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Vid: Katie Lambert and Caroline George in the Verdon Gorge

In this transportive Cheyne Lempe video, Katie Lambert and Caroline George climb with pride in the visually stunning Verdon Gorge of southern France, where run-out, sandbagged and delicate routes recall an earlier pioneering era of airy sport climbing. The trip involved
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Missing Climber’s Body Recovered

The body of a missing Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technician who went missing on Feb. 5, was recovered today by Parks Canada. On Wed. Feb. 11, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Parks Canada Visitor Safety specialists recovered Mark Salesse’s body from under nearly
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New Rockies Ice Climb: Lake O’Hara’s Happy and Ugly World

The Lake O’Hara mountains have a number of summer alpine routes and winter ski descents. A handful of waterfall ice climbs have been done, but because of bad avalanche conditions, few ascents go done every winter. Report by Maarten van Haeren After an excellent hint from
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Vid: Climbing in Rocklands

Many climbers are now familiar with the bouldering sectors of Rocklands in South Africa. Some of the world’ best climbers have been climbing new routes there of late. Monkey Business Inc, Rocklands from Nowhereproductions on Vimeo.
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Scenic Cruise

Colorado’s Black Canyon is known by many as the testing ground for traditional climbing. Jim Donini calls it, “Yosemite with and attitude.” Epic TV continues its America’s Fifty Classics series with another installment, this time on the Black
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Calgary’s New Climbing Gym: The Hanger

The newest addition to the Calgary Climbing Centre’s family is called the Hanger. The other two gyms are The Stronghold and Calgary Climbing Centre. The design of this new just is futuristic the construction is well underway. Because of height restrictions, they dug down
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Short Film about Hansjorg Auer

Hansjorg Auer is one of Europe’s most cutting-edge climbers, which says a lot. Watch this short film that was recently released.  Hansjorg Auer’s Website GLIMPSE from woodslave on Vimeo.
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McColl, Ondra and Other Top Climbers Will Be At IFSC World Climbing Camp In B.C.

A one-of-a-kind climbing camp is being held at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Victoria this month.  What: This event will see the top climbers in the world in both lead (difficulty) and speed come to the Boulders to teach athletes who wish to hone their skills, and learn more about
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Marcel Remy is Senior Sender!

Swiss climber Marcel Remy turns 92 and spends his birthday on the sharp-end in Leonidio, Greece. Marcel and his sons Yves and Claude spent the first week of February at the popular new crag in Greece where Marcel led FOSL 5.9 for the start of his 93rd year. Marcel was born in
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Search Continues for Missing Climber

Parks Canada will resume their search today for the Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technician who went missing in an avalanche on Feb. 5. Mark Salesse was swept off a 60-metre ice pitch after a climber above triggered a small avalanche. Friday: Ice Climber Goes
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