I recently returned home to Rhode Island for a family visit and made it out to my old stomping grounds, Lincoln Woods. I revisited a climb called Barbed Wire that I started trying back when I was 15. I’ve spent many hours at this boulder with various groups of friends but was never able to put it together; however on this perfect winter day it finally happened!! It felt like a chapter of my New England climbing past had closed for good.
Riding the elation of sending, I hopped on a climb I had never tried called Shoot to Maim and managed to wrap that one up as well ;)
Ironically I think Shoot to Maim is the problem that tipped my wrist injury over the edge; I already had it taped and those aggressive right-hand moves probably rattled some stuff around.
Anyways, enjoy!! ^_^
Just go UP !
Majka Burhardt recently received the Presidents Award from the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for an outstanding achievement or a lifetime of work. Photo: Anne Skidmore
Majka has been guiding since 1999, and, in 2003, was the fourth woman in the United States to become certified by the American Mountain Guides Association. Majka’s latest project, The Lost Mountain, is a collaboration of scientists, conservationists, and adventurers unified in an effort to survey the biodiversity and conservation needs of Mt. Namuli in Mozambique.
Congratulations as well to Kathy Cosley (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Joey Thompson (Outstanding Guide Award).
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Nina Caprez with Arnaud Petit on Alibaba 8a+ / 5.13c 8 pitches, Aiglun, France
photo: Fred Ripert