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Canadian Bouldering Nationals: Three Days Away!

The Canadian Bouldering National Championships will be held at the Bloc Shop in Montreal and are only three days away.   It’s an event not to be missed, during which you can admire the performances of the best climbers in the country. On Saturday, March 21, nearly 200 competitors
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Results From Newfoundland’s Biggest Comp

Newfoundland’s biggest competition, the Outfitters Rockfall Climbing Competition 2015, took place at Wallnuts. Newfoundland’s Alpine Club of Canada takes a leading role in youth climbing in Newfoundland and were proud to announce member Nick Collins and 14-year-old
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Knut Rokne is Retiring after 15 Years of Dedicated Coaching

Knut Rokne has been coaching in Calgary for 15 years. As one of the most respected and experienced Canadian climbing coaches, Knut is currently the head coach of the competitive team at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). He is set to retire from coaching at the end of March. Knut
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Game of Thrones Ice Climbing Scene

In 2013, a Game of Thrones episode named The Climb featured the show’s characters ice climbing a man-made wall. At one point in the episode, Jon Snow and the Wildlings climbed the Wall, a 220-metre barrier that separates the continent. The Wildlings climbed in groups of
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Canadian Bouldering National Championships

Quebec welcomes this year’s 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals. It will be held in Montreal on March 21 and 22. It’s an event not to be missed, during which you can admire the performances of the best climbers in the country. The event is organized by the Bouldering Montréal
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Marc-Andre Leclerc Wins 2015 Guy Lacelle Pure Spirit Award

Marc-Andre Leclerc has shown that he is one of Canada’s, if not the world’s, leading alpinists. His astounding list of firsts made the Guy Lacelle Pure Spirit Award committee’s decision easy. Ever since athlete and friend Guy Lacelle was tragically killed in an
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Robson Gmoser, Leading Ski Guide and Adventurer, Killed in Avalanche

On March 10, Robson Gmoser was caught in an avalanche and despite efforts by other skiers, he passed away shortly after. Robson, 45, was undoubtedly one of the finest ski guides in Western Canada. On Tuesday, he was guiding at the Sorcerer Lodge near Glacier National Park. Around
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Heard of Ball’s Pyramid? It’s Pretty Epic

Deep in the Pacific Ocean stands a huge spire of stone rising from the water and guess what, it’s been climbed. The seven-million-year-old 562-metre formation is the remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that stands about 20 kilometres southeast of Australia’s Lord
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Sarah Hueniken Climbs Hard Vail Mixed Route

Canadian Sarah Hueniken, known for her strong sends around North America, has climbed one of America’s hardest mixed lines. Near the end of February, Ryan Vachon reported on his Instagram that Hueniken sent Stratofortress M13 at Colorado’s famous Rigid Designator
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Tick Season!

Ticks are little critters that run wild in spring, especially in dry areas. They are sneaky little bugs which can bring about serious long-term health problems if not caught in time.  In Canada, we have approximately 40 species of tick, but fortunately, only a few of them can
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