Leave Radiata Plateau Wild

The Blueys are wonderful: tall gums tower over a deep-green understorey filled with birds and beasts, while sinewy trails cut through those forests, leading to mighty cliffs that lift up the plateau and set it above the lowlands, where they are battered by cold winds and bathed in the soft light of setting suns. And it is all right there, on the doorsteps of a thriving community. But that access comes at a cost – proximity to civilisation. In much of the Blueys you feel as if you are…

VL Hard Copy + Massive TNF competition

The much-heralded, long-awaited inaugural print issue of Vertical Life has been born in all its tactile, technicolour glory! And if you stump up $20 to buy a copy before Midday EDT on 27 October 2014 you’ll get automatically entered into our The North Face competition where you could get kitted out in over $1000 worth of TNF gear, including a Verto Storm Jacket, a Verto Jacket, a Verto Micro Jacket, Verto Pants and a Verto Pack. Amazing prize, a grand, no…

Video – Sharma and Glowacz in Oman

Grampians Fires Update

Today a group of climbers met with Parks Victoria representatives in Halls Gap to discuss the issues facing the southern Grampians after the fires that raged through the Victoria Range. After a very positive and frank discussion involving the head ranger, Dave Roberts, and climbing representatives, Steve Monks, Malcolm Matheson and Tracy Skinner (on behalf of the Victorian Climbing Club), this is how it stands. The Victoria Range will remain temporarily closed for the next four to six weeks, meaning…

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