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DPM Climbing: The World According to Kai

Kai [Lightner] isn't the only black rock climber, but he does currently represent a vast minority. One look around the landscape of the sport and it's impossible to overlook the homogenously white outdoor crowd.

Outside Magazine: The Disposable Man: A Western History of Sherpas on Everest

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May. 13th, 2012 11:08 am
rydra_wong: Angelica Lind stretches for a hold during a bouldering competition (climbing -- reach)
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The New York Times has a good article on (and interview with) Ashima Shiraishi:

Ashima Shiraishi, 11, Conquers Difficult Bouldering Climbs

There's also an interesting blog post which has caused some kerfuffle lately:

Ashima and Obe: Should We See Race/Class/Gender on the Rock? by Melissa Sexton

(Follow-up post here: An Ideological Mess or: How I Learned to Not Stop Worrying and Still Love Rock Climbing by Narinda Heng)

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