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Canadian Receives Shipton-Tilman Grant for Karakoram Expedition

The 25th annual Shipton-Tilman grants, present by Gore-Tex, have been announced and Canadian Max Fisher is on the list. The grant is given to small teams pursuing big objectives with minimal impact in the spirit of the great British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman.
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Canadian Climbing News for May 2015, So Far

Spring is always a busy time for climbers as most have been waiting anxiously for warm weather. It’s been a busy first few weeks of May, so here is a quick run-down of some of the highlights. Starting on the East Coast in Nova Scotia, Shawn Smith is breathing life int
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Dean Potter Sets New Half Dome Running Record

Dean Potter has a number of records to his name, from speed climbing to highlining, and can now be known as a ultra runner or as Potter calls it, an “ultra climber.” On May 3, 43-year-old Potter started his journey at the Sierra Point Trailhead and two hours and 17
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10 Awesome Photos of Canadian Climbing this Week

We are lucky in Canada to have such a diverse climbing landscape. From the west to the east, there’s thousands of routes from the easiest single-pitch to world-call difficult multi-pitch. Gripped recently joined the world of Instagram and in just over a week, we’ve
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Everest: Toronto’s Europe Bound Owner Says “I am done” After Second Attempt

Europe Bound owner, Joe Raftis, is a Toronto-based adventurer who’s been attempting to climb the seven summits. For the last two years, Raftis has spent his springs traveling to Mount Everest to become one of the hundreds who stand on top. In 2014, Raftis made his first
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Everest 2015: Last Team Calls It Quits – Season Over

In what can only be described as the most devastating season for not only Everest and all of Nepal’s mountaineering industry, but for the millions of residents of Nepal whose lives are changed forever, team Himex has announced their decision to leave Everest Basecamp. After
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The Chad Kellogg Memorial Route

Chad Kellogg was an American alpinist who was tragically killed in Patagonia in February, 2014, by rockfall on Fitz Roy. Kellogg and his climbing partner Jens Holsten had climbed the Afanassieff Route on the northwest ridge of Fitz Roy. After reaching the top on Feb. 14, they
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Everest: Climbing to Resume from Nepal

Despite the obvious signs the Everest season should be canceled, the mountain will remain open from Nepal and the Ice Doctors will rebuild the route through the Khumbu Icefall. Eighteen climbers died during the fatal avalanche, but unlike the season-ending snow-slide of 2014,
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Dani Arnold’s New Matterhorn Speed Record

Dani Arnold sets a new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn by climbing the North Face in one-hour and 46 minutes.  Arnold, the exceptional 30-year-old climber from Switzerland, has made a name for himself all over the world for his extraordinary achievements in mixed
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New Alaska Route: Mount Deborah is Bad to the Bone

Mount Deborah is a 3,761-metre peak in Alaska that has attracted climbers to its icy walls for decades. The first ascent was up the South Ridge in 1954 by Fred Beckey, Henry Meybohm, Heinrich Harrer. The most recent new route was climbed by Will Sim and Jon Griffith up the
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