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Ashima Climbs Bishop V12

Ashima Shiraishi is the 13-year-old boulderer who became the second female to climb V14. She is spending her holidays in Bishop. “Sent this beauty quickly today!” Shiraishi wrote on her Instagram. Watch Shiraishi on Ted Talks here. She is one of the strongest young
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Kilian Jornet Sets New Aconcagua Speed Record

Spanish runner Kilian Jornet has climbed his way to a new speed record on Aconcagua. He made a round-trip of the technically easy peak in 12 hours and 49 minutes. On Dec. 23, Jornet set the record on the highest peak outside of Asia at 6,9,62 metres in less than 13 hours, a trip
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Slawinski and Olson Repeat Nophobia

Nophobia was established over four years by Will Mayo, Pat Delaney, John Freeman, and Will Gadd. The 150-metre route in the Ghost River Valley climbs the wall left of the classic Hydrophobia WI5. Nophobia was established over four years before redpoints by Gadd, Mayo and Freeman.
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Patagonia News

The 2014/15 Patagonia season has been a busy one. There’s been a number of ascents, tragedies and with some of the world’s leading alpinists ready to strike, there is more to come. The first ascent of Cerro Torre this season was in September by an Italian team. At
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Patagonia Accident, Fatality and Risk Management

The 2014/15 season is off to a busy and fatal start. With the increased popularity of climbing in Patagonia, changes to the system might be imperative. Kastining Diltman fell into a crevasse on the north side of Fitz Roy while descending below the Supercanaleta. He was NOT roped
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Fred Beckey Recieves Gold

Fred Beckey is considered by many to be the most accomplished climbers of all time. In 1961, Beckey played a large role in setting the stage for hard alpine routes in Canada with the Beckey/Chouinard on the South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos and the first route up the North Face
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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New Rockies Alpine Route: The Hole

The Rockies have unlimited potential for winter adventures. Surprisingly, one of the most obvious faces was left relatively untouched until recently.   The north face of Lawrence Grassi can be seen from every coffee shop in Canmore, making it quite Euro-esque. The large face
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Pia Graham Is At The Top Of Her Game

The competitive climbing scene has been producing top-notch climbers for the past few decades. Ontario-based Pia Graham is one of those climbers. Pia recently won the Tour de Bloc at Altitude climbing gym. “The first time I ever made a Tour de Bloc finals was when I was 13,
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Mina Markovic Onsights 5.14

Mina Markovic has onsighted Los Humildes pa Casa 5.14a in Oliana, Spain. She has been in the top two spots in the Lead World Cup for the last five years. Fresh from her win at the Kranj World Cup, Markovic went on a sending spree. She climbed her first 5.14b and onsighted two
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