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Climb Safe: Avalanche Safety
“There is no avalanche danger unless a human is there,” said Dick Jackson of Aspen Expeditions at the start of a Level 1 avalanche course.
John Long: Mountains of Trouble
The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
America's Best Climbing Area: Red River Gorge
It took the spotlight of the Petzl Roctrip to show what the locals already knew: The Red River Gorge is America's Best Climbing Area.
A new user-friendly crag may offer the best fix of all.
Alex and Thomas Huber Climb in Queen Maud Land
Stephon Siegrist and the Huber Brothers-three of Europe's top free climbers-embark on an Antarctic expedition to the spellbinding realm of the Queen Mound Land, and open the coldest chapter of their lives.
C.A.M.P. Quartz Climbing Harness Review
The C.A.M.P. Quartz is a four-gear-loop, all-around harness that is comfortable and versatile.
Elbow: Elbow Pain and Dodgy Elbows
More recalcitrant than Castro, though less charismatic, elbow pain is the most common and debilitating of chronic climbing injuries. It might be called golfer's or tennis elbow, but it is climbers (and professional knitters) who are most likely to suffer the travails of blown-out elbows.
Maximum Training in Minimum Time
The arrival of summer means climbing trips. How would one train to be able to climb as much as possible during a finite period?