Michel Serres, mountaineer and philosopher, wrote that inhabiting the body and finding flow can serve as antidotes to our increasingly immaterial digital world. It worked for me.
THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Everest is even more crowded than usual; there's a new member of the 5.15b/c club; will Russia and Ukraine both send climbers to Paris 2024? (Plus our favorite movies of the week)
THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Jorge Díaz-Rullo has the most successful “unsuccessful” climbing season we've ever seen; Anna Liina Laitinen ticks 5.14d; Aidan Roberts flashes V14; 5.14 R trad gets three quick repeats (including a flash!).
THE NEWS ROUNDUP: Comeback sends, a promising crew at Burden of Dreams, a Swiss first ascent, and the best recent YouTube videos.
Will Bosi has been livestreaming his attempts on Burden of Dreams. There's a lot to talk about.
New Sends We Cared About: FA’s of a V15 and One of the World’s Hardest Trad Routes; Bolger Sends Another 5.15a
Here are the coolest new lines (and repeats) of late.
On October 20, Aidan Roberts made the second ascent of “Alphane,” a V17 established by Shawn Raboutou in Switzerland last spring. We caught up with Aidan to chat about it.
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