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Abbey Smith - Andaman Sea Climbing

Abbey Smith - Andaman Sea Climbing

I’m circumnavigating a remote sea stack in the Andaman Sea by kayak searching for stunning lines to climb. No guide, no grades, no chalk – just spectacular limestone walls begging to be climbed. It’s up to me to judge whether the rock is solid, the landing is safe, the crux too high, and my ability satisfactory. To me, finding rocks that haven’t been climbed before is the ultimate adventure.

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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 MC

Mountain Cup 2014 Begins!

The 2014 La Sportiva Mountain Cup presented by Trail Runner Magazine is underway! We've hand picked 10 of the most beautiful and challenging trail races across the country from 10K to half marathon. Did we mention the $25,000 cash purse? Check out the race website for complete info and schedule.

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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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