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Climb Safe: Ascender Safety 101
Three fatalities on this one route alone underscore the seriousness of jugging fixed ropes. Though seemingly simple and safe, this task, like rappelling, is one of climbing’s most insidious killers. The good news is that, as with rappelling, a few simple precautions can minimize the risk.
John Long: The Only Rule That Counts
The greatest riches lie at the end of your dreams
Steep is out, retro is in and shelf road is taking over by popular demand
WHEN MAXIME TURGEON AND LOUIS-PHILIPPE MNARD stepped onto the Ruth Glacier in the spring of 2005, no one in the climbing community had ever heard of them.
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Nemo Tenshi Tent Review
The two-person, single-walled NEMO Tenshi is a breath of condensation-free air.
Fingers: Stiffness, Soreness
I'm 26 and for the past two years I have been unable to bend my fingers into a complete fist. I've started doing the finger stretches that you suggested [No. 173 or drjulian-saunders.com] as well as ice baths, but nothing seems to improve the range of motion.
Witness the Mental Fitness: Set Thought Aside to Improve Performance
Your mind will do anything it can to keep from being fully present for the stress that is inherent in a climbing challenge. You can’t “fix” the mind from the perspective of the mind. Mental fitness training has to be done from a perspective that is removed from the mind itself. You need a different access point.