Articles and Comments - Climbing

Comments and experiences on rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and exploration.

The use of caves in survival: Leave your potholing curiosity for later - It is fine to explore, but some things should be left for better moments when you need to find shelter during a survival situation.

Outdoor Tips - Beware of Flash Floods - Deep canyons and gorges in the wilderness are places that entail some sort of atavistic attractiveness for any trekker or explorer, but they can be hazardous because of flash floods.

Many of Asia's glaciers are retreating as a result of climate change - This retreat impacts water supplies to millions of people, increases the likelihood of outburst floods that threaten life and property in nearby areas, and contributes to sea-level rise.

The Highest Garbage In The World - Mount Everest attracts thousands of visitors each year that leave thousands of kilos of all sorts of garbage without much of a fuss.

How Many Everests Did Exist? - All along the geological history of our planet, some mountain has been the highest one, but it wasn't always Mount Everest.

Your adventure footwear (I) - Some advice about trekking, adventure and mountaineering footwear.

Your new sleeping bag (I) - In order to use a sleeping bag in the best possible way, it is necessary to conceive it as a system composed by three elements...

Adventure In Europe? That's Not Possible, Or Is Not Adventure! - Sorry, but that is not real adventure; if you visit Siberia, Mongolia, Patagonia, the Yukon or places like that you will get a taste of the real thing.

Climbing mountains and self-help, (I). - Climbing mountains is not just a sport, and is not just about running into risks. It's a way of life and the origin of valuable life-long lessons.

USGS Study Finds Recent Snowpack Declines in the Rocky Mountains Unusual Compared to Past Few Centuries - A USGS study suggests that snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years are unusual compared to the past few centuries. Prior studies by the USGS and other institutions attribute the decline to unusual springtime warming, more precipitation falling now as rain rather than snow and earlier snowmelt.

How to purchase your next tent (I) - Some tips that you should consider before purchasing your next tent.

Climbing and security - A brief reflection on climbing, security and safety.

About aircraft and mountains - A comment on what is common to climbing mountains and flying aircraft.

The lenght of a climb - Something to think about the lenght of a climb and uphill walks.

Less weight on your backpack - Trekking tips: the basics of weight saving for adventure seekers.

Less weigh with better equipment - Trekking tips: new gear means less weight.

Effective cost reduction techniques regarding adventure equipment - Some simple and proven tips to save money buying and using adventure and travel gear.

Sparking Vocations - Donīt want to see people fail? Want to fight poverty? Then donīt feed it but dedicate yourself to opening minds; show children how to fly, sail in a boat or climb a mountain.

Geography and Outdoors / Mountains and Mountainous Regions - Detailed descriptions of some mountains and ranges of Patagonia, South America and the rest of the world that we have explored.

Outdoors activities / Survival - Articles based on real-life experiences. Practical and theoretical advice on survival in several levels of difficulty and diverse environments: polar zones, forests, forest, deserts, seas and oceans, extreme and hazardous sports, etc.

Health / First aid, wilderness emergencies - Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.

Survival / Combustibles and Fire - How to improvise combustibles outdoors - How to survive in a fire - Tips and techniques for making camp fires.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Outdoor Activities / Survival / Shelters and Bivouacs - How to build simple ones or full-sized, lodges, cabins and stone houses, useful for lengthy stays in isolated areas.

Outdoor Activities / Exploration and Expeditions - Whether your interest lies within expeditions and trips or you want to learn about different uncharted places, tricks of the trade and possibilities, start reading this section.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations. Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Safety of mountain climbing - Something to think about why climbing a mountain is safe.

Great climbers - Something to think about the boldness and prudence of great mountain climbers.

Discard your damaged gear - Wilderness tips and advice: discard your damaged or over-used climbing gear.

How to climb - The right mood for climbing a mountain.

Basic tent care - Wilderness tips and advice: basic tent care and cleaning.

A reason to start climbing - Here is a good reason for you to learn how to climb.

About our fascination with mountains - something to think about our fascination with mountains.

Crossing rivers and streams - Considerations on how crossing streams and rivers.

How to proceed if you find a corpse - What to do if you find a corpse in your way.

Don't use second-hand boots - Second-hand boots are taboo items.

Avalanches - A brief reflection on avalanches.

The persistence of climbers - The persistence of mountain climbers.

Storms - About storms and their momentary nature.

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