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Ice Climber Goes Missing in Eerie Coincidence

A climber who went missing on the ice climb Polar Circus was on a winter training exercise with the Canadian military. He was caught in an avalanche Thursday night. Ice climber Mark Salesse, 44, went missing on the ice climb Polar Circus on the 33rd anniversary of the death of
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Nalle and Jimmy Discover Boulders in Swaziland

Two of the world’s strongest climbers, Nalle Hukkataival and Jimmy Webb, traveled to Swaziland in search of new boulders. The trip was unforgettable. Finding boulder problems isn’t as easy as it sounds – you might end up walking hours in the fields and forest
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ABS 16 National Championships Pre-Show With Alex Puccio

As the clock ticks down to the American Bouldering Series 16, a few of the returning champs gave a pre-show run down on the weekends events. ‪#‎absnationals‬ ABS 16 Website
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Leclerc and Haley Climb New Cerro Torre North Face Route

Marc-Andre Leclerc is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top alpinists. He’s been spending his 2014/15 winter in Patagonia. Colin Haley has long been one of the world’s best alpine climbers. They have established a new route on Cerro Torre’s north face.
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Canadian Nancy Hansen Attempting Everest From Tibet

Nancy Hansen will be heading to the north side of Mount Everest to attempt the Norton Couloir in the spring of 2015. Hansen will be teaming up with German alpinist Ralf Dujmovits for the attempt. They will be climbing without supplemental oxygen. Only five women have climbed
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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Winter Route

Ines Papert has made the second ascent of Robert Jasper’s mixed winter climb Ritter der Kokosnuss M12 WI5 located high up on the Breitwangflue at Kandersteg in Switzerland. Ritter der Kokosnuss By Ines Papert For two years, I dreamed about repeating this incredibly steep
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2015 Quebec Provincials Bouldering Championships

Quebec’s top climbers rallied in Montreal this past weekend and competed at the Provincial Championships at The Bloc Shop. Photos of the Open competitors taken by Nic Charron of the Block Shop. Open Results The Bloc Shop has become one of Quebec’s go-to bouldering
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The Mystery of Niagara Falls’ First Ascent

In 2014, a cold snap froze Niagara Falls. One year before Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken’s recent first ascent, a climber top-roped it. Had it been climbed before that? Gadd and Hueniken make the first known ascent of Niagara Falls Freddie Wilkinson spilled the beans on
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Sachi Amma Sends Fight or Flight

The 25-year-old Japanese climber, Sachi Amma, has sent Fight or Flight, his first 5.15b. In 2014, Amma sent Realization, his first 5.15a. Now, less than a year later, he has climbed one of the hardest routes in the world. After sending Fight or Flight, Amma wrote, “It
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Climbing Film Wins At Sundance Film Festival

The popularity of climbing is at an all-time high and things don’t seem to be slowing down. The climbing film Meru has won an award at Sundace Film Festival. Climbing has been in the news nearly everyday in 2015. We can call this the post-#DawnWall era. When
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