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Freeze/Thaw and Loose Rocks

This is a friendly reminder and heads up to keep an eye out for loose rock this spring and wear a helmet. In Canada, we are lucky because we still get four amazing seasons, each filled with distinctive weather patterns. In winter, everything freezes, even the water within the
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Exclusive: El Cocuy – An Alpine Paradise in its Death Throw

El Cocuy, in northeastern Colombia is a park of staggering beauty, and alpine big walls that the world seems to know little about. Story and photos by Cory Hall Alien frailegon plants litter the sub-glacier landscape, their stocks pushing soft bunny-eared leaves skyward towards
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Sharma and Glowacz Send Into the Light

Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz have climbed their project Into the Light, a 13-pitch 5.14a in Oman. The route climbs the roof of one of the largest cave’s in the world, Majlis al Jinn, The Meeting Place of Genies. To reach the bottom from one of the three holes in the top
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Steph Davis Solos the Diamond

Incredible clip from the Sharp End by Sender Films of Steph Davis on the North Chimney of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond, in Estes Park.
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Ski-Mountaineering First

Ski-mountaineering combines two extreme disciplines, mountain or alpine climbing and big, back-country skiing. Chris Brazeau and Jonny Simms climbed and made the first descent of the North Glacier on Mount Stephen in B.C. on March 13. Brazeau and Simms are two of Canada’s
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Tick Season!

Ticks are little critters that run wild in spring, especially in dry areas. They are sneaky little bugs which can bring about serious long-term health problems if not caught in time.  In Canada, we have approximately 40 species of tick, but fortunately, only a few of them can
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Highline Festival

The second international highline festival took place in Turkey from February 24 to March 2, 2014.  
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The North Face: Philippines Climbing Expedition

Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson explore the climbing heavens of the Philippines in their perpetual quest for virgin rocks around the world.
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Fontainbleau

A short and simple edit of some problems from a week in Fontainebleau in April 2014. Fontainebleau is surely the most full package bouldering area in the world, combining climbing at all levels, food, culture and scenery in such a perfect blend that makes you want to stay forever.   
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