Desnivel, July 2006
Appears: 12 times a year
The pulpit of Trango
The story of climbing a new route finished with the base jumping in Pakistan.
by Yann Mimet, Jean-Yves Fredriksen, Sam Beaugey and Martial Dumas
“Escalad, escalad, malditos”
Álvaro Osés, the winner of the Desnivel Prize in Mountain and Adventure Literature in 2003 has published his new book “Escalad, escalad, malditos”. For the main characters he chose the most rebellious and heterodox climbers and the alpinists who managed to escape the norms. He called them “the damned”.
by Álvaro Osés
Pouchergues and Clarabide – “The Land of Thread and Mystery”
The trio of the Clarabide together with their escort: el Guías, Saint-Saud, Camboué, Torre Armengaud, Gourgs Blancs and Arlaud is one of the most appealing groups of three thousand meter peaks in the Central Pyrenees.
by Ferran Rodríguez
Transantarctic – The first crossing of the continent in the polar catamaran
Larramendi, Viu and Oficialdegui turned into the heirs of Scott and Amudsen and brought to practice their old idea of crossing the white continent pulled by the wind.
by José Luis Mendieta
Cavallers – climbing in the heart of the Pyrenees
Climbing on 2.000m, where the routes are short, long or very long, very well protected and where the granite is excellent. We are talking about Cavallers – probably the best training place for sport climbers in the Pyrenees.
The "other" climbing knots
Apart from the half dozen of the knots that every climber should know there are many others, that also result to be very useful. Here you will find the presentation of some of them.
by Tino Núñez