Kimmie Tu, Edelweiss Athlete, decided to temporarily rent a place in Las Vegas to climb in Red Rock Canyon. Her main goal for climbing in Red Rock Canyon was to improve her trad climbing skills and tackle as many multi-pitch climbs as she could. She was able to do quite a few but finding a willing partner to go on a suffer-fest with her was not easy.
It has been 4 years since the accident. My passion for climbing is now at an all time high. It has been a year and a half since COVID upended my life (and the world in general). I actually have a better quality of life than before. It has been 6 months since a major ankle surgery and my longest hiatus from climbing in over 15 years. And I am climbing better than ever.
Spring of 2021 was my longest trip to Alaska and definitely the most productive of my 13 trips into the range. The plans for it started to get hashed out in October of 2019. I’ll give you all one guess why the trips did not happen in spring of 2020. At least the silver lining was it allowed another year of structured training to prepare.
No one likes to find someone elses human waste. It's kind of an uncomfortable topic to approach, but Shingo Ohkawa feels it's a burden he can carry. There are misconceptions about proper waste removal on the trail. Shingo hopes to clear some of these up and give people the tools they need to be even better at leave no trace regarding this specific kind of waste.