Climbers and gamers share a lot of the same qualities: obsessiveness, dedication, hours spent avoiding real life, a propensity for tantrums and unnecessary insults, poor social skills… Which got me to thinking: Why don’t climbers import gaming terms into our lingo, to freshen up our slang?
Climbing has long celebrated hard drinking and drugs. Many climbers become lifelong alcoholics and addicts and their families, friends and climbing partners bear the high price. One of climbing's most iconic figures fell into the pit, but pulled himself out and now has an important lesson every climber should read.
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In a wilderness emergency, the tiniest details can be a matter of life and death. After a pair of accidents leave one one young adventurer injured and another deceased, Hayden Seder ponders the difference a stroke of luck can make.
Hang onto precious muscle mass through training and diet as you age.
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The biggest stars of the recent World Cups were not the Olympians—and that’s great for the future of the sport
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Creating Boulder Problems That Can Challenge the World's Best Climbers and Win the Crowd Takes a Twisted Mindset You Have To Appreciate