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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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Slesse’s Heart Of Darkness Climbed At Last!

Slesse Mountain is one of British Columbia’s must-climb peaks and still has a number of daring unclimbed lines. Perry Beckham, Greg Child and Joe Buszowski attempted the route in the early 1980s and dubbed the couloir between the Northeast Ridge and North Rib, the Heart of
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The Alaska Project

The Alaska Project aims to document and photograph every mountain of the Alaska Range. Carl Battreall is a photographer who focuses on alpine photography and works toward conservation of remote, unprotected wilderness areas. Stretching in an arch across south central Alaska, the
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The Greenwood/Locke Gets a Second (Known) Winter Ascent

The Greenwood/Locke is one of Canada’s most classic alpine climbs. Alik Berg and Skiy DeTray have made the second winter ascent on record. It’s possible the route has been climbed in winter by others. The first winter ascent was by Raphael Slawinski and Ben Firth in
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New Bold Austrian Mixed Route: Optimist

Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have climbed the Optimist, a new 1,300-metre M6 up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein range in Austria. Optimist- First ascent in the Wetterstein mountains By Michael Wohlleben I had this line for a long time in my eyes. We
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