Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:54:29 -0500
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:14:30 -0500Rock 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:05:09 -0500There 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.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:59:41 -0500There 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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:20:55 -0500Climbing 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.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:24:58 -0500Being 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.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:20:28 -0500Anyone 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.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:06:56 -0600If 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.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:56:14 -0500Bishop, 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.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:57:16 -0500Mountain 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.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:47:00 -0500While 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.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:43:51 -0500A foray into the world of Colorados infamous 14ers. Got a little more than I bargained for!
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:05:13 -0500In 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.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:53:00 -0500When 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?
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:51:00 -0500In 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.
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:58:44 -0500Every 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.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:34:27 -0600Rock 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.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:34:05 -0600In 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.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:02:10 -0600Do 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.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:49:23 -0500Vancouver 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.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:35:31 -0500Can'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.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:26:11 -0500When 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.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:09 -0500Going 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.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:47:03 -0500It 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.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:12:27 -0500Mt 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.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:38:41 -0500If 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.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:36:25 -0500You 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.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:56:38 -0600Mount 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!
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:23:28 -0600Do 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.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:39:01 -0600Go 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.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:28:42 -0600Mt 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.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:36:08 -0600Rock climbing demands a lot from a climber, from the skills they need to keep their body on the rock, to the strength and endurance the sport requires. However, one of the most underrated aspects of this activity are the knots used for the ropes; climbers need to know at least four or five to ensure that their ropes remain secure during a climb and they don't run the risk of falling from the cliff.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:53:00 -0600Looking 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.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:19:33 -0600Are 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.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:04:52 -0600Adventurous 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.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:40:21 -0600According 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.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:15:57 -0500Standing 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.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:39:01 -0500There 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.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:04:05 -0500Climbing 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.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:19:57 -0500A 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.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:25:58 -0500Many 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.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:36:32 -0500Summer'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.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:27:02 -0500Many 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!
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:46:49 -0500More 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.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:38:53 -0500There'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.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:30:48 -0500Climbers 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.
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:42:09 -0500During 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.
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:51:36 -0500What 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.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:35:26 -0500Are 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.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:17:38 -0500Mountain 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.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:47:31 -0600A 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!
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:36:54 -0600Not 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.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:08:22 -0600Rock 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.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:57:03 -0600Using 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.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:07:39 -0600To 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.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:36:12 -0600Your choice of climbing shoes will have a direct impact on how well you are able to climb. Consequently, it really is worth investing some extra time and money in the right pair especially as a high quality pair of climbing shoes will last for years.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:51:20 -0600One 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.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:30:30 -0600Bouldering 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.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:17:09 -0600Avalanche 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.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:54:26 -0600In 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
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:56:20 -0600With 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.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:43:07 -0600Famous 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."
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:09:17 -0600Mountain 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.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:56:16 -0600Wherever 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.
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.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:33:07 -0600Scarpa 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.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:06:08 -0600Scrambling 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.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:05:46 -0500There 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.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:33:59 -0500If 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.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:21:14 -0500Rock 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.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:23:45 -0500Two 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.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:58:14 -0500Gymnastics 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.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:58:25 -0500How 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.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:42 -0500Slacklining 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.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:29 -0500Yoga 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.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:39:18 -0500Strength 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.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:38:51 -0500Rock 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.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:30:00 -0500Rock 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.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:45:18 -0500After 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.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:07:25 -0500Well, 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?
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:10:59 -0500Hiking 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.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:57:19 -0500Whether 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.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:56:30 -0500The 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.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:49:58 -0500Rock 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.
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.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:50:52 -0500Perhaps 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.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:15:52 -0500Rock 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.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:20:29 -0500Yoga 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?
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:58:00 -0500And 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!
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:30:02 -0500Gregory 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.
Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:22:31 -0500Outdoor 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.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:08:21 -0500If 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.
Fri, 04 May 2012 15:34:45 -0500Identifying the correct sunglasses for trekking and climbing in the UK and Europe... Ive tried loads and these work!
Fri, 04 May 2012 13:47:21 -0500Five different climbing tips that should help improve your overall climbing performance. Climb at a higher grade by following these steps.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:01:39 -0500There 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.
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:50:08 -0500When 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.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:18:22 -0500Whether 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.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:38:58 -0600As 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.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:47:06 -0600I 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.
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:51:39 -0600If you are looking into a cheap way to enjoy a holiday then look no further than camper rental which is a great way to enjoy going somewhere new without spending an arm and a leg and with more freedom than you might normally achieve on a holiday. On a regular holiday you are tide in many ways. You normally have a set time scale - you need to get to your holiday before the reception closes, you need to get to your restaurant for your booking and you need to catch your plane or flight.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:26:04 -0600Climbing trees can be a fun hobby or a necessary part of your profession. Whenever you climb trees, however, you assume some risk of being injured by a fall. To avoid this risk, having the proper arborist equipment is essential.