Current Transportation: Green 2002 Subaru Forester, Bike
Core Activities: Alpine climbing, ice climbing, mixed climbing, rock climbing
Non-Core Activities: Extreme mountain sleeping, drinking coffee, yoga, editing film, regular sleeping
Favorite Places: The Alaska Range, The Cascades, The Sierras
My Jam Is: Stoking and getting stoked
I Eat Lots Of: Raw Stuff
Fun Fact: Despite being dedicated to eating well, I LOVE gummy candies and at times cannot control myself.
Twenty-seven year old male. Heavy coffee drinker. Sporter of Moustache. Totally crazy about alpinism and the experiences, challenges and relationships that come from it.
Born in New Zealand raised in the Northwest. After being exposed to alpine terrain in the Cascades he moved back to NZ where he cut his teeth in the Southern Alps and became a strong part of the Kiwi climbing community. Then, after graduating from university in 2007 he moved back to the states and has been focused on climbing as it applies to alpinism ever since. This has taken him on expeditions from Alaska to Patagonia to Kyrgyzstan and all over the lower 48 and Canada where he has opened many new routes on rock, ice and snow.
I certainly spend a lot of time alpine and ice climbing in cold climates. But more recently, I’ve gotten really pumped on sport mixed climbing, and for this, the Mixalot gloves are incredible. They allow for excellent dexterity and grip while figure-fouring through caves and making desperate clips.
For big alpine routes in colder areas or for ice climbing, these things are simple, warm and durable. Plus, they come in blue!
Video: Exploring Unknown Granite In The Revelations
OR athlete Graham Zimmerman heads into the Western Alaska Range, seeking new lines on gorgeous peaks. [Read More]
How To Send Without Shivering
Try these tricks to stay warm while ice climbing. [Read More]
OR Athletes Put Up New Route On Alaska’s Mt. Laurens
Graham Zimmerman and Mark Allen climb the 4,650-foot NE Buttress in 67-hour push [Read More]
Revival in the Waddington
The Ruth Expedition: Field Updates
In March of 2010, Graham Zimmerman and Mark Allen set out on a climbing expedition into the Ruth Range of central Alaska. Watch the four part video series: [Read More]
Into the Khumbu
A photo gallery from alpinists Graham Zimmerman and Mark Alen [Read More]
Adventure in the NW Fork of the Lacuna Glacier
“..adventure – in the grand old manner – is obsolete, having been either exalted to a specialists job or degraded to a stunt” -Peter Flemming, Brazilian Adventure (1933)Flemming's… [Read More]
Fall Road Trip: Glacier Gorge
Two months on expeditions in Asia, three months working in remote Western Africa, two months climbing in the Alaska range; enough rallying in 7 months to wear out even the most motivated among us. Back… [Read More]
Into the Khumbu: Ellusive Nepal
I sit in a rooftop hukka bar in the Thamel… [Read More]
Alaska Expedition 2011: Kahiltna
I was perplexed for a moment. Graham was below at a hanging belay and I had lead until he had no more rope to give me. For several minutes I dug down to the wall through sugar snow looking for some… [Read More]
Classic Climbs: Mount Hunter
Snow flowed over the lip of the crevasse mixing with the light from the setting sun. Vibrant sparkles floated through a sea of oranges and reds. Through this hue the shape of Mt. Foraker could be seen… [Read More]