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Alpine Club of Canada’s Jen Higgins Fund goes to…

The Jen Higgins Fund was established in 1997 “to promote alpine-related outdoor pursuits for young women.” Until her death at the age of 22, Higgins set an outstanding example for young women with her unique combination of “… a love of the outdoors,
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ACC Donates to Old Baldy Purchase

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has announced a $5,000 donation for the purchase of the Old Baldy Conservation Area. The ACC Environment Fund will donate $5,000 that will go towards the purchase of land at Old Baldy Conservation Area in Ontario. Old Baldy is a significant rock
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The Path

As the snow melts away around Lake Louise, many people are starting to make plans to head to the Back of the Lake. This is Sonnie Trotter’s story about The Path.  
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Canadians’ Success in Alaska’s Revelation Mountains

Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk and Kris Irwin are back to Talkeetna, AK, after three weeks in the rarely-visited Revelation mountains. The John Lauchlan supported expedition to the Revelations which departed on April 1, returned successfully to Talkeetna on April 23. The first recorded
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Acheron, V12/13

Thomas Maxson on the second ascent of Acheron SDS v12/13 in Flagstaff. Acheron SDS – Second Ascent from Blake McCord on Vimeo.
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The Lost Valley, off the grid in Patagonia

Consequence and weather are constant travel companions on the way to sending La Vuelta de los Condores 5.11, A2. Squamish locals Will Stanhope, Paul McSorely and Marc-Andre Leclerc, along with American Matthew Van Biene climb a new peak in Patagonia. Watch the film about their
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Gathering Sun – Nesscliffe

Naomi Buys on a headpoint ascent of Gathering Sun at Nesscliffe, a superb sandstone quarry in Shropshire.  
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Stuck in a Jam

An Australian rock climber spent the night trapped in the boulder problem known as Squeeze Rock at Mount Arapiles. If you don’t like tight squeezes, this problem is not for you. The 24-year-old was forced to spend the night in “very cold” conditions as rescuers
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Everest, an industry in peril?

The April 18 avalanche that killed 13 Sherpas, three remain missing, has raised many questions as to what will happen with the commercial climbing industry on the Everest South Col Route. As we reported, climbing on the north side of Everest continues. “Many people have
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Why Bolting…

A week ago, Matthieu Lienart went bolting in Horai, Japan. Many people asked him why he was bolting when there were already a number of routes to climb, here is his answer… For information about rock climbing in Horai see: tozai-trek.com/en/2013/05/horai-information  
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