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Everest: Nancy Hansen’s O2-Free Record Attempt

While there’s a media storm covering American Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, Canadian Nancy Hansen is quietly inching up the north side attempting to become the first Canadian to do so.
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Watch Sharma Send His New 5.15!

On March 7, Sharma made the first ascent of El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. He described the route as the The “King Line.” El Bon Combat is located at Cova de Ocell, about 40 minutes from Barcelona, Spain. It was bolted by Martí Iglesias Galobart. Sharma’s been working the route since
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First Japanese Ascent of The Wild Thing

The Wild Thing is one of the Rockies’ most classic alpine routes. First climbed in 1987, the most recent and first Japanese ascent was by Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani.   During the third week of Apil, Toshiyuki and Tani made what was likely the 12th ascent of the
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Melissa Arnot’s Everest Record Attempt

This season, American mountaineer Melissa Arnot is attempting to become the first North American women to climb Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. Arnot has already summited Mount Everest five times and is attempting the South Col route with a team of four. In 1976, Italian
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Angie Johnson is Youngest to Send 5.14b

Australian climber, 10-year-old Angie Scarth-Johnson, has set a new standard by becoming the youngest person to ever climb 5.14b. In only two years, the young crusher has gone from her first 5.12c to her first 5.14b with her recent send of Welcome to Tijuana 8c in Rodellar. She
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Samuel Tiukuvaara’s Val-David Sendathon

Samuel Tiukuvaara is an Ottawa-based climber who just had one of the strongest three hours ever at Val-David. Tiukuvaara, who had never sent a V11, climbed three of them at Val-David last weekend, including Cowboy Low, Ultra Belly and Bouddha Belly. Tiukuvaara’s Sendage
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Massive Rockfall in Squamish, Search Underway

In Squamish, there has been a huge rockfall on the Chief’s North Walls that occurred at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. The rockfall could be heard throughout Downtown. “The damage is monumental,” said local Paul McSorley who was new-routing on the North Walls last week.
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Rockies Rampage and Alberta Provincials Results

The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships took place at Canmore’s Elevation Place on April 18 and 19.  Qualifiers and Semis The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships had a strong field of competitors turn up for the
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Close Call On One Year Anniversary Of Everest Avalanche

It’s been one year since an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpa waiting for a ladder to be repaired.  On the eve of the one year anniversary of the avalanche that took the lives of 16 Sherpa, ladders collapsed on route through the Khumbu Icefall, an eerie
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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