Home is Where Your Climbing Partners Are

Took a winter romp up the route Ruper (5.8+ YDS, 5b+ French) this weekend. Ruper’s one of the classic climbs in Eldorado Canyon State Park (Eldo). Ruper’s six pitches of beautiful, vertical Colorado rock climbing — just twenty minutes from downtown Boulder.

We had 58 degrees (14.5 C), with cloud cover and moderate wind — in the middle of December!! Winter in Colorado is awesome. We climbed in base layers for the first few pitches, but threw our puffies on for the climbing higher-up.

Not many words here — mostly pictures.

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Los Mejores Regalos Para Alpinistas Nuevos

(English here / Ingles acá)

Es la temporada de Navidad, que significa ahora necesitamos pensar en los regalos que podemos obtener para nuestros amados para mejorar la vida y compartir felicidad.

Yo escribo sobre el escalada con frequencia aca en el blog, y yo piensé que lo sería una buena oportunidad para compartir mis recomendacciones para regalos para persones que esqualen o personas que quieran empezar a escalar el año proximo.

Leye mas por mis recommendaciones.

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Best Christmas Gifts For Beginner Climbers

[Spanish here / leyelo en español]

Christmas season is coming up, which means it’s time to start thinking about the things we could get out loved ones to help them along their way, and brighten their days in the year ahead.

Since I often write about climbing on here, I thought I’d put together a brief list of gift ideas that could be good for an aspiring climber or a beginner climber.

Read on for my recommendations.

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How Long It Took Me To Claim Compensation For a Delayed Flight in the EU

If you suffer a flight delay of a certain length within the European Union, you are legally entitled to monetary compensation. But you may find that actually CLAIMING this compensation is a bit difficult.

As I briefly mentioned in my post on Tuesday, I was delayed by seven hours on a Norwegian flight from London Gatwick to New York JFK in September 2018. Here is how I successfully claimed my compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004, how long it took, and how I claimed compensation for my airline delay, for free.

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