Africa’s highest summit has captured the imagination of explorers and climbers for over a century. The flat-topped white dome of Kilimanjaro, rising to 5,893 metres from the open plains of north-eastern Tanzania, is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain…
A three man Austrian expedition to Queen Maud Land in the Antarctica at the end of 2009 resulted in eleven first ascents.
Climbing and mountaineering has changed a lot in the past 20 years, and so has the literature that becomes of it. Pre the 90’s expeditions to the big hills in particular, were reserved for the elite few of the world’s finest, or national campaigns.
He is a household name amongst big wall climbers; a legendary figure that took the sport of rock climbing to a new level by opening big wall routes in Yosemite Valley in the 50’s and 60’s.
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Power to weight ratio is a popular term, and for climbers it is good to have a high one! In other words, if you can minimise body fat whilst retaining muscle, then you will be lighter and more able to pull your body up the desired route or boulder problem.
Rocky peaks soaring towards the sky, cliffs cutting through turquoise waves, caves tormented by erosion… Ghostly outlines surfacing from the mist, routes defying gravity, overhangs, tufas, stems, improbable perspectives!
I need this! Its been a long time since I had pureified myself in the mountains, the words of Andy De Klerk: “You find nothing but yourself on the rock”
Kaapstad – Die voorste lit van ’n man se linkergroottoon sal gerekonstrueer moet word nadat ’n rots daarop geval het terwyl hy Leeukop uitgeklim het.
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Facts and rumours about what Adam Ondra did in Cataluña got a bit confusing… 8c+ onsight? 9a first go? To get things right, I asked the man himself: Oh yeah, that is a complete misunderstanding. I did it first go in a way, but I knew all the moves in Fabela from the other routes: […]
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Rockclimbing.com’s Vegastradguy gives you the scoop of the Outdoor Retailer Winter 2010 held in Salt Lake City…
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