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AAC’s Young Gun Awards

AAC’s Young Gun Awards

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jan 5, 2011 January 5, 2011

Last week we posted about some major grant deadlines and mentioned that, contrary to popular notion, most of the grants go to trips other than cutting-edge adventures. In fact, the AAC just announced the latest recipients of their biannual “gateway grant” – the Mountain Fellowship… 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

Fighting Forty (pt.2) – Knives, luck, and scars

Fighting Forty (pt.2) – Knives, luck, and scars

Dec 7, 2010 December 7, 2010

Today we've got Part 2 in Kelly Cordes' series about the bout of injuries he's experienced this past year (part 1 is here). His most recent setback, a severely torn shoulder, happened shortly before his scheduled departure for Patagonia. Kelly was helping Tommy and Becca Caldwell pack for… Read More

Fighting Forty – Part One

Fighting Forty – Part One

Dec 1, 2010 December 1, 2010

It's tough to say who's been getting more exercise lately, Kelly Cordes or his insurance policy. TCL regulars might remember his recent injury, a dislocation he wrote about back in October. As the surgery date approaches, Kelly's found himself in a pensive mood. Today we offer the first in a… Read More

Sketchy Kelly Finds His Yellow Belly

Sketchy Kelly Finds His Yellow Belly

Sep 8, 2010 September 8, 2010

[Ed Note: Kelly lets us write the title, so of course we're going to take a chance to tease him. And it goes without saying, but we'll say it anyways for all those bone-heads out there who are too-cool for school: there's nothing yella-bellied about protecting your skull. Wearing… Read More

American Alpine Journal Gems from 2010

American Alpine Journal Gems from 2010

Aug 25, 2010 August 25, 2010

My vote for Gem of the year in the AAJ 2010 (which just came out and was recently mailed to AAC members and contributors) goes to someone many of us already know from the film 180 South: Jeff Johnson. [Top right: The 2010 AAJ. Read More

Greenland Vertical Sailing: The Devil’s Brew [Updated]

Greenland Vertical Sailing: The Devil’s Brew [Updated]

By Nico Favresse   |   Jul 29, 2010 July 29, 2010

“Impossible mais possible après tout.” (Impossible but possible after all.) “I’ve been looking at that wall for twelve years, but I’ve never found any team good enough” –Bob Shepton winner of the 2009 Tilman Medal. Editor's note: When last we left the crew of… Read More

Greenland Vertical Sailing: Big Wall Island

Greenland Vertical Sailing: Big Wall Island

By Nico Favresse   |   Jul 16, 2010 July 16, 2010

Earlier we told you about Patagonia ambassadors Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva, and their current climbing trip: Greenland Vertical Sailing 2010. Nico and Sean, along with Olivier Favresse and Ben Ditto have stowed aboard Captain Bob Shepton's boat to sail the west… Read More

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