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Film: Of the Rock I Asked for the Moon

Watch the English version of J’ai demandé la lune au rocher, a film about climbing one of Corsica’s hardest routes. Climbing a multi-pitch slab in Corsica, Stéphanie Bodet offers a singular and poetical vision of climbing. Deep and joyful is the way she found to live
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The Greenwood/Locke Gets a Second (Known) Winter Ascent

The Greenwood/Locke is one of Canada’s most classic alpine climbs. Alik Berg and Skiy DeTray have made the second winter ascent on record. It’s possible the route has been climbed in winter by others. The first winter ascent was by Raphael Slawinski and Ben Firth in
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New Rockies Highline Sent: Primal Beats

The full potential of highlining in the Canadian Rockies has never been tapped into. A few local slackliners have been finding some of the more accessible, but noteworthy locations. Benham Harper made the first walk of his Primal Beats highline at the end of January, 2015. He was
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New Bold Austrian Mixed Route: Optimist

Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have climbed the Optimist, a new 1,300-metre M6 up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein range in Austria. Optimist- First ascent in the Wetterstein mountains By Michael Wohlleben I had this line for a long time in my eyes. We
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Ben Nevis: The Hidden Side

Nevis Landscape Partnership are extremely proud to present Ben Nevis: The Hidden Side. Following on from our premiere at Fort William Mountain Festival we wanted to share this brilliant film with you all. Filmed by Dave MacLeod in August, 2014 when he joined our expert team of
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Squamish’s Original Guidebook Now Online

The first climbing guide to Squamish was published in 1967. The University of British Columbia’s Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC) has recently digitized it for everyone to enjoy. Artem Babaian is the secretary of the VOC. He was recently involved in a project to digitize the
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Vid: The Incredible Hazel Findlay

Hazel Findlay is a lifestyle climber. She’s been travelling around the world for the last five years. Findlay is known for her bold climbs on U.K. grit, in Squamish and in Yosemite. She’s recently been coping with an injured shoulder, but is on her way to Tasmania to
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Audrey Sniezek: Work Hard, Climb Harder

Learn how Audrey Sniezek balances work and climbing. It shows that at any age, if you really want something, you will find a way to make it happen no matter the odds. Audrey Sniezek’s Instagram Audrey Sniezek: Work Hard, Climb Harder from Luke Humphrey on Vimeo.
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Hansjorg Auer on The Music of Chance

Hansjorg Auer has climbed dozens of cutting-edge new routes. In 2012, he established The Music of Chance 5.11b, A3 on the Kristallwand Face in Austria. The Kristallwand Face was first tried by Hermann Buhl, the legendary Austrian climber. Music of Hope Variation The route took
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Winners

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) concluded its week of films and presentations on Sat., Feb. 21. The VIMFF had its busiest year to date. With sold out venues every night, festival director Alan Formanek said the turn out was amazing. Some of the top
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