Mitigate fear and pull roofs like a pro Author: Chris Vultaggio Publish date: Mar 9, 2017 Horizontal roofs, super steeps, and overhangs are among the most intimidating features in climbing. A ticking pump clock, acrobatic moves, and increased exposure make this type of terrain feel imposing. Climbers either love or hate routes like Yosemite’s Separate Reality, Kachoong on Australia’s Mount Arapiles, the Zombie Roof in Squamish, and nearly anything in the Gunks. Prepare for horizontal movement with the following tips and advice gained from more than a decade of experience on Gunks roofs from 5.3 to 5.12. Leaving the Ground Before pulling onto the rock, have a plan established with your belayer in case communication becomes difficult. Ambient noise and fear can limit the follower’s hearing, and even in close proximity, the angle of rock can prevent any verbal contact whatsoever. A few things to discuss: soft catches, a belay-signal system (rope tugs, … [Read more...] about Climbing Techniques: How to Climb Roofs
How do you stop a panic attack
Los Angeles Times Published 1:41 pm PDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Photo: MarkBoster / TNS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for homicide. less Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for ... more Photo: MarkBoster / TNS ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LOS ANGELES — The teenager stared at 16 mug shots, searching for the face of the man had who stabbed her boyfriend … [Read more...] about ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm | UPDATED: June 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm LAGUNA NIGUEL – It’s been two months, and Kathie Gross is still rattled by what she calls the “most terrifying experience” of her life. The 49-year-old mother had just left a spin class at Monarch Bay Plaza and was driving home on Crown Valley Parkway when her cellphone rang. She answered and heard what she thought was her daughter Jordan’s terrified voice: “Mom, Mom! They took me and these men put me in a van.” Kathie Gross, 49 at her home in Laguna Niguel on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 was a victim of of a virtual kidnap attempt and for 15-minutes she was convinced that her 12-year-old daughter had been kidnapped. Only after her daughter’s school confirmed that she was safe did Gross realize the she was a victim of a scam. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Kathie Gross, 49, at her home in … [Read more...] about A caller says he has your child and demands a ransom: Is it real or a ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam?
"I lost everything. I lost my health. I became diabetic, addicted to alcohol and suffered from depression," she tells The Local. "I had two daughters aged six and eight years old and I basically had a nervous breakdown.I lost my relationship with my partner. I couldn't take care of my children and I can't tell you how upsetting that was to me." Belinda Mullinix (pictured in centre below with her two daughters) believes the accountant, the property owner and the barmaid who sued her for lost wages, who were all British expats, were all in on the stitch up. For Helen Wood the impact of losing their savings to a rogue tradesman was similarly distressing. "I felt so guilty. I was heartbroken and it still upsets me," says Helen, who lost over €11,000. "We had worked so hard for that money. And it was like someone had held us up at gunpoint and stolen our life savings." "There was anger and embarrassment. I thought I had done the right thing and I was ashamed of what had … [Read more...] about How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats
By Bay Area News Group and Stephanie Schulte | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: April 4, 2018 at 9:53 am | UPDATED: April 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm By Robert Salonga and Emily Deruy, Bay Area News Group, and Stephanie Schulte, Southern California News Group YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam practiced at a gun range Tuesday morning before she went to the company’s San Bruno campus and wounded three people before shooting and killing herself in what investigators say was a violent revolt against the company’s content policies, authorities said. San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini said there is “no evidence” linking the 38-year-old Aghdam to anyone at the scene and that there is no evidence she was selecting her victims. The shooting seemed motivated by her anger at YouTube’s “policies and practices,” he said. Aghdam had recently railed against the online video giant over perceived censorship of her uploads. “We know that she was upset with … [Read more...] about Police say YouTube shooter practiced at gun range prior to attack; Menifee family releases new statement