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The Earth Throne

The Earth Throne

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Apr 25, 2008 April 25, 2008

Fitz Cahall taps SNEWS Live podcaster James Mills on the shoulder for today’s episode of The Dirtbag Diaries, which features Patagonia ambassador Timmy O’Neill and his brother Sean. From Fitz: What defines you? Is it your past?… Read More

Vince following the first pitch on the upper headwall, the seventh belayed pitch of the route. This pitch had a bit of loose rock on it, but protected well with a good crack on the climber's left. I discovered an old anchor mid-way up this pitch. Later I discovered this anchor was put in by Barry Blanchard when he made the third ascent of the Lowe-Glidden route in the early ‘90s. Barry had led partway up, discovered he was too far right of his intended route and rapped back down to the belay.

Photos from the North Face of Mount Alberta

By Steve House   |   Apr 24, 2008 April 24, 2008

In March I went up to the Canadian Rockies, one of my favorite mountain ranges, and spent a few weeks doing some winter climbing. What was most exciting about this season was that there was so much climbing activity. Lots of locals doing lots of cool new routes and new… Read More

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

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