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Steve Bradshaw Jnr sends Aitzol (34/8c)
I succeeded on Aitzol after about 2 weeks of effort, maybe 14 tries. Due to delays from snow and icy winds, the send came down to wire on the last day of the trip.
Fallen Iris – unplugged
Now, this is not some egocentric plug for our route. On the contrary it is essentially the opposite. Let me explain.
All South African team summits Ama Dablam, Himalaya
In what seemed an expedition destined to be forced home without a summit attempt, Gauteng-based climbers John Black, Allan Dickinson and Warren Eva have become the first all-South African climbing team to etch their names into the Ama Dablam history books.
Getting Schooled in Chamonix
Climbing is a school that teaches some bladdie good lessons. Lessons which I have tried my best to attend in the last few years. Lessons that have punished like losing my very first Sports rope in Dubai to lessons that have enriched like my first on-sighted Berg climb.
South Africa Via Ferrata Drakensberg
Video footage of the Via Ferrata in the Drakensberg
Nelson Mandela dies, aged 95
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
5 Dec 2013: South Africa | 2 Comments
Nothing gory in this video, but interesting to see what happens when a BASE jump goes wrong.
Climber Goes a Bit Mental in Portaledge Isolation | The Whistler, the Wizard & the Raccoon
Spending DAYS on end, alone, hanging on a wall will do weird things to a man. Especially ones named Merlin. Young Merlin shows his guns when he gets into trouble on his first big wall ever.
Sonia Beard passes on
2 Dec 2013: South Africa | 1 Comment
It is with tremendous shock and sadness that we have to report the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend, Sonia Beard, early yesterday morning.
Ueli Steck interview with Hervè Barmasse after solo ascent of Annapurna
Video interview of Ueli Steck by Hervè Barmasse, one week after (9 October 2013) the "28 hours run" on the new route "C'est la vie" on the South Face of Annapurna.
Paul Robinson Sends Jaws II (9a+)
I first tried Jaws in 2011 and quickly became obsessed with the route.
Alex Honnold to climb Asia’s tallest skyscraper
Alex Honnold is due to solo Asia's second highest building The Taipei 101 with Peter Mortimer filming the ascent.
Deadwood And Topside Bouldering
Sheldon Smith Bouldering in Newlands and Topside Climbs: Parthenon 8A (attempt) Snail Trail 7A Drag Queen 7B+
Forward and forever onward
Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and Dave Graham battle it out with the most recently discovered futuristic bouldering project at Lincoln Lake AKA 'Wolverineland'