Editorials

Accident Report: One Step Too Far…

Accident Report: One Step Too Far…

The approach was getting a bit sketchy. Bare ice patches were starting to appear, and I started looking for a place to stop and put on crampons. A sizeable flat section was only a couple steps away. I gently stepped out with my left foot onto another patch of snow, […]

Show Report: REEL Rock 9 – Valley Uprising

Show Report: REEL Rock 9 – Valley Uprising

Show Report: REEL Rock 9 – Valley Uprising (top photo sourced from http://reelrocktour.com/) The REEL Rock film fest has been around since 2006 and tours around some of the best climbing and outdoor films in the industry. Sender Films and other production houses have consistently brought kickass adventures to the screen which […]

OP-ED: CLIMBING RESCUE AND DEALING WITH DISASTER

OP-ED: CLIMBING RESCUE AND DEALING WITH DISASTER

I have a belay set off the anchor and am steadily bringing up my partner. My second is still out of sight when the sound of a rock cracking off somewhere high above snaps the air and a jagged boulder comes screaming past my shoulder. I hear an impact and the rope […]

Memories

Memories

“All the crazy shit I did tonight, those will be the best memories” – Kid Cudi, “Memories” There are moments in life — as well as climbing — that we will all remember forever. There’s the first time I hiked into the mountains and felt that absolute freedom only the […]

Editorial: The Combined Approach

Editorial: The Combined Approach

Working at a gear shop, one of the most common questions I get from visiting climbers, is “what’s the closest ice to Canmore?” And that is a bit of a difficult question to answer, especially when dealing with climbers from outside North America, who seem to consider driving two hours […]