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Whitney Boland is American Sender

Whitney Boland is in an American-based who once onsighted a seven-pitch 5.12d and on her 32nd birthday climbed 32 pitches of 5.10 at the Gunks. “Totally nuts upside down, knee-barring, toe-hooking, heel-hooking, sometimes feet first dead horizontal climbing, all five
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Inside Arc’teryx

Arc'teryx is based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in the shadow of the Coast Mountain Range, and is distributed globally. Employees, who work at Dead Bird (as fans and workers are prone to calling it) often live the life they sell. The company is stocked with talented
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S.P.O.T Project Begins, First Stop – Philippines

In 2014, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini uncovered the potential for a world-class climbing destination in the Philippines. With only a small group of climbers and lots of rock, the two elite climbers started the S.P.O.T project. The Share, Progress, Open and Teach
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Chouinard Talks About Climbing With Beckey

In 1961, Fred Beckey and Yvon Chouinard climbed the Beckey/Chouinard on South Howser and made the first ascent of the north face of Mount Edith Cavell, two of the most important routes in the history of Canadian alpinism. Listen to Yvon Chouinard talk about his alpine
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The 2015 Piolets d’Or Awards Ceremony

On April 11, the awards of the 2015 Piolet d’Or were accepted by this year’s recipients in Courmayeur, Italy. It was an evening to remember. Remember in 2014 when Canadians Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted won the Piolets d’Or along with Ueli Steck. The Piolets
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Watch A Hueco Tanks North Mountain Kneebar Tour

How many kneebars can you fit into eight minutes of video? More than you’ve likely ever done in your climbing life. A Hueco Tanks North Mountain Kneebar Tour from Just Go Climb on Vimeo.
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Watch No Hands Climbing With Johnny Dawes

Johnny Dawes has been at the cutting edge of rock climbing for over 20 years. Now 50 years old he is still exploring and experimenting with the medium. In this short film i attempt to explore the world of no handed climbing and follow Johnny for a day out at Stanage Edge.
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Rock the Blocs Boulderfest 2015

Rock the Blocs is an annual bouldering festival in the Okanagan, B.C. It’s one of the best summer festivals. Here are the basics: When: Sat. June 20 to June 21 Where: The Boulderfields- Kelowna, B.C. What: A festival including a bouldering competition/ area development
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Climbing Denali: Fundraising for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Dora Vanourek will be leaving her home in Coquitlam, B.C., for three weeks in June to climb Denali. She hopes to raise a dollar for every metre Denali is tall, so $6,194, in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Vanourek has climbed three of the world’s tallest
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest on Tour

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) took place in February with its largest turnout to date.  By Drew Copeland The Vancouver International Film Festival Tour is well underway. The initial festival and awards took place in Vancouver in mid-February. Now, the
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