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Rock Climbing

This Black Teen Rock Climbing Sensation Is Shattering Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

Sixteen-year-old rock climbing champion Kai Lightner is reaching new heights with his athletic skills as one of a few professional...

The Challenges of Climbing Mount Everest

Quora | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel

While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.

How A Scary Rock Climbing Mistake Helped Me Prepare For Mars One

Sue Ann Pien | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Sue Ann Pien

My best friend Vanessa Nigro Halby and I used to climb almost daily. We met at the climbing gym, when I saw her tumbling off the top of a bouldering wall because she missed the last dyno. That's climbing speak for a move that can only be made by jumping for it. If you miss it, you'll fall.

5 Things I Learned About Business Success While Rock Climbing

Julia Brunk | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Julia Brunk

For my 25th birthday I went rock climbing. It was an unforgettable experience. Right away, I learned my first lesson about success.

Jared Leto Shares Crazy Photos From Yosemite, Yellowstone Trips

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

Jared Leto does not do things halfway. The method actor once gained 60 pounds for a role (to play Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27") and th...

I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

Dean Potter's Spiritual Practice

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Olivia Rosewood

I was taken by surprise when a spiritual friend of mine said, "How could Dean Potter call what he did a spiritual practice? Where's the compassion? ...

Meet The 22-Year-Old Woman Who's Redefining A Male-Dominated Sport

OWN | Posted 05.07.2015 | OWN

At just 22 years old and 5'2" tall, Sasha DiGiulian is redefining the sport of female rock climbing. The reigning women's world rock climbing champion...

4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Help Lose Weight

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around--whether ...

Top 5 Unique Date Ideas in NYC

Jane Seo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Jane Seo

"So... you want to go watch a movie?" Admit it. You have heard this phrase way too many times. In NYC, where there are so many unique activities besides passively watching a movie, just say a polite "No" the next time you hear this question and suggest one of the following options.

Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who May Have Just Made Climbing History

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.25.2015 | Teen

And obviously she celebrated with ice cream.

Fearless Woman Climbs to New Heights for Love and Community

HooplaHa | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports

Jes Meiris does what few women do -- she climbs some of the largest peaks in our country! She recently smashed a record for climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California.

Stop Thinking, Just Move: Combatting OCD

Maria Senise | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I want joy, peace, contentment, hope, and happiness to be my motivation, to be my source of thoughts and emotions. I need to keep building up this sense of conquering; I need to gather my fuel. I need to keep doing.

Why Do People Climb Mountains?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel

Most of the mountains I've been on are ones where you "walk" to the top more than climb. You might need to support yourself with your hands here and there, and it might be quite steep, but I don't tend to visit the kind of mountains where you need a rope and a climbing-harness.

Calling All Minds: Table Talk With Benjamin Moe

Maya Horgan | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Benjamin Moe, 21-year-old co-founder and editor-in-chief of Table Talk, sneaks about the dimly lit corridors of a coal factory in rural Jaipur, tacking CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to the factory's rusty insides.

One False Move

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Amidst all the other catastrophes going on in the world, the death of free-soloing rock climber, Brad Parker, caught my attention. I'm not sure his d...

Abigail Wise

How Rock Climbing Does Your Mind -- And Body -- Good | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Ascending a cliff, boulder or even an indoor rock wall requires a large amount of physical strength and endurance. Some conquer climbs through nutriti...

College Students, Find Knowledge On Top of the Rock Wall

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It's time to stop trashing this nation's crop of college graduates for not knowing common facts -- the name of the U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice for example -- and start applauding them for what they did learn after four years of academia.

Meet Millie, The Rock Climbing Adventure Cat Who Goes Camping With Her Human

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

When Craig Armstrong met his cat, Millie, at an adoption center in Utah, it was a match made in mountain climbing heaven. "She climbed up my b...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Always, always, it comes back to what a garden means to me. A garden offers structure and reliable cycles. There's the renewal that's visible with each plant and tree, each blossom or new leaf.

10 Reasons to Spring Break at The Blackberry Farm

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

As you consider a spring getaway, make sure to take note of one of the country's best-kept secrets, The Blackberry Farm located in East Tennessee. The 4,200-acre private estate is surrounded by lush green scenery, unparalleled luxury, Southern hospitality and gourmet cuisine.

"Pink Wine Makes Me Slutty" Wine For A Special Occasion

Britney Campbell | Posted 03.20.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

The following mappings might shed some light on how to choose the right wine for your date.

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

A Note on Chad Kellogg's Death

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports
Stacy Bare

You may have seen, if you are a climber or are friends with a climber, that this last week the climbing world lost a bright light in Chad Kellog when rock fall claimed his life in Patagonia.

Paleontology Interview: Gettin' Zeigy With It

Amy Atwater | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Amy Atwater

"I want to be able to spread that message to as many young women as possible. Yes, you can do this, it is not that hard and do not let somebody tell you you cannot do it."