Last weekend was the second leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series, which was held at Stone Fort in Chattanooga TN. I like to consider this area my “home-crag” since it is the best and closest bouldering area to me. Unlike Hound Ears, where the last Triple Crown was held and which I only get to climb at once a year if I'm lucky, I know the climbs at Stone Fort pretty well. I was able to take a few weekend trips there this fall, so I had an idea of what climbs I wanted to get on for...
After Jimmy's stellar 2013 season in South Africa, we knew the next time he had better find some more boulders to climb. Otherwise he would have to siege himself on the most anti style and crimpiest lines he can find until he climbed out the whole area.
The Ridge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill... For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.
How could we describe the feeling of taking our first shower in over two months? Mmmm...Well yes ... We have just hit civilization in Greenland. These last 3 weeks has been very exciting in many ways! Adventurous climbing, a close polar bear encounter ( without anything to defend ourselves) and a very scary crossing back to Greenland which included a strong storm with snow and huge waves! On this kind of trip the adventure never seems to end until you are back under that hot shower. It does make the shower so much better!
A month long kayak adventure in the eastern Sayan Mountains of Siberia. 10 kayakers...2 river systems...liters of vodka...crazy discos...border crossings...drunken Russian poachers...the list goes on :)