Ofelia’s Hamlet of Rock. In Taiwan.

Christine Cauble | July 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm
Ofelia’s Hamlet of Rock.  In Taiwan.

  To climb or not to climb……is that really a question? It was on a heated, humid day….in an area quite appropriate to be labeled a Dragon’s home… that my friend and I found ourselves both aching to climb and at the same time jump into the cool, shallow lagoons of relief in Long Dong, […]

Remembering Bev Johnson – One of America’s Greatest Climbers/Adventurers

Christine Cauble | April 4th, 2011 - 1:39 pm
Remembering Bev Johnson – One of America’s Greatest Climbers/Adventurers

Let us not forget ‘her’story… Before state-of-the-art camming devices, comfy climbing shoes and harnesses, ergonomic packs, these women paved the road for us the hard way (or I should say fixed the lines for us..). Lately, it’s been Bev Johnson that has been sparking that light of inspiration. Before a lot of us were born, […]

Christine Balaz Reveals her Revels on Rock.

Christine Cauble | March 21st, 2011 - 2:17 am
Christine Balaz Reveals her Revels on Rock.

It was in Turkey that I first met Christine Balaz. It’s always in the most exotic, far away lands that I seem to meet the most interesting people. I took a day off of climbing to concentrate on photographing action shots; specifically climbers, using my climber friends as my guinea pig muses. As I finished […]

Szu-Ting Yi aka Little Po: Interview of Adventure

Christine Cauble | December 9th, 2010 - 4:58 am
Szu-Ting Yi aka Little Po: Interview of Adventure

As the rambunctious “Year of the Tiger” leaves for its silent exit, 2011 welcomes the “Year of the Rabbit”, which happens to be Szu-Ting Yi’s animal in the Chinese horoscope. The rabbit is known to be calm, gentle yet persistent and quoting one expert, “Quite fanciful, they respond to the power and beauty of nature […]

“As It Happens”; Stunning Video on Nepal Expedition

Christine Cauble | November 27th, 2010 - 10:16 am
“As It Happens”; Stunning Video on Nepal Expedition

The Camp4 Collective collaborates inspiring experiences recorded by Renan Ozturk and Corey Richards while they established a technical alpine route in Nepal. These videos were actually viewed “live” (hence the name “As It Happens”) using the duo’s digital SLR cameras, solar energy, satellite modems and two laptops (talk about a lot more weight…) and were […]

Moonlight Buttress in a Sunlit Fortress

Christine Cauble | November 1st, 2010 - 12:48 pm
Moonlight Buttress in a Sunlit Fortress

The Afterward Foreword “Now this here is a serious violation of the climbing code.” Ryan stated in a very stern, stoic manner. I furrow my brows in expected dismay toward myself while looking up at my climbing partner analyzing my gear placements in a tight, dihedral formation that hangs 30 feet up and right.  We’re […]

Lynn Hill: Climbs. Rocks. Speaks.

Christine Cauble | October 7th, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Lynn Hill:  Climbs.  Rocks.  Speaks.

She’s the type of person that you can invite to your family gathering, cheese platters and all, even if you’ve never met her in your life.   You’d think you were talking to your long, lost cousin.  She is the forgiving type.  The only reason I know is because my phone call brought her out […]

Siam Scaler: Dr. Pirapar Is In the House

Christine Cauble | August 30th, 2010 - 4:08 am
Siam Scaler: Dr. Pirapar Is In the House

Born in the “Lone Star State” but also hailing from the country known as the “Land of Smiles” and currently a resident of “Sin City” is an exciting start to introduce climber and boulderer, Pirapar Patamasucon. After meeting her, I felt that each of her environments have given her a piece of who she is […]

Norah Siller: Xicana on her Boulder Nirvana

Christine Cauble | May 16th, 2010 - 5:22 pm
Norah Siller: Xicana on her Boulder Nirvana

In retrospect of this interview, I had to think more about which part of Norah Siller’s personality was more deserving of recognition. This Las Vegas resident is a dichotomous dame:  she holds the strength of the solid granite that she so gracefully ascends and at the same time, she has a heart as soft and […]

Female Mountaineer 1st to summit all 14 peaks above 8,000Meters in Himalayas

Christine Cauble | April 28th, 2010 - 12:14 am
Female Mountaineer 1st to summit all 14 peaks above 8,000Meters in Himalayas

RRRG wants to congratulate Oh Eun-Sun for achieving an incredible feat – ascending all 14 of the Himalayas’ highest peaks. On Tuesday, Oh Eun-Sun reached the summit of snowy Annapurna mountain and claimed the record as the first woman to conquer all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters (26,246 feet) in the Himalayas. It took the […]

Adrien Picks Ice as her Sending Device.

Christine Cauble | April 25th, 2010 - 5:05 am
Adrien Picks Ice as her Sending Device.

With a smile warm enough to dangerously melt the ice she uses to ascend high peaks,  it’s evident that Adrien Erlandson is far from some static snowgirl. That’s why when I initially laid eyes on photographs my friend Matt shot of her working out a route from her Taiwan trip; chalked up hands rubbing together […]

Taiwanese Mountaineer, Mei-Liang is beautiful-cool.

Christine Cauble | March 31st, 2010 - 6:37 pm
Taiwanese Mountaineer, Mei-Liang is beautiful-cool.

To call her Daisy would be an American thing, however her Chinese name is, 美涼 – which translates into Beautiful Cool (pronounced Mei – Liang); quite appropriate if you ask me for a woman who wants to stay up and stay challenged in the snow and ice of the world’s highest peaks. Traditionally, mountaineering women […]

Las Vegas U.F.C. girl: U.ltra F.ierce C.limber, Stephanie Forte

Christine Cauble | March 10th, 2010 - 11:58 am
Las Vegas U.F.C. girl: U.ltra F.ierce C.limber, Stephanie Forte

Stephanie climbs “Caustic”, Cannibal Crag, Red Rocks, Nevada Who says it’s not all in a name? She certainly represents hers to the fullest. Who says you can’t have it all? Because this woman does. Stephanie’s surname, the word ‘forte’, means “strong” in Italian (etymology from the Latin word fortis) and it seemed to have been […]

Laura’s Story; Tracking the Rising Trail of a Mountaineer’s Tale.

Christine Cauble | February 20th, 2010 - 12:59 am
Laura’s Story; Tracking the Rising Trail of a Mountaineer’s Tale.

Crystal Crag, Mammoth Lakes, CA 5 Sept 2009 Her favorite color is orange. If you knew her, you’d understand why she has such an affinity to it. Bright, spirited and with an endurance built to last, Laura Molnar, a physical therapist by trade, spends all her free time in a mountainous sanctuary. Living in Bishop, […]

Escape from Tehran. Nasim’s story..

Christine Cauble | January 24th, 2010 - 3:20 pm
Escape from Tehran.  Nasim’s story..

“Nasim, you will die if you do nothing. It’s better to move and die trying than to not move at all and die.” That self-statement Nasim Eshqi spoke of during our interview seems to ring true even outside of Nasim’s rock fall adventures in climbing. They reflect something that is almost necessary for her:  the […]

Donna Kwok of Hong Kong speaks on Krabi climbing and trailblazing..

admin | January 17th, 2010 - 4:32 pm
Donna Kwok of Hong Kong speaks on Krabi climbing and trailblazing..

Donna on “Invisible Slayer of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred” (gotta love that route name!!!) (6c or 5.11a) Monster Rock, Austin, Texas. Photographer: John Hogge. Business professional by day and superwoman..well… ALL the time, here is a prime example of East meeting West. Looking beyond that cultural description, Donna Kwok, carries both Yin’s strength and Yang’s […]

Nazo Canitez, the Cypriot Sendstress

admin | January 17th, 2010 - 3:30 pm
Nazo Canitez, the Cypriot Sendstress

Nazo climbs in Geyikbayiri, Turkey SO. Here’s a funny story. I decided to escape to Turkey after completing a month-long, insane, frenzied work schedule that coincided with a painful break-up. Both had their reasons, I suppose and it was an excuse for a perfect getaway. I imagined myself relaxing in the country’s southern coast mountains […]