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Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Majka Burhardt

Majka Burhardt is a climber, filmmaker and author who has spent two decades exploring remote areas around the world. Burhardt is the executive producer of Waypoint Namibia and founder of LEGADO, an initiative which inspired the forthcoming film, Namuli, about her climbing and
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Training on Indoor Replica of Action Directe

Watch as Luzan Matyas sessions his Action Directe 5.14d replica at One Move Climbing Gym. “Also, after taking it easy by the end of the year I now felt totally refreshed and gave the route a good session, and surprisingly it wasn’t long until I linked the whole
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Watch First Ascent of Alaska’s Reaper and Sugar Man

In May 2015, Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of the previous unclimbed Mount Reaper in Alaska via their north face route Sugar Man M7 85° A1 750 m. The route climbed a steep wall with intense and straightforward climbing. The ice couldn’t have been any thinner,
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The 2016 Southern Ontario Ice Fest

The Southern Ontario Ice Fest will take place between Feb. 26 and 28. The event will be taking place in Maynooth and is open to climbers of all abilities. The first event of its kind took place last year and was known as SOIceFest0 and this event will be called SOIceFest1. This
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Regan Kennedy on Projects, Hueco and More

Regan Kennedy is a Calgary-based climber who has travelled to many international destinations for bouldering.  Kennedy recently returned to Canada from a short trip to Hueco Tanks in Texas. While bouldering is one of her main focuses, it’s not the only one. In 2015, she
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Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Rhapsody

Sonnie Trotter battles with the world’s first E11 in Scotland, which was first climbed by Dave MacCleod. 
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The Amazing Julbo Aerospace Goggles

Now that winter is in full swing, we have had the chance to test out the new award-winning Julbo Aerospace goggles. It took only one trip to the ski hill and one ski-approach to an ice climb to realize the Aerospace are hyped up for a reason: best goggle ever. Why have they won
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Alex Megos Finishes 2015 With 5.15b Send

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest sport climbers and ended 2015 with a send of First Round, First Minute 5.15b. What a way to leave 2015 behind, with the third ascent of one of the worlds hardest routes. On his Instagram, Megos wrote, “My first highlight of
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Watch Top Three Sport Climbing Videos of 2015

There were dozens of high-quality films in 2015, here at the top three by EpicTV. One is Gaz Parry on Supersonico 5.14, another is Dani Andrada and Edu Marin on Chilam Balam and the third is Stefano Ghisolfi on Italy’s first 5.15b.
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More Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. In 2015, a number of firsts went down for Canadian climbers. From first ascents to grade breakthroughs, climbers across Canada climbed hard to accomplish their goals. Here are five Canadian firsts and five
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