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Nice weather for Toronto climbers

The weather forecast is calling for highs of 20 C with sunny skies. If you have been waiting for the perfect weekend to get out of the city, this is it. A few climbers managed to get out for a few laps this week, things are shaping up nicely. For the weather see here. Take a
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Ama Dablam Fatalities

Eastern Nepal’s Ama Dablam, 6,856 m, has had over 1,900 ascents and over 20 people have passed away since the first ascent in 1961. On April 29/30 two Russian climbers died from High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Victor Igolkin, 62, from Magnitogorsk and Pavel Ivanovsky,
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Climbing Tattoos

We have all seen tattoos at the crag, sometimes they are flowers or octopus, other times they are skulls or names. Who has seen the ultimate, when climbing meets ink? Below are a collection of crafty tats found around the internet, inspired?
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Wi-Fi in our Parks, a Tangled Web or Adventure Tool?

Parks Canada is hoping to provide 25 to 50 “hot spots” of coverage in select national parks and historical sites by the summer, tripling them next year. Instead of the relaxing loon call, campers might soon be listening to the latest You Tube hit. “What we are doing
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Sasquatch in Squamish, the Samsquantch?

Climbers on the West Coast spotted someone or something wondering around a glacier below, was it bigfoot? From the maker of the You Tube video: This video was only uploaded for the benefit of a couple of friends, we had no intention for it to gather the interest it has. We are
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Rolando Garibotti

“Rolando Garibotti has set speed records and made first ascents around the world, but his heart remains in the jagged granite peaks of Argentina’s Chaltén massif.” – Black Diamond More on Garibotti here.  
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Honnold Interview

Here is a 60-minute interview with Alex Honnold on NPR. Host: Dave Iverson More info: Alex Honnold’s official website The Honnold Foundation Download audio (MP3) 
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Crista Lee’s Spectacular Creek Photogrpahy

Canmore climbers Crista Lee, Michelle Gagnon and Martin Schoenherr joined Spanish climbers Paco Rey, Adrian Legarra and Ruben Perez Blazquez for a few weeks of Indian Creek cranking. As Crista Lee says, “This place is no area for the ‘sort of strong’ in the rock
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2014 Himalayan climbs besides Everest

Many expeditions are underway for the 2014 Himalayan season. Despite the tragedy on Everest, it seems other trips are moving along nicely. As Explorers Web has reported, a number of expeditions are making progress. Chris Jensen Burke Many people know about the Australian
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New Squamish campground in the works

Squamish’s John Harvey’s proposed campground is gaining momentum, $6,000 was raised this weekend for the project. Many climbers who have visited Squamish in the summer know about the challenges of finding accessible camping, close to the rock. For nearly four decades,
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