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The New VIMFF/MEC Adventure Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the new Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) and MEC Adventure Grant.  The VIMFF and MEC are proud to announce a new grant to enable local explorers and adventurers to undertake their dream expeditions. The MEC Adventure
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Watch Two Climbers Send Chilam Balam 5.15

In November 2015, Dani Andrada and Edu Marín made the fourth and fifth ascents of Chilam Balam 5.15a/b. The route is 85 metres long and has 235 moves, it’s considered one of the most esthetic sport climbs in the world.
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The ACC Seeking Donations for Bon Echo Hut Upgrade

The Bon Echo Hut on Lake Mazinaw is one of Canada’s most-used rock climbing shelters and it is in need of renovations. The hut is a base for climbers visiting Mazinaw Rock, which has been a go-to climbing area for over 50 years. If you’re interested as to just how
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Words With Actress and Comp Climber Helen Colliander

Helen Colliander is an actress and competition climber based in Vancouver. With over 20 credits to her name on the IMDb website, including the popular TV series Heartland, it’s fair to say 15-year-old Helen Colliander has her work cut out. Her weekly routin
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Watch the First Ascent of High Times 5.13b

Watch Ben Ditto make the first ascent of High Times 5.13b, which is a steep climb on Drug Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. –  Follow Ben Ditto on Instagram @benjaminditto.
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Beat Kammerlander Attempts Ratikon Project

Beat Kammerlander made a name for himself with his bold routes in the Ratikon. Decades after establishing some of the world’s most difficult multi-pitch routes, he is back at it. Watch Kammerlander, 56, attempt his new project that will be a hard 5.14 when sent. The route,
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Big in Texas

Ashima Shiraishi is one of the world’s top climbers and she continued her impressive year with big sends in Texas. Shiraishi made the first female ascent of Terre de Sienne V14 at Hueco Tanks on Nov. 25. “It feels so good to see improvement in my climbing and that
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Watch a 5.13R First Ascent by Molly Mitchell

Watch Molly Mitchell make the first ascent of Spoiled Moose 5.13R in Boulder Canyon. 
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A Review of Alex Honnold’s Book ‘Alone on the Wall’

By Tom Gnyra Alex Honnold may just be, for better or for worse, the current face of rock climbing. His ability to connect with a larger audience and bring a humble perspective to his many accomplishments makes him a great ambassador to the sport. Yet, due to his nonchalant
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Pirmin Bertle is On Fire with New 5.15b

German climber Pirmin Bertle is at the top of his game and has climbed a new 5.15b. After 150 attempts over 50 days, Bertle made the first ascent of Meoise 5.15b. The route links two of his previous routes called Chromosome Y and Chromosome X, which he made the first ascents of
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