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Deadly Avalanche in France Kills Skiers

Three skiers have died in an avalanche near Briancon, France in the Ecrins Mountians. Other skiers are held up at the Refuge des Ecrins. Early reports suggest that three Austrian skiers have died in an avalanche in the French Alps. The slide occurred on Wednesday in the Ecrins
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Video: Wild New Climbing in Tuscany

For four days, the climbers who call themselves the “rock slave boys” tour around Isola d’Elba in Tuscany, Italy and climb new boulders and hard trad routes. It’s amazing first ascents like this still exist, who knows what else will be found out there.
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Watch Beyond Gravity, One of the Best Climbing Films Ever Made

Narrated by renowned mountaineer and author Greg Child, the film is packed with breathtaking footage of majestic mountains and gorgeous valleys. From the Canadian Rockies to Greenland and many other mountain ranges, 18 of North America’s most talented young climbers take on
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Mike Doyle Talks About Training and Necessary Evil

In the 1990s, Mike Doyle was one of Canada’s strongest climbers and he continues his sending lifestyle to this day. Doyle appears on our April/May cover climbing the Virgin River Gorge route, Necessary Evil 5.14c. He was recently interviewed by Neely Quin on the Training
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EpicTV Announces Their 2015 Climbing Team

After working closely with the sport of climbing for three years and having an office full of climbers and alpinists, EpicTV decided it was time to put more into the sport and lifestyle by sponsoring some of its brightest stars. They have selected three very different athletes to
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Video: Kevin Mahoney, The Lifer

“The moment a route forms, I need to climb it,” Kevin Mahoney says. “The moment my daughters wake up, I need to get up.” Equally devoted to family life and the call of remote mountains, alpinist Kevin Mahoney is a man of commitment. Kevin Mahoney’s Website
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Portrait of a Mountain: Ha Ling Peak

Ha Ling is a Canadian Rockies landmark found above the town of Canmore. The peak is a popular hike and has some of the most sought-after multi-pitch routes in the Bow Valley. It was in October 1886 that a 28-year-old Chinese cook named Ha Ling was bet 50 dollars he couldn’t
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Watch the 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals Highlights

During the weekend of March 21 and 22, the best athletes in the country competed for the bouldering title at Montreal’s newest climbing venue, Bloc Shop. It was a crazy weekend with a packed field in both the men’s and women’s field, making for a great show on
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Project Fear: Dave MacLeod’s Greatest Challenge

In the summer of 2014 Dave MacLeod set his sights on opening a hard new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. A bold objective for anyone at any time. For Dave though, this project brought with it some of the greatest challenges he has ever faced. Over four weeks in the
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Kai Lightner and Delaney Miller Win the SCS 2015 Nationals

The Sport Climbing Series National Championships are taking place in Boston’s Central Rock. Canadian Elan Jonas McRae finished in sixth place as the only international climber in the finals. Qualifications took place on Friday at Central Rock. America’s best indoor
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