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Andrew Szalay
Writer, mountain-book reader, and climber. I contribute to & . Climbing matters ...even though we work 9-5.
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Andrew Szalay May 25
Yes. But we don't ban driving. Drinking. Walking. Or working in a cubicle.
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VertebratePublishing May 24
It’s Everest season, the only thing you need to read is Andy Kirkpatrick’s Sucking on the Barrel piece taken from his book Unknown Pleasures.
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Rock and Ice May 25
John Long’s gripping tale of a big free solo day with John Bachar, in Joshua Tree in the late 1970s.
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Andrew Szalay May 24
14-year-old with cerebral palsy summits the Marmolada in Italy's Dolomites
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Andrew Szalay May 24
Glad to be tweeting with all of you!
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Ed Douglas May 22
Nice piece on Kanchha Sherpa, apart from The Time journalist Jan Morris, the last survivor of the 1953 Everest expedition. He loves that he can catch a helicopter to Kathmandu but worries about the melting of the snows. His grandson is a climate scientist.
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Andrew Szalay May 22
"[Climbing] is an activity that can be adapted to benefit individuals of all levels of health and fitness. We encourage individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ages to let rock climbing add to their health and happiness." --
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Andrew Szalay May 22
Mishka Ishi’s Ascent of Byaku-dou (V15)
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Andrew Szalay May 17
Listen to "Episode 19: Words for the World" ... If we think the only hope, or the natural next step, for humankind is only on colonizing another world, we're doomed.
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Andrew Szalay May 17
I updated my post on the first free soloing climber to add a nuance, courtesy of "Who Was the First Person to Free Solo?"
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Andrew Szalay May 17
"Stop telling women not to go into the backcountry alone" --Krista Langois in AJ
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Andrew Szalay May 16
Replying to @_MarkBullock
You're too kind.
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Andrew Szalay May 16
Replying to @_MarkBullock
Mark, I had a look and will be be updating my post now, thanks to you. Thank you.
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Andrew Szalay May 16
Replying to @_MarkBullock
No. Suppose I should.
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Andrew Szalay May 16
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Andrew Szalay May 16
I need to read this. "‘Hangdog Days’ Documents One of Climbing’s Most Controversial Decades" PS... Good interview with Smoot with check it out.
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Andrew Szalay May 16
Good read...
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Andrew Szalay May 16
Replying to @EveningSends
Hmm... I stopped that real quick.
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Andrew Szalay May 15
Hurrah! "Secure the Ledges Campaign Succeeds, Protecting Climbing Access in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley"
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Andrew Szalay May 14
Replying to @chasingray
My neighbors. Sigh.
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