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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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Belief: the first ascent of Mount Louis, by Jerry Auld

Canmore-based Jerry Auld is one of Canada’s foremost mountain fiction writers who shared his story about the first ascent of Mount Louis in the Canadian Rockies. Our new online column called “Portrait of a Mountain” focuses on the climbing history of different Canadian peaks
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Adam Ondra Talks Training To Training Beta

Adam Ondra is one of the best climbers ever, and how he trains is a big part of his success. Neely Quinn’s Training Beta podcast is one of the best training resources on the internet for climbers. Listen to the interview with Ondra below and visit the website for more
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Smith Rocks’ Classic Gets New Hardware

Good hardware is important for good climbing and many of America and Canada’s classic routes are due for an update. In 1992, Jean-Baptiste Tribout, at the age of 31, established what was the hardest route in North America with his send of Just Do It 5.14c. Tribout started
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Squamish’s Ground Up Closer to Opening

Squamish’s newest climbing gym, Ground Up, is one step closer to opening their doors. By Drew Copeland Squamish’s climbing community came out in full-force to check out the Ground Up Climbing Centre’s unveiling on April 10th. Lauren Watson and her business partner,
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The 2015 Canadian National Team

The CEC Board is very pleased to announce the fourteen members of the 2015 Canadian National Open Bouldering Team. After an amazing year of impressive competitions, the 2015 Canadian National Climbing Team has been announced. Congratulations to the following athletes: Men’s
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Proposed Rail Tunnel Under Mount Everest

China is considering a railway tunnel under Mount Everest to link with Nepal. The Guardian reported that China is considering railway linking them to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest. A railway already links China with the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, and an extension running as
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Six Rad Photos From Ryan Creary

Ryan Creary is a B.C.-based photographer with more than two decades in the outdoor industry. Creary isn’t a one sport photographer and his website displays his diversity. While he is one of the best ski, kayak and bike photographers, it all started for Creary on the rock.
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Andrew Funk is a Rising Canadian Rock Star

The next wave of strong Canadian climbers is starting to arrive and Andrew Funk is one of the few on top. With plans to compete at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Italy this summer, Funk is just getting started. The four provinces most involved with youth climbing are
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10 Amazing Photos From John Price Photography

John Price is a photographer and climber based in Canmore. Over the last few months, Price has amassed an impressive collection of climbing photos. Here are 10 amazing photos from John Price’s collection. Visit John Price’s Facebook Page 1 – John Price Self
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