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10 Awesome Photos of Canadian Climbing this Week

We are lucky in Canada to have such a diverse climbing landscape. From the west to the east, there’s thousands of routes from the easiest single-pitch to world-call difficult multi-pitch. Gripped recently joined the world of Instagram and in just over a week, we’ve
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Watch Mike Cronin’s: A Climbing Life

For the last 15 years, South Dakota climber Mike Cronin has worked as a professional firefighter, a job he began because of its flexible schedule, which allows him to climb more than 200 days a year. “Climbing has made me who I am today,” he says. These days, Cronin
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Nancy Hansen Off Everest and In Tibet

Nancy Hansen’s attempt to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen was put to an end after the earthquake hit Nepal on April 25. She describes her devastating experience returning back to safety and dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.  Hansen said, “Many have
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Julia Bobak’s Strong Start to Project-Sending Summer

Julia Bobak is a Victoria-based British Columbia climber originally from New Brunswick who’s hoping to continue her spring sending spree into the summer. University of Victoria research assistant Julia Bobak, 27, has been climbing for eight years and says that her obsession
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Yuji Hirayama Visits Yosemite

Yuji Hirayama is one of Japan’s most well-known climbers. He recently took a trip to his old stomping ground in California, he hadn’t been to Yosemite for over five years. “It was very short trip to Yosemite,” Hirayama said on his Facebook page. “But
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Everest: Toronto’s Europe Bound Owner Says “I am done” After Second Attempt

Europe Bound owner, Joe Raftis, is a Toronto-based adventurer who’s been attempting to climb the seven summits. For the last two years, Raftis has spent his springs traveling to Mount Everest to become one of the hundreds who stand on top. In 2014, Raftis made his first
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Watch Ski Descents of Robson and Resplendent

Watch Joel McLay and Bradley Lorriman make early-spring ski descents of Robson’s Kain Face and Mount Resplendent on April 15 and 16. Robson Ski from Joel McLay on Vimeo.
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Half Dome Cables Open Early Due to Drought

California is parched and you don’t need to look beyond Yosemite to notice the effects. In March, Glacier Point Road opened. It was the first time the road has been opened before May in 20 years. Why? Because there’s no snow. That’s the same reason Half Dome is
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Alpinist Colin Haley Reports from Nepal

American Colin Haley was recently in the Langtang Valley in Nepal on a climbing trip when the devastating earthquake took place. Colin Haley reported on Facebook: “Well, my first trip to Nepal didn’t go as planned. The craziest experience of my life? Yes. A moment at
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The Siwash Rock Highline in Stanley Park

Overlooking the English Bay tankers, and a picturesque sunset beyond, three Vancouver-based slackliners strung up and walked a line between Siwash Rock and the cliff above Stanley Park’s Seawall. By Drew Copeland Many people traveling on the path beneath were curious about
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