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BBC Hand Documentary

As climbers, we rely on our hands. Watch this documentary which dissects a real hand, taking it apart layer by layer to reveal what makes it unique in the animal kingdom. Discover what gives our hands an unrivalled combination of power and precision. Fast-forward to about 11
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Video: Trotter sends, Richards demonstrates belay warm-ups

Cory Richards gives a brief, and hilarious, warm-up tutorial on how to belay. Before Richards became one of the most recognizable names in the world of outdoor photography, and one of National Geographic’s leading field photographers, he chased pro climbers around the world
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Climbing by drone

Climbers Micah Hight and Byron Agan climb Misty 5.10c at Cherokee Rock Village in Alabama. Drone is a DJI Phantom Vision 2+, flown by pilot Matt Sloane.  
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Be Inspired: Three Amazing Videos about Philippe Ribiere

Philippe Ribiere is one of the most inspiring climbers you might ever have the opportunity to meet. Epic TV has made a three-part series about Ribiere and here is what they had to say: Ribiere was born with Rubinstein syndrome and abandoned by his parents at birth. His entire
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Petzl Rock Trip 2005: Squamish with O’Neill

Let’s call it #tbwednesday and watch the 2005 Petzl Rock Trip through the eyes of Timmy O’Neill. Featuring Lynn Hill, Jason Kehl, Chris Sharma, Gérôme Pouvreau, Lisa Rands, Liv Sansoz, Dave Graham, Jérôme Meyer, Steve McClure, Said Belhaj and many others.
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Climbing the Classics: Grand Illusion

Mammut brings us episode five of the series Reclimbing the Classics. Mirko Caballero climbs Tony Yaniro’s 5.13 Grand Illusion in Lake Tahoe. Visit Mammut for the full story here. Related For episode one and two see here. For episode three see here. For episode four see here.
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Flashed Comp: The Winning Dyno

The Flashed Dyno Comp. took place at the Squamish Mountain Festival on the weekend. Some of the areas best climbers got some big air between the start and finish holds. Miles Adamson won the competition, watch the dyno below. The second place Steve Townshend said this about
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Chamonix IFSC World Cup Results

The second IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Chamonix from July 10 to 12. The weather was far from perfect for the outdoor event, but the climbing was great. Chamonix was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and the town that alpinist Mark Twight once dubbed “the
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Women’s Bugaboo Alpine Camp

IFMGA Mountain Guide Kirsten Knechtel and ACMG Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken recently wrapped up their annual Bugaboo camp for women. For five days, women looking to gain experience in the alpine travelled to the Bugaboos where they were given introductory lessons on a number of
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Stanhope and Leclerc talk Soloing

Two of Canada’s West Coast’s climbers talk about soloing and climbing in Squamish. British Columbia’s online media source The Province has published an interview with Will Stanhope and Marc-Andre Leclerc about soloing. In the article, Francis St-Pierre, 52,
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