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Drones to search for avalanche victims

Avalanches are one of the most dangerous hazards in the mountains, for skiers and climbers alike. Search and rescue tools have evolved over the last 100 years and the future looks to be up in the air, literally. The avalanche cord was first used over 100 years ago by a Bavarian
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Video: English Stone

A collection of footage shot over two years of English routes and boulders, the climbers are Sam and Ed Hamer.
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Adam Ondra. Crushing.

Adam Ondra is arguably the best sport climber in the world and now he has the numbers to back it up. The much-loved 8a.nu, which recently passed three-million documented ascents, reported that Ondra has climbed 96 routes graded 5.14d or harder, more than anyone else who uses the
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Documentary: How Yosemite was created

Yosemite is one of the world’s most iconic climbing destination. John Muir theorized that it was formed by glaciers which carved a valley in the 100-million-year-old granite, but his idea was criticized at the time because glacial valleys are u-shaped and Yosemite is flat.
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Climbing Gear Patents

Here is a collection of climbing gear patents from chocs to cams.          
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Canada’s 2014 Summer Forecast

The summer forecast is calling for a balancing-out of the Canadian climate, from east to west climbers should be celebrating what’s ahead. The record ice coverage on the Great Lakes and a dip in the jet stream will keep things cool in central Canada, but wetter on the east
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Everything you want to know about Squamish

Thousands of climbers roll into Squamish every year in search of that granite fix the area is known for. In 2008, Kevin McLane, the author of many of the now-famous Squamish guidebooks, authored a report title Squamish Climbing Strategy Report. The report is a document which
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The ultimate climber’s van?

Climbers have been in search of the best way to live on the road, access climbs, be cheap and have a cozy sleep, for decades. The new VW T5 Campervan uses a revolutionary “double back” system to double its size.
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A Climbing Life is Never Wasted

The 61-year-old Francisco Marin became the first person to climb the grade. In the Epic TV episode one we watched him climb the route, now listen to him talk about his lifestyle. An inspiring story about why a climbing life is never wasted.
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Nice weather for Toronto climbers

The weather forecast is calling for highs of 20 C with sunny skies. If you have been waiting for the perfect weekend to get out of the city, this is it. A few climbers managed to get out for a few laps this week, things are shaping up nicely. For the weather see here. Take a
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