In this second part of my preview of On the Line, I move on from eccentric rope clamps, coving the less well known rocker arm device. Rocker Arm Invented by Russian climber Victor Kozlov in 1975, this design and mechanism radically departed from Western designed eccentric rope…
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I was asked by one of my foreign publishers for a list of five mountaineering books that meant something to me, plus a short description. Seeing as it…
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The following is part one of another chunk on my On the Line book, covering the tricky topic of top rope soloing (TRS). The following parts do not cover…
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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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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…
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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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