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Friday, February 26, 2021
Film Review: The Snow Walker
Not every film I review for this blog is completely connected to the mountains. Occasionally, I post reviews of books and films that are on...
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/25/2021
Northwest: --Mt. Rainier National Park has switched its systems to online permitting. In other words, if you want to hike or climb in the Pa...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Avalanche Awareness: Beacon Check
The American Mountain Guides Association and Outdoor Research have come together to create a video on avalanche beacons and the morning beac...
Monday, February 22, 2021
Avalanche Awareness: Beacon Search
Seventy-five percent of all avalanche deaths are due to asphyxiation. After fifteen minutes of being buried in an avalanche, your chances of...
Friday, February 19, 2021
Body Position and Finger Strength Training
The Climbing Movement Essential Training Series on Youtube is kind of awesome. The series is composed of a number of well produced videos th...
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/18/21
Avalanche Note: February of 2021 may go down as one of the deadliest months for avalanche fatalities in history. At this point at least sixt...
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Mixed Climbing Training
I really like mixed climbing. It's tremendously fun. But it's also tremendously pumpy. Clearly to do it well, you should train a lot...
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