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Hairdressers Expedition on Everest

Back in the '72, the Monty Python's Flying Circus had this sketch about a fictitious climbing expedition by International Hairdressers. This was a comedy show, but how long before the holy Sagarmatha becomes a "hiking peak" that everyone with US$ 30K can climb? [via peakr] Technorati tags: everest, climbing, rant, peakr

Peakr: social bookmarking for Climbing

Digg, del.icio.us, DotNetKicks, StumbleUpon, Reddit and many other are all social bookmarking sites where users "save online" their bookmarks. So other users can see the bookmarks, and see which are the "hot" pages about a certain topic. Some of these sites also allow users to "vote" for the bookmarks, creating a sort of "popularity contest" where the most voted pages, posts or news should be the most interesting to read. But all these sites are technology focused (dotnetkicks, digg) or very generic (del.icio.us, StumbleUpon)  so it's difficult to find articles about niche topics like climbing. So, a French climber/developer, Francis Dierick, decided...

Make yourself as indestructible as possible (cit. Mark Twight)

Last week I found at a bookshop here in Wellington a book I had been looking for since a few years: Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Fast, Light and High This book was written by Mark Twight, "Punk Climber" in the '80s, and now President of Grivel North America (for those how are not into mountain climbing, Grivel is one of the best alpine tool factory in the World). And the book is about training for mountain climbing. I'm reading it now and I just found a sentence that I want to share: The goal of training for alpine climbing can be summed up in...

Kalymnos - Climbing in... Paradise?

Last September I spent a week climbing in the beautiful island of Kalymnos, Aegean Sea, in Greece.
And last month I wrote an article about my rock-climbing experience in this "climbing paradise" for the May 07 edition of Vertigo, the monthly e-zine of the Wellington Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club.

Read the article...