“Most people are really good at bringing their own water bottle,” says Kathleen Hahn from DANCECLUB Asheville.
“This climb pushed the line on the margins of safety that I usually keep,” writes Delap.
As a massive fire continues to engulf parts of Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, photographer William Mauney posted a stunning video to YouTube documenting the flames.
Yesterday’s rain helped reduce the size of the raging fire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area from 2,700 acres to about 2,275 acres, but the blaze continues to blanket a popular site for hiking, climbing and camping. Officials are now worried that an upcoming week of warm, dry weather could challenge containment efforts.
Ten minutes into my first climb, my left hamstrings are singing and my right buttock’s cramping, but I’m not about to stop: My motto is, “I can’t leave here tonight until I clean that line.” Enter the cave: Participants at ClimbMax’s women-only night look on as Courtney Johnson navigates the cave like Spider-Woman. Photo by […]
Rumbling Bald Mountain features cliffs of metamorphic gneiss rock with beautiful marbled faces and exceptional botanical diversity. Located 30 miles east of Asheville in Chimney Rock State Park, it draws hikers, sightseers and climbers. Its overhanging boulders, “splitter” cracks and technical face climbs make it a favored destination for local climbers. The bald is also […]
Retiree Ron Sanga doesn’t do easy chairs: He climbs the world’s highest peaks. On March 21 and 22, he’ll talk at REI Asheville about scaling Mount Everest.