Angie Scarth-Johnson: Climbing Her Way

Angie Scarth-Johnson is an Australian rock climber based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. At just 12 years old, Angie has been climbing for five years and continues to push herself and the boundaries of the sport. She has accomplished incredible feats in the climbing world, becoming the youngest person to climb a grade 31 at age nine. Since then, in a steady progression, she has climbed grade 32 at age ten and grade 33 at age eleven. She balances her…

Video – Mattias Braach-Maksvytis Free Aerialist

We put together this short compilation of footage of free aerialist Mattias Braach-Maksvytis to complement an article on the history of dynos in the latest issue of VL. You can download the issue here to read the article.

Charlie Creese interviews Andy Pollitt

Two legends swim up out of the murky past to talk about climbing, history, sexy spandex and writing books.

Video – Baker’s Dozen

Download the latest issue of Vertical Life here. Maybe in the past when you got a baker’s dozen you only got 13 but not anymore. Tom O’Halloran just upped the ante to 35 – yep 35. If you get any less than 35 with your baker’s dozen you’re being ripped off, mate. The reformed Queenslander now calls the Blue Mountains home and being surrounded by vast amounts of stone has obviously been great for him. When he sent his new route…

Video – Expedition highlining in Tasmania

To download the latest issue of Vertical Life for FREE, go here. VL’s Simon Madden heads into the Tasmanian Central Highlands in search of highlining In January this year I headed to Tassie with VL‘s photog bestie, Kamil Sustiak, and two rad Russians – Stepan and Alex – in search of new highlines. We had a few beautiful, easy days at the Moai before coming to a fork in the road – take the easy route towards more sea-pillars at Cape Raoul or shoulder…

Video/interview – Lee Cossey & Dave Jones, Agent of Cool

BUY A VL MOTTO ‘LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO CLIMB SHIT ROUTES’ T-SHIRT HERE Vertical Life recently filmed Lee Cossey making the first ascent of Agent of Cool (31), one the Grampians’ last great trad lines. To find out more about the history of this long-time open project, VL spoke to Oz legend Dave Jones, who first found and tried the line. How did you discover Agent of Cool? As Taipan baked in the afternoon sun I always used to look across…

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