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Reminder for participants: Friday timetable for Munich World Cup

Ready for business.

Ready for business.

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Reyt posh.

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All athletes and Team Officials taking in the Munich World Cup are reminded to check the updated info sheet (last updated 14.08) for the Munich World Cup. On Friday, the isolation zone for the men will open at 5.30 in the morning, and close at 6.30. Qualification for the men, will then start in two groups at 7 am.
Isolation for the Women opens at 16.00 hrs (4pm) and will close at 16.30 hrs (4.30 pm). Climbing will begin at 1700hrs (5pm).

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red pants. http://ift.tt/2vkETfZ

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Reading “Le 9è Degré - 150 ans d'escalade libre” by...

Reading “Le 9è Degré - 150 ans d'escalade libre” by David Chambre with a preface by Jean-Baptiste Tribout. A fucking good book about the history of climbing! rawmeyn:Let your mind wander ?? http://ift.tt/2s9RNAn

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Let your mind wander rannveigaamodt:Oliana Living ☺️ with the best crew of people and...

rannveigaamodt:

Oliana Living ☺️ with the best crew of people and so many nice lines to choose from.. What more can a girl wish for?!

Quick trips to the mountains - just an hour away from home.

Quick trips to the mountains - just an hour away from home.

 

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Projecting ??

Projecting

just-climb-without-limits:

My nerves are going to kill me..

THANKS! I actually feel a bit better now..I mean, I am not ready to quit my hobbies and just focus on college..I still want some life..even if some people think that i’m a loser for that..

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Placeable arrangements.

Placeable arrangements.

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paulzizkaphoto: A perfect day high in the mountains during our...

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A perfect day high in the mountains during our recent ascent of Mount Fifi with the spectacular Mount Louis in the background.
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Like some liberal arts grads, I don’t technically use my degree, which is in political science, in my so-called career. I’m a writer, dammit, and I write about rock climbing. I spend my days making to-do lists, drinking way too much coffee, and procrastinating doing any kind of meaningful work by hang-boarding and making loaves of sourdough bread. The good days are the ones in which I manage to stay off Twitter for an hour or two to punch out few hundred shitty, inadequate words.

Over the years that I’ve been penning climbing commentary, anytime I’ve drifted down a political tangent, inevitably the first comment my story receives is:

PLEASE JUST STICK TO CLIMBING, NOT POLITICS!

(All caps, all the time, of course.)

I get that sometimes you just want to enjoy your climbing media the way you’d enjoy a romantic dip in a natural hot spring, and that bringing up politics can be akin to finding a turd floating in your pool.

Unfortunately, life isn’t turd-free and the turds certainly aren’t cleaning up after themselves.

Only the privileged have the luxury of not considering the political aspects of a discussion, any discussion, even about climbing. Politics are responsible for the roads you drive to reach the crags you enjoy. Politics are responsible for protecting the parks and public lands you visit for climbing. Politics are responsible for the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the freedoms you enjoy to while away months at a time in the frivolous pursuit of ticking routes.

Now, with a government that is actively working to dismantle all environmental protections, reduce access to our public lands, exploit natural resources with virtually all of the spoils going to an entrenched aristocratic class of families and monopolies hell-bent on turning our democracy into an oligarchy, and reduce the freedoms of those who have less privilege, wealth, and are of a different (non-white) heritage, talking about politics in climbing is, in some ways, all we should be talking about,

It has been encouraging to see many companies in the Outdoor Industry begin to slowly, tepidly wade into the proverbial turd-filled morass and begin to flex their political might on important environmental issues.

The most notable example of our industry getting political was when the Outdoor Industry Association pulled its bi-annual trade show (and $45 million in direct annual spending) out of Salt Lake City over Utah’s Republican-led government’s opposition to the newly minted Bear Ear’s National Monument, an Obama declaration in the waning days of his administration.

This past week, both Patagonia and The North Face also entered the political discussion.

The North Face launched a campaign titled “Walls are Meant for Climbing,” which is clearly, though not explicitly, a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a “magnificent” wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that Mexico would pay for—except for the fact that Trump has stated this week that if Congress can’t figure out a way to secure the funds from tax payers for this $20+ billion racist monument, then he would shut the government down.

The press release for the TNF initiative states that the “campaign aims to spark conversation about building trust and community around—and beyond—climbing walls.” TNF is making a $1M donation to The Trust for Public Land to support public climbing walls in more communities, with a focus on underserved areas and making the sport more accessible to all.

 

Also this week, Patagonia, in a $700K ad buy, released a new radio and television ad that targets Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who is currently reviewing all national monuments to determine whether parcels of these publicly-owned and protected properties ought to remain publicly-owned and protected or if they would, in fact, be better utilized by private interests.

Today, he announced that several of these monuments do indeed need to be downsized, though what that means is currently unclear.

Patagonia, of course, is no stranger to getting political thanks to its founder Yvon Chouinard, who really pioneered a business model that proved that a company can be socially and environmentally responsible—and profitable.

As I wrote earlier this year, as most celebrated the Bear’s Ears designation, “If you think that Bear Ears, or our oceans, or any of our National Parks are ‘forever protected,’ it’s time to think again. These are all just proclamations on pieces of paper. They mean nothing. The real power is found in our collective vigilance. This is a responsibility we can’t ignore. It’s time to get motivated and carve off a little bit of that legendary climber stoke that we all have, and dedicate to fighting battles in a never-ending war.”

Let it be said: the opinion that a piece of climbing commentary should be entirely apolitical is a weak and indefensible argument reserved for chuckleheads wishing to drift through life easily, comfortably, and without being reminded that their silence, inaction, and willful blindness is a form of laziness (at best) and irresponsibility that inevitably empowers the forces antithetical to their existences in the long term.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel said, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

It’s good to see companies in the outdoor industry bringing politics to the forefront. It’s also good to see climbers like Alex Honnold not shy away from taking firm positions on important issues. I hope that everyone goes even further. After all, saying that we should try to keep lands public, and the environment clean are softball positions to take. It’s like saying “racism, in general, is bad” in the aftermath of Charlottesville without assigning blame to the true oppressors. Strong language gets “political,” but strong language is sorely needed. Selling “Walls are Meant for Climbing” t-shirts and totes are totally fine, but it dances around an issue in order to not be too offensive. To not get too political.

Not getting political is a luxury I believe we no longer can afford—not the climbing industry (public lands), not the skiing industry (climate change), not the kayaking industry (clean protected waters).

I’m encouraged by what I already see taking place, and I hope to see companies and star athletes who are willing to the voices of strong, political messages continue to speak up, and receive our strong support in return.

The post Outdoor Brands Cautiously Wading into Politics appeared first on Evening Sends.

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On the fly again ✈️ See you soon #Munich!

On the fly again ✈️ See you soon #Munich!

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On the 21st of August, the Olympic Channel celebrated its one-year anniversary. Launched at the conclusion of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the channel has helped display the best of sport. In one year, the Channel can be proud of more than 6,000 videos representing all Olympic sport disciplines and 206 countries, 30 original series, partnerships with 54 international sport federations and organizations and availability in 11 languages.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The launch of the Olympic Channel was a significant milestone for the entire Olympic Family creating a legacy for years to come. It provides us with a new way to engage younger generations and fans with the Olympic Movement, and to get the couch potatoes off the couch. The Olympic Channel’s impact is key to reaching our target audiences through compelling and entertaining content 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

The IFSC collaborates with the Olympic Channel to provide coverage of sport climbing at IFSC events, bringing the sport to a wider audience. Watch the latest news video of finals at IFSC World Cup Munich here.

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ollyjelley:Tower Ridge > Castle Ridge | January 2017 | Photo:...

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Tower Ridge > Castle Ridge | January 2017 | Photo: @ollyjelley

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Old Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasolineOld Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasoline

Old Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasoline

Old Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasolineOld Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasolineOld Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasolineOld Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasoline
Old Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasolineOld Pony Express Trail - 250+ miles with no towns or gasoline

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Old bouldering video of me climbing out in a remote area called Ibex in the west desert of Utah.  This video is everything I love about climbing: remote areas, challenging problems, and acting like an idiot with good friends.

 

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