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Two Canadians finish in top 10 at World Cup

The second round of the IFSC Asian circuit took place on Oct 17 and 18 in Wujang, China. Sean McColl finished fifth, a step up from his sixth-place finish last week. The big surprise was the presence of Canadian 19-year-old Elan Jonas McRae from Nanaimo, B.C, who finished 10th.
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White Cliffs Competition

Red Bull’s White Cliffs competition is taking place this weekend in the U.K. Some of the world’s best ice and mixed climbers have gathered to climb some of the wildest chalk routes on the planet. Over 100 metres of steep and pumpy chalk. We will have the full results
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Pee Wee climbs hard new crack

The Canadian crack-master, Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet, has climbed a new hard crack in Indian Creek. Pee Wee is one of the world’s best crack climbers. While visiting Indian Creek this fall, he’s managed to climb a new 5.13 crack. He named his hard new line Zebras
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Rockies Earthquake Confirmed

A small earthquake has been confirmed near the mountain town of Banff, in the Bow Valley. The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded roughly four kilometres southwest of the town site, about 20 kilometres west of Canmore. Natural Resources Canada says it happened today at 5:42
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Nepal Avalanche: 28 dead and search continues

The recent avalanche in Nepal has killed at least 28 people, including four Canadians. The search continues and Canadians anxiously await messages from loved ones. There are a number of people still missing. They are from Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and a number of
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World Cup Korea Results

The first event of the Asian IFSC World Cup went down in Mokpo, Korea on the weekend. It is the first of three events in Asia and eight for the IFSC World Cup tour. Slovenian Mina Markovic took top-spot for the second year in a row, bringing her world cup gold medal count to 15.
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UPDATED Nepal Avalanche: Four Canadians and over 20 others have died

Four Canadian trekkers are among 20 people who have died in an avalanche in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Rescue efforts are ongoing, but reports say over 100 are stranded and dozens are missing. The avalanche on Wednesday killed at least four Canadians in the Annapurn
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Hukkataival climbs “one of the best”

Nalle Hukkataival is back in Rocklands, South Africa. He has climbed a route he called “one of the best boulders I’ve climbed!” Hukkataival reported on Instagram: “One of the best boulders I’ve ever climbed! First ascent of Good Hope V13 in
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Urs Kallen wins Summit of Excellence 2014

Calgary’s Urs Kallen has been awarded the prestigious Summit of Excellence Award for his lifetime of achievements, contributions and mentorship in the world of climbing. Urs Kallen was born in Switzerland in 1943, and was an accomplished mountaineer by the time he arrived
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New Bugaboos Route by Olson and McAllister

Jen Olson and Tim McAllister have established a new route on the South Howser Tower. The great weather has led to excellent autumn conditions in the alpine. Olson and McAllister climbed Ethereal D+ 320 m M6 WI4R on Oct. 10, 2014. The new route climbs a nearly direct line up the
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