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How Galina Parfenov Combines Professional Climbing and Powerlifting

How Galina Parfenov Combines Professional Climbing and Powerlifting

My name is Galina Parfenov and I’m a personal trainer and professional climber. I’m currently the head trainer at Steep Rock, a new climbing gym in New York City. I also have my own coaching business, Galina Parfenov Training, and work one-on-one with climbers and powerlifters. I’m originally from Moscow, […]

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This Female Climber Quit Her Job to Start Her Own Rock Climbing Business

My name is Stefani Dawn and I quit my job to follow my passion – climbing. Although, I have climbed regularly for about 10 years now, I do not climb at elite levels – far, far from it! In fact, I am totally a 5.fun/5.easy climber. But, my love of […]

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Female Rock Climber and Freediver Explains How to Overcome Fear and Live Life to the Max

Female Rock Climber and Freediver Explains How to Overcome Fear and Live Life to the Max

How to manage living in fear? Sure there are ways to overcome fear and luckily Vivian from Angus and Vivian Adventures has found to control it through her sports, rock climbing and freediving. In this interview, Vivian together with his boyfriend Angus, share their rock climbing and freediving adventures, tips […]

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American Mountain Guide Emilie Drinkwater Shares What It’s Really like Being a Professional Mountain Guide

If you are into outdoor activities, you have probably dreamt about becoming a professional mountain guide. But it isn’t as easy as you might think. It takes a lot of skill and preserverance, so climber Emilie Drinkwater is only the 9th woman certified as an IFMGA/UIAGM American Mountain Guide! In […]

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Pro Climber Pete Whittaker Explains the Importance of Setting Goals for Your Sport

To accomplish great things in life, you need to set goals and hold yourself accountable for the results. Without goals, you will never accomplish great things. That’s especially true in professional sports, so that’s why professional climber Pete Whittaker believes in having his goals in mind in order to become […]

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How Meditation and Yoga Help You Become a Better and Stronger Athlete

How Meditation and Yoga Help You Become a Better and Stronger Athlete

The benefits of meditation seem almost endless, so it’s something we should all learn to do and keep doing every day. Meditation not only helps us with our normal life but it also helps great athletes become even better! Just check out Jes Zaneis – or Chronic Climber Chick as […]

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How Kathy Karlo Found An Emotional Outlet Through Rock Climbing

Everyone deals with negative feelings. We may not completely avoid them but we need to look for an effective way to deal with them. For rock climber Kathy Karlo, rock climbing is a great sport to escape in and help her handle sad feelings. It was all she needed to […]

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Bouldering in Kraft Las Vegas, NV. Photo credit: Todd Bukowski

It’s Time to Get Real Connections to Everything from People to Nature

In this life, we all need connections. Whether it be social connections like friendships or contact with nature and surroundings, connecting with the world around us is super important. Few people connect as well as climber Colette McInerney – and she believes climbing is a great instrument for humans to […]

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Why You Should Focus on Having Fun and Not Just Winning Competitions

The importance of sport competitions is all about challenging yourself to improve, providing motivation to achieve a certain goal, and understanding that when you give your best in everything can lead to success. Unfortunately, competitive sports, in general, have its negative sides that can harm athletes not only physically but […]

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Rock Climber Andrew Bisharat Shares His Best Climbing Tips and the Importance of Climbing History

Rock Climber Andrew Bisharat Shares His Best Climbing Tips and the Importance of Climbing History

Unlike most climbers, Andrew Bisharat really cares about the history of climbing and sports. Understanding the origins and evolution of the sport have helped Andrew become a better climber, who knows what has been accomplished in climbing – and what can be accomplished in the future. In this interview, you […]