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Crista Lee’s Spectacular Creek Photogrpahy

Canmore climbers Crista Lee, Michelle Gagnon and Martin Schoenherr joined Spanish climbers Paco Rey, Adrian Legarra and Ruben Perez Blazquez for a few weeks of Indian Creek cranking. As Crista Lee says, “This place is no area for the ‘sort of strong’ in the rock
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2014 Himalayan climbs besides Everest

Many expeditions are underway for the 2014 Himalayan season. Despite the tragedy on Everest, it seems other trips are moving along nicely. As Explorers Web has reported, a number of expeditions are making progress. Chris Jensen Burke Many people know about the Australian
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New Squamish campground in the works

Squamish’s John Harvey’s proposed campground is gaining momentum, $6,000 was raised this weekend for the project. Many climbers who have visited Squamish in the summer know about the challenges of finding accessible camping, close to the rock. For nearly four decades,
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Parks Canada Talk on CBC The Current

A many know, Parks Canada will be piloting a wireless internet project in 15 to 20 parks across Canada. As CBC states, “The call of the Wild could soon be interrupted by another form of technology. Parks Canada’s intent to bring WIFI to 15 to 20 of its parks and sites
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Will Gadd, Sub Zero

The last video in the Sub Zero series by Epic TV. “Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers. In the series finale we sit down with Will Gadd, a man widely thought of as being among the most versatile outdoor athletes in the world. A veteran of the
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Stunning footage of Kastenwand’s Mayr/Auer

In the fall of 2013, Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of a route up the Kastenwand in Pinnistal, Austria. Hansjorg Auer wrote the following on his blog. “The legendary Kastenwand located on Ilmspitzen in Pinnistal/Stubai catches the eye because of its
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Rock Climbing Bears (Seriously)

Endangered Mexican Black Bears (momma and cub) climb Santa Elena Canyon wall, March 21 2014. Spotted while kayaking.
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ACC Donates to Old Baldy Purchase

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has announced a $5,000 donation for the purchase of the Old Baldy Conservation Area. The ACC Environment Fund will donate $5,000 that will go towards the purchase of land at Old Baldy Conservation Area in Ontario. Old Baldy is a significant rock
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Canadians’ Success in Alaska’s Revelation Mountains

Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk and Kris Irwin are back to Talkeetna, AK, after three weeks in the rarely-visited Revelation mountains. The John Lauchlan supported expedition to the Revelations which departed on April 1, returned successfully to Talkeetna on April 23. The first recorded
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The Lost Valley, off the grid in Patagonia

Consequence and weather are constant travel companions on the way to sending La Vuelta de los Condores 5.11, A2. Squamish locals Will Stanhope, Paul McSorely and Marc-Andre Leclerc, along with American Matthew Van Biene climb a new peak in Patagonia. Watch the film about their
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