek up the Khumbu was amazing! Gyanendra was the porter assigned to carry the one duffel bag that made it on the plane. The other two duffels… [Read More]
Ultra-Alpinism: 50 Hour Push on Pangbuk Ri
Everest-Route Testing: Base Camp to Camp 3
April 27th: I decided Tuesday would be a good day for a trial run from Base Camp to Camp 3. I put together a small pack with water, clothing, food, cameras and gloves. The weather was supposed to… [Read More]
Everest Camp 2 Established
April 18th Yesterday I carried my third load through the Khumbu Icefall. I began at 4:15 am and was carrying a 35 lb pack. There were literally two hundred porters and I headed out within an hour and… [Read More]
Relaxing Around Everest
May 5th Well the past week has been very different from the previous month. I decided to [Read More]