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Paige Claassen - Just Do It

Paige Claassen - Just Do It

I’m staring down the barrel of the long sideways move out left, the intro to the crux. I guess I’ll take a moment to assess the conditions, even though my training barks “focus only on the task at hand”. The air is warm – too warm. Where was that unnerving wind, the one that twisted all my quickdraws around the bolts, blew my hair in my eyes, and made that distracting noise as it whipped around the arête to my right, yet kept me on the wall. Now, not even a hint of breeze graces the warm red rock. No one is cheering anymore. I’m all alone up here. 

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Leor Pantilat - Alta Peak in Winter

Leor Pantilat - Alta Peak in Winter

When I climbed Alta Peak in September I knew that I had to return to see the spectacular view in the winter. Alta Peak is located in Sequoia National Park in the Southern High Sierra and is accessed from Wolverton. Winter Alta Peak is actually a different point along the ridge from the traditional summit at the end of the Alta Peak Trail.


2014 Lander ICF

Lander Climber's Festival

The Lander International Climber’s Festival turned 21 years old this year and quite possibly, had the best birthday party yet! Situated in the small town of Lander, WY, the festival erupts upon a town that seems to have been otherwise forgotten by the rest of the world.

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Pat Goodman - Gun Control

La Sportiva athlete Pat Goodman discusses some of the ethics and considerations that need to be taken while establishing new routes. Meanwhile, enjoy watching him send "Gun Control" 5.13, an amazing line up one of the most stunning walls in the New River Gorge.

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Leor Pantilat's Adventures - 11/01/2013

Check out Leor's personal blog for first-hand accounts of his adventures on and off the trails of California. More...

Derrick Spafford's Health & Adventure - 11/01/2013

Do you have a dream goal? With over 30 years of running, coaching and personal training experience, Derrick Spafford’s extensive knowledge and background will help you achieve that goal! Derrick specializes in trail, ultra, mountain and snowshoe racing. More...

Sean Blanton - Run Bum - 11/01/2013

Run Bum welcomes you! A community of runners, of all capabilities, joining to support each other, learn from each other, and just enjoy the goodness that is running. We train, we enter races, but when you get down to it we’re just here to have a good time. Join us, be a Run Bum too. More...

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Jen Olson - 5 Tips for Getting Strong

Jen Olson - 5 Tips for Getting Strong

I see myself as a beginner at training for climbing, but I have been fortunate to receive some coaching from a handful of experts in the past couple years and I am seeing great results.  Hopefully this will motivate you to achieve your goals!

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Superior Avalanche:  Ten Conclusions I Should Always Remember

Superior Avalanche: Ten Conclusions I Should Always Remember

On April 12, 2012, I was caught and tumbled by an avalanche while skiing Mt. Superior in the Wasatch.  My partner Jason Dorais wrote this report.  I've added my thoughts below.

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