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Articles about or concerning Mountain Climbing, Climbing Safety, Rock Climbing Walls, Climbing Gear, Mt. Everest, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Rock Climbing, Climbing Basics.
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5 Tips For Staying Alive Whilst Rock Climbing

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 Laurence Reading (May 01, 2012)  1. Don’t fall off. Never fall off and you wont hit the ground. You can increase your chances of staying on the rock face by making sure you have picked a climbing route at the correct standard and using the guidebook to stay on your chosen route. Other factors that could help would be simple tips like cleaning your climbing shoes before you leave the ground (clean rubber on the .. (Climbing)

Berghaus Ice Axe Clips

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 Nick Hurst (January 04, 2011)  Any fit mountaineer wanting to experience all the fun of the mountains in cold weather should think about ice climbing. Not to be attempted without adequate training and instruction, ice climbing is an activity most people watch with admiration and amazement. Generally undertaken to help climbers and mountaineers reach the summit of the mountains they were conquering, ice climbing has .. (Climbing)

Vango Tents – The Ultimate Outdoor Experience

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 Emma McCann (February 23, 2010)  More and more people are discovering (or rediscovering) the joys of camping under canvas – or rather, camping under rip-stop polyester. This is just one of the features Vango tents employ to ensure their tents are as weatherproof, strong and lightweight as possible. Whether your camping style is recreational touring sites, or serious back-packing, Vango is a brand you can rely .. (Climbing)

101 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

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 Steve K Green (November 19, 2008)  An ultralight backpack means more fun. Enjoy floating down the trail instead of hauling heavy gear. You can have an ultralight backpack if you mercilessly analyze every piece of gear in your pack. Here are 201 tips to consider for reducing the weight of your pack. Some are big, some are small. That's part of the secret. Small things add up. The old and obvious are mentioned because they . (Climbing)

Top Hiking Locations

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 Drew Barring (October 22, 2008)  Any hiker will tell you that the trail makes the experience. Hiking along the most beautiful and challenging trails are the hiking hobbyist's dream. One of the benefits of hiking is that there are many countries, states, and islands that cater to the hiker through beautifully unique trails. Where do you want to go for your next hiking trip? This guide lists the top five places for .. (Climbing)

Cam Angle Analysis on Spring Loaded Camming Devices

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 Matt Aaron (October 21, 2008)  Cam Angle Measurements In a previous geometry analysis, the camming angle of the Black Diamond #3 Camalot was determined to be 14.9653 degrees. To verify this measurement, the cam angle was measured directly by placing the cam in a vice with parallel plates lined with white paper. The cam was inked so that when it was placed in the vice, it would mark the contact point of the cam with .. (Climbing)

Geometry Analysis on Spring Loaded Camming Devices

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 Matt Aaron (October 21, 2008)  Geometry Analysis In addition to defining the relationship of forces in SLCDs, it is important to understand the geometry of the devices. The geometry of Black Diamond's size #3 Camalot was studied. First, the curve of the device needs to be defined. To define this, the lobe was traced on a piece of paper. Then a line was drawn from the axle of rotation to a point on the curve. The .. (Climbing)

5 of the Most Famous Everest Expeditions

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 Jude Limburn Turner (October 20, 2008)  Treks to Everest continue to captivate the imagination of climbers and walkers all around the world. Ever since its discovery, hundreds of expeditions have been made to the world's highest mountain. Some have ended in disaster, others have discovered new routes to the top or achieved significant records. Here are five of the most famous Everest expeditions. . . 1924 - The Mallory .. (Climbing)

Lightweight Backpacking is Very Simple

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 Mike Selvon (September 11, 2008)  When most people in the United States backpack, their base packs often weigh between 30 to 50 pounds, depending on how heavy the backpacking equipment is and how long the backpacking excursion is going to last. Many people opt for lighter base packs and choose lightweight backpacking. This backpacking term means packing the lightest gear possible to meet overnight backpacking, or even .. (Climbing)

Is There an Easy Way to the Top of Wheeler Peak, Taos, NM?

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 John Slenes (August 16, 2008)  First of all, the use of “easy" when discussing an attempt to summit a 13,000 foot plus peak might be a totally poor choice of words. On the other hand, such an endeavor may well be similar to the proper method to eat an elephant. . . one bite at a time. I am not a doctor but assuming you are in reasonably good health, don't have medical issues, are well prepared, and pace .. (Climbing)

Indoor Rock Climbing

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 Chris A Johnson (July 24, 2008)  Indoor Climbing is a derivative of Rock Climbing in which people scale artificial Climbing walls. These are manmade walls that climbing holds are attached to in order to mimic actual mountain walls. Ultimately, Indoor Climbing imitates the feel of real Rock Climbing, but in a controlled environment. The techniques, equipment, and guiding principles are comparable to those of Rock .. (Climbing)

Why Do People Go Rock Climbing and What Are the Benefits?

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 Chris A Johnson (July 17, 2008)  Many people from many different walks of life are getting excited about Rock Climbing. Climbing Techniques have already been improved and new pieces of Rock Climbing Gear and Equipment are in constant development as the sport gains popularity. If you think about how physically demanding and dangerous this sport can be, you may ask yourself why it is becoming so popular. Well, let me try . (Climbing)

Guide to Buying Backpacks

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 Aoyo Non (July 16, 2008)  Why Should You Buy A Backpack? Using shoulder bags, worn either on one shoulder or across the body will still leave the bag free to move and slip around. If you are hiking or walking over rocks or mud, the swing of your bag can be enough to off balance you. A backpack would be securely fastened to you and would be less likely to cause a slip. If you are not used to carrying a backpack .. (Climbing)

10 Essentials For Starter Rock Climbers

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 Mark John-Son (June 27, 2008)  This is a simple climbing setup that is appropriate for new climbers looking to do top rope (as opposed to lead) climbing. * 1 Belay Device ($15-25) (Used to control climbers falls) * 1 Chalk ($1-4) (Keeps hands dry) * 1 Chalk Bag ($12-20) (Holds chalk and makes chalk easily available) * 1 Harness ($40-80) (Attaches rope to the torso. Lots of different models are available depending on . (Climbing)

Safe Water Bottles For Summer Hiking and Climbing

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 Marc Hilt (June 21, 2008)  The summer out door season is here. But do not just grab that old Nalgene water bottle and head out doors. Even more important do not drop by the local convenience store and pick up a few of those disposable sports bottle full of what is often called mountain spring water (which cost once per ounce far more then gasoline). Those bottles are made #1 plastic which is one of the most .. (Climbing)

Mt Kilimanjaro - Life-Long Experience!

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 Nickson Ogilo (March 13, 2008)  What a wonderfully fruitful adventure this is! Taking part in this expedition of climbing Kilimanjaro with African Home Adventure Safaris is like participating in a travel championship ceremony, where every second is a tourist party time. The valuable adventurous experience you get after conquering the highest peak of Africa at an altitude of 5896m is the same as gratitude given to you .. (Climbing)

The Use Of Climbing Walls As A Training Aid

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 Chris Haycock (December 15, 2007)  While the techniques and sport of rock climbing was originally created as an outdoor sport and an offshoot of the methods developed for mountain climbing in the Victorian era, the indoor version has now become the most popular way that people get their start learning how to climb, and for many people who live in parts of the world where it is inconvenient (or impossible) for them to .. (Climbing)




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