Editorials

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 2:  Stocking Stuffers 2016

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 2:  Stocking Stuffers 2016

Here at TAS we know there’s a lot of hard-to-shop-for climbers out there and of course we want to help connect that climber with the perfect gift.  In the first installment of this year’s Christmas Gift Guide we highlighted some options for larger gifts.  Now in this, the second part of […]

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Top 5 for 2016

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Top 5 for 2016

Well it’s that time of year again and I’m sure that there’s a bunch of you out there with a hard-to-shop-for climber in the family.  Not to worry, we have a 2-part special that should help you with some Christmas gift ideas.  Part 1 will highlight five great gift ideas […]

Christmas Gift Ideas for that Hard-to-Shop-For Climber

Christmas Gift Ideas for that Hard-to-Shop-For Climber

Not sure what to get the ice climber or alpinist in the family? We’re here to help with some ideas for stocking stuffers and gifts.  In no particular order here are five great ideas that won’t break the bank: Lorpen Socks: Besides just being a great gift idea in general, socks […]

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 […]