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, 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 […]
… a handhold broke, and he fell. He had not placed any protection on the previous section – it was easy climbing, and terrain he had previously soloed no less.
There was an accident in Rocklands this past weekend where Jethro Watson, a Cape Town local, had his legs broken badly by a large rock which dislodged while scrambling.
My other partner of 35 years, my first wife, did what she does best. She threatened to ground me from visiting my mistress for at least a year if I displayed any impairment or disability or if I whinged or whined.
I looked down to see my ropes in space some 2-3m from the Dream ledge.
An accident recently took place at Hogsback where a climber was injured after a bolt failed.
In Italy, a judge has convicted the unofficial climbing instructor (Nicola Galizia, 36), of manslaughter in the death of 12-year-old Italian climbing prodigy Tito Traversa. Galizia
A woman in her 40s has been killed and another man injured, when they were trapped under a rockfall on Table Mountain.
After ongoing speculation (in many cases incorrect) regarding the recent accident on Arrow final, resulting in the deaths of popular Cape Town guide Ian Slatem and a lady climber…