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Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend. There are a number of events tangled up under the Ice Climbing World Cup title. There are lead and speed cups and the North America Championships. There is also the 19th annual Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
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Watch Trailer for Highly Anticipated New Film ‘Namuli’

In celebration of International Mountain Day, Ukalene Productions released the official film trailer: Namuli. The community-backed film documents the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an
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Highlights from Tour de Bloc Finals at Seven Bays

Watch this highlight reel from Tour de Bloc at Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax on Nov. 21. For results from the first event of its kind at the new climbing gym, visit here. SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING TOUR DE BLOC FINALS from Allez Up on Vimeo.
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Amazing New Documentary on Mexico Sport Climbing

Watch this short documentary about climbing in the Sierra Madres near Monterrey, Mexico. This is a new film by Three Peak Films and is one of the best ever made about Mexican sport climbing. From the amazing new caves to big wall bolted routes, this film is one to watch. We also
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Watch Nina Williams Send Midnight Lightning

Nina Williams sends the classic Yosemite problem Midnight Lightning V8. The famous route is found on the Columbia Boulder and was first climbed in 1978 by Ron Kauk. In 1998, Lynn Hill made the first female ascent.
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Watch a Splitter Ascent by Alan Carne

In April 2015, Jacob Cook captured Alan Carne sending a hard route in Indian Creek. The route Carne climbed is called Sacred Cow and instead of jamming it straight on, he was uses some strong laybacking techniques. Alan Carne on Sacred Cow from Jacob Cook on Vimeo.
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A Basecamp Podcast Conversation With Bernadette McDonald

Bernadette McDonald is an author and climber based in the Canadian Rockies. McDonald was instrumental in making the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival what it is today. She helped start the Banff World Tour, the Banff Mountain Book Festival, the Banff Writing Program and The
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‘Untethered’ is Amazing New Canadian Highline Film

Highlining on Canada’s West Coast has become a popular sport and this new documentary features some wild feats. By Drew Copeland A group of folks gathered in front of the Centre for Performing Arts, Downtown Vancouver, last Friday. Many donned the typical garb of an outdoor
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Centre d’escalade Vertical

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Centre d’escalade Vertical in LaSalle on Dec. 5. The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place in Quebec during the first weekend of December. Strong climbers from around the province made the trip to the popular Centre d’escalade Vertical
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Watch Highline Meeting in the Dolomites

The Highline Meeting of Monte Piana started in 2012 with Alessandro D’Emilia and Armin Holzer This place was chosen for its natural beauty and historical importance. It is an open-air museum to honour the memory of the 18.000 young soldiers who died there during the First
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