On July 9th, at 1 pm, four local rock climbers who make up the “Raid The North Extreme” adventure race team Kootenay Kaos set out to practice 24-hours of non-stop rope work, orienteering, trekking, biking and paddling in the Slocan Valley, BC. The training involved biking up a 2,000-metre peak and down again, orienteering and [...]
Archive for July, 2011
Cranbrook resident Gord McArthur will tie in to a harness tomorrow at noon and begin an epic 24-hour, non-stop climbing marathon to help raise money for cancer.
According to an article in the Cranbrook Townsman, McArthur will be climbing a 40-foot outdoor wall on plastic holds to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and for Rob and Allison Amsing, whose two-year-old daughter, Charlotte, has been fighting a brain tumour.
A blast from the past: This pre-YouTube video shows British rock climber Catherine Destivelle free-soloing in the African country of Mali. It was filmed in 1987 (world-famous solo climber Alex Honnold was 1 year old at the time) and it examines the local people, the Dogons of Sanga, for whom climbing is part of their [...]
On June 27, at 9 pm, four local rock climbers who make up the “Raid The North Extreme” adventure race team Kootenay Kaos set out to practice night-time orienteering in the backcountry near Nelson, BC. It took 8.5 hours to go from the parking lot of Whitewater Ski Resort and through four checkpoints back to [...]