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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:26:44 -0500


Boost Your Outdoor Camping With These Tips

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:13:20 -0500

We have the attributes of nature; we take care of our everyday life with no change. A great way to change our routine is to plan a week-long camping trip. A good way to enjoy a few days, leave the city to enjoy outdoor areas and see what nature offers. but, you need the right camping equipment to make your trip easier. First, you need a tent to find shelter and safety while you sleep. Best to try your tent before leaving, put it behind the house. Make sure no holes and windows closed while it kept.

The Fear of Falling: In Life and On The Wall

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:55:00 -0600

Fear of falling can be translated into climbing and also into our daily lives. This is a small piece I wrote talking about what helped me enjoy my climbing experience more and accept where I have to let go to grow.

Mountain Climbing Tips for Beginners

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:38:31 -0600

Mountain climbing is a sport which is suitable for those who are always looking for activities containing a lot of adrenaline rush. This activity may include climbing rocks, hiking, glaciers crossing, camping etc. While this sport is for everybody a mountain climber must be patient, mentally and physically strong and must be well-trained.

Roopkund Trek

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:28:15 -0500

Roopkund in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is a famous glacial lake. This lake is famous because it has more than five hundred skeletons of humans that are found at the edge of the lake. The Roopkund trek is popular because of the several climbing objectives in this area which include the beautiful trident peak Trishul (7122m) and Ronti (6078m).

Know the Several Benefits of Rock Climbing

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:14:30 -0500

Rock climbing is both an indoor and outdoor sports and gives one a better recreation. This is one of the fastest growing sports activities in the world. Many are of the view that this sport is an adventurous one that invokes adrenaline rush.

5 Of the World's Easiest Mountains To Climb

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:05:09 -0500

There is a lot on the internet for adrenaline junkies that want to attempt the biggest or most dangerous peaks in the world but not much about the beginner? Here is my list of the best mountains to climb for beginners.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes - Which Route Is Best for You?

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:59:41 -0500

There are seven routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro, namely Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe, Machame and the Northern Circuit. All of the routes, except the Marangu, make use of tents for overnight accommodation. On the Marangu route, accommodation is in shared dormitory style mountain huts. Marangu is the shortest route taking as little as five days to summit and descend, where the other routes are done over a minimum of 6 days. Each route has its own positives and negatives and each needs to be careful considered when deciding which route is the right choice for you.

3 Important Tips For Climbing A High Altitude Mountain

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:20:55 -0500

Climbing a high altitude mountain is both tiring and tough, it is mentally and physically demanding and you must be well prepared for the hike if at all you are going all the way to the summit. When thinking of climbing a mountain, you most probably will be doing it in a team and you really do not want to be the whiner that drags everyone else down. Remember that anything can happen during the climb including elements such as bad weather changes, difficult terrains and avalanches. It helps to prepare well in advance and to ensure that you are physically and mentally ready for the challenge ahead.

Conducting Abseiling? 5 Golden Tips To Get Your Participants to Abseil

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:24:58 -0500

Being fortunate enough to conduct many sessions of abseiling this semester made me feel more like a psychologist than an outdoor instructor. Tried different strategies to encourage my participants to try abseiling. Here are 5 golden tips to use without feeling like wanting to kick them off the rooftop! Hope it helps you the next time you are conducting abseiling.

7 Reasons To Climb Mt. Whitney In Winter

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:20:28 -0500

Anyone can climb up a mountain in the summer! Can you take on a 14,000 foot peak in the middle of winter conditions? Here are the 7 Reasons why you should take on this challenge.

Jump Start Your Life ASAP: Climb Mt. Apo

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:06:56 -0600

If you are looking for an activity to excite your life, then mountain climbing is the thing for you to do. That for sure would be an experience of a lifetime.

Bouldering in Bishop, California

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:56:14 -0500

Bishop, hands down, has been one of my favourite climbing playgrounds. It is a land where desert plains are dusted with sand-coloured boulders resembling colossal eggs; where the view from the top is strikingly different yet immensely magical all the same.

Some Tips Before Climbing A Mountain Part II

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:57:16 -0500

Mountain climbing is definitely fun, right? When you and your relatives and friends are looking for an outdoor adventure that can be attended and participated in by many, if not by everyone you are eyeing to be part of the team, you end up most of the time choosing mountain climbing.

Some Tips Before Climbing A Mountain Part I

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:47:00 -0500

While it is viewed as something exhilarating, one must never discount the fact that it is dangerous outdoor activity as well. With that said, everyone who is set to climb a mountain must be aware of important tips before starting your trek.

Climbing Quandry Peak in Spectacular Colorado

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:43:51 -0500

A foray into the world of Colorados infamous 14ers. Got a little more than I bargained for!

Rev. James Jackson [1796-1878] The Pillarite Patriarch

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:05:13 -0500

In the 19th century, rock climbing in as we know it today, was totally different, indeed, one wonders if to-days modern equipment conscious climber, could have performed the daring feats of those early Victorians who without rope, helmet or climbing guide book, sought out the dank dark uninviting gullies and rock faces, and climbed them using nothing but their prowess and climbing skill. One such person was in his eighties when he made a name for himself. His name is not known outside a small local circle of climbing enthusiasts in his home county of Cumbria.

Be Safe and Ready for Mountain Climbing Part I

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:53:00 -0500

When planning for a great outdoor adventure, mountain climbing or trekking can be among your options, right? When it comes to this kind of outdoor bonding activity, there are a lot of mountains which some professional climbers are frequently suggesting. So, if you want to experience real enjoyment and excitement, why not climb up to the summit of a particular majestic peak that is considered to be the highest in the country?

Be Safe and Ready for Mountain Climbing Part II

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:51:00 -0500

In the said article, we particularly cited about climbing the highest peak in a country as among the most sought-after destinations when it comes to this kind of outdoor activity. For the second part of the article, we will discuss about six other tips which will help you be prepared even more for that awesome climb that you have been planning about.

Rusty Westmorland OBE, Lakeland's Last Climbing Pioneer - Founding Father of Keswck MRT [1886-1984]

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:58:44 -0500

Every climber knows the names of Haskett-Smith, Chris Bonnington, Joe Brown, Don Whillans, Pete Crew among many others whose names are synonymous with climbing history. But few know the name of Rusty Westmorland. This article hopes to change that.

Why Rock Climbing Is Great for Kids

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:34:27 -0600

Rock climbing is not just for grown-ups. Your children can also enjoy this fun-filled activity as well as reap its advantages. Aside from its heart-health benefits, rock climbing is also known to boost their self-confidence and esteem. While it may not be an impromptu activity like running or biking, there are many climbing walls that are now available, especially with the advent of fitness centers and camps.

Climbing Half Dome the Challenge of a Lifetime

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:34:05 -0600

In 1999 I took my 72 year old father to Yosemite with the goal of getting him to the top of Half Dome. It was going to be quite the challenge given my dad's two heart operations but with his determination and never say quit attitude I felt confident we could do it.

Mountaineering - Why You Should Try It

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:02:10 -0600

Do you feel like you lead a boring and dull life? You need to experience the adventure of a lifetime. You can do that by learning about mountaineering and why you should try it.

Rock Climbing On Vancouver Island

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:49:23 -0500

Vancouver Island, on the West Coast of Canada, is a destination for tourists from all across the Globe. Known for its natural beauty and benign climate, Vancouver Island has also become known as a hot spot for caving, rock climbing and mountaineering. The accompanying article explores some of the reasons "The Island" has become such a popular destination.

How to Treat Elbow Tendonitis From Rock Climbing: The Climber's Elbow Protocol

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:35:31 -0500

Can't get rid of that elbow pain? This detailed protocol specifically for rock climbers offers remedies, exercises, and stretches for treating elbow tendonitis. Read and get rid of elbow tendonitis fast.

When Is The Snow Of Kilimanjaro At Its Worst?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:26:11 -0500

When is the snow of Kilimanjaro at its worst? This is the one question that many explorers and mountain adventurers are dying to know, since snow is the one thing that can make or break your climb. This is because when you are at high altitudes and dealing with extreme climates, your body takes more strain than normal, making the climb potentially very difficult.

How Climbing a Mountain Can Prepare You for the Business World

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:09 -0500

Going on an adventure that is rich for the soul could be what you need in order to gain a new perspective on life. Knowing how climbing a mountain can prepare you for the business world will give you the competitive edge that you need in order to face any obstacles that may come your way.

The Reality of Hiking Kilimanjaro: Training for the Climb

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:47:03 -0500

It is time for you to go on an adventure of lifetime. You are ready to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for the first time, which means that you need to understand what the reality of training for the hike up Kilimanjaro really is.

Mt Kilimanjaro - Facts About the Umbwe Route

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:12:27 -0500

Mt Kilimanjaro is known to push people to the limits with its slow and steady hike. There are many different routes that you can choose to take, but one of the most popular is the Umbwe route.

The Reality of Hiking Kilimanjaro

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:38:41 -0500

If you want to go on an adventure of a lifetime, you need to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It is an experience that will awaken your soul and your spirit. The reality of hiking Kilimanjaro may seem daunting at first, but following the correct procedures will make this adventure truly unforgettable.

Interesting Facts About Mt Kilimanjaro

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:36:25 -0500

You can have the adventure of a lifetime when you choose to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Before you decide to take on this amazing journey, you should find out a bit more about this gorgeous mountain. There are a few facts about MT Kilimanjaro that you may not know.

Thrillseekers Must Experience Mount Kinabalu's Via Ferrata!

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:56:38 -0600

Mount Kinabalu's via Ferrata is the worlds' highest, at 3,776 metres, and a Guinness World Record! Complete the world record via Ferrata for an amazing Borneo adventure!

The Health Benefits Associated With Rock Climbing

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:23:28 -0600

Do you want to improve your physical strength, build muscle and mentality? How about reducing your stress levels and losing weight as well? Rock climbing is the fun way to achieve all of this and more.

Mount Olympus - Climbing The Mountain Of The Gods

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:39:01 -0600

Go searching for the ancient gods on top of Mount Olympus. Join the 10,000 annual visitors on a challenge of a lifetime and see if you can reach the Mytikas peak - the home of Zeus.

Why Africa Is Not All Safaris - Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:28:42 -0600

Mt Kilimanjaro is one reason why Africa is not all safaris. Trek up one of the 6 peaks on the world's largest free standing mountain to truly challenge yourself and create one awesome adventure.

Rock Climbing And Abseiling - A Thrilling Adventure

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:53:00 -0600

Looking for a new, fun and thrilling adventure to add to your bucket list? Try rock climbing and abseiling, either combined or individually for an adventure you will never forget.

Rock Climbing - An Active Adventure To Get You Fit

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:19:33 -0600

Are you looking for an fun and active adventure that you could take up? Well Rock climbing is one such adventure that is sure to help get you fit... and it's a lot more fun than hitting up the gym.

Benefits of Indoor Wall Climbing

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:04:52 -0600

Adventurous individuals need action-packed activities and adrenaline rushes. Indoor wall climbing can give you that, along with this article's list of physical and mental benefits.

Why Climb Mt Kilimanjaro - Identifying the Top Reasons

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:40:21 -0600

According to an estimated report, Mt Kilimanjaro receives more than 35000 footfalls all round the year and the number seems to increase every year. In fact, many people visit Tanzania just to climb the highest peak of Africa- the Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is also counted as the tallest free standing mountain in the entire world.

Identifying Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:15:57 -0500

Standing at an elevation of about 5895 meters, Mt Kilimanjaro or "Rooftop of Africa" enjoys one among the biggest topographical features in the planet. Kilimanjaro Mountain has been one of the highly accessible peaks in the world and thus has become one of the most popular attractions for adventure seekers across the globe.

How to Choose the Best Crampons for Safety and Durability

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:39:01 -0500

There are a number of climbing accessories everyone needs to safely and securely travel on snow and nice. None of them are more important than crampons. A majority of ice climbers wear leather or synthetic leather boots which has increased the popularity of horizontal frames and semi rigid construction for crampons. Due to new designs and manufacturing techniques, crampons and other climbing accessories have become lighter and better fitting. Over the years, they have become more specialized by activity which makes it increasingly difficult to choose the best crampons.

Cost of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:04:05 -0500

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not only a huge challenge but it is also quite a big financial investment. This article covers the various costs that you can expect to spend on your Kilimanjaro adventure, as well as some thoughts on where you can save money.

Rock Climbing In the Uinta Mountains - Ruth Lake

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:19:57 -0500

A brief trip report about the amazing climbing found in the High Uinta Mountain Wilderness. Ruth Lake holds some of the best quartzite climbing in the United States.

How Belay Glasses May Improve Your Climbing Ability

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:25:58 -0500

Many rock climbers suffer from belayer's neck, a chronic pain from constantly craning their neck upward. Belay glasses may not only improve your ability to belay, but also your ability to climb hard.

Give Your Body A Good Workout With Indoor Climbing

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:36:32 -0500

Summer's almost over but the heat still remains. If you're dying to get a good workout but can't bear the warmth, indoor climbing is the perfect activity.

Belay Glasses - Not Just For Rock Climbers

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:27:02 -0500

Many people will be familiar with Bed Prism Glasses. These weird-looking glasses are great for anyone who enjoys just lying in bed reading a book or watching TV comfortably. A variation of these spectacles is used for the much more active sport of Rock Climbing. They enable the climber to see up, above their head. But they are also used by many people in completely different areas of activity too!

Enjoying a Once In a Life Time Trekking Break While You Raise Money for Charity

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:46:49 -0500

More and more avid trekkers are opting for exciting trekking challenges all around the world and they're raising money for charity as they do it. Trekkers are able to choose their dream trekking locations, like the base camp at Everest or opting to do a charity climb of Kilimanjaro.

All About Indoor Wall Climbing

Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:38:53 -0500

There's a lot of sports where we can get ourselves involved with. Apart from keeping our extra time into something more productive and worth-doing, it's fun and enjoyable. It makes us fit and healthy. It keeps us active all through the day.

Nutrition for High Mountain Skiers and Climbers

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:30:48 -0500

Climbers and high mountain skiers need a complete diet of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. You just can live on power bars and gels alone. Water is often overlooked as a nutrient and a delivery system of minerals and vitamins important for athletic performance in the high mountains.

Mount Everest 2013 Records

Fri, 24 May 2013 13:42:09 -0500

During the climbing season of 2013 there have been some amazing feats and incredible records that have happened on Mount Everest. Here we will look at just a few of them.

Fundamental Gear You Need As a Beginning Rock Climber

Mon, 20 May 2013 10:51:36 -0500

What are the types of rock climbing activities and what is the essential gear needed for this dangerous sport? This article briefly discusses types and gear for rock climbing to prepare the beginner for what to expect from this sport.

Rock Climbing Article

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:35:26 -0500

Are you an adrenalin junkie? Did you watch Mission Impossible II and wish that you could scale incredible peaks and rock faces? Then rock climbing could be the very thing for you. Rock climbing definitely has the fear factor; scrambling up sheer walls looking for hand and foot holes to secure yourself, trying to avoid slipping or falling. But once you reach the summit, the feeling of achievement and rush of adrenalin is amazing. Get to see the views usually only reserved for birdlife and feel content at having defeated a mighty mountain.

Getting Started With Climbing - Top Mountain Climbing Tips

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:17:38 -0500

Mountain climbing is an exhilarating sport. Those who reach the summit take a philosophical approach to winning over obstacles in their own private lives. Mountain climbing is also very good exercise, strengthening the back legs and posterior. It's a great source of exercise for men and women.

Diet for Climbers: How to Fuel for an Active Lifestyle

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:47:31 -0600

A basic outline for healthy and effective eating in order to properly fuel your body for climbing and other physical activities! Learn what your body needs, and what food can provide it. Discover how your body uses what you give it!

The Hike Before The Climb - Conserve Your Energy Early In the Day for the Verticals to Follow

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:36:54 -0600

Not long ago, I was climbing with an experienced climber and I had put on some hiking boots to hike up the mountain to where we would start climbing. He told me that was a bad idea because we had 7.5 miles of rough terrain to hike through and we would ascend several thousand feet before we got to the climb. It would take us most of the day, and he explained that we would be too tired by the time we got there if we (actually he was talking about me) wore these Army boot type hiking boots that I had on.

Essential Rock Climbing Equipment For Climbers at Every Level

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:08:22 -0600

Rock Climbing Equipment is crucial for every level of climbing. Get a good feel of the type of equipment you need to get climbing with this summary.

How to Properly Use a Belay Device While Rock Climbing

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:57:03 -0600

Using a belay device is crucial to keep your climber safe, and something which has to be learnt properly. Learn how properly use a belay device here in order to keep your climbing partner safe.

Some Guidelines For Safe Rock Climbing

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:07:39 -0600

To the uninitiated, climbing can seem intimidating, but most beginners are surprised at how quickly they can get started. Fundamentally, it is not that much different from climbing trees, something most of us did as children.

Climbing Mt Pulag

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:51:20 -0600

One of the easiest to get to mountains in the Philippines is Mt Pulag. The trek to the camping area only takes 4 to 5 hours, and you only have to walk 2 more hours to get to the summit.

A Guide to Bouldering

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:30:30 -0600

Bouldering is essentially climbing in its most simple form and there are several reasons why this has become one of the most popular outdoor activities. Firstly, it requires very little climbing gear; a landing pad, some chalk and a good pair of climbing shoes are all that is usually needed. Bouldering is also very accessible; wherever there is some solid rock, you can go bouldering.

Avalanche Gear - Essential For Your Safety

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:17:09 -0600

Avalanche gear, used during mountaineering and alpine rock climbing, cannot prevent a person from becoming involved in an avalanche; safety education and common sense are a climber's best defence in this regard. However, this type of outdoor equipment will offer you a much better chance of survival should you end up being involved in an accident, provided you have the skill and the knowledge to use the equipment correctly. Here, we discuss the main pieces that make up an avalanche gear pack.

Picking The Right GPS Unit For You!

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:54:26 -0600

In the past 10 years GPS units have come to the forefront on the hillwalker and mountain climbers buying wish list. With companies producing ever more advanced designs, it can be hard to know which to buy. This guide is here to highlight which features you should be looking at and the benefits they can give to you on your adventures

Scarpa Walking Boots - Finding Top Quality Foot Wear You Can Trust

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:56:20 -0600

With winter fast approaching, a pair of Scarpa Manta boots are a must for yourself, or as a gift for others. Grip, flexibility and durability are all much better than other brands.

Famous Mountaineers Past and Present

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:43:07 -0600

Famous mountaineers! These people gave courage and inspiration to everyday people, stranded in the doldrums of everyday life. Perhaps the most famous of all mountain climbers is Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand naturalist, climber and philanthropist. He made his living as a bookkeeper, climbing mountains up to 20,000 feet in his local New Zealand. He was famous for saying, "It's not the Mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

Various Devices Used For Mountain Climbing

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:09:17 -0600

Mountain climbing is one of the interesting adventurous sports in the world. Those who have some survival skills and trekking skills can easily participate in this activity. In rock climbing, the participant will climb from the bottom of the rock to the top. This sport activity is suitable for those who are physically and mentally fit. People now prefer guided climbing because it ensures safe hiking. Some of the challenges in this include sudden change in terrain and climate.

Climbing Equipment for a Mountainous Task

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:56:16 -0600

Wherever one looks amid the chronicles of human history the mountain would appear to be a common denominator. Nothing else is used quite so much to illustrate the concepts of permanence, immovability, power, greatness and mystery. Mountains have been here since the dawn of time - unchanging, prominent and majestic.

A Quick Introduction to Passive Protection Climbing Gear

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:21:13 -0600

'Camming chocks' and tapers are what make up most of the climbing gear referred to as passive protection. They are also commonly known as hexes, stoppers and nuts.

Scarpa SL M3, Top Quaulity Footwear Designed For Adventure

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:33:07 -0600

Scarpa SL M3 are of top quality and are both stylish and durable hiking boots, designed for men and women. They are ideal for any and all outdoor adventures. The Vibram rubber Hi-Trail outsole gives these shoes an outstanding grip in all conditions, particularly difficult slippery terrain. Scarpa SL M3 boots make hiking a breeze. No more slipping on any rough, wet or snowy terrain. Scarpa SL M3 boots are designed to last and will keep you in superior comfort even in the toughest of conditions.

Is Scrambling Safer Than Rock Climbing?

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:06:08 -0600

Scrambling is a complex mix of rock climbing and walking, when ascending a scrambling route you will sometimes be using rock climbing skills and other times walking on grassy ledges and footpaths. Some scrambles require no rope work skills at all but other harder scrambles will demand the use of ropes to stay safe.

Outdoor Climbing and Bouldering Near London

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:05:46 -0500

There is a type of rock climbing called bouldering, this is low level rock climbing where you will never be more than 1 or 2 meters from the ground. The challenge of roped rock climbing is still present as you can pick easy boulders to climb or try extremely hard boulders that could take years of dedicated training and practice to reach the top. Very little equipment is needed for bouldering, all you really need is a pair of trainers and a partner to stand behind you in case you fall off.

Protection on the Climb

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:33:59 -0500

If you think a gaiter is an American version of the crocodile you will probably not have had any close dealings with this particular concept in apparel. The gaiter is, of course, a garment worn over the shoe and the lower leg. Its prior purpose is the wearer's protection, defending him or her from the underbrush or preventing outside elements such as mud, stones or even snow from entering footwear.

A Brief History of Rock Climbing and Climbing Equipment

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:21:14 -0500

Rock climbing is said to be one of those sports which gradually evolved from necessity, emerging from life in the alpine regions of Europe where the simple act of travelling from one place to another could mean a sharp ascent or descent using some sometimes tricky terrain. As a sport it is believed to have begun conterminously in three areas of Europe during the last quarter of the nineteenth century - in the Elbe Sandstone mountains in Saxony, in the Dolomites in Italy and in our very own Lake District in the North West of England.

Climbing Equipment for the Head: Choosing a Helmet

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:23:45 -0500

Two types of climbing helmets: When rock climbing, the head of the climber is exposed to a number of threats, including an injury from a fall, or issues such as dropping climbing gear, rocks or ice hitting it from above. A helmet is required to protect the climber from such eventualities. There are two basic kinds of helmets; those made from a carbon and plastic mix and those made from polystyrene.

Using Gymnastics Rings to Train for Rock Climbing

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:58:14 -0500

Gymnastics rings provide a very efficient way to develop strength in your arms, back, and core. In this article we introduce how to use rings and then look at several exercises that build strength specifically for rock climbing.

Motivate Yourself to Go Rock Climbing With Videos

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:58:25 -0500

How to get motivated to start rock climbing by watching videos of the sport. My own experience of how it helped to get me going to the indoor wall.

Training Rock Climbing Footwork With Slacklines

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:42 -0500

Slacklining is a popular new sport where you traverse nylon webbing in the air, similar to tightrope walking. This requires precise balance and leg power that is also beneficial to rock climbing. In this article we look at how slacklining can benefit rock climbers and how to get started with your training.

Training for Rock Climbing With Yoga

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:29 -0500

Yoga is an ancient technique for developing physical and mental focus. While many people practice it as a form of relaxation and spiritual development, it also provides incredible benefits to rock climbers. In this article we examine how yoga helps climbing and why you should try it.

The Difference Between Strength and Power in Rock Climbing

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:18 -0500

Strength and power are both vital in rock climbing and, despite being related, need to be trained for differently. Strength represents the maximum possible force you can exert, while power is defined as energy expended over time. In this article we look at where each one is needed, and how to specifically target them in your training.

Weighted Pull-Ups for Building Rock Climbing Strength

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:38:51 -0500

Rock climbing training can be frustratingly slow to show results. You can climb for months while only see small improvements in strength. To avoid these plateaus we look at how doing pull-ups with added weight can condition your muscles to be more efficient. This can build strength quickly and help you overcome a training plateau.

Rock Climbing: 3 Valuable Tips If You Are an Amateur Rock Climber

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:30:00 -0500

Rock climbing is not for the faint-hearted. You need a lot of gall to climb up steep heights, using only a rope as a life line. However this has not stopped people from taking to this adrenalin-gushing sport.

Black Diamond Stone Climbing Glove

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:45:18 -0500

After some extensive research on reviewing all the comments and user ratings of the Black Diamond Stone Climbing Glove, I had to give it these gloves a big thumbs up! These are one of the best finger-less climbing gloves and are ideal if you are looking into handling carabiners or for big wall leading. I will tell you what I liked best and even what I think about some small issues that could have been improved.

The Future Sport of Scaling Skyscrapers - A Climbing Topic

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:07:25 -0500

Well, believe it or not there are all types of new suction-like climbing equipment that is being developed for the military and Special Forces. But that's not all, as many grad students are playing around with bio inspired gecko like gloves and footwear for climbing straight up a vertical surface with no points to grab onto. As a futurist when I see new technologies coming down the pike like this it reminds me to consider some of the implications and applications in the future. Can you imagine a new sport of scaling skyscrapers just like Spiderman?

The Most Essential Mountain Hiking Gear

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:10:59 -0500

Hiking up a gigantic mountain can be a significantly freeing experience. Walking over a tall mountain, so close to nature and surrounded by a tranquil environment can prove to be an invigorating experience. The good part is that you need an astonishingly limited array of mountain hiking gear if you want to go mountain hiking.

Facts on Arborist Supplies

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:57:19 -0500

Whether you are a professional arborist or a hobby climber, having the right supplies is essential to a successful climb and, more importantly, essential to ensuring your safety. There are many different arborist supplies available for purchase and many different companies selling arborist and sometimes it can be a bit challenging to know what you need. In order to try to help you get a better handle on arborist supplies, here are some key facts about arborist supplies that should help you make an informed choice.

Rock Climbing - Types of Climbing

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:56:30 -0500

The sport of climbing has many different facets to it- something that those who are not a part of the sport might not realize. If you're thinking of taking up rock climbing, it pays to first learn what you can about rock climbing and the types of climbing.

Rock Climbing: Common Concerns and Fears

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:49:58 -0500

Rock climbing is a very exciting sport that offers its participants a great sense of accomplishment, a nice workout and some interesting stories to tell. This sport teaches balance, control, endurance, agility and it tests your strength.

Rock-Climbing During Pregnancy

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:02:09 -0500

"The fact that I'm three months pregnant doesn't change anything." - Catherine Destiville,?preparing to solo the Old Man of Hoy seastack.

Go Climb a Rock - With the Next Age of Climbing Technology

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:50:52 -0500

Perhaps you've seen that famous quote; "go climb a rock." In some regards it's used in a derogatory fashion as in; "go fly a kite." But, if you are a rock climber, you probably have a T-shirt which says this, and you wear it proudly. Other people might not understand the significance, because they have never climbed a rock, or realized the rush one gets along the way, and after reaching the top. Specifically, right now I would like to discuss this, and introduce you to some potential new materials and technologies to help in your rock climbing.

Rock Climbing Tips - From Physical Preparation to Climbing Equipment

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:15:52 -0500

Rock climbing is a fun physical activity which, if done properly, is also very safe. It's great exercise and can help to improve a person's co-ordination as well as their fitness levels.

Yoga Brings Zen to Climbing

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:20:29 -0500

Yoga both balances out climbing - by preventing shoulders pulling forward, and the shortening of developed arm/back/hip muscles - and enhances it, by developing the mobility to do a large range of movements like twists, high-stepping and balancing on small holds. So there's no doubt yoga has a lot of physical benefits for climbers, but what about the mental game?

Challenging Myself To Climb Snowdon

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:58:00 -0500

And there it was, on a sunny Saturday afternoon whilst stirring my cup of tea, my daily occurrence of a random thought that pops into my head. This one wasn't a regular thought like what shoes to wear with my new outfit or a new marketing technique for site, but a challenge for myself and to create a great memory whilst doing it. It was to climb Snowdon!

Gregory Baltoro 70 Vs 75 - How Can You Improve On a Winner?

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:30:02 -0500

Gregory has introduced a new backpacking backpack to replace the popular Gregory Baltoro 70. The new pack is the Baltoro 75 and this article is about the improvements that have been made to an already award winning backpack.

Outdoor Adventurers: Are You Prepared for Emergencies?

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:22:31 -0500

Outdoor adventurers enjoy testing their abilities by skydiving, hiking, camping, rock climbing and more. Although rigorous outdoor recreation can be a great escape from everyday, ordinary life; it may also prove deadly, when unexpected disasters occur. Before you head out on another outdoor adventure, find out how one small, inexpensive asset could save your life.

Arborist Equipment - Hand and Pole Saws for Pruning

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:08:21 -0500

If you want to make sure that you perform your job correctly and efficiently, then it is important that you find, purchase, and maintain the proper arborist pruning equipment. For many arborists, a large part of their job is to ensure that trees are looking good and healthy through good tree trimming and pruning practices.

The Correct Sunglasses for Trekking, A Story of Trial and Error

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:34:45 -0500

Identifying the correct sunglasses for trekking and climbing in the UK and Europe... Ive tried loads and these work!

5 Ways to Improve Your Climbing Performance

Fri, 04 May 2012 13:47:21 -0500

Five different climbing tips that should help improve your overall climbing performance. Climb at a higher grade by following these steps.

Step-By-Step Guide to Buying Tree Climbing Gear

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:01:39 -0500

There are many different kinds of tree climbing gear available for different levels of climbers and for different types of climbs. As a beginning climber, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different options available to you.

Tree Climbing Supplies - The Choices

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:50:08 -0500

When you are choosing tree climbing supplies, you have a huge array of different options. The proper climbing supplies will depend on how high you want to climb, on what type of climbing experience you have, and on whether you intend to climb as an occasional hobbyist.

So You're Thinking About Climbing McKinley (Also Known As Denali)?

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:18:22 -0500

Whether you call it McKinley or Denali, at over 20,000 feet, the highest peak in North America is certainly a challenge. There are no "walk up" routes on the mountain. Most people who say it's a walk up haven't been there.

Rock Climbing Apparel - What You Need to Look for in a Quality Rock Climbing Apparel Site

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:38:58 -0600

As a rock climber it's sometimes tough trying to find quality information on different gear, especially if you're new to the outdoor hobby. There are certain things that you need to look for in a quality site if you want to save precious time and get directly to the point, I'm going to break down what you need to know so you wont make the same mistake that I made starting out in the sport.

How-To Pack a Backpack Correctly

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:47:06 -0600

I can't remember all the times I have seen someone walking down a trail with a pack on that made my back hurt just looking at them. Once I watched a guy with a massive internal frame backpack walking along with so much weight hanging low that he was bent over at the waist at about a 30% angle. And the worst of it was his sleeping bag was hanging below his rear swinging back and forth smacking the back of his thighs. I got an immediate back ache just looking at him! So here are some tips to help you avoid making the same mistake that gentleman did.