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Gosia Lipinska climbing the very enjoyable easiest route on the Wall of darkness (Photo: Garrreth Bird)
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Black Diamond South Africa

Lost World Revival Trad Festival

Not many people get to climb at a crag that has been closed longer than they have been alive. And even fewer people get to climb at the one of the keystone crags of hard South African trad climbing, Lost World crag. On the second weekend of September, 35 people had that opportunity.

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Stephen Hoffe

9&10 October 2021, Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga

Boven Open Weekend aims to show off what the town of Waterval Boven has to offer, build relationships with locals, and have a good time! Hosted by the MCSA and the Boven Reboot Initiative, this fun-filled weekend will show you a side of Boven you’ve never seen before.

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Climb ZA

VIDEO: Europa 8a+, Galaxy Wall KZN

Europa is the story of an ageing, rock-climbing anaesthesiologist’s journey to complete the first ascent of Europa, a new 30m climbing route, while working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic near Durban, South Africa.

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Guy Holwill

Making climbing into a real Olympic sport

Today, climbers will take part in the Olympic Games for the first time ever. With such a momentous occasion, I think it is a great time to reflect, with tongue in cheek, on how we got here and where we are likely to go in the future.

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Rock and Ice Magazine

Viagra: The Hidden Mountain Medicine?

A German study published nearly two decades ago found that the little blue pill had remarkable impact mitigating the effects of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) for mountaineers and trekkers on Everest.

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