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Climbing February 2012 Archive


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Avoid Sport Climbing Accidents with Better Communication

Friday February 24, 2012
Every year climbers die or are seriously injured when they are dropped to the ground by their belayer after leading a sport climb. Miscommunication, lack of communication, and the wrong ... Read More

Tim Remick's Denali Climber Portraits

Monday February 20, 2012
How do you feel after climbing Denali, the highest mountain in North America? Tired, hungry, stressed out, sunburnt, wind-chapped, smelly, dirty, and sore. Climbing a big mountain takes it's toll ... Read More

Climbing FAQ: Am I Too Old to Go Climbing?

Wednesday February 15, 2012
How old is too old to start climbing? The short answer is:  "You're never too old." Well, that's a stretch but if you're a reasonably fit senior citizen and don't ... Read More

The World's First Alpinist: Petrarch Climbs Mont Ventoux in 1336

Saturday February 11, 2012
In late April of 1336, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarch trekked to the windswept rocky summit of 6,263-foot Mont Ventoux in the Provence region of southern France. Petrarch, ... Read More

First Ascent of a Proud Desert Tower

Thursday February 9, 2012
Even in this modern age, when it seems that everywhere has been explored and mapped and almost every worthwhile rock face has been climbed, there are still lots of vertical ... Read More

6 Tips for Better Climbing Footwork

Tuesday February 7, 2012
Climbing efficiently and gracefully is all about having good footwork. Use your feet well by placing them softly and quietly on footholds, making small steps rather than giant high steps, ... Read More

Risky Behavior? Mother Takes Toddler Climbing in a Pack

Friday February 3, 2012
A few days ago 26-year-old Menna Pritchard, the single mother of Ffion, a 2-year-old toddler, posted a photograph of herself and the child top-roping a climbing route in Wales. The ... Read More

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