Apr 102013
 
The Merced River Plan and Why YOU Should Care

The Access Fund (AF) has just released a position paper on the newest draft of the Merced River Plan (MRP). The paper briefly mentions some of the major actions that the plan proposes, and highlights four specific areas that the Access Fund is urging the Yosemite Planners and National Park Service (NPS) to consider more Read more…

Apr 032013
 
PG Member takes donated shoes to new gym in Nairobi, Kenya

Traffic in Nairobi is horrible. Truly. 45 minutes into my (ridiculously expensive) cab ride I was regretting my decision to check out East Africa’s new (and only) climbing gym. Needless to say I was NOT in a good mood when I arrived at Diamond Plaza last month. Looking up at the shopping mall (yes shopping Read more…

Dec 032012
 
Mt Everest Climb-A-Thon 2012 - a benefit for PG Member Stacey Collver

Many of you know PG Coach Stacey Collver –  9 years ago, Stacey was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and received a double-lung transplant one year later.    Although she has recovered well from the double-lung transplant, with approximately 54% lung function and 1/3 the immune system, she is still legally disabled, needs financial Read more…

Nov 262012
 
Big City Mountaineers visits Planet Granite!

In 2012, as part of our PG Gives Back $1/member/month giving program, Planet Granite donated $10,000 to the Big City Mountaineers (BCM) to get youth climbing!  BCM has visisted Planet Granite a couple times this year, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  I sat down with Anders, the Program Manager for BCM to talk Read more…