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Eiger: Patience for La Paciencia and a Push for the Summit

On their first ever trip up the iconic north face of the Eiger, Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi are racking up for an ascent of La Paciencia 5.13b. The 23-pitch route was first concieved in 2001 by Raul Bayard and Stephan Siegrist. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Swiss
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Climbing Fitness #3: Rotator Cuff Care

This is the third installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we can all agree, having even the smallest pain in your shoulder can be
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New Alps Mountain Running Record

In August, 2015, famed Swiss 26-year-old mountain-runner Andreas Steindl set a stunning new record in a breath-taking setting. He ran up five 4,000-metre peaks within seven hours and 45 minutes – his kind of a perfect nine-to-five day in his alpine office. He improved his
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Climbing Fitness #2: Climber’s Elbow

This is the second installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Elbow pain is one of the most common and debilitating injuries that climber’s
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Squamish Uprising Rocks West Coast

Squamish Uprising, an event aimed at creating solidarity and promoting slacklining, acroyoga and boulering, brought these three communities together last weekend. By Drew Copeland Slacklining, acroyoga and bouldering are still relatively young, finding their way as forms of
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Bugaboos’ Tom Egan Memorial Route Sent!

Will Stanhope has freed the Tom Egan Memorial Route on Snowpatch Spire in the Bugaboos. From Aug. 11 to 14, Stanhope and his partner Matt Segal climbed the 1978 Daryl Hatten and John Simpson A3 on the East Face of Snowpatch Spire, Stanhope freeing every pitch. As Stanhope
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Watch an Interview with Jon Krakauer and Jimmy Chin

Two of the climbing world’s most iconic media figures engage in a conversation with the Huffington Post. Chin and Krakauer talk about the new film Meru and Everest regrets.
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Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi Have Eiger Dreams

Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi will be trying La Paciencia on the north face of the Eiger. The 23-pitch 5.13 is the hardest climb on the Eiger and was freed in 2008 by Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist. There are three 5.13 pitches and five 5.12 pitches. “We have been stopped
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Check out the New Rockies’ Unicorn Canyon

A group of climbers have put in many hours to develop a new crag in Kananaskis Country. The new Unicorn Canyon is between Barrier Lake and Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis Country near Calgary. The crag is on the southwest side of Mount Lorette, which is were the Lorette Creek
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Watch Mar Alvarez Send Her Second 5.14d

Mar Alvarez has sent Esclatamasters in Perles, Catalonia, Spain, her second 5.14d. In 2014, Alvarez sent Era Vella 5.14d in Margalef and in 2013 she sent her only 5.14c, Mind Control. Some have suggested Esclatamasters is only 5.14c, but the majority of climbers suggest 5.14d.
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