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Film: Stone Wisdom

Some of the best climbing films are the shortest and Stone Wisdom proves it once again. Without focuses on the grunts and the gnar, Christian Lavery gives us a one-minute reminder about why most of us head to the hills every spring. Stone Wisdom from Christian Lavery on Vimeo.
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Video of Nalle Hukkataival’s Historic Font Send

Last week we reported that Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of a Fontainebleau route first climbed in 1996. During the first week of March, Hukkataival made the second ascent of the L’alchemiste, which was originally graded V12/13. After the first ascent, the crux
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Hard 5.14d (Maybe 5.15a)

The young American rock climbing phenom, Ashima Shiraishi, becomes the youngest woman to send 5.14d. Some have suggested the route might be as hard as 5.15a. Shiraishi is one of only a few climbers to have sent a route harder than 5.14c at the age of 13. Shiraishi is currently on
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Results From Newfoundland’s Biggest Comp

Newfoundland’s biggest competition, the Outfitters Rockfall Climbing Competition 2015, took place at Wallnuts. Newfoundland’s Alpine Club of Canada takes a leading role in youth climbing in Newfoundland and were proud to announce member Nick Collins and 14-year-old
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Tom Ballard Nearly Finished Starlight and Storm Objective

Tom Ballard is a British alpinist who is attempting to solo, in one winter, the six great north faces. His most recent ascent was of the Allain – Leininger 1935 route up the Petit Dru North Face. The solo only took eight hours, no bad considering he’d never climbed
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Video: Climbing Sea of Vapors WI6

Sea of Vapors is one of the world’s most notorious grade six ice climbs. Found high on Mount Rundle’s Trophy Wall, the route forms regularly and has become a must-climb classic. On Jan. 23, Tyler Davidson and Jean Peloquin climbed Sea of Vapors. The route had a number
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Knut Rokne is Retiring after 15 Years of Dedicated Coaching

Knut Rokne has been coaching in Calgary for 15 years. As one of the most respected and experienced Canadian climbing coaches, Knut is currently the head coach of the competitive team at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). He is set to retire from coaching at the end of March. Knut
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Game of Thrones Ice Climbing Scene

In 2013, a Game of Thrones episode named The Climb featured the show’s characters ice climbing a man-made wall. At one point in the episode, Jon Snow and the Wildlings climbed the Wall, a 220-metre barrier that separates the continent. The Wildlings climbed in groups of
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Watch Federica Mingolla Climb a Verdon Classic

In 2014, Italian climber Federica Mingolla sent the famous 60-metre Tom et Je Ris 5.14b in Verdon. Mingolla is a 20-year-old crusher from Turin, Italy, who’s only been climbing for five years. As a full-time science student, she makes time between classes to train. It was
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Vid: Mountain Glimpses

Watch this film by Wild Glimpses as it takes you on a journey through the Himalayas, Tien Shan, Caucasus and Patagonia. Wild Glimpses Site Mountain Glimpses from Wildglimpses on Vimeo.
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