Video – Bluetopia

Win a DMM Trad Rack

‘Climb Now, Work Later’ goes the classic DMM catchphrase. Climb Now. It’s an imperative. An order. And what could make it easier to climb now? A brand-spanking, shiny new trad rack, something to parade around Mt Piddington and turn your buddies green with envy. And guess what? In conjunction with those munificent Welsh gear-wizards, DMM, we’re giving one away. That’s right, one lucky VL reader is going to get an early Xmas present. ‘What will I get?’ we hear you breathlessly ask. A set of DMM’s…

Summer

Australian Editor’s note to issue eleven of Vertical Life. Download the Vertical Life App from iTunes or the Kindle Fire App Store here. Of all the seasons I find Summer the most evocative. Perhaps it’s because it is the smelliest. Summer is all about the olfactory senses; the thick fug of sweat, sunscreen and musty camping gear on the drive home from the crag; the sweet, ephemeral scent after rain has swept over the dry Wimmera plain (it’s called petrichor, I think); the low-level chemical tang of chlorine overlaid by…

Protein, Power & Pulling

The world of nutrition advice is filled with many old wives’ tales, while social media allows anyone with an opinion to provide inaccurate information. In the first of a new series of articles for VL, Amanda Cossey dispels some commonly accepted food myths Myth One: The more protein I eat the quicker I will recover and the stronger my muscles will be! Myth Two: The harder I climb the more I need a protein supplements. For many climbers and sportspeople…

Video – Feral Muffins (V10)

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