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Know the Several Benefits of Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is both an indoor and outdoor sports and gives one a better recreation. This is one of the fastest growing sports activities in the world. Many are of the view that this sport is an adventurous one that invokes adrenaline rush. It is quite true. But, if you want to enjoy the sport you have to abide by the safety instructions and use all tools that will help to keep you safe. It is also very much beneficial for the health. The benefits can be categorized into three main types, which are physical, mental and social benefits.

Physical Benefits

Rock climbing has similar health benefits like working out in the gym. It is, in fact, the best workout for the body. Both girls and boys of different ages can undertake this sport. Many people believe that the sport needs more upper body strength. Thus, girls feel discourages towards this sport. But that is not true. A proper rock climber is the person who has a good understanding of the sport regarding balance, technique, and streng…
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7 Reasons To Climb Mt. Whitney In Winter

1 - The Challenge

Conquer the highest point in the lower 48 during the most difficult time of year. The two main trails are the Mountaineers route and the Whitney Trail. Both offer unique challenges this time of year. When you climb Whitney in winter, you are working for it using winter climbing techniques making the summit that much more special.

2 - The Photography

Capture amazing shots of the snow covered Sierras, especially during sunrise and sunset. The light of the Alpenglow as it strikes the mountains is breathtaking. The snow that covers the mountains adds amazing depth and contrast to your shots. Frozen lakes, and waterfalls add to the beauty of the area.

3 - Better Yourself

Hone your mountaineering skills with ice axe, snowshoe, and crampon use. Stop buying gear just to take cool photos with on snowy hills you can walk up in flip flops and board shorts. Take a course, or teach yourself, and get up on a real mountain that challenges you to use the tools you have. Using crampo…