Climbing

In my recent post about learning to ski with a back-country professional, I made a joke about teaching an old dog new tricks. While it was mostly a poke at my age and my lack of skiing experience having grown up in Colorado, there is a lot of truth to the way that this mindset… Read More

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Where: Joshua Tree National Park is a well known, but less explored National Park located in the south-central valley of California. About 3 hours west of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a spectacle that is surrounded by a whole lot of what many people would consider nothing. This is a very arid part of the… Read More

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Where Red Rock Canyon, just a few miles from Las Vegas, off State Route 159. Why In 1987 I was on an assignment in Las Vegas. I was writing a series on how Sin City was working to change its reputation. I interviewed the governor, the casino owners, and a lot of community leaders on… Read More

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Where This lesser-known National Monument and Preserve is located in south central Idaho, right on Highway 20. There’s just about nothing on either side of the park for miles in between Jackson, Wyoming and Boise, Idaho, but it’s well worth the drive if you are in the area. If you are going through Yellowstone, this… Read More

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WHERE To get to Shelf Road, travel to Canon City about two and a half hours south of Denver. Shelf Road is on CO-67, just south of Cripple Creek. WHY Whether it’s climbing, bouldering, hiking or mountain biking, Shelf Road has it going on. Shelf Road is located in what is often called Colorado’s “banana… Read More

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Alaska – it’s the biggest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. Best known for its dramatic mountains, plus a diversity of forests and wide-open spaces with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Denali National Park is home to North America’s highest peak,… Read More

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WHERE: Vedauwoo (Pr: vee-da-voo) is a nationally renowned scenic area located in Southwestern Wyoming within the Medicine Bow National Forest. Drivers traveling between Cheyenne and Laramie on Interstate 80 will be treated to iconic rock outcroppings. It covers an area of over 2.25 million acres in Wyoming and Colorado. Though it is decidedly unclear, some… Read More

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India. I hated it upon first arrival. I was a jet lagged unprepared American and it was 4 am. I spoke no Indian. I smelled of recycled air and privilege. With a fax number for my hotel contact and a vague mile long street location, I was downright lucky the kind and patient taxi driver… Read More

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Shoshala, the cliff luring us to this side of the Himachal Pradesh, loomed straight over head. This was Option Number One. It was first climbed by a Finnish team a few springs ago. Their climb, mixed with many bolts, opened a series of corners and small cracks on the south-center aspect of this spearheaded peak…. Read More

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WHERE Nestled against the foothills of the Wind River Mountains and on the banks of the Popo Agie River, Lander is in west-central Wyoming. It sits on state highway 287, which came up from Ft. Collins, Colorado and continues on into Montana to the north. Lander is 270 miles northwest of state capitol Cheyenne. WHY… Read More

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Moab is basically Utah’s adventure base camp, simple as that. WHERE Moab is a 3 hour 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City, 5 hours and 20 minutes from Denver or 6 hours from Las Vegas. Just south of Interstate 70, and just west of the Colorado state line. WHY: Red Fox Ambassador Lina Dzekciorius… Read More

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  WHERE Black Canyon is a fantastic location in western Colorado, north of U.S. 50 and northeast of Montrose. It’s about 90 minutes southeast of Grand Junction, and four hours southwest of Denver. WHY The canyon’s name owes itself to the fact that parts of the gorge only receive 33 minutes of sunlight a day,… Read More

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Where Nestled in the center of Colorado, between the continental divide and the Arkansas River. It’s near the intersection of Colorado Hwy. 24 and Colorado Hwy. 285, an easy drive from Denver and Colorado Springs. Why Well, why not? The small town of Buena Vista or “BV” has it all. Rafting and kayaking on the… Read More

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A year after his attempt was stopped by a deadly earthquake in Nepal, Red Fox co-founder Vlad Moroz reached the summit of Mt. Everest on Friday, May 20. Moroz and the Russian team were at advanced base camp (6,400 meters) last year when the earthquake struck. Multiple avalanches shook snow and ice loose from the… Read More

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A wood stove heats the dining room of Gokyo Namaste Lodge, one of two lodges my new friend Tenzing runs in this tiny town. The room has windows on three sides to encourage the amazing view over the lake and steep mountain faces. It is 8 am and I just ordered French Toast, three scrambled… Read More

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Last week members of the 7summits Club established Base Camp at 5100 meters on the North Ridge route of Mt. Everest. It took a full week to get from Kathmandu, Nepal, to camp. The camp is very well equipped. Each team member has their own tent plus there is a canteen, a community kitchen, an… Read More

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If it’s April, climbing teams from around the world are heading to base camp below the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. It’s like that every year. This week, Red Fox co-founder Vlad Moroz left St. Petersburg for the journey to Tibet and base camp, as part of a Russian team that last year was at… Read More

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Having it light for most of the day tricks your body and allows you to push harder and longer than you would think. —Shawnie Mulligan Next Adventure Race set for June 2016 The 15th annual Red Fox Adventure Race, a grueling non-stop, no-sleep challenge in the wilderness, is slated for June 9 – 13 this… Read More

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The Directors of Red Fox test all equipment produced by their company first hand. For example, last summer, along with a group of friends, the general director of the company, Alexander Glushkovsky, climbed the highest mountain in Bolivia – Nevado Sajama (6542 m). RF: Why did you choose this peak? Alex: The answer is simple:… Read More

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Colorado is a wonderful place in the summer. When you can spend a day summer skiing in the morning, climbing in the afternoon, and stand-up paddle boarding during the sunset, you know it’s a special time of year. There are only a few places in the world, however, where you can safely find yourself hundreds… Read More

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There is more to technical climbing in the U.S. than Lost Arrow Spire, Half Dome, El Capitan, Devils Thumb and Fairview Dome. A lot more. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best climbing parks in North America with a great selection of alpine rock spires, high alpine faces, spring couloirs, plus, of course,… Read More

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The familiar beep of a cheap wristwatch alarm disrupted me from a night of fitful sleep. In the dark, Quinn Brett, Crystal Davis-Robbins, and I burst into activity. We put on layers, laced up our boots, located our pre-organized packs and gear in the dark and hurriedly wolfed down hot oatmeal. The Approach Within 30… Read More

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Heading for Denali is on a lot of climber’s bucket lists. As a 6000 meter summit it is respectably high, but not Everest. Nonetheless it is a serious alpine adventure. Kurt Wedberg, guide-owner of Sierra Mountaineering International, is there now and he readily acknowledges Denali is equally as serious as Everest, except for the difference… Read More

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  With the last crossing of the finish line in the 72-hour long course the 14th Red Fox Adventure Race came to a close. The shortest time for completion of the long course was just shy of 51 hours. The winners said they did not expect to find all the check points as quickly as… Read More

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News from Red Fox’s director, Vlad Moroz, currently on his way to the top of Mt. Everest. Yesterday the team fulfilled their first acclimatization ascent from base camp (5182 m) to the Middle Camp and spent a night at an altitude of 5800 m. “The weather is favourable to us, so climbing goes according to… Read More

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Climbing big mountains takes stamina and determination. Usually the stamina is fueled with food. Last December 11-19, 2014, Alexander Vovni and Konstantin Dikovsky successfully completed a unique scientific project to climb South America’s highest peak while going hungry. Here is the conclusion to an interview with the two to explain why, and what preliminary lessons… Read More

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Climbing big mountains takes stamina and determination. Usually the stamina is fueled with food. Last December 11-19, 2014, Alexander Vovni and Konstantin Dikovsky successfully completed a unique scientific project to climb South America’s highest peak while going hungry. Herewith an interview with the two to explain why. RFNA: What was a purpose of the “hungry”… Read More

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On April, 10th eleven mountaineers will start their expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848 m). Professional guides will accompany the group, because most of the participants will climb the highest peak on Earth for the first time. Climbing fans will have a unique opportunity to watch the ascent which… Read More

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During October 2014 the Director of Red Fox, Vladislav Moroz and Sales Manager Vasily Voloshin joined an expedition to Ama Dablam (6856m /22,488′) to celebrate Zamberlan’s 85th year making exceptional boots and shoes. Here is the conclusion of an interview with Vlad and Vasily on the Zamberlan expedition. RedFoxNA: There were difficult weather conditions in… Read More

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“I might have to cry,” I said as I looked up at my climbing partner, Jason. All the parts of my body that I could still move were shaking uncontrollably. Crying seemed the next helpless action to take. Jason looked at the 4000-pound granite boulder that had pinned me to the ground. “It’s okay to… Read More

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Red Fox Athlete Quinn Brett and Max Barlerin have climbed up a storm in Patagonia over the last few weeks, summitting the Goretta Pillar on Cerro Fitz Roy, and Aguja Saint-Exupery. Stay tuned for more stories and photos by this dynamic duo. This is Part II of their summit attempt of Fitz Roy and their… Read More

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Never trust a man whose favorite crag is called the Mud Wall. One cold Sunday in late March I received a phone call from my long-time friend, Jeff Achey. “I’m writing an article on the San Rafael Swell!” he said, enthusiastically. “It’s the best new climbing area I’ve found. It’s incredible! Amazing. It’s just like… Read More

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During October 2014 the Director of Red Fox, Vladislav Moroz and Sales Manager Vasily Voloshin joined an expedition to Ama Dablam (6856m /22,488′) to celebrate Zamberlan’s 85th year making exceptional boots and shoes. Here is an interview with Vlad and Vasily on the Zamberlan expedition. RFNA: You were part of an international team that participated… Read More

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RTSportNews of Russia captured the competitors of the 10th Annual Red Fox Adventure Race in Karelia in this YouTube video while they biked, kayaked, climbed and ran for two days. The winners covered 300km in less than 25 hours without any sleep; almost 12 hours faster than organizers expected. © 2014

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Photos by Noah Hanawalt Local Lyons, Colorado, big wall enthusiast Tom Morrow started rock climbing while stationed at Fort Carson U.S. Army base in 1987. It didn’t take him long to find his way to Yosemite National Park, where he spent his 20s and 30s climbing the famed “Big Stone” (aka El Capitan). Now a… Read More

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On October 20th, 2014 the members of the Zamberlan Expedition summited Ama Dablam in Nepal, via the classic southwest route. The expedition was undertaken to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Zamberlan Outdoor company, makers of fine mountaineering boots. Ama Dablam has been called the Matterhorn of the Himalaya; it’s sharp profile is undeniably similar,… Read More

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Lyons, Colo., resident Lizzy Scully 1st climbed the Diamond of Longs Peak in the late 1990s. She’s been on the top twice alone or with just a partner, once in a rolling sea of white that covered the entire Front Range.

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In Sochi Olympic Park, at the recent Olympic games, a unique spectacle was designed and built — a 17-meter icicle, standing on the beach next to the Black Sea, surrounded by palm trees under the bright sun of Sochi — just to showcase ice climbing for consideration as an official Olympic sport. This year, from… Read More

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