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Arco 2015: Big Canadian Team Ready for Epic Comp

The 2015 IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships (WYCC) will begin on August 28 in Arco, Italy. By Shane Murdoch More than 1,000 young climbers from 50 different countries have descended on this small town in Northern Italy to compete in this ten day event. Arco’s massive
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Conversation with Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey About K6 West

In 2013, Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey traveled to Pakistan on an expedition. After a terrorist attack at the Nanga Parbat basecamp, a series of events and decisions led to Huey returning to America. Slawinski and Welsted continued and made the first ascent of K6
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Huge V14 Send for Isabelle Faus

American climber Isabelle Faus, 22, has become the fifth woman to send a V14 and she chose a classic to do it on. Faus sent the 2005 Fred Nicole route called Amandala at Rocklands in South Africa. It was the first female ascent of the difficult route. The other women to send V14
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The Arco Youth Championships Start This Weekend

The IFSC World Youth Championships start this week in Arco and will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6. More than 1,000 climbers from over 50 countries will be competing at the now-famous Arco competition. Included in the line-up is a number of young Canadians.
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The 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and #40EpicYears

The 40th annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival starts on October 31 and celebrates #40EpicYears. Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold are known for their ascents of big walls, speed records and unflinching dedication to rock climbing.The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is
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New Hard Route at Lion’s Head

Daniel Martian has added a new difficult route to the Titan area at Lion’s Head. Martian’s new route is called Atlas Shrugged 5.14a and climbs next to the esthetic and now-famous Titan 5.14a on the Titan Wall. “It starts the same like Titan and after the second
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New Route on B.C.’s Mystery Mountain

Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert have climbed a new route up the Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington. Their new route is an 800-metre 5.11+ WI3 M5 and was climbed in mid-August. Their ascent was not the first attempt at the line. In Sept. 2011, Jason Kruk and
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New Hard Route on Squamish’s Sheriff’s Badge

Tony McLane and Jorge Ackermann have made the first ascent of The Daily Universe, a new 5.12b up the Sheriff’s Badge. The Daily Universe is an extension to the already classic 5.12a route on the Sheriff’s Badge called The Daily Planet. The new nine-pitch route is the first
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Woman Dies After Fall at Flatrock

A 21-year-old woman has died from a fall at Newfoundland’s popular climbing area, Flatrock. At 5 p.m. on Fri. Aug. 22, the woman’s partners reported the accident and shortly after a universal helicopter responded, but could not reach her. A high angle rescue team and
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Watch a Mount Logan Circumnavigation

In May 2013, Glen Crawford, Jerry Auld and Jerry Kobalenko skied around Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain. The trio was treated to some unusually fine weather. This film documents the massive mountain and the expanse of untouched terrain. “Mt. Logan in
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