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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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Climbers Rescued off Mount Logan

Three climbers who were attempting the East Ridge of Mount Logan are safe in Haines Junction after being rescued. Mount Logan, located in Kluane National Park, is Canada’s highest mountain at 5,959 metres, less than 200 metres shorter than Alaska’s Denali. The rescue
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Sonnie Trotter Visits Frankenjura for First Time

Sonnie Trotter is making his first visit to Germany’s Frankenjura count as he’s teamed up with local crusher, Alex Megos. After arriving two days ago, Trotter visited the local climbing gym and met up with Megos. On his second day, he made a trip to some of the crags
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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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New Alpine Rock Route on Vancouver Island

At the beginning of June 2015, Ryan Van Horne and Mike Morris climbed a new route on the east face of Vancouver Island’s Sutton Peak. It is the fourth route Van Horne has added to the over-looked, but long-coveted face. His earlier moderate routes were Holy Horseshoes with
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New Difficult Big Wall Route in Madagascar

Hamid Reza Shafaghi, Hassan Gerami and Farshad Mijoji climbed some big wall classics to prepare for their new Madagascar route on the Tsaranoro massif. The three Iranian climbers established the 440-metre 5.13d A2 to the top of the Karambony Tower in Madagascar in April after six
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Canadians Jailed for Kinabalu Quake and Thoughts on Sacredness

Malaysian officials claim the actions of four foreign travellers disrespected Mount Kinabalu and caused a magnitude 5.9 earthquake last Friday that killed at least 18 people. Sabah’s tourism minister, Masidi Manjun, confirmed that the four foreigners – the two Canadians, a Dutch
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Two New Routes on Ha Ling Peak in Rockies

Ha Ling Peak has a number of worthwhile routes ranging from the classic Northeast Face 5.6 to the newer route, A Particular Manner of Expression 5.12. In June, 2015, Jay Mills climbed two new routes. The routes are left of the Northeast Face route and they both share around 140
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BASE Jumper Gabriel Hubert Dies After Rockies Jump

Ha Ling Peak in Canmore has long been popular for BASE jumpers and paragliders. Gabriel “Ramrod” Hubert, 40, was a BASE-jumper from Edmonton with more than a decade of experience. At 9:30 Sunday morning, he crashed into trees below  the mountain while using his
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Earthquake Kills Mountain Guide and Destroys Iconic Kinabalu Peak

A deadly 6.0-magnitude quake occurred in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island about 55 kilometres from the the summit of Mount Kinabalu 4,095 metres. The quake happened on Friday at 7:15 a.m. local and caused rockslides that killed 19 people including mountain guides and
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