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Vid: Colorado Bouldering

This past summer, Aidan Welby, Mark Mayerhoefer, Ben Mangelsdorf, Hannah Padda and Frankie Caiazzo took a trip to Estes Park, Colorado with the goal of bouldering in the alpine and living the mountain lifestyle.  
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Inspiring words from Rockies mountain man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was established, Eddie has been skiing Banff’s first ski resort for over 80
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Vid: U.K.’s Valkyrie

A short film of one of the truly great climbs in the U.K. called Valkyrie and homage to the superlative Don Whillans Memorial Hut (aka Rockhall Cottage) at the Roaches in the Peak District, Staffordshire.
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It’s Ontario Hunting Season, so be careful!

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) put out a warning to all climbers about Ontario’s hunting season which is underway. The OAC has advised climbers in Ontario to take precaution while outdoors. The 2014 Ontario Regulations Summary -Be aware of hunting seasons in the area
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New 10-pitch route near Golden B.C.

New route in B.C. will certainly draw climbers east of the divide and from near-by Golden. Andrea Eitle and Cody Lank have completed a new 10-pitch 5.11 called Gorman Gold. The crux is 5.11b and takes a direct line up an aesthetic tower and links into an upper corner system
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George Mallory’s ice axe sold, but was it really his?

George Mallory’s ice axe sold for $240,000 CAD at an auction in April. Questions have been raised about whether the axe belonged to Mallory or not. On Apil 10, a Chrisite’s auction item listed as “Lot 216 – an ice axe” sold for a staggering $240,000
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Tour de Frank: New Alberta bouldering festival

On Sept. 20, the inaugural Southern Alberta Tour de Frank bouldering festival took place in the Frank Slide. By Jonas Gagnon Greeted by clear, blue skies over a field of grey limestone blocks, climbers dispersed into Frank Slide for the inaugural Tour de Frank outdoor climbing
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Statement of Youth

In 1984, U.K.’s 18-year-old Ben Moon climbed Statement of Youth 5.13b. The route was an inspiration to many young climbers of the day.
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Gasherbrum V: climbed at last

The remote Gasherbrum range peak was one of the last unclimbed challenges in the region. On July 25, two Korean climbers stood on top of the 7,147-metre peak. Nak-jong Seong and Chi-young Ahn arrived at basecamp in early summer. After attempting the north face they changed plans
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Proposed Route on Oregon Bridge

The city of Redmond in Oregon might allow climbers to turn a decommissioned bridge into a climbing wall. The Maple Avenue Bridge spans over the Dry Canyon recreational area. There are bridge over rivers and urban overpasses, but climbing over a city park might be a new concept.
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