Sweet Home Tennessee: Climbing in Chattanooga

first_imgWest coast peaks have earned an incredible reputation as the ultimate ideal in the eyes of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s pretty easy to see why: powdery slopes, thrilling trails, and sharp cliffs come together to create a new Mecca for adventurers of all persuasions.Pat KriegerFor some of the best rock climbers in the country, though, there’s actually more to life than Yosemite or Joshua Tree.Chattanooga, Tennessee represents a hidden gem throughout the American climbing community. Nestled against the Georgia border and far from sunny California, this region seems to have very little in common with its more famous Western counterparts. But a huge wealth of potential lies in Chattanooga’s own rocky assets. Southern sandstone stands proud all around, quick to offer world-class opportunities just beyond the city center. Trad climbers flock to the Tennessee Wall and Sunset Rock to hand-jam their way through beautiful crack formations, Sport climbers get their fix at Foster Falls on tall walls and aggressive roofs, and boulderers wind through the Little Rock City boulder field – home to one leg of the annual Triple Crown Bouldering Series.Pat Krieger is one of these dedicated Chattanooga climbers. After first discovering his talents on the rock here, Pat has built his life around the climbing journey that Chattanooga helped him begin.Pat KriegerToday, Pat lives in New Brunswick, far from his Chattanooga base, while he finishes up school at Rutgers. He’s got big plans in the works, including an enviable trip to Joes Valley, Utah, but his favorite Tennessee haunts still keep him coming back to familiar ground. No matter how much other rock he touches along the way, Pat makes a point to return to Chattanooga every winter to get a fresh dose of Southern motivation for the new year.Together with fellow climber and filmmaker Adam Nawrot, Pat takes a look into his long journey on the rock in “Dancing with the Stone”, a deep story of big obstacles, bigger accomplishments, and some major Chattanooga love.last_img read more

Hundreds of buyers line up for sinking Burleigh Heads house

first_img Rugby star James O’Connor kicking home goals The large block and the location hold big appeal at 14 Spinebill St, Burleigh Waters.Listed for offer over $599,000, the large 840 sqm block located minutes from the beach presented as a bargain — but there was one catch.“It was priced to reflect the fact that the block has subsidence and the cost factor to underpin it is at least $100,000,” said marketing agent Danny O’Donnell of PRD Burleigh Heads. “That was made very clear at the top of the listing which I thought would have eliminated a lot of buyers.”But that’s not what happened. Listed on a Thursday afternoon and sold by Monday, those four days were the busiest of Mr O’Donnell’s 25-year career.“I spent four days straight answering calls. Each time I hung up, I had seven new voice messages,” he said.“By Saturday morning I’d had over 100 text messages and phone calls and 58 emails. It was crazy.” MORE: Where luxe villas are selling fast Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Current market update02:08A knockdown house in Burleigh Heads has attracted hundreds of buyers in the biggest turnout one agent has seen at an open home in more than 25 years.More than 200 people showed up to view 14 Spinebill St, Burleigh Waters with scores more making inquiries by phone and online.center_img More than 200 people were lined up to see inside the original five-bedroom brick home.The interest was apparent come open day when more than 200 people showed up to inspect the property; the line stretching to the end of the street to comply with social distancing rules.With only 20 groups allowed inside at one time under COVID-19 restrictions, Mr O’Donnell acted to ensure everyone made it through in reasonable time. “At the beginning of the open home I made a speech of sorts in the middle of the living room … I had to ask everyone to be as quick as possible through the home and then walk out through the side gate,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”Mr O’Donnell continued to take calls until late on Saturday evening and all day Sunday, with more private viewings booked in from 7am last Monday.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I thought I was only going to be there for half an hour,” he said. “At 12pm, I rushed across the road to get some breakfast and ended up being there all day.”Offers were flooding in too, some low-balling at $550,000 and up to $675,000 with a cash offer from a local buyer of $647,000 accepted. A four-bedroom home at 192 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads also sold quickly last month for $830,000.Mr O’Donnell, who lives in Burleigh Heads and has owned several properties in the suburb, said inquiry levels and prices indicated the suburb remains one of the most sought after on the Coast. “I’ve not seen a dip in price in Burleigh. Based on PRD statistics to the end of April, prices in Burleigh had gone up 3.14 per cent.,” he said.“There are also a lot of off-market sales happening because stock is so tight. “I don’t see a lot of carnage coming up based on the level of inquiries we’re getting.”last_img read more

Ladbrokes reveals specific sports narrative with ‘We Glove It!’ campaign

first_imgShare Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles This weekend Ladbrokes launched its second UK multi-channel advertising campaign ‘We Glove It!’ under the creative guidance of new marketing agency – Cravens Newcastle.Featuring British boxing legend Frank Bruno, Ladbrokes debuted ‘We Glove It!’ targeting coverage of Saturday’s much-anticipated WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing clash between Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury.Launching ‘We Glove It!’, Cravens detailed that the campaign formed part of the Ladbrokes ongoing ‘Bettors of Britain’ brand narrative, with the bookmaker seeking to re-establish its profile targeting specific sporting events with a unique tailored creative.Under the new ownership of GVC Holdings, entering 2018 Ladbrokes marketing called for a ‘creative agency pitch’, seeking to develop a new brand identity for the legacy bookmaker ahead of a crucial summer period featuring World Cup Russia 2018.Last June, Ladbrokes marketing surprised commentators confirming the appointment of Newcastle-based independent advertising agency Cravens as its new creative lead, launching the ‘Bettors of Britain’ campaign.During 2018, GVC Holdings has moved to revamp the Ladbrokes Coral marketing divisions, appointing former EE telecoms executive Noel Hamill as new Chief Marketing Officer for its UK properties. FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submitlast_img read more