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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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Toronto Alpine Club of Canada night with Kutcher

Canadian ice competitor Nathan Kutcher will be hosting an evening of climbing chat in Toronto on Dec. 4th. Kutcher will be doing a presentation about competitive ice climbing, the Sochi Olympics and “whatever else I can squeeze in,” Kutcher said. Its free but bring
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John Lauchlan Award 2014

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award that exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit that John Lauchlan exemplified in his mountain exploits. It strives to promote the development of Canadian mountaineers at an international level with financial support that
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Tour de Bloc 2014/15 Season

The Tour de Bloc’s Eastern Canada tour got on its way two weeks ago. With things about to get going out west, the compeition season is in full swing. For those wondering what Tour de Bloc is, it’s the Canadian national bouldering series. It celebrated its 10-year
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Clif Bar’s Response to Firing Climbers

Many people know Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Dean Potter, Steph Davis and Timmy O’Neill were fired from the popular energy bar company Clif Bar. Here is Clif Bar’s response: Over the past few days, there’s been a heated dialogue about our recent decision to withdraw
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The Dolomites Via della Giraffa

Watch Alex Walpoth and Titus Prinoth climb Via della Giraffa, Sass Ciampac, Puez in the Dolomites. The steep, exposed, long route made the climbers think of a giraffe’s neck.  The route was established in 2002, sans bolts and was freed in 2005 at 5.12+. A fun and bold looking
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Jimmy Webb in South Africa

Jimmy Webb’s sponsor Five Ten uploaded this video to the web and had this to say about it. “After Jimmy’s stellar 2013 season in South Africa, we knew the next time he had better find some more boulders to climb. Otherwise he would have to siege himself on the
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New Film: Exposure Vol. II

Exposure Vol II follows athletes Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Alex Megos, Alex Puccio, and Dmitry Sharafutdinov as they push both their own personal limits and the limits of climbing. This year’s film brings you stories and ascents from around the globe including Russia,
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Ontario Access Coalition’s 2015 Calendar

The Ontario Access Coalition has produced a calendar for 2015 using submitted photos from Ontario climbers. In 2012, Bonnie de Bruijn’s idea of having a calendar to celebrate Ontario climbing was born. Bonnie served as the director for the Ontario Access Coalition from
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