August News Snippets
While August still has another week left in it, here's some short news items from the past 3 weeks.
Torre Egger Ascent
In the beginning of August, the first winter ascent of Torre Egger took place. The ascent was made by 2 Swiss climbers and a German, Dani Arnold, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf began the ascent on August 1st and reached the summit on the 3rd of August, after around 22 hours of climbing. It was reported that the three days were subject to unusually pleasant weather.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010
Earlier this month John Wilder (vegastradguy) continued with tradition by submitting this years Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. And as always he provided readers with both entertainment and valuable information. For the few of you whom have somehow missed this article you can find it here: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010
2010 Bouldering World Cup Season Finals
The 2010 Bouldering World Cup finals took place earlier this month where Adam Ondra showed just how big of a force he is in competitive bouldering. The 2010 season has been one of ups and downs, though mostly ups.
The final first place results were:
Male - Adam Ondra
Female - Akiyo Noguchi
Passing of Chloe Graftiaux
The saddest news of late is the passing of Chloe Graftiaux, who had a fatal fall this past weekend while descending the L’aiguille Noire de Peuterey in Italy. She was only 23 years old, but showed a lot of promise as a climber. She managed to take third place overall in the 2010 World Cup Bouldering season.
You can pay your respects to Chloe Graftiaux in her memorial thread.
The seasons will be changing over the course of the next month and a half, with spring destined for the southern hemisphere and autumn for the north. There is still plenty of time to get some good climbing in though, so make sure you get out and make the most of it before conditions begin to change for the worse. As for those of you here in the southern hemisphere, it won't be long now before temperatures begin to rise and those bare trees and bland landscapes begin to regain their annual colour.