Monday, January 31, 2011
Conditions are variable where ever one travels, but in the Tatras they can really change. Old School climbing club books that essentially vouch for your ability in the mountains, elusive mountains, Yosemite National Park trained Park Rangers and home made grass protection all add to what should be an adventure. We will see, updates to follow!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Photo from http://schmoolz.com/blog/
I have been searching for a great tool to train indoors with for the mixed season. I have suffered many injuries from tools skating off plastic holds - and for several pre winter training seasons I took to wearing a hockey helmet to protect my teeth, nose and head. While everybody is going plice crazy I am too busy traveling to have a fixed plywood thing....thing because it is late and I could not come up with a better word.
I recently found two companies from the UK, Alpkit - producers of the Figfour, and Schmoolz - producers of the Schmoolz dry tool. They both have the same concept, a wooden handle with a rubber strap that loops over standard indoor climbing holds, any indoor climbing hold. It seems the UK is way ahead of us when it comes to organized indoor training, and has a competition series already going and both manufacturers have actively pursued climbing gyms to let members use them.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
What is it that makes a person able to embrace their circumstances, no matter how devastating, and continue to find joy in every day life, while others struggle endlessly, still despairing of their losses or simply giving up? >