Accomplished climbing guide, author, and photographer, Topher Donahue was, at age 14, one of the youngest American climbing guides in history. His climbing methods and philosophy evolved from his experiences with guides, climbers, and cultures across the globe. Topher lives in Nederland, Colorado. Visit him at www.topherdonahue.com and on Instagram at @Topher.Donahue. CRAIG LUEBBEN guided professionally for more than twenty-five years. The author of Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills and additional climbing titles, Craig also worked as a climbing guide and freelance climbing writer; writing pieces for magazines such as Climbing and Rock & Ice. Craig died in a tragic climbing accident in August of 2009 while climbing the Torment-Forbidden Traverse route, a mile-long Grade III rock and ice route that connects Mount Torment and Forbidden Peak. As a well respected member of the climbing community -- via his writing and instruction -- he is missed deeply by all who knew him.