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Video: Springtime in the Frankenjura

Bouldering at the famous Frankenjura, looks pretty good!  
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New Route in Canada’s Selkirks

Mount Sir Donald is nestled atop Rogers Pass, B.C., its northwest ridge is one of Canada’s classic climbs. Colin Haley and Sarah Hart established a new route up Sir Donald’s north face during the third week of June, they named it Sashimi Don. They climbed the
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Learning through sharing – the third Arc’teryx Academy takes place in Chamonix

Alpine enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from 13-15th June to hone their technical skills and learn from Europe’s top mountain guides at the third Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. With over 400 participants from over 20 countries in attendance, the
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Film: Mountains

A year of alpine adventures from the Northwest Terriotories to Patagonia, B.C., the Sierras, and Alaska.  
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Melissa Le Neve on Wallstreet

On May 14, we reported that Melissa Le Neve made the first female ascent of Wallstreet in Frankenjura.  Adidas had released a video of the ascent. Check the story out here.
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Chamonix Dispatches, June 22 – Acclimatization

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the Arc’teryx
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Toronto and Vail by Udo Neumann

Udo Neumann brings us another great video, this time featuring the 2014 World Cups in Toronto and Vail. For the Toronto World Cup results see here. For the Vail World Cup results see here. 2014 World Cup Results outside of North America For results from the first World Cup see
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Brazil Big-Walling

In April, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck headed to Brazil for an attempt on Place of Happiness on Pedra Riscada. The 800-metre 5.12 was established by Stefan Glowacz and friends in 2009. Visit Mayan’s blog for more on the story, here is a quote from it: “On our
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Hukkataival and Megos take skills to new heights

Nalle Hukkataival and Alex Megos have put their skills to the test on some big routes. Hukkataival climbed one of Beat Kammerlander’s incredible six-pitch routes in Ratikon called Silbergeier 5.14a. Hukkataival reported on Facebook: We managed to climb the legendary
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Film: Shattered

Is it too soon to be thinking about ice climbing? Some people would say no, it’s just around the corner. Here is a film produced by Stableford Studios about being shattered after you have given everything on a climb. It features Steve House.  
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