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Jun 19 2015
The Alpi Apuane This past weekend, Giuditta and I had planned a climbing trip to Presles, France. But as of Friday night, the weather in Presles was going to be terrible, so we made a last-minute decision to go instead to the Alpi Apuane in Italy. Giuditta had climbed the 9-pitch"Via Erik" at Monte Corchia before. It was a comfortable level for us(max 5c), and the weather for the weekend was much better down towards Florence. By noon the next day we were climbing the route. A lot of Italian marble comes from this region, and the rock was great for climbing-- solid, good holds. I...Read More
Jun 24 2015
La caduta di Chris è stata l'esperienza più traumatica della mia vita. Non posso definirla se non in questo modo. Cosa è successo : arrivati al 7 tiro ero alla sosta e stavo assicurando Chris. Era sopra di me di qualche metro, ma trattandosi di una specie di terrazzino erboso non vedevo dove si trovava in quel momento. Ho solo sentito un fruscio e Chris che stava scivolando alla mia sinistra. MI ha detto'Tiens moi!' ed è volato come se fosse un pezzo di roccia che si stacca dalla montagna. Non potevo fare niente per lui, se non stringere ancora più forte la corda e aspettare che...
by Giuditta Pileri
Jun 20 2015
A week ago, I nearly died in a climbing accident. The calls to stop climbing started in the emergency room in Massa when one of the nurses said to me, in beautifully Italian-intonated English:"Chriiiis-topherrrrr. No climmm-bing! Feesh-iiing!" The ER doctor suggested poker as an alternative to climbing. When I talked to my father a few days ago he muttered about a family Fatwah to prohibit me from climbing. The accident can't be dismissed as a fluke Whether or not climbing is safe in the abstract, my recent experience suggests that it's dangerous for me. Sure, I could...
by Chris Tennant
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