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Onward and Upward With Sasha DiGiulian

Onward and Upward With Sasha DiGiulian “While I have many goals that are endemic to climbing and exploration, becoming more of a voice for the platforms that I believe in is certainly a goal of mine,” says DiGiulian, who was just appointed to the Board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and also serves as a global ambassador for Right to Play and Up2Us Sports, as well as the American Alpine Club.DiGiulian is using her strong voice as a way to encourage youth development through sports; by using climbing as her platform, she hopes to serve as a voice for female empowerment.

Watch This Climber Conquer a Huge Arch in China

Watch This Climber Conquer a Huge Arch in China They have totally different rock formations.In Yangshuo, we climbed the biggest arch I've ever seen.

8 pro tips for climbing Mount Everest from the guys who Snapchatted their journey

8 pro tips for climbing Mount Everest from the guys who Snapchatted their journey Here are some things you should know should you hope to scale Everest and document your trip: Snapchatting up Everest is no cheap feat.In fact, Ballinger explained that last year, the pair's internet bill was a whopping $23,000 — essentially as steep as the mountain itself.

Starting your ascent in the world of indoor rock climbing? Here’s the gear you need

Starting your ascent in the world of indoor rock climbing? Here’s the gear you need If you’ve ever walked through the rock climbing section of an outdoor retailer, however, you know that it is an intimidatingly gear-intensive sport.For many indoor climbers, bouldering presents a great introduction to the sport, since all you need to get started is a good pair of climbing shoes, and optional chalk and chalk-bag.

No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs During this year’s two-month climbing season, which usually starts in late March, Nepal will issue GPS-tracking devices to some climbers.Durga Dutta Dhakal, an official with Nepal’s Tourism Department, said the department will assess the effectiveness at the end of the season.

Ice Rock introduces the carbon fiber Idol, world’s lightest climbing ice ax

Ice Rock introduces the carbon fiber Idol, world’s lightest climbing ice ax Lightweight axes suffice for general mountaineering expeditions, but vertical ice climbing requires equipment that can withstand repetitive thrusting into ice formations and often rocky terrain.Most technical ice axes combine steel heads and picks with aluminum shafts to save weight.

Black Diamond climbing ropes versatile enough for gym, crag, or mountain

Black Diamond climbing ropes versatile enough for gym, crag, or mountain This year renowned outdoor gear company Black Diamond returns to the roots of its trade, introducing a set of four dynamic climbing ropes.2 FullDry 70m rope is designed to be as light and weather resistant as possible without sacrificing durability.

Anchor Labs ‘gumball’ carabiner enables easier clipping, more focused climbing

Anchor Labs ‘gumball’ carabiner enables easier clipping, more focused climbing Many amateur climbers are dismayed at the thought of lead climbing and never progress beyond top-roping.Related: Petzl’s Irvis Hybrid crampons made from Dyneema aims to revolutionize the climbing industry Anchor Labs was launched by a group of climbers out of the University of Minnesota.

Ride Along With Climbing Legend Chris Sharma

Ride Along With Climbing Legend Chris Sharma We flew into San Francisco and drove down the coast to this local spot I’ve climbed for years called Panther Beach.I really started developing my vision of doing first ascents there and it’s one of the places that kinda started the bouldering revolution.

This British DJ is dropping beats from Mt. Everest

This British DJ is dropping beats from Mt. Everest British DJ Paul Oakenfold is taking his love for music to new heights.The 53-year-old DJ plans to make history by climbing atop Mount Everest and performing at the "highest party on Earth.

This 85-year-old who wants to be the oldest person to climb Everest (again!) is an inspiration to us all

This 85-year-old who wants to be the oldest person to climb Everest (again!) is an inspiration to us all One very determined 85-year-old is attempting to make Mount Everest history.Min Bahadur Sherchan, an ambitious 85-year-old climber, hopes to once again become the the oldest person to scale the legendary mountain, a title which he previously earned in May 2008.

Petzl Sitta climbing harness is functional, lightweight, and comfortable

Petzl Sitta climbing harness is functional, lightweight, and comfortable Although extremely lightweight and compact, this product is versatile enough to withstand the most rigorous alpine expeditions.The minimalist design of most lightweight harnesses equates to a lack of padding in the waist belt and leg loops, usually resulting in decreased comfort.