Comparing two homes: Smith Rock and Costa Blanca, Spain

By Aimee Roseborrough Currently, I have two “home crags” – Costa Blanca, Spain, and Bend, Oregon. Four years ago, my husband and I moved to Bend and built our “forever home” but last year, while visiting Costa Blanca, we fell in love with the region. We decided to live in Spain for 6 months with …

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Dubai rock climbing women

A tale of my early adventures, and misadventures, as a British expat working in Dubai who suddenly discovered a love of rock climbing

I began rock climbing on New Years Eve 2011. I just could not face the prospect of seeing in one more New Year doing exactly the same thing as I had been doing for the last 10 years – i.e. standing in an overcrowded bar, counting down to midnight, and being hugged by random strangers …

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Rock Climbing Women Yoga Inspiration

The Making of a Rock Climbing Yogini

Yoga and climbing just go together. It’s a beautiful symbiotic relationship. Both increase balance, core strength, flexibility and mental discipline through a series of fluid movements and holding contorted positions all the while breathing in a controlled rhythmic fashion. Plus, yoga has the added benefit of helping to prevent injury by stretching muscles and increasing …

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Climbing with Kids – What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been!

Allison Coin I was introduced to climbing 7 years ago; 6 years ago, I got married and became pregnant. Therefore, my life as a wife and mother has been experienced in tandem with—and through the lens of—rock climbing. I met my husband on my first day of climbing. Then, after a year of having my …

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