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Above: Sunrise over the fjord. Photo: Kitty Calhoun

Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Apr 2, 2014 April 2, 2014

Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven… Read More

Above: The Torres with Aguja Desmochada in the foreground. All photos by Colin Haley

Here We Go… Another Climbing Season in Patagonia

Dec 13, 2013 December 13, 2013

“See you down there, f***er!” writes Ole Lied – a gigantic, hard-drinking, Norwegian party animal. He dresses in dark Scandinavian leather, stuffs his mouth with snus (little tea-bags of chewing tobacco, quite popular in northern Europe), and every now and then works himself into a berserker rage, attacking big,… Read More

Above: The Breakfast Spire. All photos by Lizzy Scully

I Dream Greenland

By Lizzy Scully   |   Oct 16, 2013 October 16, 2013

I dreamed of climbing in Greenland for a decade. This summer I finally visited the southernmost reaches of that country and climbed in the Torssukatak Fjord with photographer John Dickey, Quinn Brett, and Prairie Kearney. Team Glitterbomb put up three first ascents: “Morning Luxury” (5.11-,… Read More

Above: One of the first 7as we did at Cala Barques, Metrosexual, a classic line of jugs that's not too high above the calm sea. A perfect primer for the steeper, harder routes to come. All photos by Jonathan Thesenga

Deep Water Soloing on Mallorca

By Brittany Griffith   |   Aug 2, 2013 August 2, 2013

My ADD extends beyond the fact that I can’t finish vacuuming a room before checking my email, watering a plant or making fried rice from leftovers. It’s present in my climbing endeavors as well. But I do recognize what it is about, the different disciplines I appreciate most. My… Read More

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