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Sharma and Glowacz go Into the Light

Stefan Glowacz and Chris Sharma climb Majlis al Jinn, the second-largest cavern in the world, 13 pitches of climbing up to 5.14. What goes up  must come down, well in this case, what goes down must come up. Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz descend beneath the earth’s surface
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Babsi sends Prinzip Hoffnung

Barbara Zangerl has made the fifth ascent and first female ascent of Beat Kammerlander’s Prinzip Hoffnung (Principle of Hope,) 5.14a, on the Burser Platte, Vorarlberg, Austria. Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl of Austria was the first woman to complete the “Alpine
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New Coire Dubious in the Rockies

The Rockies Lodder Peak has long been the scene of winter mixed climbing. The classic Coire Dubh Integral is one of the best 5.7, WI2+, 600-metre alpine-esque mixed routes in Canada. After a few hundred metres of easy ice, you climb corners and pockets to the saddle north of
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Into the Light, Episode Two

Into the light is a title about an unprecedented, unique climbing project. However it is not set to be just another climbing project. The stage is set in the Hadschar Mountains, Oman. In many ways, this place is one of the unique places in the world. The exactly place and route
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Nanga Parbat Avalanche, Climbers Injured

With time running out for a successful first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, two polish climbers are struck by an avalanche on their final attempt. The question now, will the rest of the team push on after nearly 80 days on the mountain. Planet Mountain reports that “on
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Sarah Hueniken sends Steel Koan

Steel Koan is one of the hardest mixed climbs in North America, the M13+ climbs up the Cineplex cave behind Panther Falls in the Rockies. Hueniken sent the route eight years after its first ascent. In April 2013, Hueniken became the first North American woman to climb M12 after
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Everest is cheaper, cleaner and safer?

“Climbers will have to bring down 8 kg of extra waste or face legal action as government tackles rubbish mountain in Himalayas.” said tourism ministry official Madhusudan Burlakoti. Everest is an important revenue earner for Nepal, with hundreds climbing during the
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Okanagan’s Mythologic

The team of Lyle Knight and Marc Piche bagged the first ascent of Mythologic, a long difficult ice route on the Enderby Cliffs in the North Okanagan, in 2011. Knight described Mythologic WI6, 140 m as “a skinny version of Nemesis in the Rockies” with “consistently hard” climbing
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Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers and this time we meet John Freeman, a mountain guide and rope access supervisor living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada who was recently in the climbing news for establishing a new route at Helmcken Falls with Will Gadd
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Piolets d’Or 2014 Nominations

Canadians Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski have been nominated for their ascent of K6 West. The jury of the 22nd Piolets d’Or selected the following five ascents from a list of 76, no easy task. The president, George Lowe, together with Catherine Destivelle, Erri de Luca,
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