Vertical Life no 32 is now out!

Vertical Lifers – the Virus has upended everything. Lives are upside, economies are inside out. Amidst the tumult we have put together a new issue and we hope that you read it and like it. Because of The Virus we’ve gone back to the 1s and 0s to save money on printing in the face of collapsing advertising. This is a bummer, but we’re hoping VL can survive the downturn on its metaphorical digital ventilator and we can return to printing the…

CardiOMG

Not all End-of-Days scenarios present the same challenges and success in each variation demands its own training regime. You just gotta look at Zombieland, where Rule #1 is cardio, in The Virus lockdown the only zombies will be the doubts that haunt our minds and they cannot be simply outrun. Ergo, cardio should not be your priority numero uno. What you should probably do is get ballistically strong. Hangboard, TRX, do bodyweight exercises, calisthenics and lift whatever heavy things you…

Interview – Baffle Days

If in 2004 someone told you that the media’s biggest growth area in 2020 was going to be radio you’d have thrown your Motorola RAZR flip phone at them, but hey, here we are listening to the wireless more than ever. Amanda Watts and Tom O’Halloran are the brains and the brawn behind Baffle Days, an Aussie-focussed podcast that is one of our faves at VLHQ. We caught up with them in their home in the beating heart of Australian…

VERTICAL LIFE #32 COMING SOON!

This virus sux. We hope that you’re okay and that the people you love are okay. COVID-19 may be laying waste to the economy but we really don’t want it to disintegrate society. As for us, we are doing what we can to keep publishing climbing stories but like everything, it’s a real struggle. The bummer is that we cannot afford to go to print on the next edition of Vertical Life. We really wish that we could but we can’t….

We’re Outdoors in Spirit

When considering an outdoor adventure, and climbing in particular, it’s important not to forget to carefully plan your adventure. Even though you might just want to get out there and climb, some of the best adventures you’ll have are ones that are carefully planned. Adventure brand, Mountain Designs, brings you some suggestions to make your next climb safer. Planning for your Adventure One of the most valuable things you can do before you set out on your climbing adventure is to research…

News – The ACAV Special General Meeting

Last night the Australian Climbing Association Victoria (ACAV) held a Special General Meeting (SGM) at Trinity Grammar to try and resolve its internal issues. Simon Madden was there to report on it. EDIT 38 December: We have received several requests for people to view and listen to recordings of the SGM, scroll to the bottom if you are that kind of person who wants to follow along at home. Mike Tomkins (Mike-T) is still the president of the ACAV. The…

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