Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Civetta Solleder - Lettenbauer, the French winter ascent video

Winter mountaineering video: the winter ascent carried out by French alpinists Max Bonniot, Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites).

Cerro Adela Sur, new Romanian variation by Capusan, Zolt in Patagonia

Romanian mountaineers Vlad Capusan and Török Zolt have added a new variation to Filo Este on Cerro Adela Sur in Patagonia. The logical new line was climbed in 34 hours.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Final '68, crowdfunding campaign ends in just one week

The crowdfunding campaign for Final ’68, the project that aims to document the exploratory phase of the Pietra del Finale between the years 1968 and 1975, will come to an end in seven days time.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Hyaena, the Andrea Gallo testpiece climb at Finale, Italy

The video of Jakob Schubert climbing Hyaena at the crag Monte Sordo at Finale Ligure, Italy

Hyaena, the Andrea Gallo testpiece climb at Finale, Italy

The video of Jakob Schubert climbing Hyaena at the crag Monte Sordo at Finale Ligure, Italy

Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 starts in Saas Fee, Switzerland

The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 got underway in Saas Fee, Switzerland today. The Speed finals take place the evening, tomorrow hosts the Lead semifinals and Finals. All stages transmitted in live streaming.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

How To Stay Strong Through Injuries

When you’re dealing with injuries or pain it’s important to take care of your body, but you also want to stay motivated to continue to improve. Aches, pain, discomfort, and soreness, are not that fun. You surely don’t want to get caught comparing yourself to where you were before your injury or to everyone else around you. You are you, today, a person who is fully capable of greatness.

Do you find it hard to stay positive when you don’t feel 100%?

7 Keys To Staying Mentally Strong During Injuries

1. Remind yourself of all that IS feeling well. You may need to think of every little thing that you are currently capable of doing with your body. These might be very simple things but they are still very powerful. For example: Your left knee is sprained, you can focus on all the strength and abilities you have with your right leg, your upper body and your basic senses that are still functional.

2. Focus on what you CAN do. Assess what physical abilities you have on each specific day (which may be different than yesterday or tomorrow). We are not guaranteed anything, so it’s important to do your best with what you have at any given moment.

3. Prioritize being positive and focusing on what you can control. I can’t emphasize this enough.  Spend time investing and improving your relationships, nutrition, sleep, recovery and mental game. These are the most important aspect of your health anyway, and you will reap the benefits of putting time and effort into these factors. You can look at your injury as a chance, or a blessing in disguise you to being able to spend more time on something or someone that you’ve been neglecting.

4. Set some new goals. It doesn’t matter how small they may seem. You may want to focus on increasing your range of motion, seeing improvements in movements that you weren’t focused on before, or improving in your physical therapy sessions. Write your specific goals down and share them with your support team.

5. Spend more time doing your other passions. You love cooking, so get back to creating more recipes. If you love hosting parties, then plan a few. If you’re really digging photography, then start a side business. Continue to do things that bring you positive feedback, self-confidence and that relieve your stress.

6. Practice and get better at something different. If you’re leg is out of commission, build your upper body by working on pull-ups, dips and heavy presses. Become a better swimmer if you can. If you’re unable to use your body at all, you might want to focus on learning a new language, or picking up another new skill.

7. Find a way to share what you have learned by going through this pain, suffering or change. Before you know it, you’ll be helping someone else, and this will help you. You can do this with your social media, on a message board or just in your daily conversations with others. Open up about how you’re dealing with it, and reach out to others who could use some support and encouragement as well. This way you can also make relationships with others who have had similar injuries or setbacks.


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