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Above: The basalt columns of Armenia. Photo: Gabe Rogel

Armenia Bound

By Majka Burhardt   |   Oct 19, 2012 October 19, 2012

Any climbing trip starts with a conversation. Kate and mine went something like this. Kate: “What’s your fall look like?” Majka: “October’s wide open.” Both of us: “Want to go somewhere good?” We considered Norway but were scared off by the rain; Germany was a strong contender… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Crash and Burn

Dirtbag Diaries: Crash and Burn

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Sep 13, 2012 September 13, 2012

Drive it until it dies. That’s the motto I lived by as my truck, Crash, crisscrossed the West. Family members would doubtfully ask, “Are you sure you want to drive there?” I did. Friends would ask about Crash’s well being as though he was my aging dog. Though I… Read More

Notes from Squamish

Notes from Squamish

By Kelly Cordes   |   Aug 2, 2012 August 2, 2012

I am loath to admit it, but Colin Haley was right. He’s been singing the praises of the Pacific Northwest in summertime, proclaiming it better than my beloved ‘Rado. At last, I humbly concede (although they pay for it the rest of the year, with continual… Read More

Nature, Culture and Pleasure in Corsica

Nature, Culture and Pleasure in Corsica

By Jasmin Caton   |   Jul 13, 2012 July 13, 2012

Corsica is a mountainous French island in the Mediterranean, and according the The Lonely Planet Guide, “it’s hard to find a better combination of nature, culture and pleasure”. With a description like that, it’s pretty hard not to want to make a trip there! But as I was planning my… Read More

Above: Me putting the new Patagonia approach shoes to the ultimate test, walking up a rappel line. All photos: Arnaud Petit

Heroes – Part Two

By Brittany Griffith   |   Apr 18, 2012 April 18, 2012

[Catch up with Heroes – Part One] We were in Manzanares el Real for less than an hour when a keen local showed up, in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon, driving 45 minutes to meet us and show us around. Which was great and very… Read More

Stéph Bodet floats a 7c+ slab arête just before sunset. Photo: Arnaud Petit

Heroes – Part One

By Brittany Griffith   |   Apr 10, 2012 April 10, 2012

I don’t have many heroes – Julia Child, Nakano Takedo, Florence Nightingale… and Arnaud Petit and Stéph Bodet. If you haven’t heard of Arnaud and Stéph, just Google, “World’s Most Adventurous Climbing Couple.” From Morocco to Algeria to Venezuela to the climbs of Ceüse above their self-built… Read More

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