When I look at the state of my hallway, muddy boots piled up, I would be forgiven if I thought that the planet I live on was a ball of dirt, not rock; that the rocks I see here about – that make my climber’s heart skip – are just like teeth or nails: appearing only here or there…
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Hi Andy, and sorry for the potentially very silly questions. I'm a beginner climber/mountaineer in the Carpathians, which, in winter, means a lot of…
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Is it time for climbers to start taking the buddy system seriously?
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How outdoor institutions destroy themselves
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After several months away from podcasting, I had to pull one together today based on a question about a Denali expedition that’s leaving tomorrow (it’s…
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Back in 2008, I wrote a short piece in my blog titled “Ode to a piss bottle”, which I’d like to think was a classic in pee bottle literature, no doubt…
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Below is another extract from my upcoming book on top rope soloing (TR soloing) called On the Line. Before you can pick the best tool on the market, you…
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Walking and Talking
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