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Canadian Women Advance at Ice Worlds

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Switzerland on Jan. 22 and 23. A number of Canadians are competing at the event in Saas Fee and have advanced to semi-finals on Sat. Jan. 23. Karlee Hall from B.C. finished the day in 16th and Rebecca Lewis from
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Colin Haley Solos Torre Egger in Patagonia

American alpinist Colin Haley has made a solo ascent of the 2,685-metre Patagonia peak Torre Egger. The ascent comes five years after his first solo of Aguja Standhardt and years of being a cutting-edge alpinist. It took Haley 16-and-a-half hours to climb Torre Egger and he made
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Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

Top climber Dave MacLeod runs through some techniques to improve your ice climbing efficiency. This was shot at the Vertical Chill ice climbing wall in Manchester. Basic Ice Climbing Technique from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.
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Watch Highlights from 2016 Ouray Ice Fest

The 21st annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 in Colorado. Watch highlights from the popular event and for full results visit here. 2016 Ouray Ice Festival: Mixed Ice Competition Sampler from Outside Adventure Media on Vimeo.
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Americans Visit Scotland and Send

American climbers Josh Wharton, Steve House and Mikey Schaefer visited Scotland at the start of January. Canadians Paul Bride, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Ian Welsted, Paul McSorley, Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz are currently on their way to Scotland for a few weeks of climbing. The
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Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

The Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 and had a number of international climbers attend. A video by Conrad Anker of a water pipe exploding at the Ouray Ice Festival went viral on the weekend. No one was injured and the climber next to the gushing water has a story
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Watch Pipe Burst at Ouray Ice Fest!

Conrad Anker caught the action after a pipe burst at the Ouray Ice Festival on Jan. 16. A number of Canadians are at the popular winter event and the competition wall is far from the flowing water, so the show will go on. Done sprung a leak. A video posted by Conrad Anker
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Short Story on Chris Snobeck’s Mustang M14- Send

Chris Snobeck from Denver recently sent The Mustang P-51, an M14- in Colorado. Story by Sam Sala Tying in, Chris flashes me the same laser-focused, yet serene smile I’ve seen so many times, the one that always seems to tell me this will be the go that counts. This burn, his
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Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worrall over three days in 1975. Musiyenko has made a number of trips to Canada. In
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Nathan Kutcher Onsights a Colorado M12+

Nathan Kutcher has reported about his onsight of a hard mixed route in Ouray. A number of Canadians have made the trip to Colorado to compete in the upcoming Ouray Ice Festival, arguable North America’s most popular ice climbing event.. Kutcher, who won the Ouray Ice Fest
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