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Climbing Fitness #5: Healthy Finger Joints = Happy Climbers

This is the fifth installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Pulling a muscle or tearing a tendon means weeks of rest and rehab for any climber,
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Vanishing Ice in Cirque of the Unclimbables

The Cirque of the Unclimbables is a collection of granite peaks in the Northwest Territories and their glaciers are vanishing. In a recent report by the World Glacier Monitoring Service noted that hundreds of studied glaciers around the world are losing up to one-metre of ice
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Watch Josh Wharton Climb in RMNP

Josh Wharton knows that preparing for a committing day in the alpine requires more preparation than just sharpening ice tools and organizing gear. Last winter before a winter first ascent of a new route on the Sharkstooth in Rocky Mountain National Park, Wharton’s prep was
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A Basecamp Radio Conversation with Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood was the first woman from North America to summit Mount Everest. Wood talks to Gripped editor and Base Camp Radio host Brandon Pullan about her life before Everest, the trip to the top and the past few decades since the historic expedition. Listen to her open up about
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Everest Open for Autumn Business

Despite Mount Everest’s popular season being in the spring, the fall season often has a number of expeditions aiming for the summit. The Nepalese Sherpa Icefall Doctors have started to “repair” the route through the Khumbu Icefall between Basecamp and Camp One.
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Watch John Dunne – Big Issue

Sid Perou produced this film about British climber John Dunne, who, despite his hefty size, was one of the strongest climbers during his day. For more on Dunne, visit here.
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Arco 2015: Big Canadian Team Ready for Epic Comp

The 2015 IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships (WYCC) will begin on August 28 in Arco, Italy. By Shane Murdoch More than 1,000 young climbers from 50 different countries have descended on this small town in Northern Italy to compete in this ten day event. Arco’s massive
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Conversation with Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey About K6 West

In 2013, Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey traveled to Pakistan on an expedition. After a terrorist attack at the Nanga Parbat basecamp, a series of events and decisions led to Huey returning to America. Slawinski and Welsted continued and made the first ascent of K6
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The Arco Youth Championships Start This Weekend

The IFSC World Youth Championships start this week in Arco and will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6. More than 1,000 climbers from over 50 countries will be competing at the now-famous Arco competition. Included in the line-up is a number of young Canadians.
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Watch Jon Glassberg and Jorg Verhoeven Tour the Alps’ Alpine

Join Jon Glassberg and Jorg Verhoeven as they tour through the Austrian, Swiss, Italian, and French Alps in search of adventure, choss, and mountain feels among some of the most famous and climbed mountains in the world. They climbed as many peaks as they could in thr
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