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Video: Jan Hojer Makes the Third Ascent of Es Pontas Watch Jan Hojer make a rare ascent of Es Pontas, a massive sea arch deep water solo made famous by Chris Sharma in King Lines.
Behind the Scenes: How Climbing Harnesses Are Designed and Tested With their ominous-looking hooks, wheels, and metal appendages, the machines for testing sit harnesses looked like relics from a torture museum. However, they were exactly what one would expect in Arc’teryx’s North Vancouver R&D facility.
Fine Day with the ML Course in the Carneddau I’ve jumped onto this month’s Mountain Leader Training Course today which Rob and myself are working on. In lovely weather I’ve been out with the team on a circuit of Pen y Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen yr Helgi Du. The main aim of the day was really just to go out…
Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and the special sense of climbing at the Arco Champions Challenge On Saturday 13 October 2018 Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi took part in the Champions Challenge at Arco. Open to all, this was a day with the two champion athletes, at the Climbing Stadium and at the crag Pueblo di Massone.
Kendal Mountain Festival: our top 5 picks Kendal Mountain Festival is fast approaching. To help you make the weekend count, we've put together our top five picks. All currently have tickets still available, but don't wait too long… So, we hope that you've bagged your tickets for our BMC TV Breakfast Club at this year's Kendal Mountain Festival.
Back to Lockerbie some unplanned time on my own. Special thanks to all for the support and kindness! Huge weekend for me and those who were involved! Thank you all for all the support on the cycle to Edinburgh it was in wild weather and rain all day we were soaked but 72 miles under the belt. It was a long wet day but I had great support from Mark And Scouse two of my team from 1988. They were so supportive and kind words.
Rodellar in Spain, its climbing and the La Sportiva meeting portfolio Climbing photos taken by Matteo Pavana of the La Sportiva athletes meeting that took place in Rodellar, Spain, from 21 - 23 September.
Florence Pinet and Gérome Pouvreau in the UK French couple Florence Pinet and Gérome Pouvreau swapped the French heatwave for a British one as they toured the UK in their van this summer. In just a few weeks, the pair headpointed a long list of hard trad classics - a list which any Brit would be rather proud of.
PRODUCT NEWS: MASTERMIND - Mental training for climbers The famous Wolfgang Güllich once said: "The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." Utilizing the power of your mind will make the most of your existing strengths, techniques, and abilities to perform under pressure not just in climbing, but in all sports.
Win 1 of 3 pairs of La Sportiva Rock Shoes In this competition La Sportiva are offering your choice of rock shoe from the range including Futura, Skwama, Otaki, Solution, Miura and Katana. Simply answer the question below to win.
3: She, Her, Hers When we're born, a doctor proclaims that we are male or female, based on what our bodies look like. But some people's gender identity is just different from what was initially expected at birth. Halcy wrote in March of 2018: "Dirtbagging has been an integral part of my climbing experience.
No Gym Membership Necessary: 6 Real Rock Workouts When I moved to Colorado last year, I vowed to avoid climbing inside at all costs, which got me to dreaming up creative ideas for an “outdoor gym.” The customized workouts below can both turn your local rocks into a training zone and keep them from feeling stale.
Mountain Leader Training We are running an ML Training course here in Snowdonia this week and I have kicked off the week on the flanks of Snowdon. Having introduced the scheme we had a hill day looking at leadership, teaching navigation skills, personal navigation skills, the environment, access and conservation and mountain weather.
Why not? Eleonora Delnevo attempts Zodiac on El Capitan in 2016 The year is 2016, the two Italians have just failed to repeat Zodiac on El Capitan in Yosemite with Angelo Angelilli and Franco Perlotto and obviously they don't know that they'll succeed in autumn 2018 with Mauro Gibellini and Antonio Pozzi.
New Painting: Orange Mountain Source image is a photo taken by a colleague whilst trekking near Annapurna, Nepal. He unzipped his tent one day and this was the view he was greeted with. This is the first painting i've made in a long time using acrylics. Working from my home studio, I was keen to find an alternative to oil paints so I could avoid using solvents.
Nine climbers killed in Himalayan storm Five South Koreans and four guides die at their base camp on Mount Gurja.
A very wet cycle ride from Edinburgh to Lockerbie. 70 miles of heavy rain but with such incredible people. Thank you all the support crews and the rid Yesterday it was an early rise up at 0500 and away from Edinburgh to Lockerbie for the 0730 Cycle event. I was with my pal Mark Hartree who was with me in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team involved in the Tragedy 30 years ago. The weather was for 100 % rain all day and it was right.
Win a Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket Filled with 100% recycled down and using 100% recycled fabrics this is the perfect layer for keeping the cold at bay. With a lighter environmental footprint than other insulated jackets, the Earthrise is both warm and responsible.
Cycle to Syracuse - The Cairns to the Castle Ride from Lockerbie to Edinburgh Castle. A few poignant thoughts before we go. Today I travel down to Lockerbie on Saturday to join the Ride to Edinburgh Castle from Lockerbie with over 100 cyclists. The weather with some heavy rain forecast after the big storm Callum. I am part of the Cycle to Syracuse Team the other 4 are all from Lockerbie and have allbeen so busy.
Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi at Arco for climbing's Champions Challenge Tomorrow, Saturday 13 October 2018, Arco di Trento in Italy will host the climbing challenge between Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi: an entire day at the Climbing Stadium and the crag Massone.
Edinburgh Castle interesting weather forecast for tomorrow. From the Cycle to Syracuse Facebook page. A yellow warning for rain is in place for Saturday 13th October, for the duration of the Cycle to Syracuse event over the southern end of the route.
FRI NIGHT VID: Why We Climb - Women's Trad Festival 2018 This week's Friday Night Video takes us to a very sunny Peak District, where the Women's Trad Festival 2018 took place this summer. UKClimbing and Rab teamed up to create a film that captured the heart and soul of the Festival.
Mount Denny, Kananaskis - July 9th 2018 Standing up for myself is an issue I have. It draws on the Left, and ego can follow, so I would rather bend over and make you feel strong and important. I met up with a climber that I had met at Will Gadd's house the year prior. An individual that is beyond a life that I can describe.
Piolets d'Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.
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