02.26.2017:ALASKA ROCK CLIMBING GYM | FRIGID FLASH | COMPETITION |

ANYONE CAN LEARN TO CLIMB!

Anyone – young or old, in shape or out, thin or not so thin – can get on the walls and experience the physical challenge and mental stimulation of climbing. The Alaska Rock Gym has terrain from less than vertical to overhanging, giving virtually everyone an opportunity to “climb the walls”. We offer our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – a great way to become familiar with the gym and indoor climbing.

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THE ALASKA ROCK GYM OFFERS TWO TYPES OF CLIMBING:

Roped climbing on the taller walls, and bouldering, climbing on low walls in an un-roped fashion. Bouldering, while offering the same experience of working out the “problem” of the arrangement of the holds on the wall, allows the climber to remain low – only climbing to a height within his comfort zone. If height is an issue, bouldering is a great way to get started climbing. It requires no belayer and can be engaged in after just a short orientation.


ROPED CLIMBING REQUIRES TWO PEOPLE:

A climber who ascends the wall and a belayer. The belayer manages the rope protecting the climber from a fall to the ground. This activity involves a learning a sequence of tasks including a climber/belayer cross-check, taking up slack, catching a potential fall, and lowering the climber when she reaches the top of the climb. Our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class includes teaching the participants how to belay and certifying them as top rope belayers in the gym.

CLIMBING IS A GREAT FAMILY ACTIVITY

….and kids as young as two years old can prove to be agile and adept climbers. Children are always welcome at the Alaska Rock Gym! Once parents have been oriented to the gym and passed their belay certification, they can climb and belay their kids any time. Kids must be 14 years or older to earn their own belay certification, and all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied at all times by a supervising adult when in the gym.


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03.08.2008: International Women’s Day|Female Portraits|

International Women’s Day (March 8)

is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

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We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.  In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. An effective Women’s Day was the 1975 Icelandic women’s strike which paved the way for the first female president in the world.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

08.08.10: Scandinavian – Portrayal |Faces of time |People of the Future|

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Typical festive day in the northern hemisphere during the midnightsun summer seasson.

Globalization makes of tourism an important asset for economy on the ever peaceful northern europe.
As developed countries scandinavia can enjoy time as art on their daily basics.

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The period from the earliest recorded raids in the 790s until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 is commonly known as the Viking Age of Scandinavian history. … In that respect, descendants of the Vikings continued to have an influence in northern Europe.

  • Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe islands Finland and Greenland.

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07.17.10: Fire & Ice – Shapes and Colours of the Earth |Land of Myth|

Mystical place of uncountable experiences. Untouched nature. Pristine Air, Crystalline Water.

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.” -ROBERT FROST

Jökulsárlón|Glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

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11,700 B.C |the Holocene epoch.
Contrasts of earth: elemental origins of time mirrored by photography.

11.11.11: Documentary -Planet Earth |Earthlings vs Development|

“We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.”

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.
For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.
HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

– Yann Arthus-Bertran