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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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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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