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: 1707

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.

Climb Beyond: The future of indoor climbing

Author: Matthias Heise

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954896990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 30

View: 3271

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.

Psychovertikal

Wenn Klettern zum Leben wird

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492405607

Category: Travel

Page: 383

View: 7436


Gym Climbing

Maximizing Your Indoor Experience

Author: Matt Burbach

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 2269

* 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.

Allein in der Wand

Author: Alex Honnold

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 5219

Wenn Alex Honnold in eine Wand einsteigt, gibt es kein Zurück. Der sympathische 30-Jährige hat die puristischste Form des Kletterns, ohne Seil und Sicherung, in neue Dimensionen geführt. Nun blickt der Star der Szene auf die Highlights seiner Karriere zurück, wie die 400 und 900 Meter langen Free-Solo-Begehungen von »Moonlight Buttress« in Utah und »The Nose« im Yosemite-Nationalpark sowie die »Fitz Traverse« im Alpinstil mit Tommy Caldwell in Alaska. Er verrät, wie er den Spagat zwischen Abgrund und Privatleben schafft. Und erklärt eindrucksvoll, warum Risiko oftmals auch Gewinn bedeuten kann und wie man in Extremsituationen fokussiert bleibt.

How to Climb 5.12

Author: Eric Horst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775645

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5116

The essential manual for intermediate climbers who want to make the jump to advanced climbing ability—with new color photos In the sport of rock climbing, 5.12 is a magical grade of difficulty—the rating that separates intermediate climbers from the sport's elite. Many intermediate climbers mistakenly believe that climbs of 5.12 difficulty are simply beyond their reach. This revised and updated edition of Eric Horst's best-selling instructional manual dispels that myth, and shows average climbers how they can achieve heights previously considered the exclusive domain of the full-time climber. How to Climb 5.12 is a performance guidebook that will help climbers attain the most rapid gains in climbing ability possible. Hörst provides streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. How to Climb 5.12 is the perfect manual to help intermediate climbers quickly along the road to mastery.

Colorado Scrambles

Climbs Beyond the Beaten Path

Author: Dave Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979966330

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4223

Climbers at all levels benefit from working to build core strength, opening the door to higher levels of achievement. This important edition in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series covers everything you need to improve your climbing fitness in ways that takes your performance to the next level. There is even instruction on yoga, Pilates, and herbal supplements, as well as a section on core training. Climbing: Training for Peak Performance also contains information about rehabilitation after an injury, plus several new training programs.

The Urth of the New Sun

The sequel to 'The Book of the New Sun'

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1429966343

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5863

The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly all readers of the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Awake in This Life

A Guide to Those Climbing the Mountain of Spirit

Author: Michael McAlister

Publisher: Infinite Smile Sangha

ISBN: 1419693026

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 671

In the groundbreaking book Awake in This Life, Michael McAlister offers an alternative path to uncovering an enlightened perspective amidst our busy lives.

Last Breath

The Limits of Adventure

Author: Peter Stark

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345449528

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4181

Sudden, extreme deaths have always fascinated us-- and now more than ever as athletes and travelers rise to the challenges of high-risk sports and journeys on the edge. In this spellbinding book, veteran travel and outdoor sports writer Peter Stark reenacts the dramas of what happens inside our bodies, our minds, and our souls when we push ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance. Combining the adrenaline high of extreme sports with the startling facts of physiological reality, Stark narrates a series of outdoor adventure stories in which thrill can cross the line to mortal peril. Each death or brush with death is at once a suspense story, a cautionary tale, and a medical thriller. Stark describes in unforgettable detail exactly what goes through the mind of a cross-country skier as his body temperature plummets-- apathy at ninety-one degrees, stupor at ninety. He puts us inside the body of a doomed kayaker tumbling helplessly underwater for two minutes, five minutes, ten minutes. He conjures up the physiology of a snowboarder frantically trying not to panic as he consumes the tiny pocket of air trapped around his face under thousands of pounds of snow. These are among the dire situations that Stark transforms into harrowing accounts of how our bodies react to trauma, how reflexes and instinct compel us to fight back, and how, why, and when we let go of our will to live. In an increasingly tamed and homogenized world, risk is not only a means of escape but a path to spirituality. As Peter Stark writes, "You must try to understand death intimately and prepare yourself for death in order to live a full and satisfying life." In this fascinating, informative book, Stark reveals exactly what we’re getting ourselves into when we choose to live-- and die-- at the extremes of endurance.

Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Papers, Results, Materials Scientific Congress Munich, August 21 to 25, 1972

Author: Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642657842

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 5366

Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.

Ecology of Lianas

Author: Stefan Schnitzer,Frans Bongers,Robyn J. Burnham,Francis E. Putz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118392485

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 2112

Lianas are woody vines that were the focus of intense study byearly ecologists, such as Darwin, who devoted an entire book to thenatural history of climbing plants. Over the past quartercentury, there has been a resurgence in the study of lianas, andliana are again recognized as important components of many forests,particularly in the tropics. The increasing amount ofresearch on lianas has resulted in a fundamentally deeperunderstanding of liana ecology, evolution, and life-history, aswell as the myriad roles lianas play in forest dynamics andfunctioning. This book provides insight into the ecology and evolution oflianas, their anatomy, physiology, and natural history, theirglobal abundance and distribution, and their wide-ranging effectson the myriad organisms that inhabit tropical and temperateforests.

9 von 10 Kletterern machen die gleichen Fehler

Author: Dave MacLeod

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 386413580X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1367

Es gibt eine Vielzahl von Ratgebern, die Klettertechniken beschreiben, Tipps geben und die besten Übungen zeigen. Dennoch machen 9 von 10 Kletterern die gleichen Fehler und halten sich dadurch selbst von ihrem eigenen Fortschritt ab. Dabei handelt es sich immer um dieselben Probleme: Motivationsmangel, schlechtes Zeitmanagement und die Unfähigkeit, die eigenen technischen und taktischen Fehler zu analysieren und zu korrigieren. Oft wird zum Beispiel übermäßiges Krafttraining betrieben, während leistungshemmende Faktoren wie die Sturzangst ignoriert werden. Dieses Buch behandelt die gängigsten Fehler beim Klettern und präsentiert Methoden, die nicht nur zur Verbesserung der Klettertechnik beitragen, sondern dem Kletterer auch helfen, am Felsen souveräne Entscheidungen zu treffen und sich auf das Wichtigste zu konzentrieren. Dave MacLeod hat seine 16-jährige Erfahrung als Kletterer auf Weltklasseniveau, Sportwissenschaftler und renommierter Trainer in diesen Ratgeber gesteckt, der jedem Kletterer helfen wird, über sich hinauszuwachsen. »Dave MacLeod zeigt eine erfrischend andere Betrachtungsweise des Trainings und Kletteralltags. Profitieren kann davon jeder – egal ob Anfänger oder Profi –, der gewillt ist, Einbahnstraßen zu verlassen und an seinen Schwächen zu arbeiten.« Dr. med. Volker Schöffl, Sportorthopädie Klinikum Bamberg »Wer die Grundlagen hat und wirklich durchstarten will, für den gibt es keine Alternative auf dem Buchmarkt. Absolut empfehlenswert – besonders für ambitionierte Kletterer.« kletterblog.info »Definitiv ein Buch, das aus dem Standardschema fällt – das lohnt sich!« bergfreunde.de »Die Fehler, die Dave MacLeod beschreibt, mögen simpel klingen. Doch wer es schafft, sie zu vermeiden, wird ein völlig neues Leistungsniveau erreichen – unabhängig vom Schwierigkeitsgrad. Äußerst lesenswert!« topoguide.de

The Fighting Man

Author: Gerald Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444760289

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3154

A former SAS soldier sickened by the West’s treatment of the Kurds after the Gulf War, Gord Brown has found new purpose helping the Guatemalan resistance against a brutal military dictatorship. As Gord’s ragged army marches through the jungle and across the high mountains towards Guatemala City, a hopeless dream looks to become a burning reality. But the forces pitted against them are formidable, and the Guatemalan government also have a Gulf War veteran on their side, a man whom Gord has met before . . .

The Places In Between

Author: Rory Stewart

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330508342

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1790

Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken by the Mogul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions. Only with the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war. Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and the Spirit of Scotland Award and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize.

Beyond the Vertical

Author: Layton Kor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 443

Layton Kor is pre-eminent in American mountaineering. He is considered the best rock climber of his generation, and his list of first ascents of technically difficult rock climbs, both free and aid, is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the story in his own words of these groundbreaking and suspenseful climbs. Supplementing Kor's narrative are twenty-three accounts written by other leading climbers of the 1960s and 1970s, describing ascents they did with Kor: Royal Robbins, Fred Beckey, Pat Ament, Chris Bonington, Steve Roper, Huntley Ingalls, and many more share their perspectives. Kor's climbs have become some of the most famous routes in the world—the Naked Edge in Eldorado Canyon, the Diamond on Longs Peak, the Salathe Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, the North Face of the Eiger in the Alps…the list goes on. Written in a straighforward and engaging style, and accompanied by stunning, historical color photographs, Beyond the Vertical is a must-have for all rock climbers and armchair mountaineers alike.

Comanche Midnight

Author: Stephen Harrigan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749325

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 243

View: 9284

Writing timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions, Stephen Harrigan is emerging as a national voice with an ever-expanding circle of enthusiastic readers. For those who have already experienced the pleasures of his writing—and especially for those who haven't—Comanche Midnight collects fifteen pieces that originally appeared in the pages of Texas Monthly, Travel Holiday, and Audubon magazines. The worlds Harrigan describes in these essays may be vanishing, but his writing invests them with an enduring reality. He ranges over topics from the past glories and modern-day travails of America's most legendary Indian tribe to the poisoning of Austin's beloved Treaty Oak, from the return-to-the-past realism of the movie set of Lonesome Dove to the intimate, off-season languor of Monte Carlo. If the personal essay can be described as journalism about that which is timeless, then Stephen Harrigan is a reporter of people, events, and places that will be as newsworthy years from now as they are today. Read Comanche Midnight and see if you don't agree.

Mountain Madness

Mt. Everest and the Life & Legacy of Scott Fischer

Author: Robert Birkby

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806537671

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 353

View: 402

A biography of the legendary mountain climber that “rounds out the portrait of Fischer sketched in Krakauer’s best-seller Into Thin Air” (The New York Times Book Review). Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world’s highest peak tested his skills, his courage, and his endurance. His legendary final expedition—and its tragic outcome—are portrayed in Everest, the 3-D movie adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer. Now Robert Birkby, renowned outdoor adventure writer and one of Fischer’s close friends, captures in this intimate and stirring portrait of the climber what led him to trek to the top of the world—before he left it altogether. Mountain Madness is “a vivid portrait of a superb athlete whose love of mountain climbing drove everything he did” (Ed Viesturs, author of No Shortcuts to the Top). Also included are a new introduction and updated epilogue, as well as new photos exclusive to the digital edition. “A much fuller picture of a climber widely critiqued in the high-profile coverage after the Everest tragedy.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer “A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.” —Kirkus Reviews “Birkby succeeds in illuminating the power mountains can exert over the human soul.” —Publishers Weekly

Beyond Limits

A Life Through Climbing

Author: Steve McClure

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1910240206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5057

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.

Elegguas

Author: Kamau Brathwaite

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571007

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

View: 3248

Kamau Brathwaite is a major Caribbean poet of his generation and one of the major world poets of the second half of the twentieth century. Elegguas—a play on “elegy” and “Eleggua,” the Yoruba deity of the threshold, doorway, and crossroad—is a collection of poems for the departed. Modernist and post-modernist in inspiration, Elegguas draws together traditions of speaking with the dead, from Rilke’s Duino Elegies to the Jamaican kumina practice of bringing down spirits of the dead to briefly inhabit the bodies of the faithful, so that the ancestors may provide spiritual assistance and advice to those here on earth. The book is also profoundly political, including elegies for assassinated revolutionaries like in the masterful “Poem for Walter Rodney.” Throughout his poetry, Brathwaite foregrounds “nation-language,” that difference in syntax, in rhythm, and timbre that is most closely allied to the African experience in the Caribbean, using the computer to explore the graphic rendition of nuances of language. Brathwaite experiments using his own Sycorax fonts, as well as deliberate misspellings (“calibanisms”) and deviations in punctuation. But this is never simple surface aesthetic, rather an expression of the turbulence (in history, in dream) depicted in the poems. This collection is a stunning follow-up to Brathwaite’s Born to Slow Horses (Wesleyan, 2005), winner of the Griffin International Poetry Prize.