Climbing Beyond

The world's greatest rock climbing adventures

Author: James Pearson,Caroline Ciavaldini

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781317143

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2667

From historic rock-faces to never-before summited peaks, this stunning visual book brings to life the incredible experience of climbing hard and climbing high. Whether it is scaling the world’s most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath the cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock-climbing is one of the world’s most exciting sports. From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America, to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock-climbing’s biggest stars, take you to the sport’s most iconic, unusual and daring destinations. With stunning photography showcasing rock-climbing’s various styles and landscapes, each entry also includes expert tips, grading details and intricate topography of specific routes or sectors. Perfect for the avid and aspiring climber, Climbing Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of rock-climbing and an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamt of chalking up their hands and taking on the world’s epic rock faces.

Climbing Beyond

The world's greatest rock climbing adventures

Author: James Pearson,Caroline Ciavaldini

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781315989

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2356

From historic rock-faces to never-before summited peaks, this stunning visual book brings to life the incredible experience of climbing hard and climbing high. Whether it is scaling the world’s most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath the cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock-climbing is one of the world’s most exciting sports. From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America, to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock-climbing’s biggest stars, take you to the sport’s most iconic, unusual and daring destinations. With stunning photography showcasing rock-climbing’s various styles and landscapes, each entry also includes expert tips, grading details and intricate topography of specific routes or sectors. Perfect for the avid and aspiring climber, Climbing Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of rock-climbing and an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamt of chalking up their hands and taking on the world’s epic rock faces.

Beyond the Summit

Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals

Author: Todd Skinner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8995

World-class rock climber Todd Skinner is also one of today's most sought-after motivational speakers for business audiences. Whenever he describes his history-making sixty-day free climb of the 20,500-foot Trango Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas (shown on the jacket), people are in awe of his stamina, skill, ambition, and determination. They are also eager to apply his lessons in their professional and personal lives. Skinner argues that everyone has a mountain to climb, whether it's meeting your annual sales target or launching a new product or getting your department to improve its teamwork. And he stresses that you should set your goals even higher than you normally would, and constantly look beyond the current summit to the next one. For instance, instead of aiming for 10 percent revenue growth, go after a seemingly impossible 50 percent target, and then think of new ways to get there. In both rock climbing and business, you must define your exact mission, assemble the right team, make the critical transition from preparation to action, have courage when crossing difficult terrain, and weather the storms well. Skinner offers fresh insights into all of these topics and explains principles such as: how you think is more important than what you know pick teammates for what they will do, not what they have already done make decisions in answer to the mountain fall toward the summit see each challenge as part of a bigger picture, your lifelong ascent Beyond the Summit presents fresh and inspiring advice on leadership, teamwork, and decision-making skills, combined with an epic adventure tale.

Climb Beyond: The future of indoor climbing

Author: Matthias Heise

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954896990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 30

View: 7951

As indoor climbing gets increasingly popular, ClimbBeyond proposes a new way to make it even more fun. With the innovative product, climbers can create an unlimited amount of boulder routes. How? All a climbing gym needs is a camera, a laser projector and a tablet. The routes are projected onto walls so you can help beginners with lead climbing and challenge your friends with new route ideas for indoor climbing. This opportunity plan assesses the market size and customer segments within the indoor climbing market that are essential to the introduction of the proposed new product.

The Push

A Climber's Search for the Path

Author: Tommy Caldwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8521

A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

Beyond Limits

A Life Through Climbing

Author: Steve McClure

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1910240206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6556

Beyond Limits is the autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world's top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion for climbing and how it has dictated and shaped his life. Introduced to climbing by his parents at an early age, Steve quickly progressed as a climber, developing a fascination with movement and technical difficulty. Rapidly reaching a high standard, Steve became torn between the desire to climb increasingly bold routes and his hesitant approach to danger, with a series of close calls forcing him to seriously question his motivations. Searching for a balance between risk and reward, he struggled to find his place as a climber. Having dropped out of the scene, a chance encounter led to his discovery of sport climbing. Free from fear, Steve plunged headlong into this new style and surged through the grades. Pushing everything else aside, he allowed climbing to take over his life. He reached world-class levels of performance, but once again found himself searching for a balance between risk and reward, yet this time the risk was of losing what is truly important in life. As he searches for what really makes him tick, his climbing comes full circle and returns to where it started - climbing for the love of it. Beyond Limits is the story of a climber and his obsessive exploration of the sport, of finding a true passion, taking it to the limits and attempting to delicately balance this passion against other aspects of life to give the greatest rewards.

Rock Climbing, 2nd Edition

Mastering Basic Skills

Author: Topher Donahoe,Craig Luebben

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594858632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2871

• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods. This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition: • Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos • Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method • Detailed technical updates throughout • New distinction between “anchor” (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

Climb Beyond. Market Research for the Introduction of a New Product into the Indoor Climbing Sport

Author: Matthias Heise

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656533059

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

View: 6573

Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Sport - Sport Economics, Sport Management, grade: 2, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Executive Academy), course: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, language: English, abstract: For about two decades indoor climbing became a trend in adrenalin sports. In many Western countries climbing halls of huge size have been build. Most urbanized citizens at least tried it once. But even though the climbing community is huge, only a few starters remain active or advance in skills and techniques. The business background of this research is a new product that is able to track the movement of any professional climber and re-project the shape of the body to help an inexperienced climber to make his next best move while being stuck on the wall. This will help less skilled users to advance and enjoy climbing even more. The applications for this product are numerous but the market is highly uncertain. Therefore this study tries to reveal why most users do not advance and it identities common problems and barriers that most climbers have to face. How do they get over them or why do they stumble. After having a deeper insight into the indoor climbing market, the possible market size and user acceptance for the new product can be estimated more accurately. This thesis is seen as an opportunity assessment reducing uncertainty before bringing the product into the market.

Beyond Tape

The Guide to Climbing Injury Treatment and Prevention

Author: Mike Gable

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999042601

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9859

The self treatment guide to climbing injury treatment and prevention.

Reaching Beyond the Clouds

From Undiagnosed to Climbing Mt. Everest

Author: Cindy L. Abbott

Publisher: Cindy L. Abbott

ISBN: 9780615482910

Category: Self-Help

Page: 247

View: 8518

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain!"

Beyond the Mountain

Author: Steve House

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340051

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 664

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steveand Vince the first Piolet d"or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans. Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read destined to be a mountain classic. And it

Modern Rock Climbing

Sport Climbing and Top Roping Beyond the Basics

Author: Todd Skinner

Publisher: Ics Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 161

View: 3089

Todd Skinner takes the sport of rock climbing into the 21st century. Over 60 illustrations make learning easy. Designed to supplement professional instruction, Modern Rock Climbing goes beyond the basics, transcending all other books on the subject. Develop a conditioning and training program to prepare you for the rigors of all types of modern climbing, including sport climbing on climbing walls. Discover the difference between free climbing and traditional styles. Go beyond the basics with unique tips from a pro's bag of tricks. Let America's top climber share his secrets for leading, visualizing, memorizing and advanced moves. Unique to "Modern Rock Climbing" is body maintenance. Tape hands for crack climbing to prevent injury. Care for your fingers after multiple days on the rock. Competitive climbing with the rules for judging are detailed to encourage participation in a growing sport. Understand the ethics for putting up new routes, bolting, anchors and cleaning.

World Climbing

Rock Odyssey

Author: Simon Carter,Monique Forestier

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780987087416

Category: Photography

Page: 180

View: 4651

This book takes readers on a breathtaking voyage stopping at 16 exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Tower’s geometric multifaceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three dimensional tufa jungles. Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmania’s Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomite’s wild alpine rock, Montserrat’s crazy cobblestone towers and The Darran’s Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.

Pilgrims of the Vertical

Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk

Author: Joseph E. Taylor III,Joseph E Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058607

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 5034

Pilgrims of the Vertical (a phrase borrowed from climber-turned-entrepreneur Royal Robbins) is at once a chronicle of how the sport evolved in Yosemite and a fascinating social history that considers climbing in the larger context of American life...For the general reader, the book makes a fine introduction to the history of climbing and Yosemite's special place in its development.

Touching the Void

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Direct Authors

ISBN: 0957519303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 9743

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.

Gym Climbing

Maximizing Your Indoor Experience

Author: Matt Burbach

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 8373

* Indoor climbing is growing rapidly-significantly faster over the past five years than surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain climbing according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association* Author is a pioneering instructor and gym climbing course developer * Key exercises reinforce fundamental skills, illustrated in sequential photos Gym climbing has evolved into a sport in its own right and Matt Burbach has been there to spur it on. He established, developed, and directed the Indoor Climbing School of Earth Treks Climbing Center in Maryland, the largest climbing gym on the east coast. Now he presents the same techniques and training exercises honed by coaching hundreds of climbers.Burbach covers all aspects of indoor rock climbing in detail, including what to look for in a gym, analysis of equipment and how it works, proper top-rope systems management, and movement technique. More advanced indoor climbers will appreciate chapters on topics such as indoor leading, performance, competition climbing, and bouldering. For outdoor rock climbers now training in gyms, this guide aids the "reverse" transition from climbing on real rock to pulling on plastic. Throughout, Burbach not only demonstrates the proper techniques and skills, but goes one step further to explain why those practices are better.

Beyond Risk

Conversations with Climbers

Author: Nicholas O'Connell

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 551

If we are fascinated by adventure, we are even more inspired by adventurers. Are any more intriguing than the men and women who risk life, limb, and sanity to scale rocky pinnacles or stand on icy summits? Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers brings us closer to understanding those for whom climbing is the ultimate form of self-expression. These in-depth interviews with seventeen of the world's most innovative and accomplished climbers illuminate the influences, events, and philosophies that have shaped their immensely personal approaches to climbing. O'Connell asks the questions we might of pioneers Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Voytek Kurtyka, Catherine Destivelle, and others: What first inspired them to climb? How do they garner the resources - physical, financial, and emotional - to continue climbing? How do they cope with success, failure, and the danger inherent in the sport? What do they feel about their contributions to climbing? Their candid answers reveal a range of opinions on ethics, motivations, fellow climbers, and the future of mountaineering. The climbers reflect on the turning points and milestones of their lives, what they feel are the accomplishments of their contemporaries, and where they themselves fit in mountaineering history. Through these interviews, we learn that the world's leading climbers did not set out to become so; only by following their passions did they inadvertently come to define technique, style, and achievement. What emerges is that despite vastly differing life histories, generations, and nationalities, the experiences of success, disappointment, fear, and tragedy inextricably bind all mountaineers. As they describe their brushes withthese heightened states and emotions - these episodes of fully living life - we may begin to develop a deeper understanding of the passion that underpins this richly rewarding and challenging sport.

Trekking and Climbing in Nepal

Author: Steve Razzetti

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811729475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5652

This is a comprehensive traveler's and trekker's guide to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain regions in the world. Opening chapters provide an overview of the country and culture, plus essential information and logistics for visitors and trekkers. In-depth trekking and climbing chapters cover the five main regions in treks that range from classic teahouse routes to newly charted expeditions. The climbs range from easy scrambling to moderately technical. Photos. Maps.

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

A Rock Climber's Guide to Geology

Author: Sarah Garlick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493002244

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2256

Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it's about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it's about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding why their local crag exists. For most of them, curiosity about rocks comes as naturally as their desire to climb them. Geology is the fundamental control on the sport, and yet there are no practical guides for the climber interested in rocks. Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters fills the niche. With an informal Q&A format and fun, informative language, it brings the often esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Covering topics from how to use a geologic map to finding new crags, from why Europe has the best limestone to how El Capitan's North America Wall got its name, this book has a fact for every climber's ponderings. Top-quality photographs of worldwide destinations and easy-to-read artist's renderings of geologic concepts make it as visually engaging as it is entertaining and edifying.