Dougald MacDonald, a senior contributing editor and the online news editor at Climbing magazine and Climbing.com is a guest at the BMC / MCofS International Winter Meet. He is keeping a blog of his trip.
His second report is up now where he asks, "What's the point?" and Lindsay Griffin, the longtime British chronicler of alpine ascents worldwide says that , "We're a pathetic nation.”
You can read part two of his account at Climbing.com