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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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Fred Nicole’s recent send

Fred Nicole was the world’s leading boulderer through the 90s. In 2014, he’s still climbing at the top of his game. In 1996, Nicole made the first ascent of Radja in Switzerland, considered the first V14. He continued to climb strong and made the first ascent of
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Greenland/Baffin Report

Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva have returned from their lengthy trip to Greenland and Baffin Island. The climbers had a run-in with a polar bear, experienced nasty conditions and climbed 10 new routes, all from their sailboat. On Planet
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New Squamish 5.12 on The Pulpit

Paul McSorley and Will Stanhope have climbed a new route on The Pulpit, left of the Slhanny in Squamish. The route was a combination of efforts from a number of climbers. The new route called Industry Standard 5.12 climbs The Pulpit, a feature with a sharp prow on its left side
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