Save Red Rock

Save Red Rock

Red Rock Canyon under threat of development Photo: Tom Moulin Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) – a popular Las Vegas-area destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the globe – is under threat of a massive housing development project that includes 5,000 homes. Clark County Commissioners are considering a request to rezone land that’s currently deemed rural, which would result in the destruction of Red Rock’s landscape, bringing pollution and traffic to the area and enraging the two million visitors who use the RRCNCA each year as a destination for climbing, hiking, biking and camping. The proposed development is on land that borders RRCNCA. Save Red Rock (SRR) is a grass roots organization committed to protecting the rural, recreational, and scenic nature of Red Rock Canyon. The organization has a long history of success in safeguarding the area. The group is currently rallying the support of outdoor enthusiasts and...
Mountain Monday: Halloween in the Hills

Mountain Monday: Halloween in the Hills

Adventures on All Hallows’ Eve By Meggan Wenbourne A dragon ascends the cliffs in Joshua Tree. As the years go on, I find myself losing the holiday sparkle and flair that I once felt when I was younger. Halloween is one of those holidays for me and I find myself making every excuse in the book to not participate. I loathed the idea of being caught outside in clothing that is not appropriate for the weather conditions with people I did not know … until I started climbing. Climbing really has been a lifestyle change for me beyond the normal smelly shoes, short fingernails and language of arm motions type of life most people think of when they the think of a textbook climber. I have found myself looking forward to the holidays again because it usually means longer chunks of time off work to go play somewhere outside...
Mountain Monday: Tahoe Basin Adventures

Mountain Monday: Tahoe Basin Adventures

Altitude training is not something to be rushed, but with new techniques and know-how, it can be sped up By Meggan Wenbourne A view of Cascade Lake from my run up to Maggie’s Peak. This last week I spent a majority of my time in the Tahoe Basin climbing, running and hiking with new friends from all over the world. With strong cups of coffee in our bellies and bluebird skies above, we found ourselves working hard every day against altitude and steep faces with smiles and kind-hearted banter. The objective was simple: expose ourselves to training for high altitude ascents. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. I live at sea level and I felt it … a lot. With the use of some of the best equipment on the market and the training regiments of some of the fastest speed ascensionists in the world, we learned that there is...
Editor’s Note: Uncomfortably Numb

Editor’s Note: Uncomfortably Numb

 The high cost of no risk By Matt Niswonger Photo: Fred Pompermayer Savage Arena is an autobiography about the life of an extreme athlete who embraces a lifestyle of risk. The author, Joe Tasker, was training to be a priest when he discovered climbing in his twenties and never looked back. After groundbreaking ascents in both the Alps and the Himalayas, Tasker lost his life in 1982 while attempting a new line on Mt. Everest. The book is an unforgettable look into the realities of extreme sports. What’s powerful about Savage Arena is that Tasker knows he is taking huge risks and heading down a path that will probably get him killed, and yet at the same time is completely comfortable with the choices he is making. Joe Tasker discovers his own true potential through extreme mountaineering, and while dealing with the suffering and fear of hardcore climbing comes...
X
- Enter Your Location -
- or -