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North America’s “Highest Unclimbed Peak” is Climbed in Yukon

Two South American climbers are the first to stand on Malaspina 3,776 metres in the Saint Elias Mountains in Yukon. Their 1,900-metre climb has difficulties up to 65 degrees. Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada climbed the remote mountain as part of their Uncharted Project. The
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The 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and #40EpicYears

The 40th annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival starts on October 31 and celebrates #40EpicYears. Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold are known for their ascents of big walls, speed records and unflinching dedication to rock climbing.The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is
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Climbing Fitness #3: Rotator Cuff Care

This is the third installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we can all agree, having even the smallest pain in your shoulder can be
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Martijn Seuren Dies Attempting 82-Peak Alps challenge

Martijn Seuren was with Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck when he died from a fall on Mont Blanc. Steck has been on a mission to climb all 82 4,000-metre Alps’ peaks this summer, while Seuren hoped to accomplish the feat over years. Steck, 38, was with the 32-year-old Seuren on the
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First Female Ascent of Denali Grade Six

Chantel Astorga and Jewell Lund have returned from their first female ascent of the Denali Diamond. On June 24, the Denali National Park field report read, “This news just in of a notable ascent: American climbers Chantel Astorga and Jewell Lund made the first female ascent
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Mount Logan Success, Storms and Helicopters

In May and June, three highly experienced climbers were attempting to traverse Mount Logan. After reaching the summit they were forced to spend a week above 5,000 metres in snow caves until a helicopter picked them up. Bryce Brown and his two partners flew on May 16 from the
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Watch the First Ascent of Alaska’s Bad to the Bone

Will Sim and Jon Griffith recently made the first ascent of Mount Deborah’s northwest face and called their difficult alpine climb, Bad to the Bone. Griffith has produced this film about their climb, read the full story here. Bad to the Bone – North West face Mt
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Deconstructing Jenga: Hard New Route on Baffin’s Great Cross Pillar

Americans, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe, have climbed a new route on Baffin Island at the start of what promises to be a busy summer on Baffin Island. Allfrey and Lempe are two of America’s strongest big wall climbers. During May, the pair climbed a new route on Great
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Europeans Make First Ascent of Alaska’s Mount Reaper

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of the unclimbed Mount Reaper in Alaska by their Sugar Man M7 A1 750 metres route up the north face. Mount Reaper was not only unclimbed, but reportedly unnamed and is on the Pitchfork Glacier near Mount Citadel and Berserker. The
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Alpinist Markus Pucher Solos New Patagonian Line

In April, the strong Austrian climber, Markus Pucher, soloed a new route on a rarely attempted peak near El Chalten. On his Facebook page, Pucher wrote, “New route on West Face of Marconi Sur. Into the Wild 800-metre M5.” The Marconi range were named for Guglielmo
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