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Above: Ready? Fight! Sean goes toe-to-stone with Thai Boxing. All photos: Colette McInerney

Thai Boxing

By Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll   |   Jul 15, 2014 July 15, 2014

“Climb it for me!” he yelled as I walked out of the hospital room. I gladly would if I could, I thought to myself, but this one might just be too hard. I can’t make any promises. A few days earlier, after a nice enjoyable day of climbing, we… Read More

Above: Sunrise over the fjord. Photo: Kitty Calhoun

Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Apr 2, 2014 April 2, 2014

Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven… Read More

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

By Brittany Griffith   |   Mar 14, 2014 March 14, 2014

“Hueco Tanks is the best bouldering in the world,” someone boldly posted on the encyclopedic climbing resource MountainProject.com. The best? Pretty strong words. I’ve been to a lot of famous climbing areas in the world and it was going to take more than a hyperbolic online endorsement to change… Read More

Above: The Torres with Aguja Desmochada in the foreground. All photos by Colin Haley

Here We Go… Another Climbing Season in Patagonia

Dec 13, 2013 December 13, 2013

“See you down there, f***er!” writes Ole Lied – a gigantic, hard-drinking, Norwegian party animal. He dresses in dark Scandinavian leather, stuffs his mouth with snus (little tea-bags of chewing tobacco, quite popular in northern Europe), and every now and then works himself into a berserker rage, attacking big,… Read More

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