The Cleanest Line

Month: March 2012

Kids of the Times

Kids of the Times

Mar 30, 2012 March 30, 2012

by [The boat times, with CF Scariot (left), Kelly Cordes (reading) and Andrew Gram (drinking). Photo: Dan Gambino] Whatever. I was still in namaste land, so I texted her that I’d have my agent return her call. Wait, what? Well I’ll be damned. Climbing all up in… Read More

12 in 7 – A Report from Iceland

12 in 7 – A Report from Iceland

Mar 27, 2012 March 27, 2012

By 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… Read More

Skimo in Black

Skimo in Black

Mar 19, 2012 March 19, 2012

by [The Gimpy Man in Black before the race at Eldora Resort. Photo: Cordes collection] I’ve been loving ski touring, a.k.a. randonee, a.k.a. ski mountaineering – skimo for short. I love how stupid that name sounds, too. I’m not a skimo. You’re the skimo. The gliding motion is easy… Read More

Cerro Torre: A Modest Proposal

Cerro Torre: A Modest Proposal

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

by Kelly Cordes 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. 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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