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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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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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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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Canada Strong At Inaugural World Cup

The first UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour to take place in North America was one to remember. On Dec. 13, two Canadians won the North American Championships and placed high in the international ranks. There is no doubt that Bozeman is a prime destination for ice climbers. Nearly
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Ice Climbing World Cup Speed Results and History is Made

The UIAA’s first ever World Cup in North America started with the speed climbing competition on Fri. Dec. 12. The warm weather led to a no-ice speed climbing wall in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Large crowds gathered in Bozeman to watch the event take place. In the end,
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Larcher Goes Crack Climbing

A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced styles of climbing, but in Europe it is still something “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The
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A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack- and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced types of climbing, but in Europe it is still “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The video shows
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New Moderate Mixed Route in Rockies: Soft Coire

Jay Mills is one of the Rockies’ leading guides and new routers. He has now climbed a number of new routes in the Coire Dubh area on Lodder Peak. After the December cold snap, Mill and his partner Julian headed up the ice pitches on Coire Dubh and climbed the standard M5
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Shivling: the Perfect Attempt

In September 2014, Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Rox made an attempt on Shivling in the Indian Himalayas. Their decision to bail was timely, as the following day a storm came that killed 40 people in Nepal. Teixeira and Rox’s initial plan was to attempt the unclimbed east spur
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Hardest Mixed Pitch in North America: Sent!

Will Mayo and Ryan Vachon worked the moves to a variation to The Mustang M14- in East Vail, Colorado and Mayo took it to the top. Mayo wrote on his Facebook, “Ryan sent the rig all the way to the last bolt below the thin ice finish, took, lowered off, and said, ‘I
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