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Canucks Pioneer Icy Patagonian Chimneys

February 2014, Jonny Simms and Tony Richardson are on a roll in Patagonia, they have climbed another new route. The pair climbed El Busca Jesus in late January. Jonny Simms and Tony Richardson climbed a variation  to the 1968 route Guillot-Conqueugniot, 250 m, 70 degrees
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Canadians Mixing It Up in Scotland

Last week was the British Mountain Club (BMC) winter international meet, 44 climbers from 26 countries gathered in Scotland. Ten new routes and a number of impressive ascents were climbed during a week of perfect Scottish mixed climbing conditions. “Scotland is just as rad
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Climbing News

The world of climbing is busy with competitions, hard repeats and first ascents. Here are a few of the stories making headlines. Daniel Woods According to 8a.nu, Daniel Woods has been on a sending-spree for the past couple of months. In January he spent time climbing in Penoles,
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Slipstream, a 35-Year Story

In 1979, Jim Elzinga and John Lauchlan did the first ascent of Slipstream, WI4, 1,000 metres, on Mount Snowdome in Alberta. After climbing the first ascent of Slipstream, Lauchlan said, “On December 27, 1979, Jim Elzinga and I left the Icefields parking lot and walked the
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Canadians Climb New Patagonia Route

January 24 2014, El Busca Jesus, AI4R, M5, first ascent by Tony Richardson and Jonny Simms January 2014, the weather in Patagonia has been finicky at best. Richardson and Simms arrived in Patagonia shortly after New Years and repeated the new must-climb route, Super Domo. Simms
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2014

17TH ANNUAL VIMFF STAYS TRUE TO ITS CLIMBING ROOTS The 17th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) gets under way on February 7, celebrating nine days of fantastic adventure films and presentations. The festival seems to grow in size each year, with 23
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The Anchor Guru

Brent Peters is a climbing guide and guidebook author of Icelines, but he is also leading the charge on updating anchors on ice climbs. From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, climbers rely on pre-placed bolts as anchors. Anchor standards have changed over the last four decades.
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MEC Ice Climbing Festival

 Western Canada’s Premier Ice Climbing Festival Banff is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. With three ski hills within an hour drive and dozens of world class ice climbs it is no wonder why Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is having their ice climbing festival
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Patagonian Peak Gets First Ascent by Canadian/American Team

Squamish locals Will Stanhope, Paul McSorely and Marc-Andre Leclerc, along with American Matthew Van Biene have summitted a new peak. Despite a bad season around southern Patagonian peaks such as Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, northern Patagonia was in great condition in early January
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Vancouver Rescue Leader Dies on Mount Seymour

North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones passes away at Vancouver’s Mount Seymour. A North Shore Rescue (NSR) press release on January 19 said, “Tim passed away on the trail on Mt. Seymour after completing team business at our cabin. We extend our deepest condolences to
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