Entries by Elaina Arenz

Osprey Transporter Wheeled Carryon | Gear We Use

Osprey’s Transporter Wheeled Carryon is perfect. I’m a frequent flier so it’s very important for me to have a roller carryon that floats easily through security and airport throngs.  Carryon compatible with most domestic airlines, the measurements are sewn into a tab on the side as living proof for any overly scrutinizing gate attendant. At […]

How Rock Climbing Relates To Ice Climbing

Rock climbing relates to ice climbing in many different ways. The following 4 tips will get you into the swing of things – from rock climbing to ice climbing. Rock Climbing Relates to Ice Climbing when you Relax Your Grip Rock climbing relates to ice climbing in that you don’t want to over grip. In […]

Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack | Gear We Use | Rock Climbing

I just discovered that my guy “borrowed” my Osprey Ultralight Dry Sacks for his expedition to Pakistan! Now, not only have I lost my summer cragging partner, I’ve lost my trusty, adventure ditty bags! Osprey Ultralight Dry Sacks (I call them ditty bags) have a roll down closure and a snap buckle so you can […]

Alpine Butterfly Knot

The Alpine Butterfly Knot is primarily used to create an attachment point to the middle of a climbing rope in alpine or glaciated terrain. However, for rock climbing the alpine butterfly knot is also great for isolating a bad section of rope and using the rope for the anchor. The reason why an Alpine Butterfly […]

Mentors | The Climbing Fast Track

Which is more important, what, how or why? I was lucky to have a mentor when I started climbing. His name was Seiji (Say-Gee) and he was a co-worker when I was in college. Seiji took pity on me for not having a life. I worked, I went to school and I partied. Work, study, […]