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Malli Mastan Babu Found Dead in South America

Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has been found dead in the Andes Mountains in South America.  Babu was a 40-year-old mountaineer who lived in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. He was on an expedition to South America to climb the 6,629-metre Cerro Tres Cruces Sur. He and his
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Red River Gorge Roads Damaged by Spring Rain

The April rains have started across North America and some areas are getting it worse than others. The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition announced on their website that rain has washed out roads and bridges. If you’re planning a trip south of the border this spring,
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Sebastien Lazure Crushing Bishop Boulders

Sebastien Lazure is a 25-year-old climber who’s been one of Canada’s top competitors for a decade and is now applying his skills to the stone in Bishop. In 2010, Lazure sent Madiba V14 in South Africa. Since arriving in Bishop, Lazure has made quick work of two of the
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Second Rappelling Death In A Month

As the 2015 rock climbing season begins, we’re reminded of how tragic our sport can be. Nearly a month to the day of the death of Todd Jenkins, another climber has died after a rappelling accident. Jenkins died after he fell while rappelling at the Black Velvet Wall in
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Jo.Si.To is Where to Stay at Geyikbayiri

Since 2002, the Jo.Si.To. guesthouse has been the main camp and meeting point for both local and international climbers. Situated in the heart of the climbing area Geyikbayiri, Antalya, Turkey, which was recently saved from a new mine. Jo.Si.To writes on their website:
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Watch Alex Honnold Send a Squamish 5.13+

Alex Honnold lives in his van. Sometimes down by the river, sometimes not. In 2010, he and his van spent a considerable amount of time enjoying the granite of Squamish. Here is a video that Cedar Wright put together, which does an excellent job of developing Alex’s dry,
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Portrait of a Mountain: Mount Louis

A profile of Banff's Mount Louis, the scene of thousands of memorable ascents since 1916.
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Video: Wild New Climbing in Tuscany Part Two

For four days, climbers visited Isola d’Elba in Tuscany, Italy and discovered the bouldering and trad climbing potential. With climbers Luca Andreozzi, Martina Blanchet, Federica Mingolla, Alberto Gotta, Alessandro Palma, Marzio Nardi and Adriano Trombetta. Watch Part One
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Meet Preston Edwards, The Piano Boy

The Edwards family not only embraces climbing as an activity, but they promote it as a lifestyle. The three Edwards siblings, Preston, Harry and Samantha have been climbing since their infancy thanks to parents Jennifer and Rob. “We’ve been climbing long enough as a
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Evan Hau, Top Canadian Sport Climber Aims High in 2015

Evan Hau is a Calgary-based climber who is among the top sport climbers in the country with some of the Rockies’ hardest routes under his belt. Over the last few years, Evan has racked up one of the most impressive scorecards on Sendage.com. With four 5.14 first ascents
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