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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Winners

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) concluded its week of films and presentations on Sat., Feb. 21. The VIMFF had its busiest year to date. With sold out venues every night, festival director Alan Formanek said the turn out was amazing. Some of the top
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Watch Tour de Bloc at Grip It Tonight LIVE!

Watch the Finals of the Tour de Bloc – ACA/CEC National Series on Feb 21, 2015 at Grip It at 7 p.m. MT. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
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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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ABS 16 National Championships Pre-Show With Alex Puccio

As the clock ticks down to the American Bouldering Series 16, a few of the returning champs gave a pre-show run down on the weekends events. ‪#‎absnationals‬ ABS 16 Website
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The 2015 MEC Ice Festival

The MEC Ice Fest, in partnership with Banff Snow Days, was held over three days from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015 in the heart of Banff. The 2015 MEC Ice Festival brought climbers and gear companies from around North America. Highlights from the 2014 MEC Ice Fest: The week before the
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Ice Climbing World Cup: Stage Four in Corvara, Italy

The fourth stage of the 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup took place on Feb. 1 in Corvara/Rabenstein, Italy. Canadians Nathan Kutcher finished in 15th and Gord McArthur in 21st, neither made it to finals. Maxim Tomilov has taken first place at every competition on the circuit this
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The 2015 MEC Ice Climbing Fest

Mountain Equipment Co-op, in partnership with Banff Snow Days, is pleased to announce that The MEC Ice Climbing Festival will be held over three days from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015 in the heart of Banff. Visit MEC for more details 
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Bloc Buster 2015 at Climber’s Rock – Tour de Bloc Season 12

On January 10, 2015 Climber’s Rock hosted athletes from all over Canada and the US for Bloc Buster: Climber Rock’s stop on the Tour de Bloc circuit. This year, Ontario women and Michigan men dominated the podium and took home thousands in cash. Will any Canadian men
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Three in Saas Fee

 Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov won the third round of the Ice Climbing World Cup, which took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Canadian Gord McArthur did not make it to finals, but held on to his ninth place position in the overall rankings. After the comp McArthur said,
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2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships

The 2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships took place on Jan. 24 at the Rock Jungle Fitness. The competition season is in full swing across Canada. One week ago was the Ontario Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships and the Sport Climbing B.C. Triple-Header.
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