Shorter Rock Climbers Can Learn How to Extend Climbing Reach

If you're a shorter-than-average rock climber or you have a negative ape index – or both – you can develop some specific climbing techniques and strengths to compensate for your relative lack of reach. In this article, discover how to stop getting held up by reachy moves (at least most of the time) by lengthening and ...

Hiking the Trail – Hiking Poles, Good or Bad?

There is some debate over the usefulness of hiking poles. Do they actually help you, or are they just added weight and something to keep track of? For those who like hiking poles the debate goes a step further, do you use one pole or is two better? Each of these is personal preferences, but there are some advantages ...

Best Climbing Plants for Autumn Foliage: Why Leaves Change Color

What the autumn garden lacks in flower color is made up for with fiery leaf shades initially on the plants then by carpeting the earth beneath in a dazzling blanket. Why Leaves Turn Color Before They Fall In spring and summer leaves contain an abundance of chlorophyll, the green pigment which traps the energy from ...

A Walk down the Higueron Valley in Andalucia

Route Description and Map to Walk from Frigiliana to Nerja in Spain From the scenic white hill village of Frigiliana, this walk drops into the cool depths of the Higueron valley, then winds along its rocky course through a spectacular gorge to its junction with the Chillar River, and finally to the attractive coastal ...