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Patagonia, Psycho Vertical and a Second Ascent

Psycho Vertical on Torre Egger was first climbed nearly three decades ago. Korra Pesce reported on social media that he and four others made the impressive second ascent of the 1986 route. At the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, famous climber Simone Moro said that the
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Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Majka Burhardt

Majka Burhardt is a climber, filmmaker and author who has spent two decades exploring remote areas around the world. Burhardt is the executive producer of Waypoint Namibia and founder of LEGADO, an initiative which inspired the forthcoming film, Namuli, about her climbing and
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Colin Haley and Andy Wyatt Climb Fitz Roy in a Push

Colin Haley and Andy Wyatt have climbed Supercanaleta on Fitz Roy in just over 21 hours. Haley reported on Instagram that he and Wyatt climbed the famous 1,600-metre route in 21 hours and eight minutes and that it’s likely the fastest car-to-car ascent to date. It’s
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American Alpine Club President Dies in Avalanche

Doug Walker was the president of the American Alpine Club and an accomplished climber and backcountry enthusiast. Walker, 64, died after being caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing on Granite Mountain in Washington. His group waited for him at the trailhead and launched a
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Young-Hye Kwon Sends Difficult Sport Routes in China

Young-Hye Kwon has climbed a number of difficult 5.14s in the The White Mountains of Yangshuo, China. Last winter, Korean climber Young-Hye climbed the hardest mixed routes in the world at the time with sends of Kamasutra D13+ in Italy, Dechette D14 in France, Steel Koan M13+ in
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More Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. In 2015, a number of firsts went down for Canadian climbers. From first ascents to grade breakthroughs, climbers across Canada climbed hard to accomplish their goals. Here are five Canadian firsts and five
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Kei Taniguchi Dies on Japan Mountain

Kei Taniguchi, 43, was the first woman to win the Piolet d’Or in 2009 and was a well-known Japanese alpinist. On Dec. 22, Taniguchi’s body was found on Mount Kuro on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. She had bee climbing with a group before an accident occured on the
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Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more than once made international headlines for sends in Canada and abroad. We are lucky that
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Past Christmas Day Climbing Events

While Christmas Day has never been a big sending day, here are a few events that happened on Dec. 25 over the past 121 years. In 1894, while the northern hemisphere was experiencing a cold winter, New Zealand’s summer season was starting. The race to summit the
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Not Santa’s Chimney: The Harding Slot

The Harding Slot is one of North America’s most famous squeeze pitches. It is one of the most feared sections of 5.11 climbing in Yosemite. To climb Astroman 5.11c on Washington Column, you have to battle the Harding Slot. For beta, visit this Supertopo forum.
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