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Climb Safe: How To Survive Bad Weather on El Cap
Yosemite seems like a fair-weather paradise, but because it sits high in the Sierra Nevada and close to the Pacific Ocean, cold, wet storms can strike any time. Bad weather and lack of preparedness can be a deadly combination. Here’s how you can avoid becoming a Valley statistic.
John Long: Slaying Giants
Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
2009 season highlighted by the first free ascent of Cerro Capicúa, 4,000-foot 5.12d.
Committed: Matt McCormick
Matt McCormick is probably best known for a 35-foot, spinning fall from his trad 5.13c R, Wheelin' and Dealin', on the Spider's Web, Adirondacks, New York. The sickening plummet on sketchy gear was filmed and posted online.
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.
Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT
The 36.6-square-foot Hilleberg Nammatj 3GT is an exoskeleton tent. The poles slip in the outer tent, into the fly.
A Doctor's Guide to Your Climbing Body
IS THE BACTERIAL INFECTION CA-MRSA AN EPIDEMIC AMONG CLIMBERS? NOT YET. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED DISEASE.
Crank Like a Russian - How to Power Train for Climbing
I'm looking for a new method for structuring my power-training sets on the hangboard. I've used the pyramid structure many times, but surely some different combinations are equally effective?