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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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Watch A New Film on Mexico Sport Climbing

The production company Three Peaks Films takes us to Sierra Madres near Monterrey in Mexico. We meet Alex Catlin, who has been in Mexico for over 25 years and has developed routes that have become very popular. In this short film Catlin shows off some of his rarely seen work.
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Looking Back at La Sportiva Legends Only 2015

The La Sportiva Legends took place in Stockholm last weekend and it was the first-ever comp to only feature top female boulderers. The roster included World and European Bouldering Champion, Juliane Wurm, current world number-two Shauna Coxsey, four-time Bouldering World Cup
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Interview With Comp Climber Alyssa Weber

Alyssa Weber is a Calgary-based competition climber who has won every Tour de Bloc she has entered this year. In 2008, Weber joined the junior team at the Calgary Climbing Centre after discovering the sport at friends’ climbing gym birthday parties. Over the past few years,
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The New VIMFF/MEC Adventure Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the new Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) and MEC Adventure Grant.  The VIMFF and MEC are proud to announce a new grant to enable local explorers and adventurers to undertake their dream expeditions. The MEC Adventure
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The ACC Seeking Donations for Bon Echo Hut Upgrade

The Bon Echo Hut on Lake Mazinaw is one of Canada’s most-used rock climbing shelters and it is in need of renovations. The hut is a base for climbers visiting Mazinaw Rock, which has been a go-to climbing area for over 50 years. If you’re interested as to just how
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Watch Some Excellent Quebec Ice Climbing

Watch motivated ice climbers explore some of Quebec’s steeper ice and mixed routes.
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Watch Alex Johnson’s Systems Wall Routine

Alex Johnson is one of America’s most experienced com climbers and she is currently training to send a V14 and a 5.14 in 2016. Systems Wall Training with Alex Johnson from The RV Project on Vimeo.
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Words With Actress and Comp Climber Helen Colliander

Helen Colliander is an actress and competition climber based in Vancouver. With over 20 credits to her name on the IMDb website, including the popular TV series Heartland, it’s fair to say 15-year-old Helen Colliander has her work cut out. Her weekly routin
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Watch Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Climb Ice

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter climb Candle Stick Maker in the Ghost. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day in the Ghost and did a great job putting a short film together.
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