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Wide Awake in the Bugs: stellar-looking new route

Jon Walsh is one of Canada’s leading alpine climbers. In our current issue (Aug/Sept,) he features the Bugaboos in a a photo essay. This summer he headed to the seldom-visited Pigeon Feathers and found a choice route on Wide Awake Tower. Walsh and Michelle Katadtz added
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Ernst Climbs Wallstreet

Joanna Ernst has climbed Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet in Frankenjura. As reported on 8a.nu, “Johanna Ernst, who won the Lead Worl Cup 08′ and 09′ being 15 and 16 years old, has done Wallstreet in Frankenjura. It was put up by Wolfgang Gullich in 1987 as
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Climbers die on Mont Blanc during tragic year

Six people went missing on the Mont Blanc massif and were discovered the following day, the group included one mountain guide. Death on Mont Blanc is unfortunatley an all-to-common occurrence. With over-eager guides and casual climbers crowding its slopes, the mountain is one of
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McColl attempts Ben Moon’s Hubble

What do a space telescope and a rock wall in the Peak District in England have in common? Not only are they both reminiscent of a concave mirror – they are also both called “Hubble”. Well, the rock wall really isn’t, but a route on it is. It is one of the most
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The Gezels: Sibling Crushers

Victoria and Brandon Gezel climb a V6, V7 and V8 at Lincoln Lake, Mount Evans. For an article about the brother/sister team, visit Vegabundo.  
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From Around the World: new routes and wild K2 stats!

Here is an update on what has been going on outside of Canada this summer. On May 29 and 30, American climbers John Frieh and Jess Roskelley made the first ascent of No Rest For the Wicked IV+ AI6 M7, a hard new route up the West Witches Tit in SE Alaska. For the full report
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Three Epic TV Climbing Dailies to start your day

Every day, Epic TV posts a clip about what’s new in climbing. Here are three recent ones that caught our eye. Tommy Caldwell talks Chamonix. K2 in 2014 The hardest single finger crack move!
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Climbing Behind the Chief Threatened by Potential Logging

The balance between industry and recreation is always a struggle, especially in Squamish: Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. By Drew Copeland British Columbia Timber Sales (BCTS), which oversees logging in the area, is considering the sale of a timber licence for late this
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Finlayson completes the Big Show

West Coast’s Jamie Finlayson has climbed every route on Chek Canyon’s the Big Show. It took Finlayson four years, “A lot of blood, sweat, and effort to tick the entire Big Show wall in the Chek Canyon,” said Finlayson. “Freewill 5.13c, Divison Bell
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Project360: street view to Eiger North Face

Mammut brings the Eiger North Face to our screens with their Project360. An interactive street-view style web page. These stunning images are opening up new horizons on the Eiger North Face and herald a new era in the visual realization of alpine climbing. Project360 is taking
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