Written by Alex Kahn
Despite how long Ben Moon’s MoonBoard has been in the climbing scene, is it not until he created the app and the backlit system became popular that climbers began to take advantage of this unique training tool. Fast forward several years Moon’s board is now competing with other players as Tension & Kilter enter into the scene with their own boards.
Beautiful beaches, turquoise seas and virgin limestone sea cliffs, a deep water soloing paradise really. El Nido located on the northern end of the island of Palawan in the Philippines is home to this very scenario waiting for those willing to make their first ascents.
On the back heels of Trump’s decision to shrink the size of two massive national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, a new project has launched in response. Chris Vultaggio & Alexis Krauss have created the “Our Land Collective”. We got a chance to catch up with Chris and ask him about the project!
Alex Kahn of AS Inspired Media walks us through her best practices & tips for climbing photography to help you capture those moments as your climbing partners battle with the rock in part 3 & 4 of this series!
Climbing & photography have a very symbiotic relationship. Both require considerable knowledge of the equipment you use, constant training & practice and the ability to dial in subtle changes to achieve the end result. Alex Kahn of AS Inspired Media walks us through her best practices & tips for climbing photography to help you capture those moments as your climbing partners battle with the rock.
That psyche at the end of a sunny day can largely define a mountain town. The streets buzz with energy as people grin like fools, boast of triumphs and recount near misses and spills. The feeling is addictive: people rush to the outdoors in search of adventure to get their fix. Whether it’s on the rock, up in the air, on a boat, or just in a good pair of hikers, there is an underlying motive: to get out and commune with nature.
They’re the creepy crawly things that make us shiver, gasp & hesitate at the thought of running into them while climbing. These are the examples & tales of climbers from around the world who encountered more than they bargained for while out at the crag.
When it comes to climbing there is an endless supply of tips, tricks, warnings, beta etc. Here’s a quick list of 10 things (in no particular order) that jumped out at me to mention when you are climbing outside or inside the rock gym. Enjoy!