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If you havent heard the news, EpicTV athlete Adam Ondra is in Yosemite Valley working theharder pitches on Tommy Caldwall and Kevin Jorgesons massively blank Dawn Wall for an eventual ground up att...
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Theres a huge range of climbing trousers out there but are Prana Continuum Pants a cut above the rest? Initial Impressions Prana are renowned for their attention to detail and sustain...
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It always seems to happen so suddenly in Chamonix; the endless summer days and warm evenings disappear without warning and are replaced by frosty mornings and walking to the pub in a down jacket. I...
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Autumn is undeniably here and slowly but surely, winter is on its way. Some curl up on their sofas and wrap up in blankets, with a mugful of tea to warm their hands, while others get out there, bra...
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Can a shoe really be comfortable and high performance?And does no edge technology really stand up to its claims? Initial Impressions As I pulled on the Genius for the first time, the thing I ...
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One does not simply walk into Mordor. However, it turns out that you can get there via a series of rusty ladders, low tunnels and loose chains. This way is known as Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels. ...
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A few months ago I started testing the new Scarpa Vapour lace. I wrote an articleabout my first impressions of the shoe. Since then I have had the opportunity to use the shoe on a variety of differ...
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Youre in amazing shape at the moment, have you been training lots? Its true that im feeling super good on all levels at the moment. Im happy and psyched, looking for projects that motivate me an...
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The first time I saw micro gear they scared the hell out of me. Tiny brass nuts hanging off a rack with an unbelievably small wire threaded through them. The idea of climbing anything that required...
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Alpinist Colin Haley, and partner Alex Honnold, recently completed the Torre Traverse in Patagonia in a record breaking time of 20 hours and 40 minutes. To...
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When I first started climbing I remember looking enviously at other peoples trad racks. Those shiny collections of clinking metal foretold stories of adventure, high cliffs, and dizzying vertigo. I...
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David Goettler and Ueli Steck arrived in Nepal to acclimatise for their attempted ascent of a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (8043m).
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