Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Climbing in the Media - Going Mainstream

By Aubrey Wingo

Many of you have probably come to notice rock climbing not only when you walk into the gym, or check your Facebook feed. It's on your TV, it's in advertising, even in your educational sources! This is a fun array of different images and videos that you might not have seen, but show how popular our sport is becoming.

TED Talks

Vertical Sights - Life Without Limitations: Sasha DiGiuilian
Sasha DiGiulian is a professional climber, world-ranking leader for Female Outdoor Sport Climbing, reigning national and world champion, US Junior and Adult National team  member, and Athlete Representative for The International Federation of Sport Climbing. Since the beginning of her career, Sasha has been extremely successful in her sport.

Recreation and the Future of the Conservation Movement: Brady Robinson
Brady Robinson is the Executive Director of the Access Fund. His name is one that's widely recognized in the outdoor world, as he's the one leading the charge for protecting the most precious parts of our natural resources: the ones that give us the most joy. From rock climbing to road trips and family vacations to far and away places, the outdoors feed us and are the places in between that connect people on more levels than we could possibly imagine. Brady speaks not only to why we get outside, but why those who hold recreation dear have to lead the charge in today's conservation movement. By remembering what we love and why we love it, we find the inspiration to protect it and nurture it for future generations. Politics and pressure aside, the future of the world outdoors begins with us — are you one of us?

Television Shows

Degree Men Adrenaline Lab with Bear Grylls - Discovery Channel

Carlo Traversi Free Climbs 50 Foot Boulders
Kevin Jorgeson Free Climbs El Cap

60 Minutes - CBS News - The Ascent of Alex Honnold

Mountain climber Alex Honnold seems to defy gravity, scaling sheer, steep rock faces with no rope and apparently no fear. Lara Logan reports.

America's Next Top Model

The Girls Go Rock Climbing - Watch the full Episode on Amazon here.


Coors Light 

Citi Bank 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield 



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