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10 Great Ascents in Canada From the Past Century

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents on Canadian soil. In 1896, Ha Ling made the first ascent of the most westward peak in the Ehagay Nakoda range south of Canmore. The peak now has a number of classic route routes, read about
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Adventure on Mount Bute to Free 50-Pitch School of Rock

Jason Ammerlaan, Nathan MacDonald and Luke Neufeld have returned from B.C.’s remote Mount Bute after having freed the School of Rock. Ammerlaan, MacDonald and Neufeld spent two days on the 1,900-metre route climbing and a third day descending. “We were feeling lucky
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Difficult New Route Climbed on Remote Quebec Wall

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have established the most difficult route on Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, north of Quebec City. Their new route is a 200-metre six-pitch 5.11 A0 called Contortions. The first few pitches follow cracks and chimneys at around 5.9. The
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Echo Canyon’s Radical Tall Storey Wall

Echo Canyon has become one of Western Canada’s premiere sport climbing destinations, from cragging to multi-pitch. Tall Storey is a 185-metre 5.11c that was established and climbed in 2009 by Chris Perry and his son, Ian. The route has become one of the most popular
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Huntington Climbed by George Lowe, Joe Terravecchia and Mark Richey

Mount Huntington has had a number of climbers reach its summit this year, including three of America’s most legendary. Joe Terravecchia, Mark Richey and 70-year-old George Lowe were one of the four recent parties to reach the summit of Mount Huntington. On May 27, they
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El Cap’s Newest Free Route: The Heart Route

Mason Earle, 26, has made the first free ascent of the Heart Route on El Capitan and his partner, Brad Gobright, 27, freed everything but a few metres. The 1970 route up the southwest face of El Cap was first climbed by Scott Davis and Chuck Kroger. The Heart formation is a
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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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Canada’s Longest Slackline is Rigged in Squamish

SlacklifeBC has been busy rigging some high and long slacklines and recently tightened the longest one in Canada. Here is a photo of slack-liner Friedi, who was the first one out biggest line in Canada. The 133-metre long line is nearly 300 metres off the ground. No one has
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Afghan Women Plan to Climb Afghanistan’s Highest Peak

Thirteen Afghan women are attempting to climb Afghanistan’s highest mountain, Mount Noshaq 7,492 metres, which has only been climbed by two Afghans, both men. Niloofar Nooristani, 21, and Soheila Hamidi, 20, are two of the 13 women who will be attempting Mount Noshaq.
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Ueli Steck and Michael Wohlleben are Climbing #82SUMMITS

There are 82 mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and Michael Wohlleben and Ueli Steck hope to climb them all in 80 days. The Swiss and German alpinists will be self-propelled and have already climbed the most easterly summit, Piz Bernina 4,049 metres, in
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