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Patagonia Accident, Fatality and Risk Management

The 2014/15 season is off to a busy and fatal start. With the increased popularity of climbing in Patagonia, changes to the system might be imperative. Kastining Diltman fell into a crevasse on the north side of Fitz Roy while descending below the Supercanaleta. He was NOT roped
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Ines Papert’s Reflection

Ines Papert was one of the leading comp climbers in her field, now she spends her time exploring remote frozen locations.   Four-time World Champion ice climbers, Papert credits her skill to her comp days. In 2011, she was the first woman to climb M11 when she sent Mission
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Bernd Arnold: Soul of Stone

Bernd Arnold is the iconic barefoot climber who made over 980 first ascents in his 67 years. Now in his later years, he reflects on the power of psyche in overcoming fear. In 1970, Arnold climbed the North Face on the Schwager 5.11d in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. It marked the
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Vid: Big Avalanche on K6

Climbing photographer Jon Griffith recently caught an avalanche sliding down the North Face of K6 in Pakistan. Watch Canadian climb K6 West Avalanche off the North Face of K6, Pakistan from Jonathan Griffith on Vimeo.
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Hard New Route by Toni Lamprecht

Toni Lamprecht is a 43-year-old German climber who recently made the first ascent of Black Flag 5.14+ at Rockywand in Germany. Planet Mountain noted that, “Making the first ascent of a 5.14+ at 43 isn’t a world record, but it certainly isn’t an everyday
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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Rjukan: The Power of Water by Black Diamond

Tucked deep in a valley in the heart of Telemark, the town of Rjukan has a history tied up in the waterfalls that tumble from its cliffs. Over a hundred years ago, tourists from Oslo flocked to this steep-walled valley to see the Rjukanfossen, then believed to be the tallest
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German Climbing Team Training Video

Think you know training? Think again. The German climbing team is thinking outside the box in this video. From ropes, rolling, pyramids, boards, tug-of-war and other cross-training combos, watch as these climbers move with amazing agility.
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Pia Graham Is At The Top Of Her Game

The competitive climbing scene has been producing top-notch climbers for the past few decades. Ontario-based Pia Graham is one of those climbers. Pia recently won the Tour de Bloc at Altitude climbing gym. “The first time I ever made a Tour de Bloc finals was when I was 13,
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Profile: Pablo Barbero

Watch as Pablo Barbero climbs his first 5.14d, Following the Leader in Cuenca. The former Spanish competitor is now a professional firefighter in Madrid. Todo 9 from Campe on Vimeo.
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