A Brooklyn-based climber has caused an outcry after a candid video of him intentionally altering a boulder problem in upstate New York appeared on a popular climbing website. In the video on DPM Climbing, an individual identified as former Edelrid athlete Ivan Greene is shown using a hammer and hand drill to remove rock from the roof of a small cave.
In a separate article on DPM, one unnamed local said that climbers in the area had been noticing chipped holds, and occasionally entire manufac... Read More
Vermont State Senator Kevin Mullin has introduced a bill that will fine skiers up to $500 for intentionally skiing out of bounds at resorts in the state. The bill is in response to the estimated 50 people who have required rescue this winter after skiing out of bounds and getting lost.
Mullin’s district contains Pico and Killington ski resorts. Most of the “lost” skiers were at Killington:
“There’s been a lot of it this year, especially at Killington, and it&rs... Read More
A woman was rescued from the Superstition Mountains in Arizona on Tuesday after she was reported missing for the second time this winter while searching for the fabled Lost Dutchman's gold mine.
Rescuers found Robin Bird, 51, Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. on the Bluff Springs Trail in the mountains east of Phoenix. She was unresponsive, suffering from hypothermia and dehydration. Rescuers started a fire to warm her while they waited for a rescue helicopter. Eventually she was able to walk... Read More
As if being generally despised wasn’t enough, the United States government is about to make Lance Armstrong’s life just that much more uncomfortable. The Justice Department is expected to officially announce Friday that the government is signing on to the doping lawsuit filed two years ago by Armstrong’s former cycling partner, Floyd Landis (one of several filed against him).
The government can claim that by violating the Tour de France’s ban on illegal drugs, Armstron... Read More
After a two-hour explanation of his decision, South African magistrate Desmond Nair granted South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius bail, saying he was not a flight risk and didn't show a propensity to commit violence. The amount was set at one million rand, or roughly $113,000 USD.
Nair's decision came at the end of a four-day bail hearing that included the prosecution removing their main investigator after it was revealed that he was under investigation for murder in another case. The magist... Read More