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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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Ueli Steck Completes 82 Summits Challenge

The Swiss Machine has completed the 82 summits challenge in only 62 days, which is not fast enough to beat the existing record. Climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000 metres in Western Europe in only 62 days is no small feat. Add to that, Steck used only his muscle power to travel
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The Ghost in New Hampshire Goes Free

Two climbers have free climbed a 1971 aid climb on Cannon Cliff’s Big Wall in New Hampshire. The Ghost was first climbed by Paul Ross, John Bragg and Michael Peloquin in July 1971. On Aug. 8, 2015, Will Carey reported on Mountain Project that he and Michael Larson made the
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Niagara Glen Climbers – Carry Your Permits

Police officers have been asking to see boulderers’ permits at Niagara Glen more this year than in the past. The Ontario Access Coalition has reported a rise in permit enforcing at Ontario’s Niagara Glen this summer. Climbers have been expressing frustration over the
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More Law Presence At Skaha To Prevent Theft

It has been a bad year for theft at Alberta and B.C. climbing areas and as a result, Skaha will see increased patrols. From the Rockies to Squamish, there have been dozens of reported break ins to climber’s cars and trailers. In extreme cases, motorbikes and trucks have
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Bugaboos News: Two New Big Lines Close to Applebee

The Bugaboos are one of North America’s premier alpine climbing destinations and are located in the Purcell Mountains of B.C. This year, like most others, the Kain Hut and Applebee have been busting at the seams with climbers from all over the world. The 2014/15 winter
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Large Rockfall on Popular Mount Gimli in B.C.

In what seems to be a bad year for rockfalls, another has rocked the B.C. interior. First was the large rockfall on The Cheif, then a number in Yosemite including two on Half Dome, and now another of North America’s famous peaks is shaken by a large geologic event. Mount
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