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Profiles

Watch No Hands Climbing With Johnny Dawes

Johnny Dawes has been at the cutting edge of rock climbing for over 20 years. Now 50 years old he is still exploring and experimenting with the medium. In this short film i attempt to explore the world of no handed climbing and follow Johnny for a day out at Stanage Edge.
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Rock the Blocs Boulderfest 2015

Rock the Blocs is an annual bouldering festival in the Okanagan, B.C. It’s one of the best summer festivals. Here are the basics: When: Sat. June 20 to June 21 Where: The Boulderfields- Kelowna, B.C. What: A festival including a bouldering competition/ area development
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Climbing Denali: Fundraising for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Dora Vanourek will be leaving her home in Coquitlam, B.C., for three weeks in June to climb Denali. She hopes to raise a dollar for every metre Denali is tall, so $6,194, in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Vanourek has climbed three of the world’s tallest
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest on Tour

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) took place in February with its largest turnout to date.  By Drew Copeland The Vancouver International Film Festival Tour is well underway. The initial festival and awards took place in Vancouver in mid-February. Now, the
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Belief: the first ascent of Mount Louis, by Jerry Auld

Canmore-based Jerry Auld is one of Canada’s foremost mountain fiction writers who shared his story about the first ascent of Mount Louis in the Canadian Rockies. Our new online column called “Portrait of a Mountain” focuses on the climbing history of different Canadian peaks
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Adam Ondra Talks Training To Training Beta

Adam Ondra is one of the best climbers ever, and how he trains is a big part of his success. Neely Quinn’s Training Beta podcast is one of the best training resources on the internet for climbers. Listen to the interview with Ondra below and visit the website for more
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Smith Rocks’ Classic Gets New Hardware

Good hardware is important for good climbing and many of America and Canada’s classic routes are due for an update. In 1992, Jean-Baptiste Tribout, at the age of 31, established what was the hardest route in North America with his send of Just Do It 5.14c. Tribout started
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Squamish’s Ground Up Closer to Opening

Squamish’s newest climbing gym, Ground Up, is one step closer to opening their doors. By Drew Copeland Squamish’s climbing community came out in full-force to check out the Ground Up Climbing Centre’s unveiling on April 10th. Lauren Watson and her business partner,
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The 2015 Canadian National Team

The CEC Board is very pleased to announce the fourteen members of the 2015 Canadian National Open Bouldering Team. After an amazing year of impressive competitions, the 2015 Canadian National Climbing Team has been announced. Congratulations to the following athletes: Men’s
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Proposed Rail Tunnel Under Mount Everest

China is considering a railway tunnel under Mount Everest to link with Nepal. The Guardian reported that China is considering railway linking them to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest. A railway already links China with the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, and an extension running as
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