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Tom’s Olympic Dream

The field of contenders for the coveted spots on the Australian Olympic climbing team is thickening, we have a quick chat with Tom O’Halloran who has recently declared his hand. We saw that you recently announced that you were planning to try and get an Olympic spot, why have you decided to make this a goal? I first saw the Olympics when I was eight years old and I watched the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. I was blown…

Fixing Everest

Guy Cotter, the CEO of Adventure Consultants, reflects on the current state of affairs on the world’s highest – and seemingly busiest summit – Mt Everest The image of the crowds on the summit ridge was not good for the reputation of Everest or of mountaineering in general. I have fielded numerous media calls these last few days as people all over the world are wondering what is going on up there. The reality is that there are large groups…

Vertical Life no 28 – The Regular Print Issue is here!

After 27 free issues of Vertical Life, we’ve now produced our first regular print issue of the magazine, which has just started hitting shelves/mailboxes this week. Get your hands on it while it’s hot). Where can your grubby hands on a copy? You can go for convenience-plus home, set-and-forget home delivery of each edition by buying a regular subscription to the magazine here. It’ll land in your mailbox once a quarter with all the words and pictures of Oz climbing…

Interview – Paige Claassen on Groove Train

US climber, Paige Claassen, recently came Downunder intent on climbing one of Taipan Wall’s most iconic lines, the Groove Train (33). Her trip was a success (despite climbing bans in the Grampians being in effect, Taipan Wall is one of the few world-class areas that remains open), and she managed to snag the first female ascent of what most repeaters think is one of the best routes in the world. Paige has climbed as hard as 35, with her ascent of Algorithm (5.14d) last year, so…

News – The Weather Turns Bringing Successful Burns

After the warmest summer on record (nothing to do with the climate emergency of course, let’s give the Libs another term!), the sending temps have finally arrived. And just like that, rock climbers all over the joint are sending projects like their postcards – maybe all that moaning and complaining that we do about ‘conditions’ needing to be right is bang on the money after all… She wasn’t the first cab off the rank, but perhaps the biggest send of…

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