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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Mar 29, 2008 March 29, 2008

Today we present a special weekend edition of The Dirtbag Diaries with Fitz Cahall. You might recognize the Tom Broxson from a previous episode. In spring of 1991, Tom Broxson survived a 200-foot fall – a full rope length – off… Read More

At Laguna Toncek you find Refugio Frey and Aguja Frey. Aguja Frey offers the closest climbing to the camping and the hut.

Rock Climbing Near Bariloche

By Steve House   |   Mar 17, 2008 March 17, 2008

Jeanne Young and I just returned from a rock climbing trip near Bariloche, Argentina. Beautiful alpine rock climbing. It’s a five-hour hike into a lake basin where there is free camping and a hut. We ate dinner (and drank red wine) at the hut each night, camped out on the… Read More

Lynn’s Tips: Traversing Techniques

Lynn’s Tips: Traversing Techniques

By Lynn Hill   |   Mar 7, 2008 March 7, 2008

The weather was so beautiful the other day that I decided to visit one of my favorite local traverses up on Flagstaff (Boulder, CO) called the Monkey Traverse. On this long, overhanging band of rock, I choreographed my own variation that I call Lynnie’s Low Down since it eliminates all… Read More

Namaste from India

Namaste from India

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Mar 4, 2008 March 4, 2008

India was a place I always told myself I wanted to go, but year after year it got pushed around, forced to the back burner by the priorities of life. When my girlfriend came to me and said, I want to study Yoga in Mysore I knew this was… Read More

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Feb 29, 2008 February 29, 2008

"The odds on very difficult alpine climbs are not in your favor. So there's no excuse to show up unprepared, to show up out of shape." Climber, writer and Patagonia product tester Kelly Cordes takes us through his training strategy for alpine climbing and reflects on disaster style alpinism. Read More

Christmas Cracks and Kisses

Christmas Cracks and Kisses

By Zoe Hart   |   Jan 31, 2008 January 31, 2008

I think that Christmas changes lots over time. From the days as a little kid, opening each door of an advent calendar, and leaving chocolate chip cookies (which my mom definitely ate!!) and carrots for Santa and his reindeer to keep him going to each good little boy’s and… Read More

The Year of Big Ideas

The Year of Big Ideas

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Jan 25, 2008 January 25, 2008

With the New Year comes a new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries and Fitz Cahall is throwing down the gauntlet. How big will you go this year? Sir Edmund Hillary often insisted that while his feats and goals were of historic proportions, he was just… Read More

A Lifeline Home

A Lifeline Home

Dec 7, 2007 December 7, 2007

Amidst the hell of war, Fitz Cahall has discovered a story that will warm your heart: There was nothing exceptional about how Ryan Utz and Micah Helser became friends. After nodding at each other in the office hallways for weeks, they happened to discover that they shared an interest… Read More

Eastern Priest

Eastern Priest

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 26, 2007 November 26, 2007

The weather in Boulder this fall has been exceptionally warm. I have been enjoying the warm weather to engage in activities such as a small video shoot on a boulder problem in Eldorado Canyon. Normally I don’t allow myself to get sucked into other people’s idea of what they… Read More

Dean, Mari and Mike share a laugh. Photo: Lynn Hill

Yosemite Trip

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 6, 2007 November 6, 2007

I just arrived home from a brief but pleasant trip to Yosemite Valley, where I was invited to give a presentation at the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) annual meeting. The fall colors were splendid and the climbing temperatures ideal. It was a coming home of sorts, I met… Read More

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