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Second-annual Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Second-annual Copp-Dash Inspire Award

By Kristo Torgersen   |   Feb 14, 2011 February 14, 2011

Micah and I had been making more trips than usual to Eldo, trying to cross some of the more obscure, difficult routes off our list. Always working his weaknesses, Micah was on a ‘hard single-pitch redpointing’ binge at this time because he knew it would make him strong for… Read More

Operation Algeria – Part One

Operation Algeria – Part One

By Jonathan Thesenga   |   Feb 11, 2011 February 11, 2011

Last week, 14 Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists in southern Algeria kidnapped an Italian woman. The terrorists escaped with her across the Sahara and disappeared into the no-mans land of northern Niger. 2007 was an especially bad year in Algeria with a reported 375 people kidnapped;… Read More

Fighting Forty (pt. 5) – Anniversaries

Fighting Forty (pt. 5) – Anniversaries

By Kelly Cordes   |   Feb 9, 2011 February 9, 2011

The 5th and final installment in Kelly Cordes' series about perils and pleasures of aging gracefully while slaying stereotypes (the first installments are here:1, 2, 3, and 4). A series of significant injuries – the most recent a severely torn shoulder –… Read More

Two Major Climbing Grant Deadlines this Friday

Two Major Climbing Grant Deadlines this Friday

Dec 29, 2010 December 29, 2010

What could be better than getting your climbing trip paid for? Uh, pretty much nothing. At the basic level, that’s what the climbing grants do – and applications for two major grants, the Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award and the McNeill-Nott Award, are due this… Read More

Fighting Forty (pt. 3) – Waking up puking

Fighting Forty (pt. 3) – Waking up puking

Dec 22, 2010 December 22, 2010

Today we've got Part 3 in Kelly Cordes' series about the bout of injuries he's experienced this past year (here's the links to check out part 1 and 2). His most recent setback, a severely torn shoulder, happened shortly before his scheduled departure for a climbing… Read More

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