The theme of this month's Common Climber touches on different aspects of diversity - from an incredible first-person account of a parapalegic's ascent of El Capitan (Enock Glidden provides another wonderful contribution), to an analysis of the "trends" in diversity in the outdoors and climbing and how each of us can act and react to those trends, to the use of derogatory words in climbing.
P.S. When you're done reading these new articles, wanna check out a cool climbing-related Kickstarter? Climb-On Maps (my "day job," so-to-speak) is launching the new Joshua Tree Climb-On Map and giving big discounts to boot!
- El Capitan (By Enock Glidden) - Enock, a paraplegic climber with Spina Bifida, takes us on his journey to climb El Capitan in Yosemite, CA.
- Diversity in Climbing (& the Outdoors) is Not a Bandwagon (By Stefani Dawn) - Diversity is not a bandwagon. Bandwagon implies short-lived popularity. This is a movement to create some needed shifts in our sociological landscape. So what are some things we can do as this landscape changes?
- Fuck "Gumbies" and "Noobs" (By Stefani Dawn) - I’m just going to say it. Fuck “gumbies” and “noobs.” No, I’m not talking about the people that these words supposedly personify. I’m talking about those words.
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