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Provisional agenda suggests to organize next ClimbWebNet meeting in the Frankenjura, near Nürnberg, Germany. Sarah, who should be in charge said: " I am not sure if I can provide a swimming pool but it can get quite hot in summer :D" In short: date: late May, early June, to be confirmed place: a "hut" from our mountaineering association should be organised. More info on the Frankenjura: http://goo.gl/XCaG6

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CWN participated on International Editors Meeting by AAJ in US

Hosted by the American Alpine Journal
This month over 20 editors from 10 different countries gathered in Colorado and the desert of Utah to meet, climb, and discuss various issues in the climbing media community.
How many alpinists does it take to rodeo clip the first bolt to Biography? This and other questions pondered in the Yurt of Knowledge
How many alpinists does it take to rodeo clip the first bolt to Biography? This and other questions pondered in the Yurt of Knowledge
photo by © Jae Jung/www.emountain.co.kr
Hosted by the American Alpine Journal, the event was attended by the Canadian Alpine Journal, the (British) Alpine Journal; Magazines Climbing, Rock and Ice, Alpinist (all from US), Desnivel (Spain), Klettern (Germany), Mountain (Korea), Rock and Snow (Japan); and websites UKClimbing.com (UK), Mountain.ru (Russia), montanismo.org (Mexico), ExplorersWeb.com, and CWN members Kairn.com (France) and Czechclimbing.com (Czech Republic).
Kelley loves big things between his legs, Ancient Art 5.11 Fisher Towers.
Kelley loves big things between his legs, Ancient Art 5.11 Fisher Towers.
photo by © Jae Jung/www.emountain.co.kr
Topics of discussion ranged from the medias role in shaping style and ethics in the sport, its role in comercialization, the importance (or lack there of) of awards and competitions, the relationship between various forms of media (journals, magazines, websites, etc), information sharing, and who would win in an arm wrestling competition.
The Boys on the Cave Route, 5.10+ Indian Creek.
Kelley loves big things between his legs, Ancient Art 5.11 Fisher Towers.
photo by © Jae Jung/www.emountain.co.kr
The editors also got ample opportunity to taste various forms of american traditional climbing- from summiting desert towers like Castleton and the Bridger Jacks, to sinking jams in the relentless cracks of Indian Creek. Many thanks to Dougald MacDonald, John Harlin, and Kelly Cordes from the American Alpine Club.