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Want to be Canada’s Next Famous Mountain Writer?

The June 13 deadline is approaching for registration in an innovative program in Mountain and Wilderness Writing at the Banff Centre. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in developing a writing project under the mentorship of Tony Whittome, an editor from Random
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Battle over Mont Blanc’s Status

It isn’t surprising that two towns, Italy’s Courmayeur and Chamonix in France, are applying to have the area’s alpinism designated under the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. This designation, now shared by such treasures as Viennese Coffee House Culture, Spanish Human
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Harry Edwards Guns Down 5.14c in a Supportive Family Context

“As a parent of climbing children, my worst fear isn’t pedophiles,’s fixed quickdraws.” So writes prosecutor and father of 12-year-old Harry Edwards, who, in April, climbed Southern Smoke 5.14c in Red River Gorge Kentucky. His family blog is entitled “Gunning for 5.15 in a
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Newfoundland and Labrador and Southern Alberta Sections of Alpine Club of Canada First Anniversary

It’s the anniversary of two new section of the Alpine Club of Canada, Canada’s National Mountaineering club: The Southern Alberta and Newfoundland & Labrador sections.
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Megos ‘s Classified first Ascent in Frankenjura

If you’re going to do a first ascent, make it a big one. That would seem to be the policy of Alexander Megos 19-year-old German sport climbing phenom who also made the first onsight of a 9a (5.14d) route. His very first new route, Classified 9a+ (5.15a) is on one of the shallow
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The 2013 Squamish Mountain Film Festival

The 2013 Squamish Mountain Film Festival runs from July 17-21 and hosts a variety of activities including climbing clinics, a trade fair, equipment demos, parties and of course a mountain films.
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Everest: Two Solitudes

The way that the events played out on Everest on the last days of April is now well enough known. Three western climbers, Uli Steck (Switzerland, Simon Moro (Italy) and Jonathon Griffiths (UK) would attempt a route described on by editor of the American Alpine
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Climbers Attacked on Everest

The famous alpinists Ueli Steck and Simone Moro along with climber/photographer Jonathan Griffith were attacked by a group of around 100 Sherpas after the trio had an altercation with a team of Sherpa climbers fixing ropes on the mountain.
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Broken Bolt Hanger Creates Fixed Gear Concerns

Someone posting on the popular climbing website claims to have found a cracked bolt hanger on a relatively new sport climb.
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