Throughout climbing's history, there have been great ascents, and there have been hoaxes. This post by Martin Gutmann (a climber I do not know) sheds some light on possible standards of documentation for climbers pursuing bold climbs around the world. Per his viewpoint, it seems that if one expects to climb in the limelight, that one bears the burden of proof for documentation of climbing ventures. Interesting, and timely, in light of the current discussion, a la stalker, that has most recently spilled onto Alpinist.com.
February 23, 2010
February 4, 2010
For all those folks out there who use tether systems for their leashless tools, here is the official word from Black Diamond about the strength and potential for injury when using leashes such as the Spinner or the Grivel Double Spring. I really like the illustration so I am pasting it in here for everyone's information and as sort of a quickie safety briefing so you don't end up looking like that guy at the bottom!
February 3, 2010
Thursday, February 11th at 6pm I will be providing the entertainment for the first day of the Beaver Sports Birthday Bash with a themed slideshow titled: