The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020 – Fitness Article

The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020 Yosemite National Park is now open (with limits; campgrounds remain closed). As a local climber, this means I’m taking day-trips into the nearby park and revisiting my favorite famed routes in the “Center of the Universe,” as it’s known to climbers all over the world. The park offers climbing options unmatched anywhere for their length and grandeur—waterfalls flow down giant golden granite, cracks split the rock vertically for hundreds of feet, and slender…

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Monday Morning Motivation: Raha Moharrak – Running Fitness Article

Monday Morning Motivation: Raha Moharrak As it was International Women’s Day yesterday, I thought I’d share an inspirational story about a female first. Raha Moharrak was the first woman from Saudi Arabia to climb the Seven Summits and Mount Everest. She climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Vinson, Mount Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kala Pattar, Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and Mount Everest all within a year. On May 18th 2013, Raha Moharrak summited Everest alongside 34 other mountaineers and 29 guides. Moharrak was part…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Deep-Water Soloing – Gym Fitness Article

A Beginner’s Guide to Deep-Water Soloing In the climbing film King Lines, Chris Sharma showed us a vivid (and altogether stirring) portrait of the world of deep-water soloing. His picturesque scaling of the arch in the Balearic Sea known as “Es Pontas,” was a significant benchmark for free solo climbing over a body of water. It also might be one of the unconscious reasons you love jumping off of cliffs and bluffs that line seas, lakes and rivers. Dispatches Grand Canyon:…

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MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!! – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!! – Blogilates OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!  MY LITTLE SISTER IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHATTTT!???? Guys, I just got back from my 2 week vacation in Vietnam and Thailand and it was just INCREDIBLE!!! The first week was kinda rough but I ended up easing into our vacation and ACTUALLY relaxing the final few days. Then…we had to jump back on the plane (26 hrs of travel – BRUTAL) and get back to reality! Anyway, I want to catch…

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A Week in the EcoSport! – Fitness Article

A Week in the EcoSport! We’ve always been a used car kind of family. Not just Mikey and I, but even as a kid my family drove used cars. They were always great, but never had that “new car” smell or feel (except once when we leased a Pathfinder and then gave it back – it’s a funny story, but it was about a week of fun for us kids, pretending we were hardcore with our off-roading vehicle on the…

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