Shelby Carpenter

Shelby Carpenter


What Happens When Climbing Bolts Go Bad?

The protection that sport climbers take for granted is rapidly deteriorating at crags around the country. Experts worry that as more climbers take falls on old bolts, we could see more accidents,...

Shelby Carpenter
Nov 4, 2015

The Case for Closing Ice Caves Permanently

A deadly collapse at a popular cavern near Seattle has raised the question of whether signs and warnings are enough to stop visitors from walking where they shouldn’t

Shelby Carpenter
Jul 8, 2015

Should Women Be Barefoot Running?

A new study claims going barefoot can help women avoid injury more than men—but other experts say that’s a faulty conclusion. Because the study authors didn’t include a group of male subjects to...

Shelby Carpenter
May 26, 2015

Ortovox Voluntarily Recalls All S1+ Avalanche Beacons

Ortovox, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of avalanche safety and alpine sports equipment, issued a voluntary recall Monday of all its S1+ avalanche beacons, which have been on sale since...

Shelby Carpenter
Apr 2, 2015

First-Ever Winter Thru-Hike of the PCT

By mid-November, Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter had made covered more than 600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail when their trip nearly ground to a halt in northern Oregon.

Shelby Carpenter
Mar 3, 2015

Injured? Fear Is Your Biggest Enemy.

Fear, researchers are finding, plays an enormous role in an athlete’s recovery. In fact, it can determine whether or not an athlete ever makes a full recovery—and that fact is often overlooked, says...

Shelby Carpenter
Feb 24, 2015

The Fight for Public Lands Just Got Serious

This month saw a bill introduced that would limit presidential authority to protect the natural wonders of the U.S.—and it is far more likely to pass than its predecessors. Here's why that's a very...

Shelby Carpenter
Jan 29, 2015

How Sasha DiGiulian Learned to Ice Climb in 12 Days

Before two weeks ago, Sasha DiGiulian had never handled an ice axe. But that didn’t stop the 22-year-old from signing up to compete Saturday against the strongest alpine climbers on the planet in the...

Shelby Carpenter
Jan 9, 2015