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Megos crushing in Kalymnos

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He recently touched down in Kalymnos, Greece. Megos wasted no time and on his first day in Kalymnos as he sent the areas hardest route. More on Megos “Good first day here in Kalymnos with a quick one-day ascent of
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Inaugural Scrub Brusher Award: Digging the new breed

Every year, a number of West Coast climbers sacrifice time, equipment, money and skin to clean new routes for all to enjoy.  The Squamish Access Society presents The Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Digging the New Breed. The event will take place on November 22, 2014 at the
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Vid: The classic Gimli

Climbers Darren Vonk and Mike Quigley make quick work of the well-known route in B.C.’s Valhalla range, the south ridge of Gimli. South ridge of Gimli trip report  
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Inspiring words from Rockies mountain man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was established, Eddie has been skiing Banff’s first ski resort for over 80
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It’s Ontario Hunting Season, so be careful!

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) put out a warning to all climbers about Ontario’s hunting season which is underway. The OAC has advised climbers in Ontario to take precaution while outdoors. The 2014 Ontario Regulations Summary -Be aware of hunting seasons in the area
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Tour de Frank: New Alberta bouldering festival

On Sept. 20, the inaugural Southern Alberta Tour de Frank bouldering festival took place in the Frank Slide. By Jonas Gagnon Greeted by clear, blue skies over a field of grey limestone blocks, climbers dispersed into Frank Slide for the inaugural Tour de Frank outdoor climbing
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Proposed Route on Oregon Bridge

The city of Redmond in Oregon might allow climbers to turn a decommissioned bridge into a climbing wall. The Maple Avenue Bridge spans over the Dry Canyon recreational area. There are bridge over rivers and urban overpasses, but climbing over a city park might be a new concept.
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Don Whillan’s Last Climb, the Film

Don Whillan’s Last Climb was produced in 1984. Watch as he climbs with Joe Brown up a route they made the first ascent of 32 years before filming. Don Whillans, was a leading climber of his generation. He met Joe Brown in 1951 and they became good friends. Whillans climbed
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Messner turns 70: interview with Forbes

Climbing pioneer Reinhold Messner turned 70 on Sept. 17. The climber is arguably the most famous mountaineer of all time. Messner made a name for himself early in his climbing career. Between 1950 and 1965, he led over 500 ascents in Italy and France. In 1965, he climbed a new
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Curiosity by The North Face

“Chasing curiosity can lead us down a dangerous, challenging, and frightening path. It can also lead us to have the greatest experiences of our lives. Curiosity follows the stories of team athletes Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner in their constant pursuit of
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