Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • A Venture Backward, Inward, and Upward by Rhiannon Williams

    May 29, 18 • 2908 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    In Memory of Towyn Williams (1926 – 2016) I associate much of my childhood with a little white farmhouse in the Welsh countryside. My roots are firmly planted there. Planted between the rows of strawberries and the tunnels of raspberry bushes. by Rhiannon...

  • Hayden by Andrew Bisharat

    Apr 20, 18 • 1472 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Hayden, I am just so sad that you’re gone. The news struck me like a train. It literally knocked me off my feet. Since then I have felt waves of sadness and spasms of tears that continue to bring me to my knees. The circumstances of your death still seem...

  • Volume 12 now available

    Mar 2, 18 • 1150 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Volume 12 is now printed and can be ordered here.  The story only version is also available on Kindle.  Below is a list of the essays included in Volume 12. Cover shot is of Pete Whittaker on the Lamb of God in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Photo by...

  • Fresh Zine Store and New Access Fund Member Discounts

    Feb 1, 18 • 1561 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine has recently updated our online store – with your experience in mind – and we’ve even added a few back issues in there that haven’t been for sale individually in a while. Our complete range of titles includes books by...

  • Luke Mehall 2018 Book Tour/Presentation Schedule

    Jan 28, 18 • 937 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Luke Mehall, Publisher of The Climbing Zine will be embarking on a modest U.S. book tour this year, celebrating the release of the second edition of American Climber (complete with full color photos). Below is the list of the current schedule. More...

  • Fill The Void by Shay Skinner

    Dec 27, 17 • 6132 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The reflection targets my disfigurement. If only the borders of this mirror could protect the rest of the world from my hideousness. My life’s insignificance rampages through my thoughts like an atrociously loud party that never ends. Nothing I do is good...

  • Flirting with The Nose In A Day in The Valley of Stone

    Jun 22, 17 • 9065 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goerte I grew up in the traditions of western science and puritan pragmatism. Success is earned through work, luck is the sum of preparation, a penny saved is a...

  • The Mountains This River Comes From by Chris Kalman

    Jun 7, 17 • 1656 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Alone ‘I’ve been here before.’ I think to myself, as I sit and stare at the kind of sunset that will warm you for all your days – all the way up until the final shuteye, and a darkness that might not end. by Chris Kalman, Senior Contributor ...