Raising our daughter outdoors with a growth mindset. “Growth Mindset” – helps children become better learners, become more persistent, and more intelligent and resilient overall!
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From handhelds to hand holds, from being dangerously exposed to overexposure, good climbing photography sometimes means letting it all hang out. But there are a few pointers that can help you reach that top shot.
When it comes to rock climbing, I am a product of the 80’s. It was a good era with lots happening in the sport and I was young and influential. For better or worse, I remember florescent tights. I remember when Jason Campbell, a top climber from that era, introduced me to my first sport route on Donner Summit in Lake Tahoe California.
Another Jack Ass in the road. Bad weather meant canceling a rock climbing trip to Red Rocks, so we decided to visit Oatman, a local “Ghost Town.” I have to admit, for a Ghost Town, the place was packed. I made the best of the place, but I doubt I’ll return to this tourist trap anytime soon.
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 requires a lot of gear. Deciding what you need can be overwhelming, so here is a basic list of the gear I recommend to get you started on your new adventure. Like most things in climbing, pay attention to the locals before […]
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 […]