Mallorca

MALLORCA * * SITUATED OFF THE EAST COAST OF SPAIN LIES A CLIMBING ADVENTURELAND * * Largest of the Balearic Island group, Mallorca’s geological relief is both surprising and exciting. Mostly limestone, it ranges from sea cliffs and caves to deep canyons, walls...

Egypt

EGYPT AA white-faced ‘camel jockey’ with beautiful American ‘lady’. The minute you enter this intoxicating realm, you are transported backward in history by thousands of years. Cairo and Alexandria aside, things exist today little changed from the times of the...

East Africa

EAST AFRICA In the climbing community, this part of the world is known for two big peaks, Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the African Continent, rising some 19,350 feet ‘off the deck’. When done by the standard routes such as the Marangu...

Mt. Kenya

MT. KENYA The ancient Greeks wrote of the existence of peaks on the Equator capped with snow, although it was still an open question. Ptolemy stated that the Nile had its source in two great lakes supplied with water from the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. Aristotle called...

Puerto Rico and Mona Island

PUERTO RICO In the summer of ’96, several friends (Craig Luebben, Tom Kelly, Leslie Barber and George Bracksieck) and I took a journey to explore virgin climbing on Mona Island, an isolated 5 x 7 mile limestone plug rising abruptly out of the northern Caribbean Sea...

Cuba

CUBA Luebben 200′ off the deck near El Palanque Caverns   I first went to Cuba in the summer of ‘97 in search of rock climbing potential. I was climbing in the Caribbean, fairly close to the country at the time, and an ‘opportunity’ to go there...