Pink is not my color. But in the interest of saving lives I’m making an investment in a fashionable pink bicycle jersey created by my friend Kay Lum. Her goal is to raise some cash and awareness in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. You can help too.
All That Glitters
A new book from writer and climber Margot Talbot shows us the healing power of climbing. In All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey through Addiction and Depression the author shares her personal story of how a relationship with nature turned her life around.
Adventure writer Bernadette McDonald offers up an amazing true story of triumph in mountaineering. Her new book Freedom Climbers chronicles the lives of Polish alpinists who pulled themselves up through the devastating hardships of World War II and the demoralizing occupation of...
An interview with climber, writer and public speaker Jim Davidson
As an adventure journalist I have the opportunity to meet some amazing people. And it was through the magic of social media that I became friends with climber, writer and public speaker Jim Davidson. We first got acquainted on Facebook. But last year we met in person at a café in the Canadian Rockies, a town called Banff. There he told his incredible story of friendship, adventure and survival that’s the subject of his new book, “The Ledge”. On...
Filmmaker Chuck Fryberger makes climbing movies for climbers. His flicks are an intimate look at state of the art and he suffers no patience for those on the short end of the learning curve. “I’m going to make a film with Chris Sharma and I’m not going to explain who he is, because that just gets in the way of the story.” He said in a recent interview.
So don’t expect a voiceover narration on the intricate details of big wall climbing or even bouldering. “I’m not at all worried about confusing non-climbers with my films,” Fryberger said. “If my mom sees this film and understands everything she sees then I’ve failed."
Ron Kauk is one of the best known climbers in Yosemite Valley. He was among that early generation of big wall pioneers that set the standards and established the major routes that are still popular today. Since 1974 he’s been a regular in the Yosemite climbing community. Having made the first free ascent of Washington Column in 1975 with John Long and John Bachar Kauk renamed the route Astroman and it became the most challenging climb in the Valley for more than 10 years.
On a joy trip...