Emily Harrington travels to Spain with her dad, Tim, to mentor him while he attempts to tick his first 5.12 at age 60.
Tim and Emily learn from each other and relive the glory days in this heartfelt, family climbing epic.
For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail—800+miles of desert singletrack—is a challenge unlike any other, and it will test her to the core.
This is one of a series of three short films featuring the stories of people connected to three trails: The Appalachian Trail, Arizona Trail and Bay Area Ridge Trail. Learn more about how Every Trail Connects at rei.com/trails
Producer: Talweg Creative
Creative and Media Agency: Spark SMG
Partner: Outside Online
The vision came to Krystle Wright in a dream: a bird’s-eye view of BASE jumpers in flight over a stark desert landscape. When she awoke, the adventure photographer resolved to make that vision into reality. And with that, the dream turned into an obsession — one that led her on a four-and-a-half-year journey of failed attempts, uncooperative weather, disappointments and inward examination. The Mysteries follows a tenacious, and perhaps crazy, quest to chase down an elusive image and provides a glimpse into the kind of singular passion that drives people to reach their goals, regardless of what stands in the way.
Ready to revive Lakes climbing? Make an ascent of one of the 50 classic routes that need reviving this August, and you’ll get a free Arc’teryx chalk bag or t-shirt – and probably have a great adventure too.
The sublime Lakeland world of pikes, tarns and looming pillars is where it all started for British climbing when Coleridge sent (or descended) Broad Stand on Scafell in 1802.
Hobnail-boot climbers through to lycra gymnasts have since developed rock from mountain top to roadside in the Lakes, leaving routes from every decade and predilection in their wake. The only problem is there are simply not enough climbers scooting up each Lakeland line to keep them in good nick.
Grabbing the promise of a surreally perfect British summer with a prehistoric bird-like grip, Arc’teryx, with the help of local climbers shops Needle Sports and The Climbers Shop, have put together a list of 50 classic routes that need reviving, and are offering willing climbers a chalk bag or T-shirt in return for a tick.
All you have to do is climb a route of any grade from VD to E4 from the Lakeland Revival list this August, get a picture to prove it, and drop it in with a route report to Needle Sports in Keswick or The Climbers Shop in Ambleside, picking up a present in return.
So, drumroll please, the Lakeland Revival list is as follows:
Raven Crag, Thirlmere
Communist Convert VS
Great End Crag, Borrowdale
Nagasaki Grooves E4
No Holds Barred E2
The Mound MVS
Eagle Crag, Borrowdale
The Great Stair MVS
The Sprogg HVS
The Squawk E2
Where Eagle's Dare E2
Falconer's Crack VS
Post Mortem E3
High Crag, Buttermere
High Crag Butress HVS
Nebuchanezzar's Dream E1
Eagle Crag, Buttermere
Shape of things to come E2
A wing and a prayer E3
Cunning Stunts E2
Caucus Race E3
Westmorlands Route S
A reminder of what you have to do:
- Choose an unclimbed route from the Lakeland Revival list
- Climb it and get proof of the ascent
- Return to Needle Sports or The Climbers Shop with a short route report
- Pick up your free T-shirt or chalk bag (whilst stocks last)
- Feel pleased as punch
- Check Lakeland Revival to see the projects progress and route reports and look out for the Lakeland Revival film coming soon to BMC TV
- Instagram your route with hashtag #lakelandrevival to try to win an Atom LT Jacket from Arc’teryx
Send unfiltered pictures to Ron Kenyon at email@example.com to be in with a chance of making the new Lakes Selective Guide