The Cleanest Line
Anne Gilbert Chase

Anne Gilbert Chase

Anne Gilbert Chase finds balance between working as a nurse and taking care of others in the hospital, and taking care of herself in the mountains. On rest days, she likes to dig in the dirt, drink cocktails and dream up climbing trips to take with her husband. She lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Articles

The approach to advanced base camp was threatened by large seracs 
 above. We started very early, hoping 
 to beat the sun and falling ice. Chantel and I moved as fast as we could through this crevassed area to get to a point of relative safety. Photo: Jason Thompson

What Was Left

Dec 10, 2018 December 10, 2018

After a failed first attempt, three friends return to India’s Mount Nilkantha to confront—and embrace—the terrible, beautiful duality of a life in the mountains. It was our third day on the southwest face of Mount Nilkantha, what we’d thought would be our summit day, and it was my lead block. Read More

Anne Gilbert Chase in the Garhwal
Himalayan vastness. Uttarakhand, India. Photo: Jason Thompson

The Storm

Oct 12, 2016 October 12, 2016

As I swung my tools into the unconsolidated snowy headwall and tried to catch something that would hold my weight, I looked down and saw Jason and Caro huddled together at a hanging belay. In the gathering dark, they were trying to avoid the constant barrage of snow and ice… Read More