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Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey These are numbers 9, 10, 11, 11bis, 12, 13 and 14 in the ice climbing guidebook Effimeri barbagli by Matteo Giglio. "Ropes with warning signs will delimit the area, and the information regarding the ban will be shared with the media.
PRODUCT NEWS: Jöttnar Launches New Winter Range Jöttnar has released its winter 2018/19 range which sees an additional 11 new products join the collection. This is the British brand's largest range expansion to date.
GROUP TEST: Women's All-Round Harnesses Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. From trad crags and mountain multi-pitch, to sport and indoor climbing, to winter and Alpine, if you are only buying one harness to cover every base then it needs to be a solid all-rounder.
Odia Writer Pens Down The Mountaineering Journey Of Kusang Odia writer, Susanta Kumar Das released his book 'The Long Walk from Darkness to Light', an autobiography of legendary mountaineer Kusang Dorjee Sherpa, at the Auditorium of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling on December 12.
Brenta Dolomites: new mixed climb up Cima Grostè Jacopo Pellizzari introduces Siamo fuori dal Tunnel, a new mixed climb first ascended with Mauro Mabboni on 2 and 5 December 2018 up the West Face of Cima Grostè.
Nathan Phillips climbs Gecko assis 8B+ Nathan Phillips, reigning British Bouldering Champion and member of the GB Climbing Team, has just climbed Gecko assis, a classic 8B+ boulder in Rocher de Boligny, Fontainebleau. It's his second of the grade and, amazingly, Nathan reckons it wasn't even at his limit.
PRODUCT NEWS: The new Boreal Ninja performance slipper The original Ninja slipper was legendary, offering a huge step up in performance. The latest incarnation is set to be equally groundbreaking, with outstanding performance in an easy-fit slipper.
A bit more on the Scottish Avalanche Service - Blyth Wright, Bob Barton and Mark Diggins. Peter White - Ex RAF MRT and Glencoe MRT. "It's come a long way. When it was first rolled out in the late 80's I got a phone call from a certain Eric Langmuir. He spoke for five minutes before I realised it wasn't a prank call!
PODCAST: Factor Two - S2 Episode 2: Me and My Shadow In this second Factor Two podcast series, Wil Treasure continues to share stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and lesser-known characters. In-depth, personal accounts that aren't read from a page on a variety of themes.
WIN a day on a winter skills course with George Fisher Win a place for you and a friend on a winter skills course in the Lake District this winter. You will spend the day with mountain instructor Chris from Live4Adventure and Keswick Mountain Rescue…
Introductory winter skills with Inverness Backcountry Sports Club. Last month I was asked by Nicola Jackson, a friend from Torridon Mountain Rescue Team to provide an introductory winter skills day for Inverness Backcountry Sports Club. Blair, Anne, David, Susan, Simon and Zoe wanted to develop their winter skills in order to become more confident and independent to undertake more demanding ski tours.
Wafaa Amer claims Hyaena, historic Andrea Gallo testpiece at Finale, Italy Egyptian rock climber Wafaa Amer report about her repeat of Hyaena, the milestone in Italian sports climbing freed by Andrea Gallo in 1986 at Finale Ligure.
Daniel Woods sending Box Therapy in Rocky Mountains The video of American climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Box Therapy, an 8C+ boulder problem in the Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.
Beinn Alder visit to Lancet Edge and an early Avalanche experience in 1972. Nowadays it's easy to access the Avalanche reports. History of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service that brings you daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard for the 5 most popular areas of Scotland during the most popular period of the winter season. History of the Web Site:.
2018/12/15 - Florence Peak + Sweet Peak / 芙蘿倫絲峯+甜美峯 I first took notice of the two peaks while en climbing Burnt Mountain across the Carbon River Valley in late spring of this year. After some research, I decided to save the peaks for later to avoid the high season crowd. We were able to avoid today's heightened avalanche danger on minimal open terrain.
Parody of Free Solo, the film about Alex Honnold climbing Freerider without a rope The parody of the trailer to Free Solo that documents Alex Honnold and his climb without a rope of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite on 3 June 2017.
5: Hold Fast There's a remarkable beauty of relative perspective. I mean, it's kind of amazing just to think that we all have this unique opportunity to alter reality. And some things in life are just good and some are bad-really bad. Or are they? The concept that it all comes down to our perception is sort of an interesting one-a gift-to create good of bad.
HIE Takes Over Cairngorm Mountain But whether it will operate as normal at all this winter still remains to be seen. HIE owns Cairngorm Estate and had leased the resort to operator Cairngorm Mountain Limited, and its parent company Natural Retreats, on a 25-year lease.
Win a pair of Climbing Technology North Couloir Axes The North Couloir is an all round technical tool designed to excel over a wide range of conditions and terrain. It's the ideal axe for those operating in the Scottish Winter or Alpine mid grades who also need an axe that works well on pure water ice.
International Mountain Day 11th December is International Mountain Day and I wanted to commemorate it to raise awareness regarding mountains and their importance. It's strange that in spite of their magnificence they're often overseen in terms of their significance. I guess we do tend to be oblivious to what's obvious!
December 1954 - Tragedy on Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis is one of my favourite mountains it is full of incredible stories. This is one of the most tragic. On the 19 Dec 1954 over 64 years ago Eleven Royal Naval personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Fulmar left to climb Ben Nevis via Coire Leis.
FRI NIGHT VID: The Ant & The Whale Our Friday Night Video this week is from Dom Bush from Land and Sky Media. The film is based on a conversation with his friend, Ian Almond and how Ian misjudged a situation in the Alps causing him to lose some of his fingers. Dom explains some of the motivations behind the film in this short interview:.
Stefano Ghisolfi portrays his Perfecto Mundo at Margalef First ascent: Adam Ondra. Second ascent: Chris Sharma, 2013: 2013 Vasil Vasil 9b+, Sloup, Repubblica Ceca. First ascent: Adam Ondra2017 Silence 9c Flatanger, Norway. First ascent: Adam Ondra2018 Perfecto Mundo 9b+, Margalef, Spain. First ascent: Alexander Megos Second ascent: Stefano Ghisolfi 2018.
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