NOLS Chief Mountaineering Instructor
Craig Luebbenwas an AMGA Rock Guide Instructor and served on the Board of Directors for six years. He was the author or coauthor of nine books on climbing and wrote numerous gear reviews and travel articles forClimbingandRock & Icemagazines. His FalconGuidesAdvanced Rock Climbing, coauthored with John Long, won the Mountain Exposition Award at the 1997 Banff Mountain Book Festival. Craig died in 2009 while leading a pitch on Mount Torment in North Cascades National Park. Clyde Solesis a freelance writer and photographer with four decades of climbing experience. The former senior editor ofRock & Icemagazine, he has authored or coauthored nine outdoor how-to books, including two other knots books. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.