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Vid: Lap up Lady Mac

Michael Quigley is a Rockies-based climber and film maker. Recently, he brought his camera along for a romp up the often climbed Lady MacDonald. More from Quigley Backyard Adventures By Mike Quigley from Mike Quigley on Vimeo.
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Megos crushing in Kalymnos

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He recently touched down in Kalymnos, Greece. Megos wasted no time and on his first day in Kalymnos as he sent the areas hardest route. More on Megos “Good first day here in Kalymnos with a quick one-day ascent of
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Fall in the Bugaboos: Alpine mixed!

The Bugaboos in eastern B.C. had one of their busiest summers and it seems the rush isn’t over yet. Bryce Brown, Juan Henriquez and Jorge Ackermann recently climbed Perma Grin M5, WI4R, D+ on the South Howser Tower. Brown wrote on his social media, “The route
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She does it again! Akalski sends

Marieta Akalski jumped onto headlines this summer after proving she is quickly becoming one of North America’s strongest women. The Toronto-based Akalski became the fifth Canadian woman to climb 5.14a when she sent Geminis in Rodellar, Spain. Five days later, on Oct. 6, she
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Tying the Knot: a rockin’ wedding

Brian and Mandy left their home on bicycles and rode 30 km, hiked into the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming’s Wind River Range about 40 km, climbed the northeast face of Pingora Peak, got married and reversed the approach. On their wedding day they were awake and moving for
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Inaugural Scrub Brusher Award: Digging the new breed

Every year, a number of West Coast climbers sacrifice time, equipment, money and skin to clean new routes for all to enjoy.  The Squamish Access Society presents The Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Digging the New Breed. The event will take place on November 22, 2014 at the
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Vid: Norway’s Eye of Odin

Watch Ben Davison climb his first 5.14+, The Eye of Odin in Flatanger, Norway. Climbing in Flatanger Adam Ondra’s Illusionist
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Brits climb Mount Alberta’s North Face

Visiting U.K. climbers make third ascent of route on Mount Alberta’s North Face. Nick Bullock and Will Sim have made a rare ascent of the north face of the 3,619-metre Mount Alberta via the 2008 route climbed by Steve House and Vince Anderson. Nick Bullock’s blog Will
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Vid: The classic Gimli

Climbers Darren Vonk and Mike Quigley make quick work of the well-known route in B.C.’s Valhalla range, the south ridge of Gimli. South ridge of Gimli trip report  
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Marieta Akalski is fifth Canadian woman to climb 5.14

Toronto-based Marieta Akalski has committed the majority of 2014 to sport climbing. From Colorado to  Spain, she is leaving her mark everywhere she goes. On Oct. 1, Akalski sent her first 5.14a, the Rodellar  route is called Geminis. She became the fifth Canadian woman and second
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