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New mixed climb up Pizzo Porola in Bergamo Alps " The new route is called 80 Primavere, 80 spring seasons, is graded TD+ and has been dedicated to Mario Bergamelli, Honorary President of the Nembrese Alpinist Group, for his 80th birthday which he celebrated in early February.TOPO: 80 Primavere, Pizzo Porola, Bergamo Alps: Si ringrazia: Grande Grimpe, Gruppo Alpinistico Nembrese, Club Alpino...

FRI NIGHT VID: First Ascents in Liming, China Our Friday Night Video this week features Jenny Fisher and Kat Whipple in Liming, China. Both were drawn to each other by a mutual love of crack climbing and head to China with the aim of putting up…

White Mountaineering Taps EASTPAK for Functional Backpack White Mountaineering showcased its highly-functional apparel collection at its Spring / Summer 2019 runway show, along with a matching repertoire of crossover bags with American lifestyle brand EASTPAK.

JOBS: Advertising Manager at new Adventure Magazine Launching in spring 2019, BASE Magazine is a free quarterly magazine for all adventurers, explorers, and wilderness travellers.

La Sportiva and CAMP on the shoulders of the ski mountaineering giants During the stages of the World Cup and for all the International competitions, the ski mountaineering giants will carry the colours and technically of two of the most prestigious ski mountaineering brands on their shoulders as sign of the exclusive Made in Italy partnership.

7: Why Not Now Fact: fear stops so much of what we do. But after one life-altering day in the Gunks, Caitlin stopped putting things on hold and made some big changes because she saw what happens when you lose the chance-when you always think, "I'll do it later." and then later doesn't exist.

Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites Thanks to Alessandro Beber, Matteo Faletti, Marco Pellegrini and Marco Zanni for sharing these moments with me. Simone BanalLA BESTIA by Matteo Faletti A winter like this one hasn't happened for a while.

YCS 2019: Round 3 Start Times We hope you're all looking forward to the third round of the Youth Climbing Series 2019 on Saturday 2 March. The format for the boulder round is three hours, ten problems and five attempts per problem. You can find the start times for your region below.

Waldorf University to Host "Reel Rock 13" Rock Climbing / Mountaineering Independent Film Festival Waldorf University will host a screening of the "Reel Rock 13" independent film festival on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Boman Fine Arts Center located at 225 John K. Hanson Dr., Forest City, IA. The doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Students can attend for free.

VIDEO: Bouldering in Madagascar - Tsaranoro Eadan Cunningham travels to Madagascar with a group of friends and older brother. His goal, to discover, clean and climb untouched boulders. Their goal, to develop a hard big wall on the granite…

Gear Review - BightGear Caldera Down Parka I'm fortunate to be able to review about a half-dozen of the industry's best belay jackets each winter. Chances are from December to April I'm spending 5-6 days a week climbing frozen waterfalls or teaching avalanche courses up on notoriously cold Mount Washington.

SHOW REPORT: ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup Brands:Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, E9,Fjallraven, Mammut, Marmot, Mountain Equipment, Outdoor Research, Rab, Sprayway, The North Face The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019.

PRODUCT NEWS: Tony Howard's new autobiography is now available to pre-order Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway's Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, 'One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers'.

Cairnhead Bouldering Nice find from Stewart Cable, near the Andy Goldsworthy sculptures near Moniaive. Looks like a really pleasant bloc for a little solitude in spring, are there any more out there in the woods, Stewart? Stone Country Press Ltd. 2017. Picture Window theme.

Andy Nisbet's Funeral Arrangements. Wednesday 20 Th Feb at 1315 at Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel. Liz Wallace, Andy’s sister has written: My brother Andy’s funeral will be at Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel on Wednesday 20th February at 1.15pm and afterwards at DoubleTree…

Ace ice in Rjukan We are having a cracking week in Rjukan, here are a few snaps so far. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Join the 2019 Paraclimbing Team Are you interested in joining the Paraclimbing Team for 2019? Then don't miss the open selection event taking place on Saturday 9 March at The Quay Climbing Centre.

Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitz Roy flyby And what about Cerro Torre? "I'll probably return, but in order to fly off it so many different variables all need to fall into place. You need to be lucky and have a window of opportunity to give it go. Then you have to actually be good enough to reach the summit.

Exciting Announcement! I have some incredibly exciting news. Truth is, it's been brewing for a few months but I didn't want to jinx it by telling you too early. Just to note that this does not affect my role at Trekitt and I'll still be here full time!

2019 BMC Volunteer Award recipients The 2019 Recipients of the BMC Volunteer Awards have been announced. The awards will be presented as part of the 2019 AGM weekend in Buxton next Month. Find out more about the AGM weekend here. The George Band Award recognises people who have played a significant role in the BMC's work over an extended period of time.

3rd Ascent of Neanderthal for Adam Ondra Adam Ondra has made the 3rd ascent of Neanderthal, Santa Linya. Unusually for Adam, the route has put up a fight. He first attempted the route in 2011 and has since put in a couple of weeks' worth of effort. On the last day of his trip and despite racing the inevitable sun, Adam completed the route.

PRODUCT NEWS: Exciting updates for EDELRID's best sellers Edelrid's three best selling harnesses have had some exciting updates for 2019. We have the Jay for men, the Jayne for women and the Finn for kids. We believe this trio of harnesses are now some of the best value on the market today. Have a read below to find out more and see why we've made our rather bold claim!

Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master In the truest sense of the term. Sometimes he asked a lot, indeed, demanded a lot. In short, sometimes he wasn't simple to get on with him, but at the same time you comprehend that he someone who, if you needed him, was always there for you. For example, he knew how to recognise merits.

REVIEW: Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory and working on the designs for the new range.

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