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Climbing Film Wins At Sundance Film Festival

The popularity of climbing is at an all-time high and things don’t seem to be slowing down. The climbing film Meru has won an award at Sundace Film Festival. Climbing has been in the news nearly everyday in 2015. We can call this the post-#DawnWall era. When
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Niagara Falls Finally Climbed

Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken have climbed Niagara Falls and in doing so continued the recent climbing media blitz started by the #DawnWall. In October 1829, a man Sam Patch, who called himself “the Yankee Leapster,” became the first person to jump over the falls and
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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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Sir Chris Bonington to Recieve Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award

In April 2015, the 23rd Piolet’s d’Or will take place in Chamonix and Courmayeur. British climber Chris Bonington was born in 1934 in Hampstead. and will be awarded the seventh Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous recipients of the award were Walte
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UPDATED|Joffre Peak: Three Fatalities (Climbers Identified)

The RCMP reported that one climber has been killed and two are unaccounted for on Joffre Peak. UPDATE on Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. MT: According tot he B.C. coroner’s report: The three climbers who fell to their death from the top of a 600-metre couloir on Joffre Peak have been
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Ouray Ice Festival 2015

The 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 10 and some of the top winter climbers took part. The always strong Will Gadd walked away with the win. As always, there was lots of excitement before the event, more so this year with Sasha DiGiulian competing in her first
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The Future of Topos?

Topos are an important tool in a climber’s kit. Often they can make or break a climb. The New York Times published an interactive online topo that might represent the future of climbing topos. From the early days of climbing there have been written descriptions of climbs.
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A Line Across the Sky

Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and
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Updated|Canadian Climber’s Blogs To Follow In 2015

Before social media, blogs were king. Everyone had one or two and some people had three. Now, fewer people use them, but those who do are worth following. Be sure to check in to see what these top Canadian climbers are up in 2015. Marieta Akalski The Toronto-based massage
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New Route on Canon Cliff

Matt Ritter is a New England ice climber who owns Walkabout Mountain Guides.  On Monday, Dec. 22, Ritter climbed the new Cannonade Direct on Canon Cliff with Jim Shimberg. “It only took me six attempts over the last few years,” Ritter wrote on his Facebook. The
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