Dave Graham Launches “The Island”

Island Home Page

From the chalky, smoky, obsessed recesses of Dave Graham’s brain comes his long-awaited web project, the Island.

What is it? Who is it for? What does it all mean?

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Edit: More on the Island from Jamie Emerson / B3bouldering.com here.

Dave Graham on the Island:

“The chance to directly connect with like minded individuals gives us an enormous outlet, a chance to create opportunities, to bridge greater gaps. We are doing this for our community, which includes ourselves. We hope to connect and relate lives, individually and communally, to become a movement, a force of energy, an embodiment of all the passion on our planet, in one place. Welcome to the Island.”

I’m still not sure what it all means, but I’m really digging Graham’s Beatles mash-up, accompanied by an animated GIF of a cat eating pizza. Trippy.

[Video] Petzl RocTrip China

Last year, I went to China for the Petzl RocTrip. It was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever taken, mostly because Chinese culture is so different from that of the West, especially in Gétu Hé, the tiny, rustic farming town where the RocTrip took place. As always, Petzl produced an amazing video about the trip. I wish I could say I was more involved with this production. Still, I feel a certain sense of pride working for a company that values and supports such adventures and such artistic endeavors. The video, with its musical integration, is pretty unique in the climbing mediaverse. Check it out: