Such a sport, like climbing, appeared relatively recently. Climbing was originally considered a kind of mountaineering, but in the mid-50s it was perceived as an independent sport. Over the past half a century since, it has gained many admirers in different parts of the world.
What is the difference between climbing and mountaineering?
– the person who is engaged in rock-climbing, is relieved of the need to carry heavy equipment with him – all the equipment of a rock-climber can fit in a small backpack. Continue reading