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Climbers Stranded on Remote Alaska Glacier

A group of Alaskan climbers have been stranded on Knik Glacier for nearly a week because of extreme weather conditions. Two men and one woman were dropped off on April 3 and expected out two days later, according to a release from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,
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Storms Slow Start to Everest Season as Lukla Flights Cancelled

As hundreds of climbers are trying to reach the Everest Base Camp, heavy snow is creating problems for many. To reach Everest Base Camp, climbers must fly from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to Lukla to begin their trek. Flights have been cancelled for the last few days because
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World’s Fastest Seven Summits Climber Missing in South America

Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has gone missing in the Andes Mountains in South America triggering an international effort to find him. Babu holds the record for climbing the Seven Summits in 172 days. Forty-year-old Babu, who calls Nellore in Andhra Pradesh home, was
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Mount Temple’s Sphinx Face Skied by Colin Haley

Colin Haley and Rob Smith are no strangers to the Canadian Rockies. During the last week of March, they climbed the icefield on the Sphinx Face on Mount Temple and Colin Haley skied down. Mount Temple has been called the Eiger of the Rockies because of their similar size, terrain
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Climbers Die in Tragic Accident on Annapurna

The 2015 spring climbing season in Nepal is just getting started and already two climbers have died. Finnish climber, Samuli Mansikka, and his local guide, Pemba Sherpa, died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna. Attempts were being made to bring the
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Raphael Slawinski to Attempt Everest’s Northeast Face

Calgary-based Raphael Slawinski is one of Canada’s leading alpinists and in the spring of 2015, he’s traveling to attempt Mount Everest. Slawinski will be attempting a new route on the Northeast Face with German climbers David Gottler and Daniel Bartsch. Leaving on
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Sean Isaac’s Journey from Pro Climber to Musician

For anyone familiar with ice/mixed climbing in North America, the name Sean Isaac is synonymous with some of the sport’s hardest and earliest routes. Here’s the story of how Sean went from stein pulls to six strings. Away from the bolted caves and hard multi-pitch mixed
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10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

It’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are 10 things to remember when heading back outdoors. 1. Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs Ticks are gross little insects that love to hide at the base of warm crags. Their
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Robson Gmoser, Leading Ski Guide and Adventurer, Killed in Avalanche

On March 10, Robson Gmoser was caught in an avalanche and despite efforts by other skiers, he passed away shortly after. Robson, 45, was undoubtedly one of the finest ski guides in Western Canada. On Tuesday, he was guiding at the Sorcerer Lodge near Glacier National Park. Around
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Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold Among the 2015 Piolet d’Or Recipients

The 2015 Piolet d'Or will be awarded to three of the most outstanding climbs from 2014.
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