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Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine: The Climber

A great competitor always tries harder, pushes their limits and doesn’t give up. Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spends hours training and is very disciplined, but she’s also funny, easy going and messy.  For more on Mina, see here. Enter a friend into the Arc’teryx Define Feminine
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New “World Record” Speed Climbing Time

History was made in British Columbia on the weekend after Libor Hroza set a new speed climbing record. On Sunday, April 26 at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia Provincial Championships held at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich, history was made when
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Luke Zimmerman Crushing in Squamish

Luke Zimmerman is a West Coast-based climber who’s been putting in some time on the boulders. In December 2014, Zimmerman sent The Method V12 and then went on to send The Squaminator V11, The Perfect Cave V11 and he also just sent The Summoning Sit V12. “One of the
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Watch a Frightening Video of the Everest Avalanche

Jost Kobusch uploaded this video to Youtube today and wrote, “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.” That avalanche was caused the the recent earthquake in Nepal that has killed
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Ground Up’s Lifetime Membership A Great Deal

Squamish is the future home of a new, modern climbing gym called Ground Up that is expected to open in 2015. There’s currently an excellent opportunity to purchase lifetime memberships. Lauren Watson is the mastermind behind Squamish’s much-anticipated indoor training
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Everest: Sorry Melissa Arnot, but It’s Been Done

There’s been lots of talk in the media recently about Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to summit Everest without bottled oxygen. But, it’s already been done. In 1996, Rob Hall and Scott Fischer led commercial expedition teams
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Everest: Nancy Hansen’s O2-Free Record Attempt

While there’s a media storm covering American Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, Canadian Nancy Hansen is quietly inching up the north side attempting to become the first Canadian to do so.
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Quebec Sender Repeats Hard Ontario Route

Shawn LeBlanc is from Aylmer, QC and has been attending Lakehead University in Thunder Bay for the last few years. LeBlanc has only been climbing for four years, but has amassed an impressive list of hard sends. Having dabbled in competitive climbing, his main focus now is hard,
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Watch Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine: The Photographer

Working hard in all conditions, persistent at getting the perfect shot, Angela Percival is an athlete, a friend and a gem who stands out in the field because she is always smiling. As told by the pro athlete. “As an Arc’teryx photographer, planning trips is one of my
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British Columbians Ready for Provincial Championships

Central Saanich, B.C. – Chair Kimanda Jarzebiak is pleased to announce that The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich will be hosting the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial Difficulty and Speed Championships this Saturday and Sunday, April
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