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Jeremy Collins’ Drawn

Merging film, illustration, live music and live art creation, Drawn takes you with Collins as he embarks on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home in the Yosemite Valley.    Based out of
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Film: First Light, “When darkness falls, there will be light”

Jesse Huey and friends take to the heights in this 2013 expedition to places few dare. Only experienced alpinists should try this at home. “It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Jesse Huey. “You can train for
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Adam Ondra Setting New Standards

In May 2014, we reported that Adam Ondra had climbed 96 routes graded 5.14d (9a) or harder. In December 2014, Ondra climbed his 100th 5.14d or harder. The climber’s database 8a.nu posted last week that Ondra reached the benchmark. Planet Mountain followed up with an
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Books for climbers; top winter reads

Cold days and short daytime hours offer prime reading conditions. Here are the top climbing-related reads for winter 2014. Scroll to the bottom for cover shots. The Calling by Barry Blanchard Blanchard’s much-awaited memoirs. A portrait of the power of mountains to lift us
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Video: Northern Ontario Ice

Ontario’s ice climbing scene is second to none. Aric Fishman has spent the last few years exploring some of the area’s well-traveled and off piste ice. Watch this five-minute short by Fishman and friends.
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The UIAA 2015 World Cup

The 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is about to get started. We will have updates and results from all seven competitions. The UIAA Ice Climbing Commissions met in Paklenica, Croatia in April and unanimously approved the competition venues and dates for the 2015 season.
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Slacklining in Zimbabwe

After successfully finishing their project of crossing the world-famous Victoria Falls gorge on a high line – a project that took them two years to prepare – Lukas Irmler and Reinhard Kleindl, two slackline pros from Germany and Austria crown their trip to Zimbabwe
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The Hive: Behind the Scenes of route setting for the Tour de Bloc

The Hive is more than your average indoor climbing gym with more than your average route setting. With problems being set every night and monthly events with up to 30 new problems, there is always something new for you to climb. With 60 new Tour de Bloc problems being set for
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Animation: Bouldering Safari

Four Letter Films brings us a short animated film on boulderers heading to the hills in spring. Bouldering safari from Four Letter Films on Vimeo.
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Have an ice day…

Steve House and Vince Anderson go winter cragging on some of their favorite ice and mixed routes in Ouray, Colorado. Be safe. Get after it. Have fun. Have An Ice Day from Patagonia on Vimeo.
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