Wanna Be a Bad Ass? Drink Vics Coffee. It's that simple!!!
Check-out this Monty Python clip for the direct variation.
by Cedar Wright: I was invited to give a presentation at the Yosemite Facelift 2010, a park wide clean up event originally started by climbers and spearheaded by Ken Yager. The Facelift is now the largest National Park clean up in the country and has moved beyond just climbers to people from all walks of life!!! For my last few slideshows, I have showed up a day early to shoot and edit a short video that I show as part of my presentation. I feel like it's a unique and original element of my show, and people are psyched to see something created in real time! However, the amount of work that this entails is pretty ridiculous, and usually at around Five A.M. after a sleepless night of editing, I swear that I will never do it again. This particular "In A Day" installment features some of Yosemites Top "Unheard Of" climbers, an overview of the Facelift, and then, Yosemites Best Climber crushing blood from the stone!!!
Summer of 2010: Mark Allen is working as an American IFMGA Aspirant in mentorship with an AMGA/ IFMGA Guide based in Chamonix, France. This is an example of a typical training day for the AMGA alpine exam, on the Chamonix's classic AD route "The Midi-Plan Traverse". This route enchains the skyline between the Aiguille de Midi and the Aiguille Plan.
Video shot by IFMGA Guide Dylan Taylor and edited my Aspirant Mark Allen.
Katie Brown teamed up with Cedar Wright to assault "Belly Full of Bad Berries" - an epic 13a crack climb in Indian Creek, Utah.
The lactic acid was flowing relentlessly in our legs after climbing Slesse as we made our way to the latest and greatest ski resort in BC, Revelstoke. This place is great! We concluded that we could move there if we ever have to flee the country for whatever reason.
Mt Sir Donald is located just up the road from here on Rogers Pass, the legendary backcountry ski destination. The terrain here is amazing, but we were here to climb, not ski. As we prepared for the climb in the parking lot we asked the question we seem to pose often, "how much crap do we need to carry for this climb?"
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Black Diamond athlete Nico Favresse spent some time in Siurana, Spain and managed to redpoint the stunning La Reina Mora (8c+). Lensman Bernardo Gimenez was on the scene and put together this excellent video portrait of Nico and his efforts.
The Pou brothers on 'Panaroma' (14a)- an Alex Huber route in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomitas, Italy.
The biggest free-climbed roof in the world.
This is the second in a four-part series about Sonnie Trotter and Alex Honnold making the first one-day ascent of Logical Progression, a 28-pitch 5.13a route on El Gigante in Mexico's Basaseachi National Park.