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Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winnders

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates mountain literature and film, bringing together filmmakers, writers, publishers, editors, photographers, athletes, adventurers, and — of course — readers. Featuring films screenings, guest speakers, readings, seminars, book
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Film: Bala Bala!

A short film called Bala Bala tells the story about Klemen Becan’s contribution to the Slovenian climbing scene through developing a climbing area called Osp. Its most famous crag, where the hardest rock climbing routes are found, is called Pajkova Streha, which means
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Climbing in China

China is home to the world’s greatest concentration of karsts: rocky spires and spillways shaped over time by the elements. For some climbers, scaling these challenging natural sculptures is the experience of a lifetime.
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Steve House and the Alpine Mentors

Alpine Mentors promotes alpinism by encouraging, coaching and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb the world’s greatest mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style. Steve House became a climber thanks to a climbing mentor. From that
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Nina Caprez Crushing!

Swiss climber Nina Caprez has been on a role this year. From sending all of the pitches on Spain’s Orbayu 5.14, to her recent send, and first female ascent, of a 5.14b. Nina Caprez made the second ascent and first female ascent of Nartanesi 5.14b at Cidtibi, Turkey, two
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Ondra and Kim win third stage of Asia world cup

The third stage of the IFSC’s Asia world cup circuit wrapped up in Inzai on the weekend (Oct. 26, 2014). After visiting Korea and Japan over the last two weekends, the IFSC Lead World Cup rolled into Inzai, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, and after some surprising from the
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Slackjaw on Grit Stone

Gritstone, known to scientists as siliceous sandstone and to its British climbing devotees as “God’s own rock” is fiendishly difficult to climb. It requires a special, extremely esoteric style that relies on good friction as well as a strong stomach for long
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Adam Ondra and Change

The new movie about Adam Ondra and how he changed the sport of climbing. Adam Ondra was born on Feb. 5, 1993 in Brno in the Czech republic into a family of climbers. Thanks to his parents he was introduced rocks at a very young age. By the age of six, he is climbing full time.
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Seven days in the Verdon Gorge

Situated inland between Nice and Marseilles, the river Verdon cuts a deep limestone gorge, 100s of metres high, through the countryside. This area of France has long been an established as a classic rock climbing area that offers a wide variety of climbing, with over a 1,000
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Whittaker and Randall climb 125 routes in a day

At the stroke of midnight, with just a head torch each to guide them, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker launched onto the Peak District’s Eastern Edges. The two are nicknamed the Wide Boyz for their skills in off-widths. After travelling the world to conquer some of its most
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