"Madame Ching was a dangerous female Chinese pirate and she fought with a lot of strong nations," Eiter told Rock and Ice. "I fight with hard routes."
Avalanche safety---from knowledge to carrying equipment---is the norm in the backcountry skiing community. It's time the ice-climbing community followed suit.
“Of all the post-Second World War British mountaineers,” Sir Chris Bonington told Rock and Ice, “Doug Scott was undoubtedly outstanding and joins the rich pantheon of international pioneering climbers from around the world.”
Hamish MacInnes continually pushed the standards of Scottish winter climbing in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and invented gear---including the Terrordactyl ice axe---that changed the game in terms of what was possible.
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Fred Rouhling’s “Akira,” World’s First Proposed 5.15b in 1995, Finally Repeated; Downgraded to 5.14d
Seb Bouin and Lucien Martinez have done the second and third ascents of Fred Rouhling's infamous Akira, and suggested a big downgrade to 9a (5.14d). But Rouhling is sticking to his guns on the grade. What's the deal?
A recap of this year's Climbing Advocacy Conference, organized by Access Fund and The Climbing Initiative, which brought together over 650 registrants from 36 different countries.
"It’s the first big thing I’ve done in climbing that I’m super proud of," Cannon said of his one-day free ascent of Golden Gate.