Talking tents with Alexander Barber
In 2015 we caught up with solo mountain climber, Alexander Barber, to learn about his recent climb in the Himalayas as well as how he uses Hilleberg tents. Alexander Barber was born and raised in Southern California. In his youth, it was the time spent fly fishing the Sierra Nevada that turned his interest to the mountains. He first climbed local Mt. San Antonio after a botched winter solo attempt on Mt. Whitney in his teens. When prompted on why he climbs mountains, Alex replied, “I’ve always lived as if life begins where our comfort zones end. I’ve always been drawn to things that inspire and challenge me.” At age 27, after having worked as a Mountain Guide for Rainier Mountaineering since his early 20’s, Alex now focuses all his time pursuing his personal climbing objectives. Which are 8000m Himalayan peaks, climbing solo and without bottled oxygen, the purist form of high altitude mountaineering.