Category: Climbing

The posts marked with this category have climbing, whether sport, alpine, ice or other, as their main focus. Clicking on the category name will bring up all the posts in that particular category.

Enjoying Odin (Review)

I hate cold! I love alpine climbing! Quite hard to reconcile the two and quite a lot of misery to have been through to do what I love. That until recently… Everything about going to climb in Alaska sounded exciting and fascinating. Everything in pictures looked cool and inviting. Everything but the dreadful ‘it’ll be cold as hell’ (well, if… Read more →

One up – one down.

29/30 January 2010 I’m at my mother’s house in Northern Transylania – I haven’t been home since Christmas and now, barely arrived from the train station, I’m getting my skis ready. I’m leaving in ’15… When I returned home from Asia, a year ago, I promised longer times at home – a promised I fell short off… In the evening,… Read more →

Goodbye Riccardo Cassin

Article by Vinicio Stefanello and copied from Planet Mountain 07/08/2009 Goodbye Riccardo Cassin Riccardo Cassin passed away last night at his home in Resinelli at the foot of his beloved Grigna mountain. Cassin was one of the world’s all time absolute mountaineering legends. He had celebrated his 100th birthday on 2 January. It’s going to be hard to get used… Read more →