Greg Minnaar takes First Place at the season opening World Cup in his custom made SPD Minnaar shoes. He put together a brilliant run to win the season opener in Maribor, Slovenia on May 16, 2010 in the most dismal conditions on a course Greg would describe as “the hardest course I’ve ever ridden because of the mud and rain.”
A couple months back, I had the pleasure to set routes for a Big Up produced indoor climbing video shot out in Massachusetts, called “The Insiders.” If you haven’t seen it online yet, check it out. It really depicts indoor climbing, something nearly all of us do multiple times a week, in a cool way.
What started out as a trip to honor his sister’s memory, Greg Mortenson’s climb of K2 quickly turned into a life altering experience. Author of Three Cups of Tea, This former climber and mountaineer has made a difference improving lives of those in the Middle East since the mid-90’s advocating peace through education. While receiving over 2,000 requests a year, Olympia, WA was honored to be of the 140 schools chosen for him to visit. Taking advantage of this opportunity I got the chance to hear him share his inspirational story.
Last weekend I competed at scs regionals at climb Iowa in grimes Iowa, it was an awesome scs regionals with a one round, onsight style competition, Along with a speed round after. I went down the night before with team VE, and then next morning we had to get up super early, because iso closed at 7:30am, i went out, the first to climb. I flashed all three routes.
I was happy to receive an invite to compete in this weekends “Battle in the Bubble” comp. I’ve never had much success at comps but since the weather has been so wet I’ve been climbing on plastic more than usual. I hope this help’s me for Saturdays comp. Either way I am sure that the comp will be a great time.