A break in the poor weather has enabled helicopters to transport a rescue team to Nanga Parbat. An initial first reconnaissance flight resulted in no signs of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard.
Bad weather has hampered the rescue mission operations for mountaineers Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February during their attempt to climb Nanga Parbat in winter. Helicopters with three Pakistani mountaineers (including Ali Sadpara) had left Skardu this morning but were forced to return due to bad weather before reaching Nanga Parbat base camp
Worrying news from Nanga Parbat in Pakistan where Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard are currently attempting to climb the 8000er in winter. There has been no news from the two mountaineers since Sunday 24 February when the two were above 6000 meters on the Mummery Rib.
At Arco, Italy, yesterday Stefano Ghisolfi made the first repeat of Queen Line, the 9b at the crag Laghel established by Adam Ondra in 2017.
The last stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Denver, USA, last weekend. Nikolai Kuzovlev and Maria Tolokonina won the Lead World Cup and Ekaterina Koshcheeva and Anton Nemov the Speed World Cup. The Denver Lead stage was won by Yannick Glatthard and Tolokonina while Kuzovlev and Tolokonina won the Speed stage.
On 12 January 2019 Cristian D’Anzul made a rare repeat of Colpo di Fulmine 8b+ at the beautiful crag Medveja in Croatia.
German photographer Klaus Polzer, with a photo of rider Neil Williman, has won the 2016 edition of Arc’teryx King of Dolomites, the photo contest in the Pale di San Martino range aimed at shooting the most beautiful freeride, ski or snowboard photo of the Dolomites.
CrossFit is a global phenomenon with thousands of locations around the world and a notably loyal clientele. The fitness regime relies heavily on high intensity exercises to help people build muscle, strength and lose weight as fast as possible. But those benefits can sometimes come at a cost.
While most affiliates encourage new clients to start small so that they can slowly work on building muscle over time, sometimes members can be lured into throwing themselves into a fast-paced, heavy lifting environment and doesn’t let up. Because of this, injuries are no stranger to functional fitness athletes.
Read on to learn about some of the most common CrossFit injuries and how to best treat them when they occur:
Lower Back Pain
Considering so much of CrossFit involves jumping, bending, pulling, and lifting, it makes a lot of sense as to why lower back pain is a common injury at these gyms. Putting too much strain on your back, or just doing an exercise the wrong way, can definitely give you some problems.
If the pain is mild, it is important to get a lot of rest and keep stress off of the injured area. A back massage or yoga class is a great way to alleviate minor back pain.
If your back pain appears to be more severe, you should seek the advice of a specialist. When you experience lower back pain like this, it is important that you halt your CrossFit workouts until the pain subsides and you get the go-ahead from your doctor.
Elbow tendinitis (commonly known as tennis elbow) is a condition that is frequent among CrossFit beginners. Tennis elbow actually occurs when too much strain is placed on the wrist. Because of the way your tendons are connected, the pain caused at your wrist is actually felt in your elbow. Doing a high number of push-ups or pull-ups can be a key factor for experiencing this sort of inflammation.
An effective way to treat elbow tendinitis is stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy works by first injecting stem cells into the injured patient. The stem cells then naturally go to the points in the body that are under inflammation. They then regenerate tissue and increase blood flow, thus effectively healing the tendinitis. For more information on stem cell therapy, check out this helpful website from Chronic Care of Richmond.
If you sit behind a computer most days and then immediately jump into an intense CrossFit workout, chances are you’re likely going to experience some shoulder pain.
Tendinitis is a common cause of shoulder pain. Unfortunately though, the pain could also be an indicator of something more sinister. If you are experiencing intense pain and weakness in your shoulder, you may have torn your rotator cuff. This means that your tendon actually tore away from the bone instead of just becoming strained.
After experiencing a shoulder injury, you should stop lifting weights immediately. You should also apply ice to the affected area twice a day for about 20 minutes.
If your rotator cuff is torn, seek the advice of a medical professional. A specialist can take an X-ray scan of your shoulder to better identify the problem. Working with a physical therapist that will come up with an individualized plan can usually alleviate torn rotator cuffs.
If the torn cuff is very severe, surgery may be required. Recovery after rotator cuff surgery can take up to nine months.
How to Cure CrossFit Injuries?
CrossFit is a powerful workout style that brings a lot of joy and satisfaction to thousands of people. And while the method CrossFit implements may not be inherently unsafe, their high intensity, high volume workouts definitely increase the risk of injury.
When you do these kinds of exercises, you need to remember to be mindful of their possible effects and be prepared with a plan for if things go wrong.
The film Free Solo that chronicles the extraordinary solo, ropeless ascent of Alex Honnold up El Capitan in Yosemite has won an Oscar for Best Documentary. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, this is the first time a climbing film has won the most prestigious award in filmmaking.
The video of American climber James Webb dispatching the famous sports climb Dreamcatcher at Squamish in Canada.