....to our buddy Sarah,
who finished second place, each, in the 2010 Kumite Classic and NPC Natural
Pennsylvania Championships fitness/bikini competitions held earlier this
year in Pittsburgh. Sarah graces many of the photos and videos on these
pages, either climbing, biking, paddling, caving... She's pretty strong
at all (she was a solid 5.10 rockclimber back in the days when 5.10 was
hard). She recently lent her abilities to the filmshort 'SUP' now up on
the Cinema page. Following are a few photos of her from the Kumite Classic,
as well as some standup paddleboarding....
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Kumite photos property of femuscle.org
and event photographer George Legeros.
'SUP': Stand Up Paddleboarding. After having developed
proficiency over the past thirty years paddling a variety
of watercraft, flatwater and whitewater, I will have to say
that paddleboarding is the most fun ever had on the water.
You work your legs, core and foundation - you basically use
your whole body, from your fingers to your toes. One has to
experience the view on the water one gains from going from
sitting/kneeling to standup. You are instantly paddling in
The video chronicles a “secret paddling spot” somewhere along
the “Lower Yough”. It also gave us an opportunity to test
out a new POV HD camera and various mounts.
'Irishtown': Specifically put this together to show
the “prime” conditions at one of the better SWPA ice climbing
areas. The first one-half of the short consists of a filmclip
taken from the “old” WPA ICE (2001) video. Kind of grainy
and monotone HI8 footage. Still fun, none-the-less. The second
half consists of out-takes from a 2009 visit. Includes a classic
line, as well as Tim Anderson investigating the mixed-climbing
potential, of which there are many. SD footage from MiniDV
Beach and Malibu Beach, Southern California
west coast surfing and beach photography.
Malibu - Surfrider Beach
large Timber Rattlesnake
Easily 4+ feet in length (Still, not the biggest we've