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New Route on Alaska’s Mount Lucifer

John Frieh has made a number of trips to Alaska’s Stikine Ice Cap and on almost every trip climbs a new route. In May 2015, Frieh was joined by Doug Shepherd for the first ascent of the north face of Mount Lucifer 2,300 metres. Frieh’s first trip to the Stikine was in
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Kogarashi: New Alpine Route on Northeast Face of Rockies’ Storm Mountain

Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani have spent that last month alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies and finished things off with a new route on Storm Mountain 3,191 metres. Toshiyuki and Tani climbed their new route up the northeast face of Storm Mountain this past weekend. They
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Ethan Pringle Sends Jumbo Love 5.15b

A week ago, we reported that Ethan Pringle was busy projecting the Clark Mountain test-piece Jumbo Love, a route he first tried nearly five years ago. Making the most of the recent good weather at California’s Clark Mountain, Pringle is closer with ever session to making
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Himalayas Drop in Height From Earthquake

The May 12 earthquake in Nepal not only shook the ground, but it moved the surrounding mountains. The Himalayas sank three feet and in many areas up to five feet, but geologists say the mountains will return to their pre-quake height. The European Space Agency captured before and
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Logan Barber’s First Free Ascent of China’s Hardest Crack!

Some exciting news coming out of China – last week Australian Logan Barber sent The Firewall in Liming, at a grade of 5.13d+.  Photographer and writer, Garrett Bradley, touched base with us this week about a historical send by Logan Barber. “This is the third pitch of the
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Another Earthquake in Nepal, Closer to Everest

It’s been less than a month since a 7.8-magnitude quake devastated the capital of Nepal and hundreds of smaller settlements throughout the country killing more than 8000 people. The epicentre of the 7.3-magnitude May 12 earthquake was 86 kilometres from Namache Bazar, the
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Proud New Line on the Mooses Tooth

Canadian Alik Berg and American Skiy Detray are returning to their respected homes on either side of the border after a team effort bagged them a proud new line in Alaska. Berg and Detray made headlines this year when they made the second winter ascent of the Greenwood/Locke M6
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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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