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the future of climbing – buildings

Posted Nov 14 2009 10:01pm

I’ve just subscribed to the Outdoor Gear Blog.

A very interesting perspective with much original content.

I liked a commentary on the illegal climb of Blackpool Tower, in Lancashire, U.K. this past August.


… At 158m the Blackpool Tower is pretty high, and for some climbers the thought of climbing an iconic structure is irresistible. Obviously we are not suggesting that anyone should go out and illegally climb a tower. But, if you could climb any tower, legally, in complete safety and with appropriate climbing gear, which tower would you climb?

Blackpool Tower Climb

Another post goes on to speculate …

Three enjoyable things about going hiking are

• getting a great view from the top of a summit,
• being in the countryside and
• getting exercise.

Vertical farms will offer all three of these things! …

What’s a Vertical farm?


… a proposal to conduct large-scale agriculture in urban high-rises or “farmscrapers”. Using recycled resources and greenhouse methods such as hydroponics, these buildings would produce fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms and algae year-round. …

The editor of the Outdoor Gear Blog proposes we build them so they can be used for fitness, as well. Great idea.

Check out that post – The Future of Hiking

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