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TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
Souvenirs
After seven harrowing weeks gunning for one of the most striking lines in Pakistan, the north ridge of Shingu Charpa, the author comes away with a surprising gift.
The Last Samurai:
Steve Dieckhoff started climbing in the late 1960s when climbing meant you tied in at the base and went up. This simplistic, purist's approach burned ...
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
La Sportiva Women's Solution Shoe Review
★★★★★ When I first got wind of La Sportiva's women’s specific Solution, I was a bit skeptical. As a customer satisfied with the original unisex model, I questioned whether a women’s version could really provide any true performance upgrades beyond what one friend described as a “shrink it and pink it” treatment.

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