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Afghan Female Climbing Team Climb New Peak

A group of 12 women completed a 17-day adventure that included three summits. Them women, aged 15 to 22, climbed three peaks over 4,800 metres in the Panjshir Province in the Hindu Kush. They are the first group of Afghan women to complete such a feat and hope to motivate future
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Cutting-Edge Climbing Video Game is Here

The Climb is a new virtual reality climbing video game by Crytek. If you’re a climber who loves video games, check this out. The new game by Crytek takes you to the crag and up the wall at different locations around the world. More here.
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Alex Honnold Climbs in Angola by VICE Sports

Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some big, unclimbed rocks and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land mines leftover from the conflict. Visit VICE
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Ueli Steck and the 82 Summits, Part One

For a decade, Ueli Steck has been setting international standards for fast and light climbing. In 2015, Steck climbed all 82 summits of 4,000 metres or higher in the Alps in only 62 days using only his own power from start to finsih. That means no driving between objectives. This
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Canadians Receive Mugs Stump Award

The recipients of the 2016 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Bozeman Ice Festival on Dec. 9. The award was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s most visionary climbers. In the 24 years since its inception, the Mugs Stump Award has provided
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Watch Trailer for Highly Anticipated New Film ‘Namuli’

In celebration of International Mountain Day, Ukalene Productions released the official film trailer: Namuli. The community-backed film documents the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an
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Legendary Climber Doug Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident

Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face, dies in kayaking accident in South America. Doug Tompkins, 72, was on a kayak trip to Gerneral Carrera Lake in Patagonia in southern Chile with Yvon Chouinard, Rick Ridgeway, Western Boyles, Jim Ellison and Lorenzo Alvarez. Strong waves
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Sarah Hueniken Sets Standard With M14 Send

Canadian climber and alpine guide Sarah Hueniken has become the first North American woman to climb M14. On Dec. 7, Hueniken made the fourth ascent Will Mayo’s testpiece at Vail called The Mustang P-51, which Will Gadd made the third ascent of the previous day.
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A Basecamp Podcast Conversation With Bernadette McDonald

Bernadette McDonald is an author and climber based in the Canadian Rockies. McDonald was instrumental in making the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival what it is today. She helped start the Banff World Tour, the Banff Mountain Book Festival, the Banff Writing Program and The
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Watch Will Gadd Send M14 on Second Try!

Will Gadd returns to The Fang Amphitheater in East Vail, Colorado, after nearly 20 years away. Gadd had established classic and hard routes at the crag, such as Amphibian M9 and Reptile M10 many years ago. he has now made the third ascent of The Mustang P-51 M14- on his second
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