Climbing

Rock Climbers Need the Equivalent of Avy 1 Training

On February 24, registration opened for a series of climbing courses in an effort to standardize teaching the sport and help gym climbers transition to the outdoors in a safe way

Anna Callaghan
Feb 24, 2020

You Won't Pass Chamonix's Mountain-Guiding Test

Le Probatoire is one of the toughest challenges in the outdoors, used for decades to pick alpine professionals in France's legendary hub of glacier skiing, climbing, and deadly terrain. Only the strongest make it, but Simon Akam wonders: Is selection by ordeal still the best way to groom competent guides?

Simon Akam
Nov 27, 2019