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Canadians on Nepal First Ascent with Strong Team

In October, a team of international climbers made the first ascent of Beding Go 6,125 metres in Nepal. The following is a story written by Cian O’Brolchain from Ireland. On the expedition were six team members, five climbing Sherpas, five kitchen staff and 30 porters. The
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Alex Luger’s Big Send in the Ratikon

Austrian climber Alex Luger reports about his first ascent of the 350-metre 5.14b called The Gift. Luger reported that in August, he sent The Gift on Drusenfluh in Austria. The steep Ratikon wall is known for its stiff routes. The first four pitches of the route were climbed in
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Watch Annie Chouinard Send Hard Quebec 5.13

Watch Annie Chouinard make the first female ascent of Scorecard 5.13d at Orford in Quebec. Chouinard also sent The Great Feast 5.13c at Maple Canyon and Apocalypse 5.13c at Rifle this year.
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Three to Trial for Tito Traversa’s Death

Tito Traversa was 12 years old when he died from a climbing accident at Orpierre in July 2013. Tito was considered one of the top young climbers of his time. At only 10 years old, he sent a 5.14a. While he was out with the Italian climbing club he belonged to, he borrowed some
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Canadian Simon Parton Sends V15

West Coast climber Simon Parton has made the fifth ascent of Terremer V15 in Hueco Tanks. Parton’s send makes him the second Canadian to climb V15, after Sean McColl. The first ascent was done in 2005 by Fred Nicole. On his Sendage.com card, Parton wrote, “Some
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Watch Dave MacLeod’s Fourth Ascent of V13

Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of fourth Wave, 8B in the Arisaig Cave on the west coast of Scotland. 4th Wave, 8B first ascent from Dave MacLeod on Vimeo.
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Cutting-Edge Climbing Video Game is Here

The Climb is a new virtual reality climbing video game by Crytek. If you’re a climber who loves video games, check this out. The new game by Crytek takes you to the crag and up the wall at different locations around the world. More here.
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Alex Honnold Climbs in Angola by VICE Sports

Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some big, unclimbed rocks and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land mines leftover from the conflict. Visit VICE
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Canadians Receive Mugs Stump Award

The recipients of the 2016 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Bozeman Ice Festival on Dec. 9. The award was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s most visionary climbers. In the 24 years since its inception, the Mugs Stump Award has provided
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Alex Honnold Talks About Life

In this short, filmed at his home in Sacramento, Alex Honnold gives us a completely new perspective on his life.
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