9/17/2014

The Gear That Made It Happen With Cheyne Lempe


Edelweiss athlete, Cheyne Lempe has been jumping between Yosemite and Patagonia for the last few years. He's been setting some records and snagging first ascents on some phenomenal walls. In all of these adventures, he's kept one thing pretty consistent...his rope. Here's what he has to say about the Edelweiss Energy 9.5mm:

In the past few years, I have used the Edelweiss Energy 9.5mm climbing rope on more big routes than anything else. The rope has an incredible durability-to-weight ratio, and is a true workhorse. Dragging the rope through miles of abrasive granite down in Patagonia or grinding it up the huge walls of Yosemite, the rope has always been a crucial factor in my success.

The following images were taken during significant ascents while using the Edelweiss Energy rope:

The North Pillar Sit Start (5.11, C1, 2000m) - Fitz Roy Massif - Patagonia, Argentina - First ascent. Photo by Cheyne Lempe.


9/15/2014

Mountain Running – Tor des Géants – Nick Hollon


US runner and Grivel sponsored athlete, Nick Hollon became the first non-European to take the podium in the history of the Tor des Géants mountain running race.

Photo by Lorenzo Belfrond Photographia.

9/04/2014

The Lost Mountain Project


Kate Rutherford shares her insight and photos from the scientific expedition her team did on Mt. Namuli Mozambique.

Mt Mulanje, photo by Kate Rutherford


To Be The Mother of an Adventurer - Kyle Dempster

In this compelling podcast from The Dirtbag Diaries, Kyle Dempster (an Edelweiss athlete) and his mother open up and share their feelings and tell some stories of what it's like to be the parent of an adventurer.

9/03/2014

Video: Adam Ondra on Illusionist 5.14d



Watch as Beal athlete, Adam Ondra repeatedly bashes himself into a rock at the crux of the Illusionist (5.14d) in Norway's Flatanger Cave. An impressive first ascent by such a talented climber.

New Beal Rope is the Thinnest and Lightest Single-Rope


An exciting moment during the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show was the unveiling of Beal's new Spring/Summer 2015 climbing gear that included the lightest and thinnest triple-rated climbing rope...the Beal OPERA 8.5mm Unicore.


8/19/2014

New Singing Rock Harnesses for Spring/Summer 2015


During the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, we hosted the North American unveiling of Singing Rock’s new line of climbing harnesses for Spring/Summer 2015.