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Making of visual Matterhorn for 2015

The Matterhorn is 4,478 meters above sea-level and is one of the highest mountains of the Alps. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the dramatic first ascent. On the anniversary of the first ascent, Mammut presents Zermatt with an unforgettable vision. They will be
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Climber Dies on Stadium Glacier

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Taylor, of Victoria, B.C., was hiking and climbing with a friend, hoping to summit the 2,025-metre Sky Pilot when he fell to his death.  “While traversing Stadium Glacier on the mountain at about 11:30 a.m., Mr. Taylor slipped and fell
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Sean McColl on Ninja Warrior tonight!

Sean McColl will be on the American TV show American Ninja Warrior tonight on NBC Watch the three-hour special American Ninja Warrior – USA vs. The World Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern on Esquire Network. Sean McColl is one of the world’s best
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Ondra talks about 5.15d (9c)

Adam Ondra has climbed over 100 routes 5.14d (9a) or harder. If anyone is going to send the unclimbed grade of 5.15d (9c) it will be Ondra.
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Rob Wood: Legend, Pioneer, Activist, Hippie

Rob Wood was one of the pioneers of ice climbing in Canada. After four decades of living on a small West Coast island he spoke to Gripped editor Brandon Pullan about his life and adventures. “Cheers,” said Rob Wood, “today is the fifth anniversary of my heart exploding and me
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Boulders and BC Climbers Gear Up for World Championships and U.S. TV Series American Ninja Warrior

Central Saanich, BC – It is going to be a busy September for a number of Boulders Climbing Gym climbers, as they get ready to compete at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships in Gijon, Spain September 8-14
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Bonington and the Old Man of Hoy

Sir Chris Bonington climbs Old Man of Hoy on his 80th birthday with Leo Houlding. Bonington made the first ascent of the Old Man of Hoy in 1966 with Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey. In 1967, BBC featured the climb in a documentary called The Great Climb. The three-night outside
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Reclimbing the Classics Highlights

Watch highlights from the first season of Reclimbing the Classics. Mammut’s series Reclimbing the Classics connects the people who made cutting-edge first ascents on now-classic routes with the next generation who aim to reclimb the classics. For more on Reclimbing the
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Video: Wedding on The Chief

Sometimes nothing says I love you more than getting married after climbing a route up The Chief. A cute little video…
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Holtanna Range

In Nov. 2009, four climbers traveled to the Holtanna Range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on the continent.  The group was composed of: Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fastnacht. Sam and Manu climbed
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