• African Alpine Adventures Photo Competition winners

    The winners of the African Alpine Adventures Photographic Competition have been announced.

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Edelrid epic winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted awesome stories. They were EPIC!! Well done to the winners who have all been notified. If you’d like to read the winning stories, take a look at the links below: First place – Brokeback Broberg by Kieran Richards Second place – Stuck on Long Bolt to Freedomby Shaun Smith Third place […]

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Brokeback Broberg

  A short story of our epic on the big blue hill that is Blouberg by Kieran Richards The psyche was high as we left Jozi at noon with an awesome crew of keen climbers, the goal was to have an epic weekend of climbing on Blouberg. Little did we know it was not the […]

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Stuck on Long Bolt to Freedom

Undoubtedly we should have also gone for the Tommy Caldwell Pro DRY 9.6mm 70 metre rope, not only would we have been down well before sunset, but we also would have saved the MCSA Rescue team the drive from Pietermaritzburg. Our ropes were 10mm and as soon as they got wet in the thunderstorm they […]

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They say size doesn’t count…

They say size doesn’t count, but length certainly does. Luck is a major factor that sometimes comes into play with us even knowing it. My story goes back to the day when 45m ropes were the standard, and Edelrid was the favourite. An Edelrid 70m rope back then would have certainly swung lady luck into […]

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Brad Gobright in Indian Creek, Utah. Photo from video by Samuel Crossley.

Brad Gobright Dies in Accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico

Brad Gobright, one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world, died today, Wednesday, November 27, in an accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31, and raised in Orange County, CA. At 3:40 pm, Brad Gobright and his partner Aiden Jacobson, 26, were simul-rappelling the seventh pitch on El Sendero Luminoso, a […]

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