The perfection of the climbing touched me. It was like my imagination had merged into reality and my dreams had left the vault of my mind to create the ice and granite that I was ascending.
Mount Everest is a busy mountain in the spring, but for over a decade the world’s highest peak has been nearly empty in the autumn. The post-monsoon season brings more difficult conditions that has […]
The following story was written by Calgary climber Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor who recently battled breast cancer. This isn’t your typical climber profile column. No onsighting 5.14s or new routes in the Canadian Rockies. Rather, this […]
Maine might not be Canadian technically speaking, but sat just the other side of the border and known for its rugged landscape, sweet maple syrup and black bears, it’s about as close as you […]
Climbing made the pages of The Globe and Mail recently but probably not in the way that any of us would want. The Globe, the paper of record in Canada, published an article by […]
You’ve had fun at the gym, learned a lot of great movements, mastered belaying indoors and heard tell of the outdoors where the sport began. You’re confident you know the safety techniques of outdoor […]
If you don’t already have a rope bag, you should get one now. Flaking and dragging rope through the dirt can cause it to wear out 25 per cent sooner than if you keep […]
Wool: The Choice for the Real Backcountry You’re a long way from the trailhead. It’s getting late, you’ve worked up a sweat, the temps are dropping and you can feel the cold air seeping […]