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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Selflessness on Reality TV?!?

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I’m not one of those people that watch EVERY reality TV show out there, but I will take this moment to admit that yes, I do have a few shows that I indulge in on a weekly basis.  Usually its just for fun, and very rarely do I ever find anything of real depth or value on these shows, but this week has been both frustrating and refreshing in the land of reality TV.  Let me back up and start from the beginning…every so often on these shows, there will be a token “Christian” player.  These characters are usually over…Read the rest of this entry →

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Exposure = risk realized, but not increased

Exposure = risk realized, but not increased

Exposure is a commonly used term in rock climbing.  I found an online dictionary that defined it as “being in a situation in which you are very aware that you are high off the ground.”  In other words, standing on a large summit that is capped by lots of soil and very tall, thick trees would not be considered as exposed as a summit consisting of a 3 foot wide pinnacle several hundred feet off the deck.  A steep route traversing across a narrow ridge would be more exposed than a route that meanders up a low-angle slab.  Exposure typically intensifies a…Read the rest of this entry →

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Red River Gorge – great climbing, but where’s the river?!?

Red River Gorge – great climbing, but where’s the river?!?

In the few years that I’ve been climbing, I’ve had the opportunity to climb in lots of different places, but I’d never made it up to the Red River Gorge until this past weekend.  Steve and I had tried to go several times, but due to weather, schedules, injuries, etc., it seems as though the stars were never quite in proper alignment to make it happen.  But when several friends invited us to go, and especially after being able to finagle an extra day off of work on Friday, spending Labor Day weekend in Kentucky at the Red seemed to…Read the rest of this entry →

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Climbing Magazine’s Newest “Reader Blog”

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So…its been a couple of weeks since my last blog post, but I have several good excuses!!!  One of which is that I have been officially “hired” as a blogger for Climbing Magazine’s website!  (I put “hired” in quotes, b/c its not really a paid position… 🙂 )  Anyway, its probably going to be mostly about… you guessed it, climbing stuff.  Trip reports, musings, and the like – similar to the stuff that I post on here, but probably with more photos and technical jargon.    You can get to the reader blog pages by clicking here .  There’s a little “About Me”…Read the rest of this entry →

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