The Cleanest Line

Month: March 2012

The boat times, with CF Scariot (left), Kelly Cordes (reading) and Andrew Gram (drinking). Photo: Dan Gambino

Kids of the Times

By Kelly Cordes   |   Mar 30, 2012 March 30, 2012

Silence. So rare, so nice. Four recent days of disconnected bliss – from the e-world, that is. But fully connected in more natural ways, like with climbing, food, friends, a river and beer. My only reading was on paper, not on a screen. It was nice, anyway, until a leisurely check of… Read More

Dawn Glanc and Pat Ormand on Angel of Mercy. All photos courtesy of Kitty Calhoun

12 in 7 – A Report from Iceland

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Mar 27, 2012 March 27, 2012

Iceland is frozen in time. Arriving there in February 2012, it was exactly as I remembered from 1998 when I was there to climb with Jay Smith and the late Guy Lacelle – grey, windy, and remote. It is the largest land mass along a mountain ridge that begins… Read More

The infamous namesake of the Compressor Route. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Cerro Torre: A Modest Proposal

By Kelly Cordes   |   Mar 9, 2012 March 9, 2012

Seems most of us have moved on from the latest climbing world drama. Thank god. So I’ll sneak-in a quick suggestion that nobody can disagree with: Put the compressor in a museum. Uh-oh. I just remembered that this is climbing. And this is the Internet. I should revise… Read More

A World of Rivers

A World of Rivers

Mar 8, 2012 March 8, 2012

by Jason Rainey Water is life. Our bodies are about 60% water. Over two thirds of the surface of the Earth is covered by water, but only 0.006% of the Earth’s freshwater… Read More

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