Graham Zimmerman

Hometown: New Zealand
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
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Petzl, Boreal, Julbo, Cilogear
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.

What Does An Alpinist Eat?

Graham Zimmerman breaks down the foods that fuel him when he's going big in the mountains. [Read More]

Thoughts From The Highest Known Archeological Site On Earth

In a Mars-like environment, Graham Zimmerman climbs to explore the ancient site of human sacrifice. [Read More]

Behind The Scenes Of 5 Ways To Love In The Mountains: A Night In The Open

Lighthearted fun and deep, dark danger are two sides of the coin, when it comes to relationships in the high alpine. [Read More]

PHOTOS: A Summer In The Pakistani Karakoram

Graham Zimmerman and Scott Bennett bagged two first ascents, and their photos are stunning. [Read More]

Fast & Light

You're thinking hippopotamus. You need to be thinking gazelle. [Read More]

Graham Zimmerman’s Gear For A Piolet d’Or-Nominated Climb

Here's the gear that made the grade for a first ascent in the Alaska Range. [Read More]

5 Ways To Win At Being Injured

Alpinist Graham Zimmerman on enjoying recovery—and gaining "sensitive guy points." [Read More]

OR’s Graham Zimmerman Reports on First Ascent in Alaska’s Revelations

Zimmerman, Helander make second-ever summit of Titanic Peak [Read More]

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

Graham, Blake Herrington, Scott Bennett and Forest Woodward spent three weeks exploring granite in the Waddington… [Read More]

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… [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]

Alpine & Ice Climbing Ambassadors
Bayard Russell
Blake Herrington
Chad Kellogg (1971-2014)
Emilie Drinkwater
Gordon McArthur
Graham Zimmerman
Guy Robertson
Jason Nelson
Jewell Lund
Joshua Brandon
Kyle Dempster
Margo Talbot
Mark Allen
Sarah Garlick
Sarah Hueniken