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The Alaska Project

The Alaska Project aims to document and photograph every mountain of the Alaska Range. Carl Battreall is a photographer who focuses on alpine photography and works toward conservation of remote, unprotected wilderness areas. Stretching in an arch across south central Alaska, the
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The Greenwood/Locke Gets a Second (Known) Winter Ascent

The Greenwood/Locke is one of Canada’s most classic alpine climbs. Alik Berg and Skiy DeTray have made the second winter ascent on record. It’s possible the route has been climbed in winter by others. The first winter ascent was by Raphael Slawinski and Ben Firth in
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New Bold Austrian Mixed Route: Optimist

Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have climbed the Optimist, a new 1,300-metre M6 up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein range in Austria. Optimist- First ascent in the Wetterstein mountains By Michael Wohlleben I had this line for a long time in my eyes. We
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Marc-Andre Leclerc and His Epic Patagonia Solo

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made one of the most wild solos ever in Patagonia. During his multi-month trip, he’s turned from a Patagonia rookie to a veteran of the South American destination. Leclerc has made the seventh solo ascent of Cerro Torre and the first solo of
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New Winter Route on Big Rockies Rock Wall

Above Canmore stands a 400-metre face of limestone with varying degrees of solidness. Ian Welsted made a point of exploring the big wall this winter. Surprisingly, many of the most obvious lines were unclimbed as of 2015. Approach as for Kurihara On Welsted’s and Al
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Everest’s Standard Route to Change Through Khumbu Icefall

The 2014 avalanche on Mount Everest, which killed 16 Sherpa guides, has motivated authorities to change the path through the Khumbu. The original 1953 route passed the Khumbu Icefall on climber’s left, but now the route will climb the centre of the Icefall. The director of
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Missing Climber’s Body Recovered

The body of a missing Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technician who went missing on Feb. 5, was recovered today by Parks Canada. On Wed. Feb. 11, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Parks Canada Visitor Safety specialists recovered Mark Salesse’s body from under nearly
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New Rockies Ice Climb: Lake O’Hara’s Happy and Ugly World

The Lake O’Hara mountains have a number of summer alpine routes and winter ski descents. A handful of waterfall ice climbs have been done, but because of bad avalanche conditions, few ascents go done every winter. Report by Maarten van Haeren After an excellent hint from
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Search Continues for Missing Climber

Parks Canada will resume their search today for the Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technician who went missing in an avalanche on Feb. 5. Mark Salesse was swept off a 60-metre ice pitch after a climber above triggered a small avalanche. Friday: Ice Climber Goes
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Ice Climber Goes Missing in Eerie Coincidence

A climber who went missing on the ice climb Polar Circus was on a winter training exercise with the Canadian military. He was caught in an avalanche Thursday night. Ice climber Mark Salesse, 44, went missing on the ice climb Polar Circus on the 33rd anniversary of the death of
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