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Lincoln Lake Bouldering 2016

Looking down at the pads on a slab is a risky game because if...

Looking down at the pads on a slab is a risky game because if you fall, it’s not the first thing you hit!

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A video posted by Kat Carney (@katcarney) on Dec 8, 2016 at 7:58am PST

 

Life of a surfer in Baja is simple. Eat. Surf. Sleep. Repeat. #surf #Baja #Mexico #optoutside #outdoorwomen #sheexplores (at Ensenada, Baja California)

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Lea Couture on Moonlight Buttress, Zion.

Lea Couture on Moonlight Buttress, Zion.

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Coaches Dicki Korb and Patrick Matros of Germany’s Kraft Factory are the trainers behind Alex Megos’ success so they clearly know a thing or two about producing high level climbers.  With many of their training techniques they take a slightly […]

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kaehs-fitblr:foamrollfanatic What you have to do to have body...

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What you have to do to have body like this?

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k-e-e-p–breathing: Eightmile Lane by Dylan Kato

k-e-e-p–breathing:

Eightmile Lane by Dylan Kato

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john bachar. yes.john bachar. yes.

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Jen Vennon showing hJen Vennon showing how it's done.

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I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

We think adventures are better when you can share them with friends, but we get it: Not everyone has a BFF as obsessed with the outdoors as she is.

We believe that when more people find their place outdoors, more people are invested in the care and conservation of wild places.

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

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I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

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I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to encourage more women and girls to get out there and get after it, whatever that looks like to them.

So to help you and your best friend start your outdoor story, we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite brands for the ultimate giveaway: One adventure-gear starter kit for you, and one for you to give away to a friend so that she has everything she needs to join you on your next hike.

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

I’ll Go If You Go Giveaway

What’s In Each Kit

• $100 Athleta gift card

• $100 Huckberry gift card for the Dirtbag Darling shop

• $150 Toad & Co. gift card

• One pair of Teva Arrowood sneakerboots

• One Ursa Major Daily Skin Care set

• One Cotopaxi Tikal Jacket, one Del Dia Tarak backpack

• One Hydro Flask insulated bottle

• One Western Rise Women’s Tomboy Popover Shirt

• One Buff

• One Kammok Wallaby hammock

• One Igloo Day Tripper Cooler

• One VSSL Survival Kit

Field Trip Jerky products

To enter, just go to DirtbagDarling.com/Contest. Contest is now closed. Congrats to Chelsia! 

Due to the complex nature of international laws regarding giveaways and the cost of international shipping, this contest is only open to legal citizens of the U.S. over the age of 18. Good luck!

Photos by Amber L. Photography

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It’s feeling chilly! Winter must be on its way!!!!!...

It’s feeling chilly! Winter must be on its way!!!!!

#climb #climbing #rockclimbing #scarpa #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #epictv #stillgettingout #training #doyouclimb #stillgettingout #optoutside #travel #muscles #shredded #ripped #workout #wanderlust #peakdistrict #explore #behindthescenes #adventure #adventureculture #heelhookappreciation #outdoors #peaklimestone #bouldering #climbingmakesyoustrong #climbing_is_my_passion #doyouboulder

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It’s easy to do the same thing over and over again, the...

It’s easy to do the same thing over and over again, the real adventure starts when you do the things you’ve never done!

Here’s to all those tiptoeing out out of your comfort zone and in to the big, wide, amazing world! GOOD FOR YOU!

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If you don’t explore, how do you know you’re alive?

If you don’t explore, how do you know you’re alive?

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I WANT TO GO ROCK CLI WANT TO GO ROCK CLIMBING. It would be so much fun.

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claire-bukowski:

Written By Dawn Proctor

Edited by Claire Bukowski

 

“Climbing has saved my life.  

I’ve been chronically ill for seven years due to a toxic exposure at work.  It was after one year that I knew something was very, very wrong with my body.  I was diagnosed with a large cystic brain tumor, neuropathy, myalgic encephalopathy, chronic fatigue syndrome, peripheral vestibulopathy, brain damage, visual seizures, parasites, and multiple viral & bacterial infections.  I had surgery to remove seven black enlarged lymph nodes and tissue from my chest.  Recently, I had an IV delivering antibiotics into my heart for three months.

My doctors told me as hard as it would be, I had to start exercising, or my condition would worsen.  I had no desire to workout in a gym, but I didn’t need to - I had just found climbing.  I was able to push myself to climb because I fell in love with it.  It is integrated so fully into my life because it is what kept me alive.

Climbing kept me strong, not only in physical strength, but also the mental strength I gained from working boulder problems.  When you touch the rock, all the negative thoughts fall away because you have to focus so deeply on the climb.  It teaches you how to deal with failure.  It teaches you fear management.  It teaches you problem solving.  It teaches you how to have grace and flow in your daily life.  It saved me; it got me out in nature; it kept me connected with people.

We all know climbing can be dangerous - that you can seriously injure yourself or even die.  Knowing this, we have to learn how to quiet your brain’s amygdala response (fight or flight).  We’re all familiar with what happens when we go into “flight” mode: your breath becomes shallow, your heart rate skyrockets, and your body begins to tremble.  This is not ideal when you’re climbing high up, when you’re consumed with what is about to transpire.  This has been a huge lesson for me in dealing with my illnesses.  When you’re sick for this long, it can make you very fearful; what’s next, will I ever get better, am I going to die? These questions don’t plague me anymore, neither does preparing for invasive procedures or surgery.  Going into brain surgery, I was making the doctor’s laugh and I wasn’t afraid at all.  This practice of fear management took me a while to master, but now that I have I would say it’s the most important skill I learned from climbing.

You learn how to deal with failure in climbing because you’re sending just a fraction of the time, while a majority of the process is getting back on the rock and trying again.  We learn how to look at our projects as a challenge.  Climbing wouldn’t be any fun if we sent every route or problem the first time we tried it.  True strength comes from the struggle.  Learning how to deal with failure when you are chronically ill is very important.  Sometimes you do a lot of hard work to get better, only to end up having your condition worsen.  I don’t know how many times I saw a new doctor that thought they had it all figured out and told me, “put in the hard work in treatment and in six months to a year you will be better”, but they turned out to be wrong.  Nevertheless, I took on the challenge.  I persevered.

Some of the ways I have pushed on is by doing yoga, meditating, and practicing gratitude. Even if I have had the most terrible day, before I go to bed I state one thing I am grateful for: “today I am grateful for the food in my belly; many people around the world are hungry.”  I surround myself with a beautiful circle of friends who love and support me.  I practice a daily mantra of positivity by saying this out loud every morning: “I am happy.  I am healthy.  I am powerful.  I am beautiful.  I am worth it. Today is going to be a beautiful day.  I will do my best to help myself and someone else today.”  I also take care of my body by eating healthy, and as challenging as it can be, I try to get outside to connect with nature and do things that make my soul smile.

Through my years of illness there were people that would ask, “If you’re that sick, how can you possibly climb?“  Now I want to deliver a ‪‎message‬ to ALL of you. I want everyone to realize their innate strength. As we grow up, we come across critics. We are told “you can’t” or “you won’t”.  Self-doubt diminishes our inner strength more than any external force can.  The only person that can hold us back is ourselves.  I can climb being this sick because I am a strong and powerful woman who refuses to let my illness defeat me, who refuses to let others’ assumptions of the impossible define me.

We are all warriors.  I want you all to recognize the strength within yourself, realize your potential, that you can do anything you set your mind to.  If I had listened to everyone else, to some of my doctors I would be dead.  But I’m not.  I am alive, with love in my heart, a smile on my face, and a gift to give to this world. So please, in the face of adversity, remind yourself how powerful you really are; that no matter what, you will find a way to thrive.

With that being said, I must admit, even though I have been ‪strong,‬ at times I wanted to give up.  It’s normal to feel this way; it is not a form of weakness.  It’s what you do in these moments that will help you strengthen and grow as a person.  When I was not feeling well and I had the choice to go climb or stay home in bed.  The benefits were so innumerable that it was an easy choice to make: I am a climber, so let’s go climb!”

How Climbing Saved My Life

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house-under-a-rock: Justin Ridgely on Saltwater Sound,...

house-under-a-rock:

Justin Ridgely on Saltwater Sound, Hawaii

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house-under-a-rock: Fred Rouling cranks a desperately fingery...

house-under-a-rock:

Fred Rouling cranks a desperately fingery problem at Bafa Golu, Turkey

photo: Fred Moix

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Hang on! what's he gHang on! what's he got on his hands and fingers super super glue

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If you search around the internet, you’ll quickly find a wide variety of grip strength trainers many of which are marketed directly at climbers.  However, while these grip trainers may seem enticing as easy portable ways to increase finger strength, […]

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