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Facts for Climbers About the Highest Mountain...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Mount Rainier, Washington's highest mountain, is the 4th highest mountain in the USA. Learn interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.



What are the Best Knots for Rock Climbing?

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn about the best rock climbing knots; rappel knots; knot strength; how to tie knots; types of knots; and why knots keep you safe when climbing.



Climbing FAQ: Am I too Old to Start Climbing? Nah

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Climbing FAQ: Am I too old to start rock climbing? The answer is No! Climbing keeps you young and improves your health. Get on the rock and find new life.



Do I Have to be Strong to Go Rock Climbing?

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

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Should I Go on a Guided or Non-Guided...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

After asking: How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? the next second question climbers ask is: Should I go on a guided or non-guided expedition to Everest? Learn why non-guided expeditions are not the best deal to reach the summit and return safely.



Facts about the Highest Mountain in Africa

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.



9 Weather Signs of an Incoming Storm

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

When you're climbing in the mountains, it's important to know how to predict climbing weather to avoid rain, snow, and wind. Learn nine common signs that indicate your climbing weather is changing, including cumulus clouds, cirrus clouds, a halo around the moon, rising and falling barometric pressure, and low clouds.



Where to Build Your Toprope Climbing Anchors

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

The first skill you need to safely create top-rope anchors is to select the best site for them on the cliff-top. Learn how to evaluate a climbing site and safely set up a toprope anchor for climbing.



How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is a popular peak for lots of climbers. Learn basic information to climb Kilimanjaro, including acclimatization, finding an outfitter, hiring guides and porters, and why it's such a strenuous climb.



Do I Weigh Too Much to Rock Climb?

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

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All About Pico de Orizaba: Mexico's Highest...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn about Pico de Orizaba, popular among mountain climbers and the highest mountain in Mexico, it is also the highest volcano in North America.



Climbing Mount Whitney -- Facts about...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Mount Whitney, a popular peak for climbing, is California's highest mountain and the highest in the Lower 48 states. Learn cool facts and trivia about Whitney.



Understanding the Geology of Mount Everest

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Why are marine fossils on top of Mt. Everest? Learn about Mt. Everest's unique geology, its 3 rock layers, and why it is still rising higher.



How to Tie a Figure-8 Follow-Through Knot for...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn how to tie a figure-8 follow-through knot, the best knot for tying into a climbing rope. The figure-8 follow-through knot, also called a figure-8 trace knot, is the best knot for rock climbing since it's easy to check and won't come untied.



What Climbers Should Know About Japan's Mount...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn facts and trivia about Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain and one of the world's most beautiful mountains, and how to climb Mount Fuji.



A Climber's Guide to California's Mount Shasta

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Mount Shasta towers majestically above northern California. This massive stratovolcano, one of California's Fourteeners, has a long colorful history and is a popular mountain for climbers. Find out lots of interesting facts and Mount Shasta's geology, volcanism, history, ascents, and how to climb it.



How Safe is Climbing? Results will Surprise You

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

How safe is climbing? A recent study of data from emergency rooms across the United States says climbing is pretty safe. Read here about the surprising findings.



Use Climbing Voice Commands for Safe Communicat...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Climbing voice commands are basic verbal commands that rock climbers use to communicate with each other when they're climbing. Learn why climbers use voice commands and what the basic voice commands are.



What Climbers Should Know About South America's...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.



5 Safety Tips to Set Up Top-Rope Climbing Anchors

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

The most dangerous part of top-rope climbing is setting up anchors at the top of a cliff. Every year a few climbers fall off cliff-tops because they aren't tied into their rope before they set anchors on the edge. Learn important safety tips for setting top-rope anchors and what you should not do.



The 4 Best Knots to Tie Rappel Ropes Together

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

If you're out climbing and need to rappel off the cliff, here are the four best knots to tie your climbing ropes together.



5 Interesting Stories and Facts about Mount...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Learn facts about Mount Everest, world's highest mountain, including first American ascent; first flight over Everest; Mt. Everest geology and glaciers; and is Everest really the world's highest mountain.



How to Avoid Climbing Injuries

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Climbing is a physical sport so you can get injured if you're not careful. Learn to avoid climbing injuries and accidents, and what to do if you're injured climbing by following these smart climbing tips.



How to Use Sewn Slings for Climbing Safety

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Climbing slings, simply lengths of webbing that are tied or sewn into closed loops, are an essential piece of rock climbing equipment. Learn all about slings, how climbers use slings, the different materials used to make slings, and the differences between sewn and tied slings.



Statistics for Climbing Accidents, Injuries,...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

A study of rock climbing accidents, injuries, rescues, and fatalities over a 14-year period from 1998 to 2011 details the causes of climbing incidents in the Boulder, Colorado area, including Eldorado Canyon, one of the most popular climbing areas in the United States.



Your Essential Bouldering Equipment

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

The beauty of bouldering is not just doing hard moves but also its minimalism. You don’t need to spend lots of money on equipment to have fun on the boulders. Here are the 3 essential pieces of climbing equipment that you need to go bouldering.



Facts, Figures and Trivia About the World's...

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, rises onthe border of Nepal and Tibet in Asia. Learn interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first ascent, usual climbing routes, and strange feats on the roof of the world.



4 Friction Knots All Climbers Need to Know

2016-12-03T11:03:41Z

Every climber needs to know these 4 friction knots to climb a rope in an emergency or to escape a belay.