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Father and Son Team Up For One of World’s Hardest: Episode One

Edu Marin is one of the strongest sport climbers in the world. His father Novato is perhaps the strongest 62 year-old anywhere. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces for a project.  The father and son team decided to take on the Alex Huber’s 2007 route Pan
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Vid: Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most popular and fun ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy
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Jeep’s Super Bowl Ad Is A North Face Rip-Off

Super Bowl ads are big business and it Jeep just tried to pull a fast one, but when the world is watching, someone will notice. Jeep aired “Beautiful Lands” commercial to the soundtrack of Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land is Your Land. The minute-and-a-half ad
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Ice Climbing World Cup: Stage Four in Corvara, Italy

The fourth stage of the 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup took place on Feb. 1 in Corvara/Rabenstein, Italy. Canadians Nathan Kutcher finished in 15th and Gord McArthur in 21st, neither made it to finals. Maxim Tomilov has taken first place at every competition on the circuit this
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Alpine Club of Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador

The Alpine Club of Canada has been an important player in the evolution of climbing in Canada for over 100 hundreds. There are over 20 ACC sections in Canada. The most recent addition is the Newfoundland/Labrador section. For those who’ve climbed in Newfoundland, you know
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New Hut in the Alps is Humble Tribute to Late Climber

For centuries, European climbers have taken pride in their mountain refuges and now there is a new tiny hut in the built in memory of a young Italian mountaineer. When the late Italian climber died during an ice climbing accident, at only 34 years of age, his family paid tribute
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Climbing is Illegal in Israel and Ofer Blutrich Wants to Change That

Despite some access issues, we are lucky in Canada that we can climb pretty much anywhere we want. Things are very different in Israel. No matter how much climbing you’ve done, we pretty much guarantee that you won’t have climbed in the Country we’re discussing today,
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Alex Honnold’s Birthday Challenge Outtakes

On Aug. 17, 2014, Alex Honnold soloed 290 pitches in Squamish for his 29th birthday. In this video, the RV Project shows the fun day it really was. “Well, Alex probably enjoyed some of it anyway.” Watch the original video here Alex Honnold’s Birthday Challenge
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Video: Tour de Bloc Vertical Escalade

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Vertical Escalade in Montreal last week, watch some of the highlights. Head route setter Eryk Gagnon and his young crew set some cool problems. Local strongman Sebastian Lazure came out on top for the men and Elise Sethna won for the women. Tour de
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The Booming East Coast Climbing Scene

Nova Scotia has a growing youth climbing scene and Climb Nova Scotia is ensuring the kids have access to the dozens of climbing locations in winter and summer. Nova Scotia Climbing Climb Nova Scotia presents, The Granite Edge from Katrina Pyne on Vimeo.
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