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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Avalanche Rescue: Patient Care
BCA has put together a nice series of instructional videos about avalanche safety and companion rescue. In this video, avalanche instructo...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Fingerboard Repeaters - Training for Climbing
Every fingerboard is different. Here are a few holds I commonly train. Fingerboard repeaters or dead hangs are one of the core exercises...
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Backpack as Luggage
Air travel is a pain. And frankly, I'm sick of it. I sometimes think it would be better to drive eight hours than to take a short flig...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/23/20
Climate Crisis: -- Here's how climate change is affecting outdoor adventures sports and wilderness exploration. Northwest: --Proli...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The "What People Think" Internet Meme
A couple years ago, there were a lot of "what people think" memes placed on social networking sites. These usually involved a ser...
Monday, January 20, 2020
Closing the System and Staying Alive
It was a short day in December of 2007 and I had to get at least one more route in. The climbers who'd come in to climb with me were sup...
Friday, January 17, 2020
Route Profile: Denali - West Rib
Denali - 20,320 ft (6194 m) Route: Complete West Rib Our approach is to climb this line "alpine style." In other words, we c...
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