I’ve always enjoyed photography and as a climber, I’ve especially loved climbing photography. While looking through some photos, I stumbled across the image to the left and it reminded me of the Dean Fedelman “Stone Nudes, Art in Motion book that was published in 2010. Honestly, I know the image doesn’t compare to the spectacular photos […]
“The legendary Yosemite climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell died in Palm Springs, California, today. He will be remembered for his contributions to not only Valley climbing—some 100 first-ascent free climbs plus A5 big wall routes on Half Dome and El Capitan—but also cutting-edge alpine routes from Alaska to Patagonia. He is survived by his wife, […]
Climbing has changed over the years, but what hasn’t is that trad climbing takes a lot of gear. Deciding what you need can be overwhelming, so here is a basic list of recommended gear to get you started with trad climbing. Recommended Starter Rack One full set of nuts, with plans to buy a second […]
With cheap airlines tickets available from Air Asia, my wife and I decided to visit Malaysia and explore some of its’ climbing opportunities. Because of time, we based ourselves in Kuala Lumpur and focus on Batu Cave and Bukit Takun which offer some fantastic sport climbing on spectacular limestone. As you know, my wife […]
Loving Learning explores the history and methods of progressive education which have been largely deserted by the American Education system. While this seems grim, Tom Little does explore what progressive schools are doing today and explains that those school could be used as a basis for rebuilding our methods of education.
With and Ernita overseas, and my local climbing partner flaking out on me lately, I’ve had to burn my energy by doing some local hikes. To be honest, it’s helped with my goal of losing close to 25 pounds. (Trying to be between 180 to 190 pounds) Of course, I’ve always enjoyed hiking, but I have […]
Photos of rock climbing in Southern China.
While Okinawa, Japan is famous for its’ white sand beaches and underwater adventures, climbers have found a new playground high above the deep blue sea, climbers have discovered that Okinawa offers some excellent rock climbing opportunities. Okinawa has four major climbing areas for visiting climbers: Usa Beach, Zatzun Tunnel, Cape Maeda and Gushichan Village. While […]
A couple of weeks back, my two climbing partners, Marcel and Johanes, took me to a couple of cliffs they found near the the observatory on the summit of the Sly Resort Mountain. Who would have guessed that just 30 minutes from the center of Ulaanbaatar , we’d find an observatory, some nice hiking trails, […]
Mongolia, Mongolia, Mongolia. It didn’t take long for Ernita, the dogs, and I to visit Terelj National Park. Let’s face it, we’re climbers and we need to know what the climbing is like. Our first week was mostly school stuff that all new teachers have to deal with. Bank accounts, visas, housing, and learning our […]