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Trapped on Everest: Evacuations and Rescues Continue

The chaos continues one day after the 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Over 60 survivors from an avalanche that leveled most of Base Camp on Mount Everest have been evacuated to the capital Kathmandu. At least 22 climbers are confirmed dead and some reports suggest 217 are missing.
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Watch a Frightening Video of the Everest Avalanche

Jost Kobusch uploaded this video to Youtube today and wrote, “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.” That avalanche was caused the the recent earthquake in Nepal that has killed
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Everest Earthquake: Canadians Safe After Tragedy

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 17 people. A number of Canadian are in the Everest area and all are reported to be safe. It’s the deadliest disaster in the history of climbing on the world’s highest peak. There were over 60
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Everest Earthquake: Death-count Rising – Video Post-Avalanche

An avalanche in Nepal has killed over 1,000 people and at Everest Basecamp, the death count is rising. The magnitude 7.8 quake struck on Saturday about 80 kilometers northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. More on the story from BBC The earthquake started an avalanche that
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Era Vella’s Fourth Female Ascent

Belgium climber, 18-year-old Anak Verhoeven, made the fourth female ascent of the famous Chris Sharma route Era Vella 5.14d at Margalef, Spain. “Anak Verhoeven Climbing for Jesus” are the first words you read when visiting Verhoeven’s blog. Religion is often
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Ground Up’s Lifetime Membership A Great Deal

Squamish is the future home of a new, modern climbing gym called Ground Up that is expected to open in 2015. There’s currently an excellent opportunity to purchase lifetime memberships. Lauren Watson is the mastermind behind Squamish’s much-anticipated indoor training
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Watch Two Strong Sends at Murrin Park: MIA and Summoning

Missing in Action V8 and Summoning V12 are two of Murrin Park’s classic problems.  Jamie Finlayson of Squamish recently sent Summoning and said, “Great problem, so physical. Slap and squeeze. Definitely went to battle with this one. Actually slipped off the top when I
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Watch some Nice Climbing on Greenland and Baffin

In June 2012, four very excited South Africans and one grumpy Scottish sea dog set sail for the adventure of their lives. After crossing the Atlantic from Scotland, the team did several big wall climbs on the west coast of Greenland and north coast of Baffin Island. The most
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Barbara Raudner Sends Verdon Test-Piece

Barbara Raudner is one of the world’s strongest female climbers and she recently sent one of her dream lines. In 2013, Raudner sent Mind Contral 5.14c and said, ““I had to stay motivated, to control my mind until the top and to take my chance… For me Mind Control is
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Video: New Sasquatch Boulders

Myles Byam brings us a short film of some fun new boulders in Index, WA. “Big thanks to all involved in developing this area and sharing it.”
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