Move Mountains is hosting our first hiking event! It will be this Sunday the 18th. We will be meeting at the Bear Lake Trailhead at 11am. Dream Lake is a 2 mile trail and very popular. Snow is in the forecast for Saturday so please use your discretion on if you want to use crampons or snowshoes. Snacks and beverages will be provided so shoot us a DM if you plan on going.
Climb every mountain? volcan Villarrca was a hard, 4 hour climb followed by a fast one hour slide back down (using sledges). It’s amazing how different the climate feels to Santiago, more like March in Scotland. Soon we’ll be in Patagonia. #overlanding#hiking#adventure#exploring#crampons#volcano
Hace menos de una semana de esta foto, pero las altas temperaturas nos han quitado el hielo y la nieve que tanto nos gusta para hacer corredores.
Mientras esperamos que llegue la temporada como se merece, podéis iros equipando para la situación, como siempre en Deportes Koala.
Getting a ton of calf burn when ice climbing? Keep smashing your toes? Not feeling stable on your feet? These are all signs that your crampons are not adjusted properly. For #iceclimbing the secondary crampon points should extend slightly past the front edge of the boot. When your front points are fully engaged, the secondary points should be resting on the ice and adding more stability and support thus easing the calf burn and making your feet feel more solid. The first two pics are with the @petzl_official Dartwins adjusted properly, the next two pics show my old @grivel G14’s set too far back on the boot. Notice how little the front points show past the boot and how you would have to radically lower your heels to engage the secondary points on anything but very low grade ice. @realwillgadd has an excellent blog post on this so check it out. #climbing#climbingtips#crampons
It’s been a rough three weeks. Today I didn’t turn up for the Mo Run 10k. Rest was needed instead. It’s been a wholesome weekend. I have uploaded this image before but it summarises my mood. In March ‘15 I thumped out the South Shiel Ridge during a solo dash. It was isolating happiness immersed in thought. An editor at Cambridge University Press (CUP) then gave me a call about final editing on my book. So I emailed her a photograph of the ridge. Technology these days is incredible. Her response was priceless. She was in bright spring Cambridge bloom and I atop a Munro negotiating snow and ice. The contrast. Munros for me are an amalgamation of human mind to rock and the heavenly expanse of literal and metaphysical spaces around us. I don’t do all this meditation-mindfulness-chic. I just mountaineer and at times pray deeply to a being I have never seen: the “Intangible” as The Muldoon and I once debated in New Zealand. I don’t pray for success but I pray for me to remain steadfast to doing the right thing according to principle. As the Apostle Paul states “I am the worst sinner amongst men” so too can I at times. My faults are legion. But on a mountain I hear and see God and this is the basis for me being so selective at times out there. It’s my cathedral out there. I feel God. An hour after this shot the clouds dropped and visibility became non-existent. I felt cheerful and merrily descended through it. Thank you to that chap who saw me hobbling on the road and gave me a lift. It’s as if you appeared out of the darkness as an angel. I remember your singular instruction: never pass on this road having space in your car and not offer a mountaineer a ride #munrobagger#visitscotland#scotland#southshielridge#perfectday#mountains#hills#crampons#ice#climbing#thenorthface#neverstopexploring#snow#apple#iphone6plus