At 9 a.m. on February 25, 2008, Russian Valery Rozov was the first person to BASE jump off of Cerro Torre…
“Spiderman” strikes again.
Recently, I was in an expensive, albeit nice, climbing gym, four hours from where I live. The girl behind the counter was seemingly absorbed in her charge as the sentry of the gym…
“So far we had little luck finding any climbing in Chile. But in a pension in Pucon there was a small photo on the wall showing a distant view of some interesting-looking cliffs, on a mountaintop above some woods. Our interest was roused immediately when, by chance, a local raft guide commented that no one had climbed on these walls, some of which rose 2,500 feet above the canopy.”
For a pair of arborist-adventurers, climbing isn’t just something to do on a cliff. A journey into the canopy of Washington’s Olympic National Park.
Frequently I am accused of being a pack snob. It started way back in college when I had a part-time job sewing backpacks for a small outdoor company in Bellingham, WA. The owner and I would stay late tweaking, modifying and otherwise trying to improve the current line of packs as well as our personal climbing packs. Whether building custom packs, bringing old, well loved packs back to life, or modifying brand new packs, it was rare that I saw a pack that didn’t need some improvement.
One week in the Caribbean during an Atlantic Ocean hurricane swell. Local surfers share some tube time and fun in the sun.