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Canada’s Longest Slackline is Rigged in Squamish

SlacklifeBC has been busy rigging some high and long slacklines and recently tightened the longest one in Canada. Here is a photo of slack-liner Friedi, who was the first one out biggest line in Canada. The 133-metre long line is nearly 300 metres off the ground. No one has
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Afghan Women Plan to Climb Afghanistan’s Highest Peak

Thirteen Afghan women are attempting to climb Afghanistan’s highest mountain, Mount Noshaq 7,492 metres, which has only been climbed by two Afghans, both men. Niloofar Nooristani, 21, and Soheila Hamidi, 20, are two of the 13 women who will be attempting Mount Noshaq.
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Ueli Steck and Michael Wohlleben are Climbing #82SUMMITS

There are 82 mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and Michael Wohlleben and Ueli Steck hope to climb them all in 80 days. The Swiss and German alpinists will be self-propelled and have already climbed the most easterly summit, Piz Bernina 4,049 metres, in
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Climbers Rescued off Mount Logan

Three climbers who were attempting the East Ridge of Mount Logan are safe in Haines Junction after being rescued. Mount Logan, located in Kluane National Park, is Canada’s highest mountain at 5,959 metres, less than 200 metres shorter than Alaska’s Denali. The rescue
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Sonnie Trotter Visits Frankenjura for First Time

Sonnie Trotter is making his first visit to Germany’s Frankenjura count as he’s teamed up with local crusher, Alex Megos. After arriving two days ago, Trotter visited the local climbing gym and met up with Megos. On his second day, he made a trip to some of the crags
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Watch the First Ascent of Alaska’s Bad to the Bone

Will Sim and Jon Griffith recently made the first ascent of Mount Deborah’s northwest face and called their difficult alpine climb, Bad to the Bone. Griffith has produced this film about their climb, read the full story here. Bad to the Bone – North West face Mt
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New Alpine Rock Route on Vancouver Island

At the beginning of June 2015, Ryan Van Horne and Mike Morris climbed a new route on the east face of Vancouver Island’s Sutton Peak. It is the fourth route Van Horne has added to the over-looked, but long-coveted face. His earlier moderate routes were Holy Horseshoes with
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New Difficult Big Wall Route in Madagascar

Hamid Reza Shafaghi, Hassan Gerami and Farshad Mijoji climbed some big wall classics to prepare for their new Madagascar route on the Tsaranoro massif. The three Iranian climbers established the 440-metre 5.13d A2 to the top of the Karambony Tower in Madagascar in April after six
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Canadians Jailed for Kinabalu Quake and Thoughts on Sacredness

Malaysian officials claim the actions of four foreign travellers disrespected Mount Kinabalu and caused a magnitude 5.9 earthquake last Friday that killed at least 18 people. Sabah’s tourism minister, Masidi Manjun, confirmed that the four foreigners – the two Canadians, a Dutch
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Two New Routes on Ha Ling Peak in Rockies

Ha Ling Peak has a number of worthwhile routes ranging from the classic Northeast Face 5.6 to the newer route, A Particular Manner of Expression 5.12. In June, 2015, Jay Mills climbed two new routes. The routes are left of the Northeast Face route and they both share around 140
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