The Federal Trade Commission warned 78 companies that they must stop falsely advertising apparel as being bamboo or risk being sued.
The letters were recently sent to retailers like Hanes, Jockey and Target as well as REI, Sports Authority and Altrec.com. Even companies like Bamboo Eco Wear, Footprint Bamboo and Green Earth Bamboo were included in the [...]
In his seminal paper about the Rocky Mountain wood tick and the associated fever it causes, the celebrated scientist Willy Burgdorfer said: “In March or April, when the snow begins to melt of the south slopes of the mountains, adult ticks come our from hibernation and climb to the tips of low vegetation in search [...]
From our friend Dougald MacDonald, of the Mountain World:
News Link: On February 12, the full session of the International Olympic Committee formally recognized the International Federation of Sport Climbing, two years after the ISCF was granted provisional recognition. This means climbing now can compete with other sports for entry to the Olympic Games — the [...]
Climbing phenom Daniel Woods has finally sent a long-sought, eight-move boulder problem in Boulder Canyon, Colo.
Called “The Game,” the problem has eluded strongmen like Paul Robinson and Dave Graham. But the 20-year-old Woods finally sent the problematic roof route.
Photos courtesy The North Face
“V16 is only a number. The more important thing is the progression it [...]
Climbing magazine’s most recent issue goes green.
That’s fashionable, of course, but in this case, it’s also pretty well done. In recent years, some of the climbing mags — pretty much off of them, in facts, other than Alpinist — have tilted slowly toward the realm of climbing porn. Super-hard climbing, lots of bluster and spray, [...]
I tell you what. I am sick and tired of Lindsey Vonn. Yeah, it’s cool she won the gold medal in the downhill. Excellent. And props to Julia Mancuso on the silver.
But really, her nearly hysterical recitation of how she’s overcome her injury, how difficult her “plight” has been, how she’s blasted through her “difficulties” [...]
SEATTLE (AP) — The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500 feet into the crater atop Mount St. Helens was recovered Tuesday after he spent more than a day in the snow, authorities said.
Clouds and wind had hampered efforts to reach Joseph Bohlig, 52, who was posing for a picture Monday on the rim of [...]
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) — The rescue effort for a climber who fell into the crater at Mount St. Helens when a snow cornice collapsed was suspended Monday evening when high winds made footing unstable for search personnel, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
One rescuer reached the floor of the volcano’s crater, but had to abandon [...]
Erin McClam, Associated Press
They are, hands down, the must-have accessory of the Vancouver Games.
Red mittens, with a white maple leaf on the palm and the Olympic rings on the back, are everywhere — most recently waving deliriously by the hundreds as Alexandre Bilodeau finally won gold for Canada at CypressMountain on Sunday.
At $10, they’re the [...]
And with that in mind, we proudly present:
By STEPHEN REGENOLD
Over the past five years, I’ve signed up for — and completed — eight marathons, including scorchers where the sun beat down and the air was nearly 100 degrees to mild days running under clouds. On these races, I’ve suffered from dehydration, heat exhaustion, blisters, sun burn, [...]