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Melissa Arnot’s Everest Record Attempt

This season, American mountaineer Melissa Arnot is attempting to become the first North American women to climb Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. Arnot has already summited Mount Everest five times and is attempting the South Col route with a team of four. In 1976, Italian
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Massive Rockfall in Squamish, Search Underway

In Squamish, there has been a huge rockfall on the Chief’s North Walls that occurred at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. The rockfall could be heard throughout Downtown. “The damage is monumental,” said local Paul McSorley who was new-routing on the North Walls last week.
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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The 2015 Piolets d’Or Awards Ceremony

On April 11, the awards of the 2015 Piolet d’Or were accepted by this year’s recipients in Courmayeur, Italy. It was an evening to remember. Remember in 2014 when Canadians Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted won the Piolets d’Or along with Ueli Steck. The Piolets
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New Alpine Route in the Cascade Range

Colin Haley and Sarah Hart have climbed a new route on a well-known peak in Washington’s Cascade Range. Colin Haley has had a climbing-filled winter and spring with new routes in Patagonia, B.C. and now Washington. In 2013, Haley and Sarah Hart attempted to make the second
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Climbers Stranded on Remote Alaska Glacier

A group of Alaskan climbers have been stranded on Knik Glacier for nearly a week because of extreme weather conditions. Two men and one woman were dropped off on April 3 and expected out two days later, according to a release from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,
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Storms Slow Start to Everest Season as Lukla Flights Cancelled

As hundreds of climbers are trying to reach the Everest Base Camp, heavy snow is creating problems for many. To reach Everest Base Camp, climbers must fly from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to Lukla to begin their trek. Flights have been cancelled for the last few days because
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World’s Fastest Seven Summits Climber Missing in South America

Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has gone missing in the Andes Mountains in South America triggering an international effort to find him. Babu holds the record for climbing the Seven Summits in 172 days. Forty-year-old Babu, who calls Nellore in Andhra Pradesh home, was
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Mount Temple’s Sphinx Face Skied by Colin Haley

Colin Haley and Rob Smith are no strangers to the Canadian Rockies. During the last week of March, they climbed the icefield on the Sphinx Face on Mount Temple and Colin Haley skied down. Mount Temple has been called the Eiger of the Rockies because of their similar size, terrain
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