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World Cup Vail, LIVE today!

The IFSC World Cup is underway in Vail, Co. after an impressive event in Toronto. For Toronto results see here. For up-to-date scores and rankings, visit the IFSC website here. Sean McColl finished the semis in first place! For men’s semi-finals results see here. For
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Learn the hazards, a mountain discussion…

Mountaineering is dangerous. Injury or death is common on many extreme altitude mountaineering destinations and technical low-elevation alpine climbs. Mountaineering and alpine season around the corner in North America, so stay keen, but stay safe. Dangers in mountaineering are
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Thalay Sagar, Prayers in the Wind

Jason Kruk, Paul McSorley and Joshua Lavigne travel to the Indian Himalayas to climb a new route on the imposing, 1,500-metre north face of Thalay Sagar. Amidst the sacred waters of the Ganges and towering peaks of icy granite they find a peace that transcends the chaos of their
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Shauna Coxsey on World Cup 2014, so far

Gold medalist Shauna Coxsey takes you behind the scenes of the first four IFSC Boulder World Cups of 2014. Coxsey has won two World Cups this year, check out her website here. About Coxsey, by Coxsey: I have been climbing since the age of four. No one else in my family climbs –
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Ed Viesturs weighs in on Everest 2014

Ed Viesturs gives his perspective on the April 18 avalanche and the risks of climbing Everest. From Whittaker Mountaineering: In 2005, Ed Viesturs stepped firmly into the slot as one of the world’s leading high altitude mountaineers when he completed an 18-year goal by
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Everest first ascent: 61st Anniversary

First ascent on this day, 1953 of Mount Everest (Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, 8,848 m) by the famous climbers Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and the Indian Sherpa climber Tenzing Norgay. The British team was led by John Hunt. Read about the first ascent of Everest here. Scroll down
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Quebec Climber Rescued in Colorado

Quebec’s Samuel Frappier was rescued Wednesday from Broadway Ledge on Long’s Peak, Colorado. It took 28 rescue workers to reach the ledge where the 19-year-old was. Frappier contacted park rangers with his cellphone Tuesday night, telling them he got stuck on Broadway
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CNN Report: Squamish is town to visit

Squamish got some media attention last week when CNN Money declared the town the best mountain town destination this summer. The attention comes on the strength of the opening of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. The online media outlet connected to the world’s first cable television
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Leaving Pakistan

Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted made the now-famous ascent of K6 West last summer, but Jesse Huey was also on the trip, what happened to him? Huey flew to Pakistan with Slawinski and Welsted and was committed to climbing the then-unclimbed peak. However, on June 22, nearly 20
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Matti A. Jokinen 1932 to 2014

Matti A. Jokinen is said to be the father of Finnish climbing. Born in 1932, he started climbing 20 years later. Finnish climbing began when the medical student Jokinen climbed the Matterhorn in 1954. Returning to Finland, Jokinen found the first local crag, Heaven Cliff. In
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