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Nanga Parbat Winter Team Calls it Quits

The Nanga Light team with a Canadian connection have turned around from camp four. In 2015, Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz were only 300 metres from the summit of the 8,126-metre Nanga Parbat when they turned around. They were one of many teams who had attempted the first
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Canadian Women Advance at Ice Worlds

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Switzerland on Jan. 22 and 23. A number of Canadians are competing at the event in Saas Fee and have advanced to semi-finals on Sat. Jan. 23. Karlee Hall from B.C. finished the day in 16th and Rebecca Lewis from
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SCBC Bouldering Comp This Weekend

Less than a week after Alberta’s bouldering provincials and climbers are gearing up for the B.C. provincials. On Jan. 23 and 24, climbers will be competing at The Edge in North Vancouver for not only a podium finish, but for points in the national series. The same Sport
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Colin Haley Solos Torre Egger in Patagonia

American alpinist Colin Haley has made a solo ascent of the 2,685-metre Patagonia peak Torre Egger. The ascent comes five years after his first solo of Aguja Standhardt and years of being a cutting-edge alpinist. It took Haley 16-and-a-half hours to climb Torre Egger and he made
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New V16 Climbed by Guillaume Gliaron-Mondet

Guillaume Gliaron-Mondet has reported his first ascent of Le Pied à Coulisse V16 in France. First reported on his blog before EpicTV and 8a.nu interviewed Mondet. The route climbs a direct highball finish to the well-known Chaos V13. It took three years and nearly 30 sessions to
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Words With Calgary Comp Climber Eva Thompson

Eva Thompson is a Calgary climber and has been competing for the past few years. When Thompson was four years old, he dad took her climbing at the Mount Royal University. Now a days, she spends her time in the gym training and coaching future crushers. She started competing four
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Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

Top climber Dave MacLeod runs through some techniques to improve your ice climbing efficiency. This was shot at the Vertical Chill ice climbing wall in Manchester. Basic Ice Climbing Technique from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.
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Watch Highlights from 2016 Ouray Ice Fest

The 21st annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 in Colorado. Watch highlights from the popular event and for full results visit here. 2016 Ouray Ice Festival: Mixed Ice Competition Sampler from Outside Adventure Media on Vimeo.
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Americans Visit Scotland and Send

American climbers Josh Wharton, Steve House and Mikey Schaefer visited Scotland at the start of January. Canadians Paul Bride, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Ian Welsted, Paul McSorley, Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz are currently on their way to Scotland for a few weeks of climbing. The
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Watch First Ascent of Squamish 5.12

Watch Stu Smith make the first free ascent of a hard route on a new wall at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs. This route is called Magic Crystals 5.12b was established last summer by Ryan McNutt, but wasn’t freed. “The route, although short, is quite good and climbs a
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