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Film: DamNation

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey
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Northern Ireland Bouldering

Fair Head consist of over three miles of predominantly north facing dolerite cliffs up to 100 m tall. For decades Irish climbers have been climbing trad routes up the corners and cracks of this massive crag, and word is slowly spreading, with some going so far as to call it the
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Jakob Schubert will be lead world cup overall champ

Jakob Schubert was the world champion from last year and despite one event remaining, will be the world cup lead overall champion again. As 8a.nu reported, Schubert said, “This season was very special and a new experience for myself, obviously due to my injury. I started
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Interview with David Lama

David Lama is one of the cutting-edge young alpinists of today. His bold free climbing and aid soloing have taken him to rarely visited areas and up many unclimbed walls. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Gripped caught up with Lama at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Over a few beers, coffees
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Vid: Steve Swenson and the new climber

Steve Swenson has been climbing for 46 years. With nearly 20 expeditions to mountains in South Asia, Steve has made ascents of the North Ridge of K2 and the North Ridge of Everest solo – both without supplementary oxygen. In 2012 he and his partners made the first ascent of
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Up El Cap faster and faster with another record on Nose

Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat have set another record for fastest female party up The Nose. The pair knocked 19 minutes off their record which was set four days ago. They climbed The Nose in four hours and 43 minutes as reported by Rock and Ice. The men’s speed recor
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Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winnders

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates mountain literature and film, bringing together filmmakers, writers, publishers, editors, photographers, athletes, adventurers, and — of course — readers. Featuring films screenings, guest speakers, readings, seminars, book
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Film: Bala Bala!

A short film called Bala Bala tells the story about Klemen Becan’s contribution to the Slovenian climbing scene through developing a climbing area called Osp. Its most famous crag, where the hardest rock climbing routes are found, is called Pajkova Streha, which means
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Climbing in China

China is home to the world’s greatest concentration of karsts: rocky spires and spillways shaped over time by the elements. For some climbers, scaling these challenging natural sculptures is the experience of a lifetime.
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Steve House and the Alpine Mentors

Alpine Mentors promotes alpinism by encouraging, coaching and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb the world’s greatest mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style. Steve House became a climber thanks to a climbing mentor. From that
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