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Close Call On One Year Anniversary Of Everest Avalanche

It’s been one year since an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpa waiting for a ladder to be repaired.  On the eve of the one year anniversary of the avalanche that took the lives of 16 Sherpa, ladders collapsed on route through the Khumbu Icefall, an eerie
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Sunday: Watch the Rockies Rampage LIVE!

Watch the final round of the 2015 Rockies Rampage taking place in Canmore’s Elevation Place on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. MT. Follow along on social media at #RockiesRampage. The Rockies Rampage is also the Alberta Climbing Association Provincial Championships. A strong
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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Squamish Fire Smokes Out Climbers

A fire that broke out on Thursday night at the Squamish Terminals deep water port is contained, but there is major damage. The District of Squamish issued a warning after the fire started warning people to stay in their homes. The inferno began on the east dock around 6 p.m. All
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Pamela Pack: Bold New R-Rated Splitter

American offwidth master Pamela Pack climbed a new four-pitch crack that has been given 5.13R. “I’m excited to have completed a project that’s been a tremendous mental and physical battle for two seasons now. The American Horror Story 5.13 R/X is a spectacular
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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Frank Slide Is Alberta’s Bouldering Hot Spot

The Frank Slide near Crowsnest Pass in Alberta has been a hotbed of activity over the last few years for bouldering. In 2015, there’s been a number of new hard problems sent. Over 100 years ago, the north face of Turtle Mountain collapsed and covered the valley floor with
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Watch a V10 in the Niagara Glen

Tomasz Wojtkowiak is one of Ontario’s strongest boulderers and he recently sent Sepukku V10 in the Niagara Glen. In 2008, Dave Heerema climbed Sepukku and said, “Quite possibly my favourite climb. Benchmark for V10.” In the video belwo, Wjkowiak takes down
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The 2015 Piolets d’Or Awards Ceremony

On April 11, the awards of the 2015 Piolet d’Or were accepted by this year’s recipients in Courmayeur, Italy. It was an evening to remember. Remember in 2014 when Canadians Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted won the Piolets d’Or along with Ueli Steck. The Piolets
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Akiyo Noguchi Crushed in Bishop

World champion Japanese comp climber, 25-year-old Akiyo Noguchi spent the last two weeks in Bishop and sent some of the area’s testpiece routes. Noguchi arrived during the last week of March and made quick ascents of Seoul Slinger V9 and Fly Boy V8. She then went to work
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