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The North Face and Sherpas Cinema ice film: Always Above Us

The North Face: Always Above Us. Leading the life of a climber involves a tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship, but for team athletes Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson, there’s no living without it. The North Face In 1999, on an expedition in Tibet, team alpine climbers
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The Kranj World Cup and Sean McColl’s top finish

The 2014 IFSC World Cup season wrapped up this November 15-16 in Kranj, Slovenia. Home country favorite Mina Markovic took gold before her home crowd and we crowned this season’s overall medalists in Lead. Just a stone’s throw from Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, Kranj
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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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Greg Boswell Crushing in North Wales

Greg Boswell and Ally Swinton were invited to be the after-dinner entertainment for the third dry tooling meet at the White Goods in North Wales. During the few warm days Boswell visited White Goods, he onsighted Jaz M8, White Goods M8+, Ready Steady Hook M10. On top of that he
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Toronto Alpine Club of Canada night with Kutcher

Canadian ice competitor Nathan Kutcher will be hosting an evening of climbing chat in Toronto on Dec. 4th. Kutcher will be doing a presentation about competitive ice climbing, the Sochi Olympics and “whatever else I can squeeze in,” Kutcher said. Its free but bring
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John Lauchlan Award 2014

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award that exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit that John Lauchlan exemplified in his mountain exploits. It strives to promote the development of Canadian mountaineers at an international level with financial support that
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Watch Angela Eiter Send an Italian 5.14

Angela Eiter is not only Austria’s strongest female climber, she is the best female lead competition climber in history. The 28-year-old, who was born in Arzl im Pitztal, Austria has been making headlines since she was a teenager. With four lead world champion titles to her name,
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Vid: Katie Brown and Alex Honnold in Citi Bank Commercial

Watch Katie Brown and Alex Honnold climb the famous Ancient Art in this Citi Bank Commercial.
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Vid: The Search

Tommy Day was a participant in the 2014 Banff Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop. Six groups were challenged to make a short “adventure film” in less than 48 hours. A look back at the 2014 Banff Film Fest The films were judged by industry pros, including Red Bull
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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